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Written Ministerial Statements — Department for International Trade: Gulf Cooperation Council Trade Negotiations Update (22 Jun 2022)

Anne-Marie Trevelyan: Today I am formally launching free trade negotiations between the UK and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where I am meeting the GCC Secretary General, His Excellency Dr Nayef Falah M. Al-Hajraf, and Ministers from the six GCC Member States. In line with our commitments to scrutiny and transparency, the Department for International Trade has published, and placed...

International Trade: UK Food Exports: Promotion (16 Jun 2022)

Mike Freer: ...stands at trade shows in the middle east, such as Gulfood. We promote cheese through China’s social media. We operate “meet the buyer” events. For example, I was out in Kuwait and United Arab Emirates, and saw for myself how our Department’s people on the ground try to ensure that major supermarket chains have access to British cheese. We have over 100 specialists in food, beverage...

International Trade: Topical Questions (16 Jun 2022)

Ranil Jayawardena: I am delighted that my hon. Friend has raised the great opportunity there is with the Gulf Co-operation Council. The bloc is made up of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and is a major trading partner of Britain, with something like £23 billion-worth of trade. We closed our public consultation some time ago and are raring to go on negotiations on an FTA...

Cost of Living - Motion to Take Note (9 Jun 2022)

Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach: ...said that: “All over the country, people blamed other people for all the things that were going wrong – the trades unions, the present government, the miners, the car workers, the seamen, the Arabs, the Irish … idle good-for-nothing offspring, comprehensive education.” That was a novel by Margaret Drabble, not the words of Margaret Thatcher. Our social capital is already being...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: United Arab Emirates: Politics and Government (7 Jun 2022)

the Marquess of Lothian: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Prime Minister has held talks with the new president of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohamed bid Zayed Al-Nahyan; and if so, what issues were discussed.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Exports: Agricultural Products (26 May 2022)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: ...the world who are helping British businesses in the agriculture, food, and drink sector to trade with the world. HM Government additionally has a dedicated agricultural attaché in the United Arab Emirates, which is a member of the Gulf Co-operation Council, with whom we aim to begin negotiations for a free trade agreement soon. We aim to have a total of ten agricultural attachés in...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Agricultural Products: Exports (25 May 2022)

Lord Benyon: ...GREAT Food and Drink campaign supports food and drink exports via marketing and promotional activity targeted to consumers and trade audiences in four key priority markets: China, Japan, the United Arab Emirates and the United States. It promotes the breadth, quality and innovation of the UK’s food and drink production and champions our unique culinary offer to help shift perceptions and...

NATO and International Security (19 May 2022)

James Heappey: ...distract us in Europe right now, but there is a world beyond that is increasingly unstable and insecure. It is struggling with high food and fuel prices, which brings instability, as we saw in the Arab spring. The UK needs to keep an eye on that beyond Europe and remain engaged with it, because Iran, China, Russia and violent extremist organisations are all looking to use the west being...

Working Practices (International Agreements Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (19 May 2022)

Lord Purvis of Tweed: ...the text of it either—it is very kindly asking the Department for International Trade to provide the text of it. The Library provided me with the Prime Minister’s Office communiqué, the United Arab Emirates communiqué and two press releases—but not the text. These are significant agreements with public policy interest, and we have legislated to allow us to ask questions about them,...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (6th Day) (18 May 2022)

Lord Purvis of Tweed: ...all went well for some years afterwards, but of late there have been conflict and war. Although the war is over, there is still no peace, and grave suffering has been caused, particularly to the Arab refugees. I most earnestly hope that the United Nations now will take active steps to bring about a settlement. … I end by quoting famous words, in their literal sense as well as in the...

Shireen Abu Aqla (16 May 2022)

Bambos Charalambous: Shireen Abu Aqla was a veteran correspondent of al-Jazeera’s Arabic news channel and on Wednesday 11 May she was killed while covering Israeli army raids in the city of Jenin in the northern occupied west bank. Her killing has been widely condemned by world leaders, the UN and civil society, and it has shocked the world. The killing of Shireen Abu Aqla was not only an outrageous act, but...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Visits Abroad (27 Apr 2022)

Emily Thornberry: published on 21 October 2021, whether the total cost to the public purse of her predecessor’s accommodation, meals and other expenses, excluding travel, when visiting the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia in April 2021 was £259.87; and who paid for any costs incurred above that amount.

International Trade: British International English Language Schools (21 Apr 2022)

Mike Freer: I know the strength of the Eastbourne English language sector, and I believe my hon. Friend met alumni out in the United Arab Emirates; the spread of Eastbourne goes far and wide. The Department continues to work with the Home Office to work closely and constructively with the sector to support its recovery. That has included the introduction of a six-month allowance to study English at an...

International Trade: UK’s Green Industries: Foreign Direct Investment (21 Apr 2022)

Ranil Jayawardena: I am also delighted that foreign investors are already responding to the United Kingdom Government’s proposals, including in the form of a sovereign investment partnership with the United Arab Emirates, which is investing £10 billion, including funds for energy transition.

International Trade: Topical Questions (21 Apr 2022)

Ranil Jayawardena: ...British businesses and consumers. We aim to start those negotiations with others later this year. In the meantime, we are driving forward investment, including £1 billion from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia supporting sustainable aviation in Teesside, and, as I referred to earlier, £10 billion from the United Arab Emirates in a sovereign investment partnership.

Drug Crime: Energy Price Cap: Residential Buildings with Communal Heating Systems (20 Apr 2022)

Nickie Aiken: fault of their own, are fully exposed to extreme market changes, with little recourse to any help. This cannot be left for any longer. Right now, Europe faces its worst energy crisis since the Arab oil embargoes of the 1970s. In turn, consumers and landlords operating heat networks are consistently reporting extreme examples of energy price rises to me. Figuratively speaking, people...

Cop26: Topical Questions (20 Apr 2022)

Grahame Morris: ...alongside a memorandum of understanding with wind turbine manufacturer, Lamprell. Unfortunately, most of the fabrication work for these projects seems destined to be carried out in the United Arab Emirates. Does the Minister agree with me, the GMB union and other manufacturing unions that we must do better in building back better and greener and providing UK-based manufacturing jobs?

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Aviation (6 Apr 2022)

Emily Thornberry: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2022 to Question 107507, whether the published £6,936.99 cost of her predecessor’s visit to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia from 18th to 20th April 2021 included (a) first class or (b) business class air tickets; and what the stand-alone cost of those tickets were.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Languages: GCE A-level and GCSE (4 Apr 2022)

Baroness Coussins: ...Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the importance to the UK's (1) economic, and (2) diplomatic, interests of encouraging school students to learn and gain accreditation in (a) Arabic, (b) Mandarin, (c) Russian, (d) Turkish, and (e) Urdu.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: BBC World Service: Finance (31 Mar 2022)

Amanda Milling: ...broadcasting. The FCDO has provided over £370 million (2016-2021) via the World2020 programme, which funds 12 language services and additional funding to existing language services in English, Arabic and Russian. The World Service now reaches 364 million people weekly, an increase of over 40% since the FCDO-funded World2020 programme began in 2016. In 2021-22, the FCDO has provided a...

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