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|7 Oct 2019, 9:17 a.m.||Economic Situation: Wales||Ruth Jones|
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect on the Wales economy of the UK leaving EU without a deal.
Answer (Alun Cairns)
The UK Government’s preferred position is to leave the EU with a deal that works for Wales.
In the event of no-deal, the Government would of course take economic measures to mitigate any short-run disruption, support the economy through the transition, and to boost the long-term potential of the Welsh economy. The Welsh economy approaches EU exit from a strong position, unemployment is down and the employment rate has reached a record high.