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Board of Trade: Membership

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 8th June 2020.

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Photo of Simon Hoare Simon Hoare Chair, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, Chair, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the membership of the Board of Trade is; and on what dates that Board met in (a) 2018, (b) 2019 and (c) 2020.

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

The Board is chaired by the Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board - its only standing member. The Board is also served by a Deputy President (currently Marcus Fysh MP) supported by a selection of advisers invited to offer views on trade and investment. Advisers represent businesses from across the UK and are crucial links into UK business sharing their specific expertise, sectoral and local knowledge. a) 2018: Met four times: 29 March; 17 May; 6 September; and 15 November. b) 2019: Met twice: 28 February and 16 May. c) 2020: No meetings thus far.

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