Results 1–20 of 925 for speaker:Mark Garnier

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Arms Trade: Trade Fairs (17 Oct 2017)

Mark Garnier: The Department for International Trade and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office undertake a stringent process of scrutiny and approval before any invitations to foreign governments are issued, for major UK defence exhibitions like DSEI. Respect for human rights is a mandatory consideration in the process and a country would not be invited where that would contradict the UK’s...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia (17 Oct 2017)

Mark Garnier: All export licences are issued in strict accordance with the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria. The framework was announced to parliament by the former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, the Rt. Hon Member for Twickenham, Sir Vince Cable, as a Written Ministerial Statement on 25 March 2014.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Iran (17 Oct 2017)

Mark Garnier: There have been no discussions with the Government of Iran in 2017 on a potential new trade agreement.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Bilateral Aid: Iran (17 Oct 2017)

Mark Garnier: Since the re-opening of the British Embassy in Tehran in August 2015, the Department for International Trade team in Tehran has been working with UK and Iranian businesses and officials to seek out opportunities for bilateral trade. Current UK exports of goods and services to Iran, 2010 – 2015 can be found in the ONS Pink Book 2016:...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Foreign Investment in UK (17 Oct 2017)

Mark Garnier: The Department is focused on supporting projects that maximise wealth creation across the UK. This wealth creation includes jobs, innovation and productivity. The balance of trade in goods is only one element contributing to the UK’s current account balance. As the world economy recovers the current account deficit should narrow, in line with the Office for Budget...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Foreign Investment in UK (17 Oct 2017)

Mark Garnier: This information is provided in confidence by inward investors and is therefore not published and non-disclosable.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Healthcare UK (16 Oct 2017)

Mark Garnier: The annual budget for Healthcare UK in 2017-18 is £4,521,732. This is jointly funded by the Department for International Trade (DIT), the Department of Health, NHS England, and the Ministry of Defence Gulf Strategy. Healthcare UK was set up in January 2013 prior to the formation of DIT, which does not hold records on the costs of its establishment.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Overseas Trade: Cyprus (16 Oct 2017)

Mark Garnier: There have not as yet been any official discussions between my Rt hon Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade and Cypriot counterparts on increasing imports to and exports from Cyprus after the UK leaves the EU. However, as Cyprus is a longstanding and valued trading partner of the UK - regional representatives from the Department for International Trade and the Foreign and...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Overseas Trade: Burma (16 Oct 2017)

Mark Garnier: The value of trade between the UK and Burma in each year from 2008 to 2015 is provided in tables 10 to 13 of the ONS Pink Book 2016 release: https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/nationalaccounts/balanceofpay ments/adhocs/006656balanceofpaymentsannualgeographicaldatata bles Figures for 2016 will be published on 31st October in the ONS Pink Book 2017 release.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Higher Education: Exports (16 Oct 2017)

Mark Garnier: This Government recognises the valuable contribution made by Higher Education (HE) exports to the UK economy and we shall be engaging with the HE sector as we develop future trading arrangements. Ministers and officials in the Department for International Trade are working closely with counterparts across a wide range of markets in order to promote the UK as a great place to do business and...

International Trade: Car Exports (12 Oct 2017)

Mark Garnier: The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union will be leading negotiations on our trade relationship with the EU, aimed at the greatest possible tariff and barrier-free trade with our European neighbours, including for the automotive sector. The UK will also be able to negotiate our own trade agreements around the world, and it is a high priority that we achieve the best possible...

International Trade: Car Exports (12 Oct 2017)

Mark Garnier: I know the hon. Gentleman stands up for those constituents of his who work at the Toyota plant, but we need to look more carefully at what Toyota is doing. It has made a £240 million investment in the Burnaston factory, in order to make a commitment to the UK after Brexit, and that has been supported by a further £21.5 million from the Government, who are also committed to the...

International Trade: Car Exports (12 Oct 2017)

Mark Garnier: My hon. Friend is right. We are absolutely committed to a tariff and barrier-free relationship with the European Union in the future. It is worth remembering that the European Union exports twice as many cars to Britain as we export to the EU. It is in all our interests—it is in the interests of all the workers in the European Union—for us to achieve a successful and fruitful outcome.

International Trade: Car Exports (12 Oct 2017)

Mark Garnier: The hon. Gentleman is absolutely right. One of the characteristics of the UK car industry over the last few years is the fact that UK components of the supply chain now represent 42%, up from 38%. We have a great opportunity in the whole European Union automotive sector, and our Department is working incredibly hard to ensure that we take advantage of it.

International Trade: Car Exports (12 Oct 2017)

Mark Garnier: My hon. Friend, too, is absolutely right. I travel the world—as, indeed, do all our Ministers—and meet representatives of businesses in countries around the world who see the huge value that this country has, and the great British brand that the Department is representing and selling abroad. What we have to offer is fantastic, and I am an unashamed patriot when it comes to our...

International Trade: Car Exports (12 Oct 2017)

Mark Garnier: The right hon. Gentleman knows full well that, under state aid rules which apply not only to the European Union but to the World Trade Organisation, the Government cannot give subsidies to businesses to create unfair competition against other countries. However, as I said in an earlier answer, the Government have supported Toyota with a £21 million investment. Any support that is given...

International Trade: Foreign Direct Investment (12 Oct 2017)

Mark Garnier: The Department supports foreign investment in all parts of the United Kingdom through our overseas network, international events programme, bespoke sector support, online services and regional teams. We serve the whole of the UK by working closely with investment promotion bodies in the devolved Administrations and local enterprise partnerships in England to co-operate effectively across a...

International Trade: Foreign Direct Investment (12 Oct 2017)

Mark Garnier: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. We have seen some truly amazing numbers coming in. Britain has a record number of inward investment projects, and it is worth bearing in mind the fact that 158,000 jobs have been created and a further 66,000 safeguarded over the past year or so as a result of foreign direct investment.

International Trade: Foreign Direct Investment (12 Oct 2017)

Mark Garnier: Yes, what about all those voters throughout the UK, 52% of whom voted for Brexit? I was a remainer, but we have to uphold the fundamental principle of democracy in this country, and it is the job of all of us in the Government to do our level best to embrace the opportunities—the optimistic opportunities—that Brexit presents.

International Trade: Foreign Direct Investment (12 Oct 2017)

Mark Garnier: It was a great pleasure to visit Muntons in my hon. Friend’s constituency. Her constituency produces a huge number of ingredients that go into Scottish whisky, beer and any number of fantastic products across the country. It is absolutely right that in addressing the question of regulations going forward into a post-Brexit era we in this country maintain our incredibly high standards of...


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