Topical Questions

Part of International Trade – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13th September 2018.

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Photo of Liam Fox Liam Fox The Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade 12:00 am, 13th September 2018

I think that it is in line with our ambitions elsewhere. Businesses themselves were very clear. They wanted us to inform them better, so we have upgraded our website. They wanted better encouragement from their peers, so we have set up a new online community to ensure that that can be done. They wanted better finance, which is why we have been improving links between UK Export Finance and small and medium-sized companies. They wanted better connectivity, which is why we have now published, in advance on our website, where Ministers will be visiting. That means that companies looking for market access, or indeed getting a deal over a line, can know when Ministers will be visiting and ensure that they are in contact with us.