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Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Cotton: Xinjiang (7 Jun 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: HM Government has serious concerns about the situation in Xinjiang, with reports of the use of forced labour. It has always been the case that where we have concerns, we raise them – as we did on this issue at the UN Human Rights Council, most recently in February. We advise businesses with supply chain links in Xinjiang to conduct appropriate due diligence to satisfy themselves that...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: COE Countries (7 Jun 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: The Department for International Trade develops and maintains close links across the United Kingdom on trade and investment objectives. We support businesses to seize opportunities worldwide through our network of British High Commissions, Embassies and Consulates in countries that are members of the Council of Europe. In addition, we seek to identify and remove market access barriers,...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Intellectual Property (28 May 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: The UK’s intellectual property (IP) regime achieves an effective balance between rewarding creators and innovation, and reflecting wider public interests such as ensuring access and use of IP on reasonable terms. The Government will not sign trade deals that compromise the UK’s world leading IP regime. The Government will publish its negotiation objectives for the Comprehensive and...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (28 May 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: On Monday 1st February, the Government submitted its notification of intent to begin the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) accession process. This was the first formal step towards accession before the launch of formal negotiations. The Government will publish the negotiation objectives, scoping analysis, and consultation response in advance of...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Service Industries: Switzerland (28 May 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: The Temporary Agreement between the United Kingdom and Switzerland on Services Mobility (SMA) provides British nationals with crucial certainty to supply services in Switzerland from the United Kingdom. To further support service suppliers, HM Government secured unprecedented access for British nationals to the Swiss Online Notification Procedure, simplifying application processes. Given the...

Professional Qualifications Bill [HL] - Second Reading (25 May 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: My Lords, I thank all noble Lords who have spoken in this debate for their excellent contributions. In particular, I welcome the noble Baroness, Lady Blake, to the Front Bench. She spoke both eloquently and convincingly, and I look forward to working closely with her as this Bill progresses through its parliamentary stages. We have heard a great deal today about the professionalism of our...

Professional Qualifications Bill [HL] - Second Reading (25 May 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: My Lords, I start my remarks by recognising the wealth of professional experience that is in your Lordships’ House and will no doubt be on full display in today’s debate. Our regulated professions are a national asset, and the professionalism of our services sector is part of the UK’s offering to the world. Good regulation and the expertise of regulators underpin that professionalism....

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Free Zones: Trade Agreements (24 May 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: There is ongoing analysis on the benefits arising from freeports; the outcomes of this will shape how British businesses, including those utilising preferences as a result of the United Kingdom’s signed continuity agreements, can best make use of the opportunities that freeports create.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Overseas Trade: Small Businesses (24 May 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: The Department for International Trade’s E-Exporting Programme helps UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) increase exports through digital channels. The Programme’s Selling Online Overseas tool lists 50 international marketplaces (backed by our webinar programme) to help, educate and onboard UK companies to sell overseas. We also have a network of E-Commerce and International...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Lithium (29 Apr 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: HM Government has conducted an assessment of critical mineral supply chains, including lithium, and is considering a range of options to secure a resilient critical minerals supply.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Promotion (20 Apr 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: My noble Friend Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne was appointed Trade Envoy in July 2017 to Kazakhstan and in October 2020 the Hon. Member for Shrewsbury and Atcham, Daniel Kawczynski, was appointed Trade Envoy to Mongolia. There are no plans to appoint a Trade Envoy to Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan or Afghanistan. My Rt Hon. Friend the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoys are drawn from...

National Security and Investment Bill - Report: Amendment 35 (15 Apr 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: My Lords, I thank noble Lords for their amendments, which seek to require the provision of guidance. As a former practitioner, I am very pleased with the progress we have made in this area with your Lordships’ help. It is an important topic. Amendment 35 requires that the Secretary of State provides guidance for the higher education and research sector within three months of the Bill...

National Security and Investment Bill - Report: Amendment 35 (15 Apr 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: I thank my noble friend for those comments. It certainly seems a bit weird that the Constitution Committee will have a role in this. If I may, I will look into the matter, write to the noble Baroness and put a copy in the Library.

National Security and Investment Bill - Report: Amendment 35 (15 Apr 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: Yes, I am very happy to give my noble friend the assurance that I will write to him on that topic.

National Security and Investment Bill - Report: Amendment 15 (15 Apr 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: My Lords, I am grateful for the attention that your Lordships have paid to Clause 30 today and in Grand Committee. As we know, the clause enables financial assistance to be given to, or in respect of, entities in consequence of the making of final orders. The key challenge from your Lordships towards this clause has been about transparency and how the system will work. I will do all I can...

National Security and Investment Bill - Report: Amendment 14 (15 Apr 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: My Lords, perhaps I may extend my thanks to the noble Baroness, Lady Bennett, for the amendments she has tabled. I also welcome to the Chamber one of my supporters, the noble Baroness, Lady McDonagh. These amendments would remove the requirement for financial assistance to be given with consent from Her Majesty’s Treasury. They would require, instead, regulations to be approved by...

National Security and Investment Bill - Report: Amendment 11 (15 Apr 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: My Lords, I thank my noble friends Lady Noakes and Lord Hodgson for their contributions and all the other noble Lords who have contributed so far. Perhaps it is not out of order to especially thank the noble Baroness, Lady Bennett of Manor Castle, for her rare support of the Government in this instance. I will begin with Amendments 11 and 12 together. As currently drafted, the Bill provides...

National Security and Investment Bill - Report: Amendment 1 (15 Apr 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: My Lords, I thank my noble friend Lord Lansley for his Amendments 1 and 37, which explore the interaction between the export control regime and the regime created through this Bill. As we start this session, I thank your Lordships for the constructive way in which they have approached this Bill and the constructive debates that we have had. Amendment 1 would provide that the statement about...

National Security and Investment Bill - Report: Amendment 1 (15 Apr 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: I thank the noble Lord for that point. It is hard to give a black-and-white answer, because it would depend of course on the circumstances. Let us remind ourselves what the difference is. The export control regime, which is the licensing regime for certain controlled goods, is one important part of the safeguarding of our national security, and, of course, it sits well alongside the national...


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