“Securing an ambitious EU exit deal that works for every part of the UK is the Government’s priority”, Minister for Exiting the European Union Steve Baker reaffirmed as he concluded a two day tour of Cornwall.
The minister met with representatives from, fishing, aerospace, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals, went to Newlyn Fish Market. then attended business roundtables at Falmouth University and Tremough Innovation Centre. He went on to visit Newquay AeroHub Enterprise Zone.
Speaking to business leaders and organisation representatives, the Minister wanted to hear about the opportunities and challenges that the UK’s exit from the EU could pose to Cornwall and how they are preparing.
“My visit to Cornwall has been hugely productive and given me a great opportunity to hear about various businesses’ priorities for our EU exit” the minister said as he left.
“We are absolutely committed to achieving a deal which works for every region in the UK which is why it is vital that we continue to speak with businesses and organisations from across the country to ensure their views are fully represented as we move through the negotiations”.
It is the second regional visit that the Minister has done in two weeks, following his trip to the North East last week.
During his visit to Mid-Cornwall, the Minister met with a number of key stakeholders, businesses and organisations, with the Aerohub and Cornwall Airport Newquay- seen as particular key parts of the economic growth potential for Cornwall,
Commenting, Steve Double said:
“Clearly leaving the EU will have a major impact on business in Cornwall and will present both challenges and opportunities.”
“I am pleased that I was able to bring the minister to our constituency so that he could hear first-hand the views of local businesses.”
“I will continue to do all I can to ensure the voice of Cornwall is heard in the negotiations and that we make the most of the opportunities ahead.”