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My question to the Prime Minister following his Statement on the Strategic Defence and Security Review on Monday

Richard Benyon (Newbury) (Con): I know that any talk of co-operation between our defence forces and another European country brings some of our colleagues out in hives, but does my right hon. Friend agree that France is a country that shares our world view and has good armed forces? We must build on the Lancaster House agreement, and I hope that the Prime Minister’s discussions with President Hollande went in that direction...

The Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

The EU has a free trade agreement (FTA) with South Korea. In the 4 years since it was signed, the value of UK exports has more than doubled. We’ve seen a 1,000% increase in the value of jet engine sales. The UK sold just 2,315 cars to Korea in the final year before the FTA was agreed. Last year, that number reached 13,337. And it’s not just big companies that benefit. One business was able to sell 100,000 jars of jam in Korea last year after the FTA slashed import duties. All that from just one free trade agreement with one country...

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