Results 81–100 of 151 for speaker:Lord Livingston of Parkhead

Written Answers — House of Lords: Trade Promotion: Wales (14 Jul 2014)

Lord Livingston of Parkhead: The Welsh Government and the UK Government have concurrent powers to promote international trade and inward investment. UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) has lead UK responsibility for the provision of support and assistance to new and existing exporters of goods and services both at home and overseas. The Welsh Government is responsible for devising and implementing additional programmes to meet...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Afghanistan: World Trade Organisation (14 Jul 2014)

Lord Livingston of Parkhead: I wish to inform the House that on 23 June 2014 the Government opted in to the Council Decision relating to the Accession of Afghanistan to the World Trade Organisation. The Government has supported the accession of Afghanistan to the WTO on the right terms. In acceding to the WTO, Afghanistan will embrace a series of rules and commitments which form the foundation of an open, transparent...

Written Answers — House of Lords: UK Trade and Investment Defence and Security Organisation (10 Jul 2014)

Lord Livingston of Parkhead: The UKTI DSO Priority Markets for 2014-15 and the last 5 years are listed below. 2009/10 Algeria Australia Brazil Denmark Greece India Iraq Japan Saudi Arabia Kuwait Libya Malaysia Mexico Oman South Africa South Korea Turkey UAE USA 2010/11 Algeria Australia Brazil Brunei India Iraq Japan Saudi Arabia ...

Written Answers — House of Lords: BRIC Countries (30 Jun 2014)

Lord Livingston of Parkhead: According to the latest UK Economic Accounts, UK trade of goods and services in 2013 with the BRIC countries were as follows: UK Exports UK Imports Total Trade £ million £ million £ million Brazil 4,314 3,024 7,338 Russia 7,347 8,002 15,349 India 7,661 8,778 16,439 China 15,701 34,755 50,456 Source :UK Economic Accounts Q1 2014

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (EUC Report): Motion to Take Note (17 Jun 2014)

Lord Livingston of Parkhead: My Lords, I am delighted to respond for the Government in this important debate. First, I would like to express my appreciation to my noble friend Lord Tugendhat and the whole committee for their thoughtful assessment of the opportunities and the challenges presented by TTIP. It is rare that a Minister can say he found his appearance before a committee to be both stimulating and enjoyable and...

Queen’s Speech — Debate (4th Day) (10 Jun 2014)

Lord Livingston of Parkhead: My Lords, it is a privilege to open this debate on Her Majesty’s gracious Speech. We will be considering the Government’s priorities for business, employment, pensions, welfare, agriculture and the environment for the year ahead. The Government are committed to fostering and assisting the entrepreneurial spirit which thrives in the UK today. The measures in Her Majesty’s gracious Speech...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: EU: Competitiveness Council ( 9 Jun 2014)

Lord Livingston of Parkhead: The Competitiveness Council took place in Brussels on 26 May. The UK was represented by Shan Morgan, the Deputy Permanent Representative to the EU. Internal Market and Industry was discussed during the morning session with research, innovation and space being discussed in the afternoon session. The Council opened with a presentation by the Commission on the current state of play of the State...

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

Lord Livingston of Parkhead: My Lords, I thank my noble friend Lord Cope for initiating this important debate and I thank all noble Lords for their contributions, particularly those who were members of the committee which produced such an excellent report last year. I particularly thank my noble friend Lord Popat, who not only initiated the report but chose to keep me company on the Front Bench. It is clear that those...

Written Answers — House of Lords: China ( 6 May 2014)

Lord Livingston of Parkhead: Increasing trade with emerging markets, including China, is a government priority. The Chancellor has made £9m available over the next two years for UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) to increase its support in China and India for UK exporters. In China this includes expanding UKTI's sector expertise to embrace the opportunities that arise from China’s increasing urbanisation, globalisation...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Higher Education: Degree Courses ( 6 May 2014)

Lord Livingston of Parkhead: The Skills Funding Agency currently administers Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDLs). CDLs 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 Masters 3,639 3,849 3,853 3,309 3,930 PhD 136 121 99 119 94 PCDLs 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 Masters 5,762 5,385 5,928 5,546 6,184 PhD 111 127 141 125 97 Figures are financial years and...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Higher Education: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics ( 6 May 2014)

Lord Livingston of Parkhead: The STEM workforce is vital to growth and the economy and the Government is committed to the promotion of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses in higher education. We have recently announced a £200 million investment in STEM Higher Education teaching facilities. Higher Education Institutions (HEI) will be required to match that funding, so that will see at least...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Hitachi ( 6 May 2014)

Lord Livingston of Parkhead: The Government is committed to the UK maintaining its position as a full and active member of the EU and the Single Market. Discussions with Hitachi took place based on the bilateral assumption that the United Kingdom would remain in the single market.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Living Wage ( 6 May 2014)

Lord Livingston of Parkhead: The Government is aware of the analysis published by the Trade Unions Congress and is considering it. The Government supports a living wage and encourages businesses to pay it when it is affordable but not at the expense of jobs. We recognise that these have been challenging times and we applaud companies that have chosen to pay higher wages. The Government’s primary tool for supporting low...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Prisoners: Education ( 6 May 2014)

Lord Livingston of Parkhead: We are working with the National Offender Management Service to introduce, this summer, mandatory maths and English assessment for all prisoners at Reception. The assessment will be undertaken by the Offender Learning and Skills Service (OLASS) provider, and will also identify those prisoners with learning difficulties and disabilities. At present, we have no data on the general level of...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: EU: Foreign Affairs Council ( 6 May 2014)

Lord Livingston of Parkhead: The EU Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) will take place in Brussels on 8 May 2014. Lord Livingston will represent the UK on all the issues on the agenda. The substantive items on 8 May will be: Negotiations on an EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)—the European Commission will update Trade Ministers following political agreement on this FTA last year. Negotiations...

Written Answers — House of Lords: EU: Imports (31 Mar 2014)

Lord Livingston of Parkhead: In 2013 the weighted average tariff effectively applied to passenger cars imported into the UK from Japan was 10% and from South Korea was 4.7%. Under the terms of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement the EU's tariffs on Korean cars are being phased out and will eventually fall to zero.

Written Answers — House of Lords: EU: Imports (24 Mar 2014)

Lord Livingston of Parkhead: As official detailed measures of non-tariff barriers are not available it is not possible to estimate the value or categories of US exports to the UK that are free of tariff and non-tariff barriers. Around 31% of US agricultural product lines and 26% of non agricultural product lines face no EU tariffs.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Non-departmental Government Bodies: Staff (24 Mar 2014)

Lord Livingston of Parkhead: UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) is not an employer in its own right; for the majority of its human resource requirements it draws on civil service staff employed by one or other of its two parent departments - the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO). In the period 1 Jan 2013 – 31 Dec 2013, there were 26 new recruits to the Civil...

Written Answers — House of Lords: EU: Competitiveness Council (19 Mar 2014)

Lord Livingston of Parkhead: The discussions referred to in the Written Statement were non-legislative in nature, with no votes taken. The UK’s proposals found support from a number of Member States. Some Member States aligned themselves closely with the UK position. We are working closely with those countries with the aim of making progress under the next European Commission.

Written Answers — House of Lords: EU: Exports (19 Mar 2014)

Lord Livingston of Parkhead: It is the Government’s intention to support the European Commission’s proposal for temporarily removing customs duties on Ukrainian exports to the European Union. This follows Council conclusions of 6 March which set out a package of measures to help stabilise Ukraine’s economy including the granting of autonomous trade preferences.


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