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A new treaty raises questions over trade policy—and parliamentary scrutiny

The UK-South Korea free trade agreement is good news but the government must ensure greater transparency going forwards

By Rita Donaghy  

Photo: Kirsty O'Connor/PA Archive/PA Images

My committee is responsible for scrutinising matters relating to the EU’s single market, often resulting in the publication of reports by the House of Lords main EU Select Committee. We have covered various exit-related matters, including a recent inquiry on UK-EU transport and what might happen in the event of no deal.

One of our scrutiny jobs has been to look at a number of treaties between the UK…

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