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Trade Agreements: Australia

Question for Leader of the House

UIN 38691, tabled on 18 July 2022

To ask the Leader of the House, whether he has received correspondence from (a) Ministers and (b) officials at the Department for International Trade on the subject of finding parliamentary time for a debate in the House of Commons before the 21 July 2022 on the subject of the proposed free trade agreement between the UK and Australia.

Answered on

21 July 2022

The Business Managers regularly engage with ministerial colleagues and departments on all elements of parliamentary business. The Government recognises the importance of free trade agreements (FTAs) receiving thorough scrutiny and the CRaG process provides Parliament with this opportunity. The Government commitment to holding debates on FTAs during the CRaG process is subject to the request being made in a timely manner and parliamentary time being available.

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