Topical Questions

Part of International Trade – in the House of Commons on 15th July 2021.

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Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade)

I thank my hon. Friend for his excellent question. I am tremendously proud of UK Export Finance and its staff for the innovative way in which they have responded to the pandemic, with the record level—more than £12 billion—given to UK businesses supporting more than 100,000 jobs up and down the country. Behind those 549 companies, of course, stand 10,000 or more supply chain companies. UKEF, at no cost to the taxpayer, makes an enormous difference to the prosperity and success of this country.