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Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Arms Trade: Israel (16 Jan 2024)

Greg Hands: The Government continues to monitor closely the situation in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. All export licence applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis against the Strategic Export Licensing Criteria, which includes Criterion 2(c) - the provision not to grant a licence if it is determined there is a clear risk that the items might be used to commit or facilitate a...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Department for Business and Trade: Electronic Purchasing Card Solution (16 Jan 2024)

Greg Hands: The number of Government Procurement Cards (GPC) held by staff is as follows: Date Number of GPCs 31 March 2023* 230 31 December 2023 277 *The figure for 31 March 2023 represents the number of cardholders within the former Department for International Trade only.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Arms Trade: Israel (15 Jan 2024)

Greg Hands: The Government continues to monitor closely the situation in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. All export licence applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis against the Strategic Export Licensing Criteria, which includes Criterion 2, covering respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms in the country of final destination as well as respect by that country for...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Department for Business and Trade: Bullying and Harassment (15 Jan 2024)

Greg Hands: The Department for Business and Trade issued less than 5 settlement payments following discrimination claims in the financial year 2021-22. We withhold the exact figures under Section 40(2) (Personal information) of the Data Protection Act. No settlement payments following bullying, harassment and/or discrimination claims were issued in the other years requested. Under the Declaration on...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Palm Oil: Imports (15 Jan 2024)

Greg Hands: The Department’s Impact Assessment, published in July 2023, shows that the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) could boost UK GDP by around £2.0 billion each and every year when compared to projected GDP in 2040. The Impact Assessment also includes assessments made relating to palm oil, deforestation and loss of habitats. The UK is committed to...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Arms Trade: Israel (15 Jan 2024)

Greg Hands: The UK export licensing system is based on having a thorough risk-assessment process for the original export licence before the goods leave the UK. We rigorously assess every application on a case-by-case basis against the Strategic Export Licensing Criteria (the SELC). The SELC provide a thorough risk assessment framework for export licence applications and require us to think hard about the...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Arms Trade: Israel (15 Jan 2024)

Greg Hands: HM Government publishes data on export licensing decisions on a quarterly basis in the Official Statistics on GOV.UK, 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 also specifies whether the goods covered by a particular licence are for ultimate use by the destination country or...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Arms Trade: Israel (15 Jan 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 The most recent publication was on 30th...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Agriculture: Animal Welfare and Origin Marking (11 Jan 2024)

Greg Hands: HM Government is committed to uphold our high standards of food in any trade deal. All food and drink products imported into the UK must comply with our import requirements and regulatory standards for food safety. Country of origin information is already required for a range of fresh and frozen meat products, as well as for uncut fresh fruit and vegetables, honey, olive oil and wine. At the...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Cheese (11 Jan 2024)

Greg Hands: We are supporting dairy producers, including through the Dairy Export Programme which resulted from £1m committed by the Prime Minister to boost UK dairy exports, especially amongst SMEs. The Programme was agreed following consultations with UK dairy businesses and industry bodies. It is UK-wide and designed to unlock new opportunities for our dairy exports in growth markets around the...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Tractors: Batteries (10 Jan 2024)

Greg Hands: The rules which apply to battery electric truck tractors have been in force since 1 January 2021 and were not due to change in 2024. Zero emission vehicles will help the UK decarbonise and meet our Net Zero 2050 targets. The Government is committed to supporting the transition to these vehicles.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Liverpool City Region Freeport ( 8 Jan 2024)

Greg Hands: The Department for Business and Trade (DBT) supports UK Freeports to attract new investment, boost trade and create thousands of jobs in their surrounding areas. DBT provides tailored support to Liverpool City Region Freeport to develop and implement an ambitious trade and investment strategy, including to promote the advanced manufacturing and logistics opportunity at Parkside St Helens, as...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Deposit Return Schemes: Wales ( 8 Jan 2024)

Greg Hands: The UK Government is working cooperatively with all the devolved administrations to deliver interoperability and alignment of deposit returns across the whole of the UK. The interaction with the provisions of the UK Internal Market Act 2020 are being fully considered as part of those discussions.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Small Businesses: Exports (21 Dec 2023)

Greg Hands: Between 2022-2025, DBT currently plan to spend, including expenditure incurred, a maximum of £86.1 million on the Help to Grow: Management scheme and Business Support Helpline, £19.4 million on the Export Support Service Digital enquiry service and International Markets service, and Export Support delivered by DBT teams in the English Regions (which includes International Trade Advisers in...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Arms Trade: Israel (21 Dec 2023)

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 by these licences. This data is available at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/strategic-export-controls-licens ing-data. The most recent publication was on 30th August 2023, and covered the period 1st January – 31st...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Arms Trade: Israel (21 Dec 2023)

Greg Hands: The government continues to monitor closely the situation in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. All licences are kept under careful and continual review as standard and we are able to amend, suspend or revoke extant licences as circumstances require. In the event such decisions were taken, for any licences, we would issue a ‘Notice to Exporters’.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Arms Trade: Israel (21 Dec 2023)

Greg Hands: HM Government publishes data on export licensing decisions on a quarterly basis in the Official Statistics on GOV.UK, 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. The most recent publication was...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: F-35 Aircraft: Export Controls (21 Dec 2023)

Greg Hands: Since the events of 7 October 2023, the Government continues to monitor closely the situation in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. The Department has not engaged with users of Open General Licences since 7 October 2023 in relation to the situation in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. All licences are kept under careful and continual review as standard and we are...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Arms Trade: Israel (21 Dec 2023)

Greg Hands: The Government continues to monitor closely the situation in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. All export licence applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis against the Strategic Export Licensing Criteria. We will not issue an export licence for any material to any destination where to do so would be inconsistent with the Criteria. Licences are kept under careful and...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: L3Harris: Export Controls (21 Dec 2023)

Greg Hands: The Government continues to monitor closely the situation in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. All export licence applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis against the Strategic Export Licensing Criteria. We will not issue an export licence for any material to any destination where to do so would be inconsistent with the Criteria. Licences are kept under careful and...


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