Results 81–100 of 623 for speaker:Lord Grimstone of Boscobel

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Tradeshow Access Programme (3 Aug 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: We have not carried out economic analysis of the impact of the Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) as a standalone service. However, we know that the businesses we support in attending trade shows view it very highly, which suggests a positive return on their investment. When surveyed, 89% of businesses stated they were satisfied with their experience of TAP (DIT Export Client Quality Survey,...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Tradeshow Access Programme (28 Jul 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: HM Government will announce further details on plans for a revised trade show support programme when discussions with HM Treasury are concluded. The £38m Internationalisation Fund, launched last year, provides matching grants for export support including attendance at trade shows.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: China: BGI (28 Jul 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: HM Government has repeatedly condemned the violation of rights and responsibilities in Xinjiang. On 22nd June, a British diplomatic effort helped deliver the support of over 40 countries for a statement on the treatment of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang at the UN Human Rights Council, calling on China to grant unfettered access to the region for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. The US...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Professions: Regulation (26 Jul 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: The Professional Qualifications Bill will allow the relevant national authority to enable regulators to enter into regulator recognition agreements with their overseas counterparts. Such arrangements are led by regulators. The existing powers available to regulators differ depending upon the relevant underpinning legislation. Some regulators may need additional powers to enter into...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Musicians (21 Jul 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: The agreement secures access to Iceland and Liechtenstein for British service suppliers in all sectors, and to short-term business visitors working in culture and entertainment. This guarantees that British musicians and performers can enter Iceland as visitors to perform for up to 90 days within one calendar year without a permit; and up to eight days within a 90 day period as service...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Religious Freedom (20 Jul 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: HM Government is committed to defending freedom of religion or belief for all. HM Government regularly reports on violations of these freedoms, including in an annual report published by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. We are clear that more trade does not have to come at the expense of rights and responsibilities. We will continue to take a balanced approach with our...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Tradeshow Access Programme (19 Jul 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: HM Government is working on future arrangements for supporting British businesses to benefit from key tradeshows. We are confident these arrangements will continue to help British businesses, including those based in the Maritime sector, to realise their export potential by providing support, education and export skills which will deliver long-term tangible benefits to the...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Barriers: China (16 Jul 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: HM Government does not at present have any plans to place import controls on goods from China. With regards to China’s Military-Civil Fusion Strategy, under our existing export controls regime exporters of specified dual-use items require a licence to export or transfer from the UK. All licence applications are assessed against the Consolidated EU and National Export Licensing Criteria...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Professions: Regulation (15 Jul 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: The Professional Qualifications Bill will ensure that regulators can determine whether individuals with overseas qualifications can practise in the UK, where this will enable demand for the services of a profession to be met. The Bill also contains a power which will enable an appropriate national authority to authorise regulators to enter into recognition agreements with counterparts from...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Professions: Regulation (14 Jul 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: The Government announced the Pilot Recognition Arrangements Grant Programme on 29 June, and it opened to applications on 8 July. Guidance on the application process is available on GOV.UK. The programme is targeted at supporting the costs of acquiring additional technical expertise incurred by regulatory and professional bodies in preparing for or negotiating a recognition arrangement. Many...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Economic Partnership Agreements: Japan (7 Jul 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: Article 14.12 of the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) commits the UK and Japan to discuss measures to ensure adequate remuneration for performers and producers of phonograms when phonograms published for commercial purposes are used for broadcasting or for any communication to the public. The Parties are currently discussing the implementation of committees under...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Agricultural Products: Australia (5 Jul 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: The Government has always been clear that any free trade agreement it signs will not threaten the UK’s ability to meet its environmental commitments or its membership of international environmental agreements. The Government is seeking a deal with Australia that will further environmental and climate policy priorities and the UK will not compromise on high environmental protection. The...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership: Pesticides (5 Jul 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership protects the right for members to regulate on public policy issues such as environmental standards. This includes setting regulations on pesticides. The Government will continue to ensure that its own levels of protection are based on appropriate scientific risk assessment with the protection of people and the...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Australia (5 Jul 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: The Government will ensure the agreement works for the whole of the UK and takes appropriate consideration of the UK’s constitutional arrangements and obligations. The Government will provide for application of the treaty to all four constituent nations of the UK, taking into account the effects of the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol. Ministers and officials from the Northern Ireland...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (5 Jul 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: As part of the public consultation on the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the Government has engaged with hundreds of businesses, Non-Governmental Organisations, and trade unions, some of whom gave views on environmental issues. Points raised were analysed and will continue to inform the Government’s overall approach to negotiating UK accession...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Mothers (1 Jul 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: The Department for International Trade is committed to ensuring HR policies and guidance are inclusive and regularly undertakes internal policy reviews to keep our policies up to date and compliant with statutory legislation and best practice. The department is satisfied that its HR policies are consistent with this commitment and there are currently no plans to replace the word...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Australia (1 Jul 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: 502 stakeholders have signed confidentiality agreements with the Department for International Trade to facilitate detailed discussions about trade negotiations. As yet, there is no final UK-Australia Free Trade Agreement text to share with stakeholders.

Republic of Cameroon: Economic Partnership Agreement - Motion to Regret (29 Jun 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: My Lords, I thank the noble Lords, Lord Grantchester and Lord Purvis of Tweed, for tabling this debate. I welcome the opportunity to discuss the UK-Ghana Interim Trade Partnership Agreement and the UK-Cameroon Economic Partnership Agreement. I thank all those who have contributed to this debate, and I will try to respond to the many insightful and well-informed points that have been raised,...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: World Trade Organisation: Reform (29 Jun 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: The UK champions rules-based multilateral trade, and strongly supports the Director-General of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) efforts to drive forward reform. WTO reform has been a central aspect of this year’s G7 Trade Track discussions, which are seeking to build momentum and common ground ahead of the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference. We are actively participating in discussions...

Free Trade Agreement Negotiations: Australia - Statement (24 Jun 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: My noble friend is quite right: Australian animal welfare standards are in fact higher than those in many other countries around the world, and in some cases higher than those in the EU. My noble friend has given one example. Others include the practice of castrating chickens and the production of foie gras, which are banned in Australia on welfare grounds, as they are in the UK; however,...


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