Results 1–20 of 206 for speaker:Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint

Brexit: Trade in Non-financial Services (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note (18 Dec 2017)

Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint: My Lords, I begin by recording how much I enjoyed serving under the chairmanship of the noble Lord, Lord Whitty, of the sub-committee of the European Union Select Committee which produced this report—some while ago, as he pointed out. I should also disclose an interest in that I am president of the Institute of Export and International Trade and a member of the advisory group on Brexit...

Brexit: Options for Trade (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note (2 Mar 2017)

Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint: My Lords, as has already been recognised, since the report was published, events have moved on. The Government have set their course, aiming for a deep and comprehensive free trade agreement, a customs agreement with the EU and a range of FTAs with other markets. More generally, the Government have proclaimed an aspiration for Britain to become the standard bearer for open trade policy. This...

International Trade Opportunities - Motion to Take Note (7 Jul 2016)

Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint: My Lords, I congratulate my noble friend Lady Mobarik on introducing a debate on a matter that is topical, critical and urgent. In fact, well before the referendum decision this was an urgent and chronic topic for us. It is the clear Achilles heel of the British economy and has been for several decades. Last year the external position of the country deteriorated to the point where the current...

Businesses: Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises — Motion to Take Note (6 May 2014)

Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint: I add my thanks to my noble friend Lord Cope for securing this important debate, and I add my congratulations to him and his Select Committee on a report that highlights the critical importance of ensuring that SMEs—and I am always conscious that that means small as well as medium-sized businesses—get as smooth a pathway and as effective a helping hand as possible on their journey on that...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: EU: Trade Foreign Affairs Council (28 Nov 2013)

Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint: The Trade Foreign Affairs Council will take place in Nusa Dua, Bali on 3 December 2013. The Council meeting is being held in the margins of the 9th WTO Ministerial Conference which is being held from 3 to 6 December 2013. I will be representing the UK at both and I will be acting as a Vice-Chair at the Ministerial Conference. The Trade Foreign Affairs Council is being held in the margins of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (18 Nov 2013)

Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint: If, as is expected, the final agreement of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is mixed (i.e. contains areas of both EU and Member State competence), then each member state will be party to the agreement and therefore ratify the agreement according to their own domestic processes. Prior to provisional application of the agreement it must be approved by the European Parliament....

Written Answers — House of Lords: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (18 Nov 2013)

Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint: The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has commissioned academic research into the impact of investor-state dispute settlement within the context of wider investment protection treaties. This research is intended to inform the UK position with regard to the upcoming investment treaties being negotiated by the EU. The research commissioned included a framework to analyse the costs...

Written Answers — House of Lords: UK Trade and Investment (18 Nov 2013)

Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint: The latest results of the Performance and Impact Monitoring Survey relating to interviews between October 2012 and September 2013 and services delivered between April 2012 and March 2013 are now on the website: http://www.ukti.gov.uk/uktihome/aboutukti/ourperformance/per formanceimpactandmonitoringsurvey/quarterlysurveys.html.

United Kingdom and China — Motion to Take Note (7 Nov 2013)

Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint: My Lords, I am very grateful to my noble friend Lord Dobbs for tabling today’s debate and for his very informed and insightful comments. Indeed, I thank all noble Lords for their very wide-ranging contributions. I pay especial tribute to my noble friend Lady Neville-Rolfe for her extremely insightful maiden speech, which focused particularly on conditions in China, as did the noble Lord,...

Written Answers — House of Lords: UK Trade (7 Nov 2013)

Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint: In both markets UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) helps British companies in a range of sectors and supports trade missions and businesses at trade fairs. This includes a particular focus on high value commercial opportunities in infrastructure, with activity including business roundtables promoting UK participation in the delivery of the 2019 Asia Games in Hanoi and the Klang Valley Mass Rapid...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Commonwealth Business Council (5 Nov 2013)

Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint: I understand that there will 60 UK business delegates at the Commonwealth Business Forum under the auspices of the Commonwealth Business Council. A final decision on Ministerial attendance at the Commonwealth Business Forum has yet to be made.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Arms Export (4 Nov 2013)

Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint: I refer the Noble Lord to the answer I gave him on 22 October (Official Report, col. WA 146).

Written Answers — House of Lords: UK Trade and Investment (30 Oct 2013)

Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint: UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) uses an independent monitoring survey (the Performance and Impact Monitoring Survey, (PIMS) to measure the performance and impact of the support made available to companies across the whole of the UK. Performance monitoring of services provided by trade and investment bodies in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are a matter for the Devolved Administrations....

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: EU: Foreign Affairs Council (28 Oct 2013)

Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint: The EU Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) took place in Luxembourg on 18 October 2013. I and Sir John Cunliffe (UK Representative to the European Union) represented the UK on all the issues discussed at the meeting. A summary of those discussions follows. Financial Responsibility for Investor State Dispute Settlement The Presidency reported that their compromise text had been adopted by Member...

Written Answers — House of Lords: World Trade Organisation (23 Oct 2013)

Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint: The European Commission negotiates on behalf of Member States at the WTO. The EU and UK priorities for the WTO Ministerial Conference are to secure an agreement on the trade facilitation parts of the Doha package, which by itself would add approximately £70 billion to global GDP, along with some elements on agriculture and on issues of particular interest to low income and least developed...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Arms Export (22 Oct 2013)

Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint: This government does not subsidise arms exports.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Arms Export (21 Oct 2013)

Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint: The estimated value of UK defence export orders to Bahrain between 2008 and 2012 is £21 million.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Arms Trade (21 Oct 2013)

Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint: The sale of section 1 or 2 weapons (firearms and shotguns) can only be made by a Registered Firearms Dealer and is restricted to holders of a firearm certificate. The sale of anything under section 5 (prohibited weapons and ammunition) requires the specific authority of the Secretary of State for the Home Department. The Home Office does not provide financial support to arms fairs but does...

Written Answers — House of Lords: G20 (21 Oct 2013)

Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint: Information on commitments made at the G20 is in the public domain. On trade-restricting measures specifically, World Trade Organisation (WTO), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) produce regular monitoring reports on performance against the anti-protectionism pledge first agreed in 2008 and most...


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