Nissan: Sunderland

Nick's intervention in the Urgent Question


Nick Herbert (Arundel and South Downs) (Con)

I congratulate my right hon. Friend. How can his reassurance to Nissan that there will be continued access to the European market without bureaucratic impediment be assured if Britain is outside the customs union?


Greg Clark (Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

As I have said to other hon. Members, what I was able to say is how we would go into a negotiation, which seems to me to be to find common ground. We certainly did not get into any discussions of particular models, as my right hon. Friend would expect. One can overcomplicate these things; to be clear about one’s intention to find common ground and to pursue discussions in a rational and civilised way is not a bad thing to be able to convey.


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