The government was relatively interested in maintaining our membership in air transport contracts, but it was much more limited, as it did with our current EU partners on rail. They just wanted a deal with our immediate neighbors. Is that still their position? Gentlemen, I thank all the noble lords who participated in the debate, but we have spoken very clearly, in the political declaration and indeed, in our electoral programme, about our vision of the UK`s future relationship with the EU, based on an ambitious free trade agreement. Gentlemen, it is perhaps a symptom of the way Brexit has been treated that the noble lord Lord Lord Wigley must even table this amendment; We would have hoped that all this work would have been done, published and discussed long before decisions were taken. I think there was reference yesterday to the experience we had yesterday in Room 101, when we were asked to secretly present the so-called cross-sector analyses on the effects of withdrawal. It was not that kind of thing, of course — they are A-level descriptions that could have come from published documents. We now see that the government wants to conduct negotiations on the future of the United Kingdom and its components, without first assessing the impact of a number of results, whether on sectors or geographical areas, and especially without debate with the industries concerned or with the elected representatives of geographical areas. However, as we heard yesterday in the debate, important compromises and difficult judgments will have to be made, as we are fighting for a viable trade relationship with the EU. In the area of aviation, the political declaration provides for a comprehensive agreement on air services allowing British and European carriers to access the market, as well as provisions to facilitate cooperation in air traffic safety and management. The United Kingdom has a long-standing expertise in negotiating air services agreements and is fully prepared to reach a favourable agreement. “Participation in Erasmus is protected by the withdrawal agreement and we are open to participation in the new erasmus programme from 2021 – this will be part of future negotiations with the EU as soon as the programme is completed,” Skidmore added. It is precisely in this spirit that I would like to assure the noble gentleman that the government remains committed to informing Parliament with the best possible analysis in order to support parliamentary oversight.
We will do so at an appropriate time that will not hinder our ability to get the best deal for the United Kingdom. As I pointed out yesterday in our debates, we have also made it clear that we will work with the devolved administrations and that we will use their knowledge and expertise to reach an agreement that works for the whole of the United Kingdom. Not only the League of Nations – there was also a withdrawal from the common agreement with Iran, even if it was an executive act. The party is making changes to the Law on Withdrawal Agreements, but may have trouble overcoming Boris Johnson`s majority The noble lord, Lord Tunnicliffe, mentioned the authorizations and the time that their Lordships` House has already taken for a licensing system. This has helped us understand the challenges facing the transportation industry.