Results 1–20 of 1016 for speaker:Mark Garnier

Public Bill Committee: Space Industry Bill [Lords]: Power to authorise entry etc in emergencies (23 Jan 2018)

Mark Garnier: The Minister is being very helpful. One of the interesting points that lies behind some of the concerns is about who advises the Secretary of State that the intervention needs to be made in the first place. Will the Minister give a little more flavour of the process whereby advice is given that leads to an intervention order? That may give some comfort to the Opposition.

Space Industry Bill [Lords] (15 Jan 2018)

Mark Garnier: The Minister is being generous with his time. Having worked with him for the past two years on helping to develop this country’s space industry, I absolutely share his vision for how fantastic things can be for Great Britain. There are many technical details that can help us to achieve our target of 10% of the global space market, and one of those important details is the liability that...

Carillion (15 Jan 2018)

Mark Garnier: My right hon. Friend has made reference to the more recent contracts awarded to Carillion being done on the basis of a three-way partnership, and that seems a very pragmatic approach to Carillion’s recent problems, but with the collapse of Carillion, the financial burden will inevitably be passed on to the other partners. Will my right hon. Friend assure the House that when the...

Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill (8 Jan 2018)

Mark Garnier: I thank hon. Members for their contributions to today’s debate. It is a great pleasure and an honour as a trade Minister to close the debate on the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill, on which my colleagues in the Treasury lead. However, the fact that a trade Minister is closing the debate is not only indicative of the unity of purpose across our Government to deliver critical...

Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill (8 Jan 2018)

Mark Garnier: I am happy to confirm that the Bill will have eight Committee sittings in the House of Commons.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: EU Defence Policy (19 Dec 2017)

Mark Garnier: Options for participation in the European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP) shall form part of the wider EU withdrawal negotiations.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Arms Trade: EU Countries (19 Dec 2017)

Mark Garnier: Due to commercial sensitivity, the Government does not publish data detailing the value of defence exports by individual country. However, the estimated total of UK defence exports (based on orders/contracts signed) to Europe as a whole from 2007-2016 is £7.3BN (source: DIT DSO). The data is taken from the Department for International Trade’s Defence and Security Organisation (DIT...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Energy: Sub-Saharan Africa (15 Dec 2017)

Mark Garnier: UK Export Finance (UKEF) publishes details of the companies it has supported on an annual basis in its Annual Report and Accounts which is presented to Parliament and on its website. These details include the type of project or export supported, and the destination country. https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/uk-export-finance- annual-reports-and-accounts

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Renewable Energy: Africa (15 Dec 2017)

Mark Garnier: The Department for International Trade (DIT) uses multiple channels to provide support to UK companies looking for opportunities in the renewable energy sector in Africa. For example: - UK Export Finance (UKEF), the UK’s export credit agency, has capacity to support UK trade and welcomes new applications for support from companies in the renewables sector. There is up to £2 billion...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Foreign Investment in UK: North of England (14 Dec 2017)

Mark Garnier: The Department for International Trade’s (DIT) Northern Powerhouse (NPH) Investment Taskforce, established in 2016 after consultation with partners in the north, undertakes three primary activities: its 5 sector specialists research and collate the commercial strengths of the north and showcase these to target investors; it briefs DIT’s network in 108 countries on these NPH...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Foreign Investment in UK (14 Dec 2017)

Mark Garnier: The Department for International Trade (DIT) leads on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy. DIT has been working closely with colleagues in the BEIS Industrial Strategy team, to ensure the closest possible alignment of activity to support the Strategy’s initiatives around growing clusters and sectors, and the promotion of FDI through DIT’s FDI strategy. This will deliver a more...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Staff (13 Dec 2017)

Mark Garnier: At 08 December 2017 the Department for International Trade’s Defence and Security Organisation (DSO) had 121 staff in post. The total net budget for DSO for 2016-17 was £9,900,267.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Exhibitions (13 Dec 2017)

Mark Garnier: No invitations to Security and Policing 2018 have yet been issued. All invitations to overseas delegations follow a stringent process of scrutiny and approval involving both the Department for International Trade and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. A list of the countries invited will be published on GOV.UK in due course.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: UK Trade with EU (13 Dec 2017)

Mark Garnier: Data on the value of UK trade (exports and imports) in goods and services with the EU since 1999 are available from the ONS at: https://www.ons.gov.uk/file?uri=/economy/nationalaccounts/ba lanceofpayments/datasets/9geographicalbreakdownofthecurrenta ccountthepinkbook2016/thepinkbook2017/pinkbook2017chapter9.x ls Data on the value of UK trade in goods by UK region (at the NUTS1 level) with...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Exports: Fylde (13 Dec 2017)

Mark Garnier: Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Fylde have access to the full range of Department for International Trade (DIT) support. Through local International Trade Advisers, DIT teams overseas, sector specialists and the Exporting is GREAT Digital Hub we encourage and support them to start, increase or sustain exporting activity through tailored support and advice. This includes strategic...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Overseas Trade: Burma (12 Dec 2017)

Mark Garnier: The Department for International Trade (DIT) helps businesses export, drives investment, opens up markets and champions free trade. DIT’s team in Burma play an active role in supporting UK businesses looking to do business with Burma. We offer advice and support on working with local partners and encourage all British companies to undertake appropriate due diligence on any partnerships....

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: World Expo: United Arab Emirates (12 Dec 2017)

Mark Garnier: Expo 2020 Dubai offers the UK a major opportunity to strengthen international trade relations and promote Global Britain, as Dubai prepares to welcome 180 nations and the world’s top business leaders and investors. The Department for International Trade is leading on the UK’s presence at Expo 2020 and helping British companies secure major contracts as part of our High Value...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Remedies Authority (11 Dec 2017)

Mark Garnier: Representations were received, in writing and during meetings, from (two) industry representative bodies and (three) trade union organisations. We will be publishing a response to the Department’s White Paper consultation in due course.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Overseas Trade: Sudan (11 Dec 2017)

Mark Garnier: Trade can help drive economic growth, create jobs and raise standards and we are supporting the Government of Sudan to make reforms to create a more inclusive and prosperous Sudan. There has been no change in the UK’s policy on the International Criminal Court (ICC) indictment of President Bashir. We continue to make clear that we expect compliance with arrest warrants for all those...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Energy Intensive Industries: Trade Agreements (11 Dec 2017)

Mark Garnier: Representations were received, in writing and during meetings, from (fifteen) industry representative bodies and (four) businesses. The Government will shortly be publishing a response to the Trade White Paper, including a summary of responses received.


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