signing new trade agreements are making substantial changes to existing ones, despite many misleading claims to the contrary, the government will not use measures in this bill to implement substantially different agreements with existing partner countries. our policy has always been and remains one of securing continuity first thinking you opportunities second full stop we have been clear with our trading partners that continuity remains our primary objective as i made clear earlier this evening. however as debated at report stage, to further reassure the house of the trade bill requires the secretary of state to table a report outlining all changes made to existing agreements as part of the transition into uk only agreements. this places in statute the government clear commitment to transparency, to appropriate parliamentary involvement. additionally the use of
the clause two para will be subject how the clause two para will be subject now to the affirmative resolution procedure allowing both houses to debate regulations made under that power. and the government will not use power. and the government will not use the powers in this bill to implement the obligations of new free trade agreements, once with countries with whom the eu does not already have a free trade agreement put up with insider these to the future trade agreements and we announced this week our proposals for these. the bill also provides for these. the bill also provides for these. the bill also provides for the establishment of the trade remedies authority, the world trade organisation allows members to provide a safety net to protect domestic industries against injury caused by unfair trading practices such as dumping and subsidies and unforeseen surges in imports. trade remedies level the playing field and restore the competitive balance. they are key to ensuring an
effective rules — based they are key to ensuring an effective rules —based system for international trade. the european commission is currently responsible for undertaking trade remedies investigations and imposing measures on behalf of the uk. the government is establishing the tra to ensure the uk can continue to provide a safety net for domestic industries after we left the eu and i'm grateful to members on both sides of the house for the support they've given on this issue. specifically the tra will be responsible for making an assessment in a case based on evidence available, it will then make impartial recommendations to ministers including protection from goods which are heavily subsidised or dumped in the uk market at below domestic price. it also includes injury caused by unforeseen surges in imports. the investigative and decision—making framework that the tra will be responsible for
delivering a set out in the taxation cross—border trade deal. the government commitment to establishing the tra has been recognised by stakeholders of producers and consumers. the public bill committee was told by the british ceramics confederation that it is clear we need a tra and it is certainly welcome that the bill establishes one. in the written evidence consumer organisation which stated that it recognises the need to develop a trade remedies regime and establish a new tra which will be able to consider the need for remedies objectively on a case— by—case remedies objectively on a case—by—case basis. the international trade committee also acknowledged that establishing a trade defence regime is critical to protect uk domestic industries from injury from adverse tracing practices. —— trading practices. liam fox there. let's get some
reaction to that last amendment. this will be a huge relief for the government, they managed to win this vote and it really came down to the wire, it was not clear if they remain rebels would have the numbers to inflict that defeat. they were confident that there was a majority in the commons to keep uk in a customs union should the government failed to strike that trade deal with eu by the end of march 2019 but in the end there was just six votes in it. the government winning by 307 as opposed to 301 votes. perhaps not as opposed to 301 votes. perhaps not as close as the remaining rebels would like, there was another government defeat earlier, only the second government defeat on brexit legislation and that was not perhaps as contentious, it was on keeping
the uk in the european medical network and the man who proposed that amendment is doctor philip the, a former government minister who resigned over the brexit strategy and hejoins resigned over the brexit strategy and he joins me resigned over the brexit strategy and hejoins me now. you must be very pleased that your amendment managed to pass. i'm pleased to have secured medicines for the national health service, that was my intention, i think the amendment was consistent with the government white paper and consistent with the government white paperand i'm consistent with the government white paper and i'm pretty sure determinations to secure membership of the european medicines agency network, but was pushed to a vote and i'm pleased to one that vote. on the more contentious vote of the evening, the vote to keep the uk in a customs union after brexit if no trade deal was struck, that did not pass, you voted in favour of that amendment. how disappointed are you? i think that amendment needs to be seenin i think that amendment needs to be seen in the context of what happened yesterday, as far as i was concerned
yesterday, as far as i was concerned yesterday at two o'clock i was supporting the prime minister in her bid to take the white paper to the european union to negotiate the best brexit dealfor the european union to negotiate the best brexit deal for the uk. european union to negotiate the best brexit dealfor the uk. at european union to negotiate the best brexit deal for the uk. at around two o'clock in the afternoon we had four amendments, wrecking amendments to various degrees and i could not support them. this changed the tone of the week and today a group of colleagues, i do not know the official figures may be close to dublin, or done marker that is not exact role that one day you can choose to adopt amendments from one campaign group in the conservative party and then teller we have to toe the line. it was unfortunate but we did not win, ouramendment the line. it was unfortunate but we did not win, our amendment again was supported, supportive of the white paper and the prime minister and her position but wanted to guarantee a customs union if the deal was not successful. so i feel i have been loyal to my prime minister throughout the week, it is others who have to look at themselves and ask themselves whether they have been. and when it comes to the
crunch there is not a parliamentary majority of the kind of brexit you and your colleagues want to see, no majority or indeed enough people in your own party feel the same way as your own party feel the same way as you and actually it is the brexiteers who have control of your party? when i resigned four weeks ago i called for the suspension of article 50 so we got more time for us article 50 so we got more time for us to secure the best deal for the uk. i think that deal along with a new dealfor our uk. i think that deal along with a new deal for our membership of the eu which recognises people is understandable and legitimate concerns about migration, to put that question back to a second referendum but i see no way out of this impasse because there is no deal can envisage the house of commons is going to support. i want my prime minister to be able to do the very best for this country and thatis the very best for this country and that is why i continue to vote the way i do. but you can see the strength of feeling that there is tonight in the commons. the
government way dashed the government may have won tonight but clearly they have not one around many members of their own party. clearly theresa may has not managed to get both rival factions in theresa may has not managed to get both rivalfactions in our own party on side put up and they go into the recess with the strategy in question. thank you very much for that. more on that vote to come later this evening and we will be speaking to stephen hammett who put forward that contentious amendment. but now a check on the weather you may well be looking for some rain by now, some of us had some rain by now, some of us had some rain today in the form of scattered showers. some more of those to come tomorrow. but any showers will fade away through this evening. most of us away through this evening. most of
us left with long clear spells through the night and across north eastern areas turning relatively chilly at nine or 10 degrees. so into tomorrow most places getting off toa into tomorrow most places getting off to a dry start with a fair amount of sunshine. cloud developing as the day goes on in some places. some showers in northern ireland, western england and wales. temperature is a little bit higher than today. they will climb further as we go into thursday. close to 30 degrees in parts of the south east. precious little rain reaching the south—east on friday you're watching beyond one hundred days.
donald trump is weathering a storm of criticism after his meeting with vladimir putin. even reliably supportive republicans are not happy with the way the president handled the helsinki summit. republican speaker paul ryan splits with the president saying unequivocally that russia is trying to undermine democracy around the world. let's be veering clearjust so everyone knows, russia did meddle with our elections. not only did they meddle with our elections, they are doing it around the world. —— let's be very clear. also on the programme... the british government has lost one vote on its brexit legislation but crucially, it has survived another that would have tied it to a customs union. and arnold schwarzenegger reignites his long running feud with donald trump.