Thursday, 19 November 2020
The House entered into hybrid scrutiny proceedings (Order, 4 June). [NB: [V] denotes a Member participating virtually.]
The Secretary of State was asked—
What steps the Government are taking to maintain food and farming standards in future trade agreements.
What steps her Department has taken to ensure that small and medium-sized enterprises in the north-west of England can benefit from the UK-Japan comprehensive economic partnership agreement.
What recent progress she has made on concluding a free trade agreement with Canada; and if she will make a statement.
What comparative assessment she has made of the level of inward investment into (a) the UK and (b) other European countries.
What assessment she has made of the potential effect on UK trade policy of the outcome of the 2020 US presidential election.
What discussions she has had with (a) business representatives and (b) Cabinet colleagues on reducing the administrative burden on businesses seeking to (i) export for the first time and (ii)...
What steps her Department is taking to consult (a) trade unions and (b) civil society organisations on the development of trade policy.
What assessment she made of the potential effect of the free trade agreement with Japan on the UK’s progress on meeting its climate change commitments.
What steps her Department has taken to ensure that (a) farmers and (b) food producers in Wales can benefit from the UK-Japan comprehensive economic partnership agreement.
What recent progress she has made in securing the rollover of EU trade agreements with non-EU countries.
What recent discussions she has had with UK trade partners on including provisions on human rights in future trade deals.
What steps she is taking to simplify the process of (a) exporting and (b) transporting UK goods around the world.
If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.
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Will the Leader of the House please give us the forthcoming business?
With permission, Mr Speaker, I will update the House on the Government’s integrated review of foreign, defence, security and development policy. Our review will conclude early next year and...
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Select Committee statement
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Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(David Duguid.)
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