Trade Promotion

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 22nd July 2021.

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Photo of Hilary Benn Hilary Benn Labour, Leeds Central

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many meetings (a) he has and (b) other Ministers of his Department have attended with international trade advisers in the (i) Northern Powerhouse, (ii) Midlands Engine, (iii) South and (iv) London regions; and which Ministers were in attendance at each of those meetings.

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

According to Department for International Trade records, the Secretary of State did not attend any meetings with international trade advisers since February 2020.

Other ministers have attended twenty-seven meetings with international trade advisers since February 2020. Ten meetings took place in the Northern Powerhouse region, one in the Midlands Engine, fifteen in the South, and one in London.

Minister Stuart attended six meetings in the Northern Powerhouse, eleven in the South, one in the Midlands Engine, and one in London.

Minister Jayawardena attended four meetings in the Northern Powerhouse, and four meetings in the South.

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