Yesterday with a heavy heart I pushed my New Clause 18 to the Trade Bill to a vote. This is a decision I agonised over and took no pleasure in making. My amendment did not pass, but I will continue to represent my constituents by fighting to protect jobs and the economy.
I am pleased that the Government’s concessions on refugee rights, environmental standards were approved today in the House of Commons. This is a result of a significant amount of work behind the scenes.