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Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Arms Trade: Israel (20 Mar 2024)

Greg Hands: The Government is monitoring the situation in Israel and Gaza very closely. The Government can and does respond quickly and flexibly to changing international circumstances. All licences are kept under careful and continual review and are able to be amended, suspended, refused or revoked as circumstances require. HM Government publishes data on export licensing decisions on a quarterly basis...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Commonwealth Games 2022: Official Visits (18 Mar 2024)

Greg Hands: UK House was part of the wider Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Tourism, Trade & Investment Programme business case led by West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) & West Midlands Growth Company (WMGC) in partnership with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Department for International Trade and Visit Britain. The final business case provides no UK House visitor projections,...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Trade Agreements: Animal Welfare (18 Mar 2024)

Greg Hands: The Government is working to secure world-class free trade agreements that uphold our manifesto commitment to not compromise the UK’s high animal welfare standards. As the Prime Minister reiterated in his open letter to farmers last May, the Government continues to protect UK food standards in free trade agreements and seek to advance international co-operation on animal welfare and to...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (14 Mar 2024)

Greg Hands: The Government is committed to effective scrutiny of its trade agenda and has put in place a comprehensive framework for scrutiny of free trade agreements (FTAs). This includes a commitment to seek to hold a general debate on a new FTA where one is requested by the relevant Select Committee in a timely manner, subject to parliamentary time. The Government's view is that a general debate is...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: INEOS: Belgium (13 Mar 2024)

Greg Hands: UK Export Finance’s (UKEF’s) support for the Ineos Project One plant secures new export opportunities for the UK by enabling an overseas buyer to finance the purchase of goods, services and/or intangibles from UK suppliers. As the UK’s export credit agency, UKEF’s mission is to advance prosperity by ensuring no viable UK export fails for lack of finance or insurance, doing that...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Export Credit Guarantees: Debts (13 Mar 2024)

Greg Hands: The Export Development Guarantee (EDG) is provided to enhance the borrower’s exporting capability. UK Export Finance assesses the intended use of funds on all EDG transactions. Subject to the terms and conditions of the financing documents, if funds are provided with no explicit limitations, then they become part of the borrower’s general cash to be used in the normal course of...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Overseas Trade (13 Mar 2024)

Greg Hands: We are leading a whole of Government effort to tackle trade barriers. In the 2022-23 financial year alone, the Department resolved 178 trade barriers. Total UK goods trade in 2023 was worth £974.1billion - a 15% increase compared to 2018 in current prices. We continue to help businesses trade globally with a wealth of support options on great.gov.uk, including the Export Academy, Export...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Department for Business and Trade: Equality (13 Mar 2024)

Greg Hands: Nine DBT staff members have the words equality and/or gender in their job titles. These roles are all externally facing roles, responsible for negotiating provisions and chapters within bilateral and multilateral contexts. There are no DBT staff members with diversity; inclusion; LGBT; or race in their job title. The Government is auditing the cost-effectiveness of all activities that...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Arms Trade: Israel (12 Mar 2024)

Greg Hands: All export licence applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis against the UK’s Strategic Export Licensing Criteria. The Export Control Joint Unit will not issue an export licence to any destination where to do so would be inconsistent with the Criteria, including where there is a clear risk that the items might be used to commit or facilitate a serious violation of International...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: UK Tradeshow Programme (11 Mar 2024)

Greg Hands: The UK Tradeshow Programme in the financial year 2022-23 awarded 93 grants, seven of those grants were for businesses in the fashion industry. The Tradeshow Access Programme in the financial year 2019-20 awarded 2531 grants, approximately 442 of those grants were for businesses in the fashion industry. No further information is held to distinguish between businesses in the fashion or fashion...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Multinational Companies: Environment Protection ( 8 Mar 2024)

Greg Hands: All British multinationals must comply with relevant British and international law as applicable to their location and operation. The Government is committed to the implementation of the revised OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises on Responsible Business Conduct, which includes recommendations to multinational enterprises on the environment.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Arms Trade: Israel ( 7 Mar 2024)

Greg Hands: HM Government publishes data on export licensing decisions on a quarterly basis in the Official Statistics, including data on outcome, end user destination, overall value, type (e.g. military, other) and a summary of the items covered by these licences. This data is available at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/strategic-export-controls-licens ing-data Information about licences to Israel from...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Trade Agreements ( 7 Mar 2024)

Greg Hands: The criteria listed are protected in UK FTAs by provisions in the General Exceptions chapter, most notably via the incorporation of GATT XX and GATS XIV and environmental clarifications related to them. These exceptions protect domestic policy space and allow the UK to introduce and maintain measures necessary to govern; for example, in order to protect public morals or protect human, animal...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Department for Business and Trade: Electronic Purchasing Card Solution ( 6 Mar 2024)

Greg Hands: Neither the former Department for International Trade nor the Department for Business & Trade have made any payments of the types requested to P&O Ferries or DP World.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: UK Trade with EU: Wales ( 5 Mar 2024)

Greg Hands: The Government is committed to growing exports to Europe. The Department for Business and Trade continues to provide businesses with a wealth of support options on great.gov.uk, including the Export Academy, Export Champions, our International Markets network and UK Export Finance. The department is rolling out the Trade Advisory service across the UK, giving consistent support to all UK...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Department for Business and Trade: Press ( 5 Mar 2024)

Greg Hands: The Department for Business and Trade has centrally managed subscriptions for the Economist and the Financial Times for financial years 2022/23 and 2023/24. Information on locally sourced and managed subscriptions is not routinely collected and to make it available could only be done at a disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Department for Business and Trade: Vacancies ( 5 Mar 2024)

Greg Hands: As part of the 2022 to 2025 roadmap, all departments made a commitment to reduce their digital and data vacancies to under 10% of total Government Digital and Data headcount by 2025. This is to drive modernisation and digitisation in Government, improving public services for the British people and saving taxpayer money. Overall, good progress has been made with total current vacancies in...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Export Credit Guarantees ( 4 Mar 2024)

Greg Hands: The Export Development Guarantee is designed to support lending to exporters for general working capital or capital expenditure purposes. There is no requirement to limit the use of such funds, but specific features of a transaction, for example if the Export Development Guarantee loan is intended for a specific investment, may make this necessary.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Scallops: Isle of Man ( 4 Mar 2024)

Greg Hands: Under the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, the Intellectual Property provisions do not extend to the Crown Dependencies. Therefore, at present there is no application for the protection of Isle of Man Queenies in Japan. Isle of Man Queenies remain fully protected in the UK.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Department for Business and Trade: Equality (29 Feb 2024)

Greg Hands: (a) DBT has spent £684.40 excluding VAT on equality, diversity and inclusion events in the last 12 months. (b) DBT has spent a total of £960 excluding VAT on equality, diversity and inclusion training in the last 12 months.


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