Exports: Marketing

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 10th June 2019.

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Photo of Layla Moran Layla Moran Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the (a) operation, (b) maintenance and (c) promotion of his Department's export hub truck (i) since 2016, (ii) in the last year and (iii) in the last six months.

Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade)

The Export Hub is a mobile outreach platform that hosts workshops and advice sessions so that businesses across the UK can access DIT export services on their doorstep. It is available for use by Members of Parliament to help boost exports in their constituencies.

The spend on the Export hub is as follows:

i) Since the department’s formation in July 2016 to 31st May 2019: £1,465,493 ii) Last financial year (2018/19): £446,659 iii) Last six months: £205,153

We are not able to break these costs down by operation, maintenance and promotion.

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