Thursday, 20 January 2022
The Secretary of State was asked—
What support her Department is providing to SMEs that trade with the EU.
What progress her Department has made on securing UK membership of the comprehensive and progressive agreement for trans-Pacific partnership.
What progress she has made on a free trade agreement with India.
What progress her Department has made on securing a free trade agreement with the United States.
What steps her Department is taking to increase trade with Australia.
What recent discussions she has had with her US counterpart on the tariffs on UK steel exports to the US.
What progress her Department has made on maximising opportunities for international trade in 2022.
If she will take steps with Cabinet colleagues to ban the import of Chinese cotton and solar panels from Xinjiang.
What assessment she has made of the implications of the Australia and New Zealand free trade agreements for concluding a veterinary agreement with the EU.
What steps she is taking to ensure that protections for exports to third countries negotiated while the UK was a member of the EU are maintained following the UK’s departure from the EU.
What recent steps her Department has taken to support manufacturing businesses to (a) increase exports, (b) participate in the global market and (c) compete internationally.
What steps her Department has taken to reduce barriers to global trade for British businesses.
What recent assessment she has made of trends in the level of UK trade with the (a) EU and (b) rest of the world.
If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.
(Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs if she will make a statement on British Council staff in Afghanistan.
Will the Leader of the House give us the forthcoming business?
On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. The Prime Minister persistently tells the country, through the House, that 420,000 more people are at work than pre-pandemic, but the Office for...
[Relevant document: e-petition 300146, “Impose sanctions on China over its treatment of Uyghur Muslims”.]
Before I call the right hon. Member for Haltemprice and Howden (Mr Davis), I should inform the House that Mr Speaker has authorised a waiver under the terms of the sub judice resolution to allow...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Amanda Solloway.)
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