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Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Steel Council (11 Jul 2016)

Anna Soubry: The Steel Council met on the 8th June to consider initial recommendations from the Council’s four working groups. The industry chaired working groups cover trade, energy, procurement, and future capability and capacity. The secretariat for the Steel Council, comprising of Gareth Stace from UK Steel and senior representatives from the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, meet...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Trade Agreements (11 Jul 2016)

Anna Soubry: Since the EU has sole competence on trade policy, the UK has no bilateral trade agreements in force with countries outside the EU.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Trade Agreements (7 Jul 2016)

Anna Soubry: This will ultimately be up to the new Prime Minister and their team to decide. However, I have been encouraged by the interest coming from a range of non-EU countries, including some of our closest allies.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Trade Agreements (7 Jul 2016)

Anna Soubry: The Cabinet Office has established a new unit to oversee arrangements for the UK’s exit from the EU, after we have triggered Article 50. Until then, the UK remains a full member of the EU. The Government is reviewing trade policy, although the direction of future UK trade policy would be a matter for the new administration to consider once a new Prime Minister has been appointed.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: EU Grants and Loans (7 Jul 2016)

Anna Soubry: As my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister has made clear, while the UK remains a member of the EU, current EU funding arrangements continue unchanged. It will be for the Government under the new Prime Minister to begin the negotiation to leave, and set out arrangements for those currently in receipt of EU funds.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Business: Females (7 Jul 2016)

Anna Soubry: We are working to ensure we have the right business support for everyone, including women, to set up and grow a business. Start-Up Loans provide funding and intensive support to new entrepreneurs (39% of Start‑Up Loans have been awarded to women). There are 39 Growth Hubs across England and the Government has provided funding to Liverpool City Region to support development of a...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Trade Agreements (7 Jul 2016)

Anna Soubry: While the UK is still a member of the EU, all rights and obligations will apply. We continue to support the EU’s trade agenda and the UK will participate constructively in EU decision making on trade issues. We are taking stock of our position with regard to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and other trade negotiations.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Employment: North East (7 Jul 2016)

Anna Soubry: The employment rate for the country as a whole is at a record high. Government is committed to ensuring that UK remains open for business, and continues to grow and thrive. The North East continues to have a positive balance of trade, with links to the global market as well as into the European Union. Government will continue to work with the North East Local Enterprise Partnership to deliver...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Trade Agreements: Wales (7 Jul 2016)

Anna Soubry: The Cabinet Office has established a new unit to deliver the outcome of the referendum, exploring options for our future relationship with Europe. As my Rt hon Friend the Prime Minister has said, it will be important to ensure that the interests of all parts of the United Kingdom are protected and advanced in our negotiations.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (7 Jul 2016)

Anna Soubry: The European Commission has recently taken the decision to propose the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) as a “mixed agreement” consisting of both EU and Member State competence. This means that CETA can only take full effect once the UK has decided to ratify it. As part of that ratification process, the complete draft text of the agreement would be laid...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Iron and Steel: China (6 Jul 2016)

Anna Soubry: Holding answer received on 04 July 2016 The UK remains a full member of the EU until we formally exit and all rights and obligations under the EU, including trade defence measures, still apply. We will continue to support the EU’s trade agenda, including tackling unfair trade and continue to do all we can to support a sustainable UK steel industry. The Cabinet Office has...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (6 Jul 2016)

Anna Soubry: Holding answer received on 04 July 2016 While the UK is still a member of the EU, all rights and obligations will apply. We continue to support the EU’s trade agenda and the UK will participate constructively in EU decision making on trade issues including proceeding with implementation of the agreed EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (5 Jul 2016)

Anna Soubry: Holding answer received on 04 July 2016 While the UK is still a member of the EU, all rights and obligations will apply. We continue to support the EU’s trade agenda and the UK will participate constructively in EU decision making on trade issues. We are taking stock of our position with regard to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Land Registry: Privatisation (5 Jul 2016)

Anna Soubry: A Government consultation seeking views on options to move Land Registry operations to the private sector closed on 26 May. My department is analysing these response to help inform a Government decision, but no decision has yet been made.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (5 Jul 2016)

Anna Soubry: While the UK is still a member of the EU, all rights and obligations will apply. We continue to support the EU’s trade agenda and the UK will participate constructively in EU decision making on trade issues. The Government considers that the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is a “mixed agreement” consisting of both EU and Member State competence. Provided...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Land Registry: Privatisation (5 Jul 2016)

Anna Soubry: A Government consultation seeking views on options to move Land Registry operations to the private sector closed on 26 May. My department is analysing these response to help inform a Government decision. No decision has been taken on the future of Land Registry.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Trade Agreements (5 Jul 2016)

Anna Soubry: The Cabinet Office has established a new unit to oversee arrangements for the UK’s exit from the EU, after we have triggered Article 50. Until then, the UK remains a full member of the EU. The Government is reviewing trade policy, although the direction of future UK trade policy would be a matter for the new administration to consider once a new Prime Minister has been appointed.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: EU Action (4 Jul 2016)

Anna Soubry: The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is responsible for a wide range of EU business, including measures relating to the Single Market; consumer protection; labour markets; research, innovation and higher education; trade; and state aid. The Department provides Explanatory Memoranda to Parliament on any proposals from the Commission, including those which would be negotiated in...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: British Home Stores (4 Jul 2016)

Anna Soubry: We have made no specific assessments. Bangladesh is the second largest manufacturer of garments around the world after China, at $26 billion per annum and ready-made garments make up around 81% of total merchandise exports from Bangladesh. If business is lost to Bangladesh from BHS, it is unlikely to have a significant impact at the national level.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Iron and Steel: Tees Valley (4 Jul 2016)

Anna Soubry: The Government’s top priority for steel has not changed in the light of the EU referendum. The process for selling Tata Steel’s remaining UK assets remains ongoing and we continue to work closely with Tata and potential bidders so that we can secure a sustainable future. More widely, we are committed to working closely with the UK steel sector through the Steel Council to...


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