Results 81–100 of 647 for speaker:George Hollingbery

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Sick Leave (19 Sep 2018)

George Hollingbery: The number of working days sick leave taken for mental health reasons by employees working for the Department for International Trade (DIT) and UK Export Finance (UKEF) in each year since its inception is shown in the table below. The data includes any absence recorded as either Depression or Anxiety/Stress and includes staff working in the UK and overseas. Total Core DIT July...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Overseas Trade: Israel (17 Sep 2018)

George Hollingbery: As we leave the European Union, we are seeking to replicate our existing EU free trade agreements and other EU preferential arrangements, to ensure continuity in our trade and investment relationships with third countries. The Prime Minister and Israeli Prime Minister established a joint trade working group in February 2017. In March 2017, my noble friend, the then Minister of State for Trade...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Israel: Overseas Trade (17 Sep 2018)

George Hollingbery: As we leave the European Union, we are seeking to replicate our existing EU free trade agreements and other EU preferential arrangements, to ensure continuity in our trade and investment relationships with third countries. The Prime Minister and Israeli Prime Minister established a joint trade working group in February 2017. In March 2017, my noble friend, the then Minister of State for Trade...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Conditions of Employment (17 Sep 2018)

George Hollingbery: I refer the hon. Member for Canterbury to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Brighton, Kemptown on 11 September 2018 (UIN: 169728).

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Public Appointments (17 Sep 2018)

George Hollingbery: The Department for International Trade does not currently hold any information on the socio-economic background of people appointed to senior positions within the Department. The Civil Service is currently looking at the best way to start implementing the measures published earlier in June across Government Departments, to better understand the background of people appointed in senior...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Overseas Trade (17 Sep 2018)

George Hollingbery: The Government’s recently published Transport Investment Strategy aims to make Britain a more attractive place to trade and invest through a series of long term investment programmes, which seek to improve the capacity and connectivity of Britain’s transport infrastructure. In April 2018 the Government published its Port Connectivity Study, which made a series of recommendations for...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Agriculture: Imports (14 Sep 2018)

George Hollingbery: The Government has been clear that we will maintain our high standards on food safety and environmental protection as part of any future trade deals. When it comes to products imported to the UK, quality and safety will continue to be paramount. Without exception, imports must meet all the relevant UK product rules and regulations.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements (14 Sep 2018)

George Hollingbery: As set out in the White Paper of 12th July 2018, and oral statement to Parliament delivered by my Rt hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade on 16th July, the UK is preparing for an independent trade policy, including the ability to pursue bilateral trade agreements following EU exit on 29th March 2019. This includes the possibility to negotiate free trade agreements with...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: UK Trade with EU (14 Sep 2018)

George Hollingbery: We are negotiating to secure an ambitious and comprehensive future economic partnership with the EU, which will allow frictionless movement of goods between the UK and the EU. In the event of “no deal”, we will immediately revert to WTO terms for trade with the EU.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Developing Countries (14 Sep 2018)

George Hollingbery: Overall, the evidence is clear that openness to trade stimulates growth and helps to reduce poverty. The number of people living in extreme poverty globally has fallen by around one billion since 1990, and this could not have happened without the participation of developing countries in international trade. That is why this department is working closely with the Department for International...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Parliamentary Scrutiny (14 Sep 2018)

George Hollingbery: The Government has made a strong commitment to transparency and inclusiveness for Parliament, the Devolved Administrations, businesses, civil society groups, trade unions and the public. Building on what we have already set out to Parliament, we are exploring the best process for engaging Parliament at every stage of future trade agreement negotiations. The Constitutional Reform and...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Antidumping Duties: EU Law (14 Sep 2018)

George Hollingbery: On 24 July 2018, the government published the provisional findings of the trade remedies call for evidence into which existing EU trade remedy measures matter to the UK, including details of which measures the government plans to maintain. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/call-for-evidenc e-to-identify-uk-interest-in-existing-eu-trade-remedy-measur es Interested parties were...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Mobile Phones (14 Sep 2018)

George Hollingbery: The Department for International Trade (DIT) has not developed any mobile phone applications for the delivery of services since the department was founded in July 2016.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements (13 Sep 2018)

George Hollingbery: We are working with countries across the world to explore the best ways to develop our current trade and investment relationships and have established working groups and high-level dialogues with a range of key trade partners. Working Group discussions include preparatory work on the potential of future trade agreements towards pursuing an independent trade policy once we have left the EU....

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Peers (13 Sep 2018)

George Hollingbery: The Department for International Trade has one member of the Ministerial Team who is a member of the House of Lords who is unpaid. There are also 10 PM Trade Envoys who are members of the House of Lords, this is an unpaid, voluntary role.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Overseas Trade: Africa (13 Sep 2018)

George Hollingbery: I have recently returned from Africa, where I joined the Prime Minister on her successful visit. During the visit, I met with my Ministerial counterparts and I am pleased to say we have advanced work to transition the SACU + M trade agreement in Southern Africa.

International Trade: Free Trade Agreements (13 Sep 2018)

George Hollingbery: The Government are committed to an inclusive and transparent trade policy. On 20 July, we launched a 14-week online consultation, allowing the public to provide views on future potential UK trade agreements with the US, Australia and New Zealand and, of course, the potential accession to the comprehensive and progressive agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.

International Trade: Free Trade Agreements (13 Sep 2018)

George Hollingbery: It is important to point out to my hon. Friend and, indeed, to the House that our duty of sincere co-operation means that we are only exploring information at this stage since we may not, cannot and should not explore actual free trade deals. However, the UK-US trade and investment working group has now met on four occasions and will meet again in November in Washington. We want our future...

International Trade: Free Trade Agreements (13 Sep 2018)

George Hollingbery: I point out to the hon. Gentleman that the British people voted in a referendum to leave the European Union and that is exactly what we are organising. We are in the middle of negotiating with the EU on a wide-ranging and comprehensive package of proposals that will allow trade to continue with the EU hopefully much as it does now.

International Trade: Free Trade Agreements (13 Sep 2018)

George Hollingbery: I merely repeat what I said before. The Government are negotiating to put in place a deep future trade agreement with the European Union, and we believe we will succeed in that endeavour.


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