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Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Business: Stafford (1 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 contained two specific policies to support Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in accessing finance. The first requires major banks to refer SMEs they reject for finance to designated ‘finance platforms’ that can help match SMEs with alternative finance providers. This will ensure that viable SMEs, including businesses...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Overseas Trade: Mexico (1 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: Increasing exports is a key focus in the Government’s long-term economic plan. There is a cross Whitehall approach to exports and whenever Government Ministers are on overseas trips, they have a trade focus, supporting UK businesses to take advantage of export opportunities, to help remove barriers to trade and to create a strong business environment. A key part of this work is to...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Companies: Ownership (31 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: Holding answer received on 25 May 2016 Since 6th April this year, UK companies (with exception of listed companies), limited liability partnerships and societates europaeae have been required to hold a register of people with significant control (PSC register). The register records the ultimate owners and controllers of UK companies. It is designed to record individuals. However,...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Property: Ownership (31 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: At the International Anti-Corruption Summit in London on 12 May, my Rt hon Friend the Prime Minister announced that we will require foreign companies that own or purchase UK properties or bid on UK Government procurement contracts to provide details of their beneficial owners to a public central register. This will be the first register of its kind in the world. The Department for Business,...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Energy: EU Law (27 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: Over the past year, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills has met and called several times with Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition, to discuss EU state aid rules and energy-intensive industries. I as Minister of State for Business, Industry and Enterprise attended the energy intensive industries high level stakeholder conference...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Iron and Steel: Manufacturing Industries (27 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: The Government is exploring all options to support steel and the foundation industries. We are interested to consider how we can develop the best way forward for the UK industry alongside all parties with steel expertise, including the Materials Processing Institute.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: British Business Bank (27 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: The British Business Bank is a government-owned economic development bank that makes finance markets for smaller businesses work more effectively. It works with the market to increase awareness amongst smaller businesses about the available finance options. British Business Bank became fully operational on 1 November 2014. Therefore we are able to provide the information requested for the 5...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: UK Trade and Investment (27 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: UK Trade and Investment's (UKTI) total (a1) operating budget, (b) communications budget and (c) expenditure on third party communications consultancy and public relations agencies in (i) 2014, (ii) 2015 and (iii) 2016 was as follows in the table below. We have also provided additional figures (a2) to reflect UKTI total associated operating costs which were allocated by parliament to...

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...


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