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Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Iron and Steel: Research (26 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: The UK is a world leader in advanced manufacturing sectors such as automotive and aerospace, which continue to grow rapidly. These industries all require high value, continually improving steel products in order to remain competitive, and therefore innovation will continue to play an important role in the future of the UK steel industry. The Steel Council recognises this; UK Steel are leading...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Tata Steel (26 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: Tata have confirmed to us that they working closely with all of their customers and suppliers at this time, and HMG is supporting Tata to make sure that their customers and suppliers are fully aware of all the efforts the Government is making to secure a sale of their UK facilities. The Government has also written a letter to Tata’s supply chain and customers highlighting our commitment...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Iron and Steel: Antidumping (26 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: Trade defence is an EU competence. The EU’s anti-dumping procedures are set out in Council Regulation (EC) No 1225/2009 (the EU’s basic anti-dumping Regulation). The process is mainly initiated following requests from EU producers to the Commission. The Commission is responsible for considering requests for and, if appropriate, opening anti-dumping investigations. The UK, or any...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Iron and Steel: Manufacturing Industries (26 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: The UK is stronger, safer, and better off in a reformed EU, and this very much applies to our steel industry. The EU is our most important market for steel, buying over half our steel exports, and it is a powerful voice pushing for fair international trading conditions. Our membership provides access to a vast open market with a good system that balances the interests of producers and users....

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (26 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: The EU–Canada Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) will deliver jobs and growth for the UK, with independent analysis suggesting the deal could be worth up to £1.3 billion per year to the UK economy. We expect CETA to be a “mixed” agreement, covering areas of both EU and Member State competence. In this case, the EU Council could decide to provisionally...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (26 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: We expect that the EU–Canada Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) will be a “mixed” agreement, covering areas of both EU and Member State competence. In that case, it will be subject to agreement by each EU Member State, the EU Council and the European Parliament. As part of this process the agreement will be subject to Parliamentary scrutiny before it is...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Iron and Steel: Import Duties (26 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: Each anti-dumping case is different. Moreover the levels of dumping and injury occurring in EU and US markets may be very different. The Government examines the evidence in all EU anti-dumping cases closely before taking a view. The Government believes that effective trade defence measures should be proportionate, not protectionist, and strike a balance between removing the injury to...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Overseas Trade (26 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: The UK Trade and Investment Strategic Relations (SRM) programme has a coordination role across government to encourage better communication between the various departments in government and businesses. More information, including a list of the 86 companies involved and contact Ministers can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/ukti-strategic-relation s-team Details of...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Leasehold (26 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: The data requested is on the attached spreadsheet. Land Registry has also provided data relating to both the number of leasehold titles and the number of transactions affecting leasehold titles in Harrow and in England in each of the last 10 years. Attachment to 38043 (Excel SpreadSheet, 12.06 KB)

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia (26 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: The UK Government takes its export control responsibilities very seriously. All export licence applications are carefully assessed on a case by case basis against the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria. A licence will not be issued if to do so would be inconsistent with any provision of the Criteria. The suspension of licences will be considered by my Rt hon Friend...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Cluster Munitions: Exports (26 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: Our electronic records show that since 1999 no licences have been granted to Saudi Arabia or Yemen for cluster bombs. Paper records prior to 1999 can only be searched at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Overseas Trade: China (25 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: The Government believes it is important that World Trade Organisation members meet their international obligations. But we are also committed to tackling unfair trade and ensuring that the Commission continues to have the necessary tools available to do this. China’s 2001 Protocol of Accession to the WTO removes certain provisions after 15 years, so countries may need to alter the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Overseas Trade: South Asia (25 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: I have held no discussions with the Federal Minister for Commerce of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan, about increasing trade between the UK and Pakistan or Pakistan Administered Kashmir.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (24 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: The next round of negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership will take place in July. The UK reading room will be open in time to access documents related to this round.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Iron and Steel: Manufacturing Industries (23 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: This information is not collected centrally. However, the following are examples of Government investments in the UK metals sector since 2008:£8.2 million from the Regional Growth Fund towards a new Tata Steel Europe R&D Centre at Warwick UniversityAdvanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI) - £12.7 million comprising £6.47 million grant and £6.25 million...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: HSBC: Offshoring (23 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: This is a commercial matter for HSBC – Ministers in the Department had no discussions with HSBC prior to their 16 May 2016 announcement. We recognise that this will be a worrying time for the workforce and, since HSBC’s announcement, I have spoken to the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership who will now be working with local partners to ensure that suitable support...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Yorkshire and the Humber (23 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: This Government is committed to supporting scientific excellence. That is why in Spending Review 2015 we protected science resource funding from its current level of £4.7 billion per year in real terms for the remainder of the Parliament, and why we are investing in new scientific infrastructure on a record scale, delivering on the £6.9 billion science capital commitment in our...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Small Businesses: West Yorkshire (23 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: The Leeds City Region Skills Service has, to date, supported 620 businesses, with 3,300 pieces of training completed and 1,595 more underway. The value of this support to SMEs is £2.12m. In 2016/17 the Skills Service is expected to support skills diagnostics for 800 businesses, help 1,100 SMEs to offer apprenticeships and upskill 5,600 employees. Grants between £500 and...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Arms Trade: Egypt (23 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: Information on military and dual use export licences is published as Official Statistics in the quarterly and annual reports on Strategic Export Controls which are all available to view on GOV.UK. These reports contain detailed information on export licences issued, refused or revoked, by destination, including the overall value, type (e.g. Military, Other) and a summary of the items covered...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Tata Steel (12 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: Holding answer received on 09 May 2016 It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.


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