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Economic Growth (Regulatory Functions) (Amendment) Order 2024 and associated motion to regret – Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville – Lord Johnson of Lainston. Orders and regulations

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership: Northern Ireland ( 9 Apr 2024)

Lord Johnson of Lainston: Northern Ireland (NI) is in the UK's customs territory and therefore NI traders benefit from UK trade deals including the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-pacific Partnership (CPTPP). The rules of origin within the deal are clear - NI goods are treated the same way as goods from any other part of the UK. The Government's analysis is that this trade deal will increase Northern Ireland's...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership: Northern Ireland ( 9 Apr 2024)

Lord Johnson of Lainston: Northern Ireland (NI) is in the UK's customs territory and therefore NI traders benefit from UK trade deals including the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-pacific Partnership (CPTPP). The rules of origin within the deal are clear - NI goods are treated the same way as goods from any other part of the UK. Our analysis is that this trade deal will increase Northern Ireland's Gross Value...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Motor Vehicles: Exports ( 5 Apr 2024)

Lord Johnson of Lainston: The Department for Business and Trade has spoken with industry stakeholders, who have confirmed the sector's commitment to compliance with all trade and economic sanctions, including those on Russia. There are currently no sanctions on UK luxury car exports for use in Azerbaijan. HMRC investigates credible allegations of trade sanctions offences and has a range of options for tackling...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Parental Leave: Fathers ( 5 Apr 2024)

Lord Johnson of Lainston: Data on the proportion of fathers taking Paternity and Shared Parental Leave is not available for each year since 2017. The 2019 Parental Rights Survey shows that, of all employee fathers who took any type of leave following the birth of their child, 74 per cent took Paternity Leave and 7 per cent took Shared Parental Leave. The same survey finds that 76 per cent of all fathers that took...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Supply Chains ( 4 Apr 2024)

Lord Johnson of Lainston: In January the government published the Critical Imports and Supply Chains Strategy, setting out the actions we are taking to protect supply chains vital to the UK's economic prosperity, national security, and essential services. These include sharing more information and guidance with businesses on key risks; introducing a way for businesses to tell us about barriers affecting critical...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Lithium (26 Mar 2024)

Lord Johnson of Lainston: The Critical Minerals Strategy committed to collate UK geoscientific data and identify areas of geological potential for critical mineral extraction. The Department for Business and Trade commissioned the British Geological Survey to undertake the study, “Potential for Critical Raw Material Prospectivity in the UK”, delivered by the Critical Minerals Intelligence Centre (CMIC) and was...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Arms Trade: Israel (21 Mar 2024)

Lord Johnson of Lainston: The Government takes its defence export responsibilities extremely seriously and operates some of the most robust export controls in the world. We continue to monitor closely the situation in Israel and Gaza, and if extant licences are found to be no longer consistent with the UK’s Strategic Export Licensing Criteria, then those licences can be revoked, suspended or amended.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Arms Trade: Israel (21 Mar 2024)

Lord Johnson of Lainston: All export licence applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis against the UK’s Strategic Export Licensing Criteria, including with regard to international humanitarian law. The Government can and does respond quickly and flexibly to changing international circumstances. All licences are kept under careful and continual review as standard. We are able to amend, suspend or revoke...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Tata Steel: Port Talbot (20 Mar 2024)

Lord Johnson of Lainston: The Government is providing a grant worth up to £500 million, as part of a wider £1.25 billion investment by Tata Steel. This will not only modernise Port Talbot but protect the majority of jobs for the long term. Tata has a legal obligation to consult staff in a meaningful way, and this process is underway, led by the company. Whilst this is a process for the company to lead on, Ministers...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Lithium: Wales (20 Mar 2024)

Lord Johnson of Lainston: The Critical Minerals Strategy committed to collate UK geoscientific data and identify areas of geological potential for critical mineral extraction. The Department for Business and Trade commissioned the British Geological Survey to undertake the study, “Potential for Critical Raw Material Prospectivity in the UK”, delivered by the Critical Minerals Intelligence Centre (CMIC) and was...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Products: Environment Protection (20 Mar 2024)

Lord Johnson of Lainston: My Department is reviewing the product safety framework to ensure it is responsive to new challenges and fit for the future. This includes exploring digital solutions. We have recently announced our intention to introduce new legislation to allow digital labelling for a wide range of product regulations and are working with delivery partners to explore making product safety information...

Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (IAC Report) - Motion to Take Note (19 Mar 2024)

Lord Johnson of Lainston: I thank all noble Lords for the extraordinary, high-quality debate that we have enjoyed today. I hope people at home are watching this discussion, because it is great proof of the value of this House and its contributions.

Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (IAC Report) - Motion to Take Note (19 Mar 2024)

Lord Johnson of Lainston: They are hopefully crowded around their iPads; the noble Lord should know that we have updated from the old-fashioned wireless—which, of course, we have in my household. I want to say thank you, genuinely, to the noble Baroness, Lady Hayter, and the noble and learned Lord, Lord Goldsmith. I thank the International Agreements Committee for its report. I have a draft set of responses to the...

Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (IAC Report) - Motion to Take Note (19 Mar 2024)

Lord Johnson of Lainston: I thank the noble Baroness. The checking is a matter for the Food Standards Agency. We have made a number of assertions. It believes that this FTA will not result in additional risk for it. I do not wish to be contentious. I always listen very closely to the noble Baroness’s comment about free trade. We do not share the same views on its benefits. I listened to her very carefully and I...

Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (IAC Report) - Motion to Take Note (19 Mar 2024)

Lord Johnson of Lainston: This is not in my notes. I cannot confirm what will be in our trade deal with India. I stress the importance of protecting our investor base when we invest internationally. It is right that the services principle has been raised. One of the most effective elements of the CPTPP treaty revolves around our agricultural access, where there is a high degree of compatibility between what we produce...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Business: Prices and Supply Chains (19 Mar 2024)

Lord Johnson of Lainston: This government is committed to ensuring that the UK is a reliable, supportive place to do business where firms can import the goods they need efficiently. At Spring Budget 2024 the government announced measures that continue to support business, including increasing the VAT registration threshold and extending the Recovery Loan Scheme (now named the Growth Guarantee Scheme). Mitigating...

UK Tradeshow Programme Closure - Question (18 Mar 2024)

Lord Johnson of Lainston: Although the DBT has closed the specific Tradeshow Access Programme, it still provides considerable support to small and medium enterprises to attend trade shows, ranging from training in language and culture and pitching and negotiations to networking receptions that use our embassies overseas and Meet the Buyer events.

UK Tradeshow Programme Closure - Question (18 Mar 2024)

Lord Johnson of Lainston: I thank the noble Lord for his mantra of sell, sell, sell. Mine is ABC: always be closing. The DBT is doing this. It is unfair to say that we closed this programme; it was not necessarily yielding the benefits we hoped for. We must look for value for money; we have instead gone to a more targeted approach, where the UK will take a pavilion and crowd in businesses in specific instances....


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