To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:
1. Welcomes the First Minister's fact-finding trip to Norway to see for himself the regulatory burdens and costs imposed on Norway by full membership of the EU's Single Market.
2. Notes that these burdens and costs fall on all Norway's businesses, whether they export to the EU or not.
3. Believes that:
a) it is in Wales's best interests for laws and regulations to be made by Britain's democratically-elected representatives in Westminster and Cardiff, not remote and unaccountable officials in Brussels; and
b) Single Market membership would preclude effective control of immigration of EU citizens into the UK, thus undermining the referendum result and frustrating the wishes of a majority of Wales's voters.
4. Notes that the EU currently exports £8 billion more in goods to the UK every month than the UK exports to the EU.
5. Supports the UK Government's general negotiating position of seeking the maximum degree of free trade with the EU consistent with firm immigration control.
Business type: Debate
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
First published: 05/01/2017
Decision due: 11 Jan 2017 by Plenary
Lead member: Neil Hamilton AM