Rt Hon Lord Lilley

    Peter Lilley: I congratulate my right hon. Friend on the very positive message she delivered in Brussels about future co-operation and about free trade, and, in particular, her desire to continue tariff-free trade between ourselves and Europe. Did any of her European colleagues advocate to her the return of tariffs on trade between us and Europe?


    Theresa May: I thank my right hon. Friend for his question. I know that he has long been an advocate not only of our leaving the European Union but of the trade possibilities that would be available to us thereafter. We did not have a detailed discussion about the matters to which he refers precisely because we have not yet started the formal negotiations.