Results 141–160 of 6000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Greg Hands

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: UK Tradeshow Programme (29 Jan 2024)

Greg Hands: The Government announced the UK Tradeshow Programme as a pilot programme and feasibility study in November 2021. The programme did not yield the successes we might have hoped, and was closed in March 2023.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Exports: China (26 Jan 2024)

Greg Hands: The Government is committed to driving forward export growth, helping UK businesses export to markets across the globe including China. UK exports to China amounted to £37.5 billion in the 12 months to September 2023, an increase of 11.9% or £4.0 billion in current prices compared to the previous 12 months, making China the UK's 6th largest export market. Via Great.gov.uk, UK businesses can...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Exports: Exports: Belgium (26 Jan 2024)

Greg Hands: The Government is committed to driving forward export growth and helping UK businesses export to markets across the globe including Belgium. UK exports to Belgium amounted to £25.3 billion in the 12 months to September 2023, an increase of 3.5% or £0.9 billion in current prices compared to the previous 12 months, making Belgium the UK's 8th largest export market. UK businesses can access...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Exports: Italy (26 Jan 2024)

Greg Hands: The Government is committed to driving forward export growth, helping UK businesses export to markets across the globe including Italy. UK exports to Italy amounted to £18.2 billion in the 12 months to September 2023, an increase of 13.4% or £2.1 billion in current prices compared to the previous 12 months, making Italy the UK's 11th largest export market. Via Great.gov.uk, UK businesses...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Exports: Netherlands (26 Jan 2024)

Greg Hands: The Government is committed to driving forward export growth and helping UK businesses export to markets across the globe including the Netherlands. UK exports to the Netherlands amounted to £55.3 billion in the 12 months to September 2023, an increase of 0.9% or £0.5 billion in current prices compared to the previous 12 months, making the Netherlands the UK’s 4th largest export market....

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Exports: Germany (25 Jan 2024)

Greg Hands: The Government is committed to driving forward export growth, helping UK businesses export to markets across the globe including Germany, and achieving our ambition to reach £1 trillion of exports by 2030. In the year to June 2023, UK exports to Germany amounted to £61.1 billion, an increase of 15.8% or £8.3 billion in current prices, compared to the previous 12 months. UK businesses can...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Simon Blagden (25 Jan 2024)

Greg Hands: For all appointments, a declaration of interests is recorded and due diligence conducted on appointees. These appointments will have been decided on the individual’s experience against the essential criteria for the role.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Exports: Republic of Ireland (25 Jan 2024)

Greg Hands: The Government is committed to helping UK businesses export across the globe including Ireland. UK exports to Ireland amounted to £57.7 billion in the 12 months to June 2023, an increase 18.2% or £8.9 billion in current prices compared to the previous 12 months, making Ireland the UK’s 3rd largest export partner. In the last 2 years, DBT has introduced UK suppliers across sectors...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Department for Business and Trade: Equality (24 Jan 2024)

Greg Hands: Under the Public Sector Equality Duty (the Duty) all public authorities, including Government departments, are required by law to ensure that they have due regard to certain equality considerations when carrying out their functions. While ‘equality impact assessments’ may be produced, there is no legal requirement for Duty assessments to be recorded in a specific format. The Department...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Arms Trade: Export Controls (24 Jan 2024)

Greg Hands: The Government takes its defence export responsibilities extremely seriously and operates some of the most robust export controls in the world. All export licence applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis against the Strategic Export Licensing Criteria (the Criteria). The Criteria provide a thorough risk assessment framework, and the Export Control Joint Unit will not issue an...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Overseas Trade (23 Jan 2024)

Greg Hands: This Government continues to support UK firms to export and invest. We have published our Export Strategy which sets out the support we provide to companies and investors through our network of international trade advisers, sector specialists, and the export support service. Ministers and officials meet European partners to promote trade and investment opportunities, remove barriers to trade...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Department for International Trade: Aviation (23 Jan 2024)

Greg Hands: The distance travelled on domestic flights that resulted in the emission total of 26.81 tCO2e in 2021-22 was 206,214km.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Department for Business and Trade: Staff (22 Jan 2024)

Greg Hands: The Free Trade Agreement Utilisation team has around 20 full time employees who work closely with business-facing teams across the Nations and regions of the UK, teams based overseas, and across all of our Department’s export support ecosystem to raise awareness of our new FTAs and ensure business can seize the opportunities in those fast growing markets. Future years' resourcing will be...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Ministers: Aviation (22 Jan 2024)

Greg Hands: a) Of the £5,711.94, £5.463.14 was spent on air travel to India between 1 July 2023 and 4 July 2023. b) Of the £6,123.5, £6,123.5 was spent on air travel to Oman between 12 September 2023 and 15 September 2023.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Ministers: Aviation (22 Jan 2024)

Greg Hands: a) Of the £14,486.53, £14,074.71 was spent on air travel between 13 July and 19 July 2023. b) Of the £7,223.21, £6,668.21 was spent on air travel between 24 August and 27 August 2023.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Food: Japan (22 Jan 2024)

Greg Hands: The department is working closely with Japanese officials to agree a date for entry into force of the necessary amendments to the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, at which point the first tranche of British products will join the seven Geographical Indications (GIs) already in our agreement in receiving protected status. The Secretary of State discussed this process with...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Department for Business and Trade: Electronic Purchasing Card Solution (17 Jan 2024)

Greg Hands: The former Department for International Trade government procurement spend under £500 between 07 February-30 June 2023 (inclusive) was £115,749.12. The number of transactions was 2177.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Department for Business and Trade: Electronic Purchasing Card Solution (17 Jan 2024)

Greg Hands: The former Department for International Trade government procurement spend under £500 for the periods requested is: Time Period Number of transactions Value Calendar year 2022 4361 £233,872.67 01 January-07 February 2023 (inclusive) 327 £23,188.19

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Department for Business and Trade: Ground Transport (16 Jan 2024)

Greg Hands: The contract and associated details for travel can be found on Contracts Finder; it will be updated in due course to reflect the latest arrangements.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Performing Arts: Exports (16 Jan 2024)

Greg Hands: Our Export Support Service (ESS) answers practical exports related questions, including support for touring professionals. Across the previous two years, the ESS provided guidance to 46 touring artists and musicians in 2022, and 13 in 2023. Exporters, including touring artists and musicians can continue to access ESS support through great.gov.uk.


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