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star this property date less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Foreign Investment in UK more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what guidance his Department issues to foreign companies planning to invest in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 294168 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The Department for International Trade (DIT) plays a critical role in promoting the UK as the natural choice for overseas investment. The Department provides support to inward investors who wish to set up in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>These services range from providing information, guidance and support on the UK business environment, to access to finance, talent and skills, visas and migration, research and innovation, and sector experts.</p><p> </p><p>DIT also provides an end-to-end service for investors, through initiatives such as the Strategic Relationship Management Programme, both in the UK and overseas, working with colleagues across government, in London, UK regions and Devolved Administrations. This suite of services helps investors prosper and succeed, which in turn leads them to reinvest further in the UK. The UK has the highest stock of FDI of any nation in Europe.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart remove filter
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less than 2019-10-08T16:13:00.99Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:13:00.99Z
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star this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1145768
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to her letter dated 16 September 2019 to the Chair of the Committees on Arms Export Controls, how the breaches of the undertaking given to the Court by the Secretary of State in the Order of the Court dated 20 June 2019 took place; and what steps she is taking to ensure no further breaches take place. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North more like this
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Catherine McKinnell more like this
star this property uin 290760 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>As my Rt Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade said in her statement to Parliament on 26<sup>th</sup> September, as soon as the issue was brought to her attention on the 12<sup>th</sup> September, she took immediate action:</p><ul><li>Taking immediate steps to inform the Court and Parliament;</li><li>Putting in place immediate, interim procedures to make sure the error could not happen again;</li><li>Instigating a complete and full internal review of all licences granted for Saudi Arabia and its Coalition partners since 20 June;</li><li>The Permanent Secretary commissioned, on her behalf, a full independent investigation.</li></ul><p>This investigation will: (i) establish the precise circumstances in which these licences were granted; (ii) establish whether any other licences have been granted in breach of the Undertaking to the Court or the commitment to Parliament; and (iii) confirm that procedures are in place to ensure that no further such breaches can occur. The Director General Policy Group at the Department for Work and Pensions has been appointed to lead this investigation.</p><p>During the course of this investigation, licence applications for Saudi Arabia and its Coalition partners will be referred to a new weekly meeting of senior officials from the Department for International Trade, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Ministry of Defence. (Some will have been refused by this point, for example where they fail to meet one or more of the Consolidated Criteria.) This meeting will reach a recommendation for Ministers as to whether applications are within the scope of the Undertaking and the Parliamentary Statement, applying a further checklist of questions which are designed to ensure that: (i) current and full information is available to enable an assessment of whether the items in question are for possible use in the conflict in Yemen; and (ii) if there has been any change in circumstances in the conflict in Yemen, this is properly included in the assessment. All recommendations to grant licences for the export of items to Saudi Arabia and its Coalition partners will now be referred to Ministers for decision.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart remove filter
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less than 2019-10-08T16:09:59.613Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:09:59.613Z
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star this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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4125
unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell more like this
1148399
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star this property date less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Trade: Israel more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent assessment has she made of the level of potential opportunities for (a) export and (b) trade with Israel. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dudley North more like this
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Ian Austin more like this
star this property uin 294687 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Israel remains a strategic priority for UK trade with total trade in goods and services between the UK and Israel totalling £4.2bn in 2019.</p><p> </p><p>Total UK exports to Israel amounted to £2.4bn in 2019 and our Embassy team in Tel Aviv, supported by the Department for International Trade (DIT) team in London and across the UK, continues to support and engage with business on a daily basis both to assess and realise potential opportunities for UK business in line with the Export Strategy, the government’s plan to increase UK total exports as a proportion of GDP to 35% and make Britain a 21st century exporting superpower. The strategy, which focuses on all global markets, including Israel, will encourage and inspire more businesses to export; inform businesses by providing practical assistance on exporting; connect UK businesses to overseas buyers and opportunities; and help provide finance through UK Export Finance to enhance the HMG offer to UK exporters. Through this strategy we will also continue to promote the UK as a bilateral trading partner, reassuring Israeli businesses that the UK remains open for business and remains an advocate for free trade and open markets.</p><p> </p><p>On trade more broadly, the Trade Continuity Agreement signed between the UK and Israel last February reflects the importance both countries attribute to the respective trading relationship and the potential opportunities that exist. I am delighted that the Hon. Member will be supporting the important and exciting work that builds on the agreement as our recently appointed Trade Envoy for Israel.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart remove filter
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less than 2019-10-08T16:00:35.503Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:00:35.503Z
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star this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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1511
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Austin more like this
1147579
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether any licences have been granted for military equipment where the Saudi National Guard is certified as the end user since the Court of Appeal’s judgment of 20 June 2019 on arms sales at risk of being used in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg more like this
star this property uin 292798 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>Since the Court of Appeal’s judgment of 20 June 2019, no licences have been granted for military equipment where the Saudi National Guard is certified as the end user.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart remove filter
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less than 2019-10-07T16:12:12.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T16:12:12.157Z
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star this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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167
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
1146761
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-27more like thismore than 2019-09-27
star this property answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the financial value was of arms exports to each member of the Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen since 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 291540 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>The Government publishes Official Statistics (on a quarterly and annual basis) about export licences 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 by these licences. These can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/strategic-export-controls-licensing-data." target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/strategic-export-controls-licensing-data.</a></p><p> </p><p>Bespoke reports (e.g. by country, goods type and for specific timeframes) may also be produced by registering on the Strategic Export Controls Reports and Statistics Website at: <a href="https://www.exportcontroldb.trade.gov.uk/sdb2/fox/sdb/SDBHOME" target="_blank">https://www.exportcontroldb.trade.gov.uk/sdb2/fox/sdb/SDBHOME</a></p><p> </p><p>The value of exports licensed in a given period is not necessarily a measure of actual exports shipped in that period. This is because most licences are valid for multiple shipments over two years and export values are only available for a subsection of licences (Standard Individual Export Licences). Some licences expire before they are fully used and in these circumstances exporters must apply for a new (duplicate) licence, which can result in a significant element of double counting in some periods.</p><p>All export licences are issued in strict accordance with the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart remove filter
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less than 2019-10-07T12:21:26.723Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T12:21:26.723Z
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star this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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338
unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
1145525
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star this property date less than 2019-09-24more like thismore than 2019-09-24
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Wines: Exports more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps her Department is taking to support British wine exports. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Morley and Outwood more like this
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Andrea Jenkyns more like this
star this property uin 290425 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
star this property answer text <p>The global demand for British wine continues to increase, with British wine now being sold in over 40 countries world-wide. The Department works hand-in-hand with key industry bodies to help support and promote the sector. Our activities include: hosting international buyer visits to the UK and matchmaking them with UK wine producers; providing financial support for companies to exhibit at key overseas trade shows; supporting overseas missions to new markets; and running influencer visits to continue to enhance the reputation of our wine industry globally.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart remove filter
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less than 2019-10-02T16:10:52.003Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-02T16:10:52.003Z
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star this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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4490
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrea Jenkyns more like this
1145795
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of Government adherence to the rule of law regarding the issuance of arms export licences to Saudi Arabia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Ham more like this
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Lyn Brown more like this
star this property uin 290783 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State unreserved apologised to the Court and to Parliament for the inadvertent breaches of the Undertaking given to the Court by the then Secretary of State in the Order of the Court dated 20 June 2019.</p><p> </p><p>The Permanent Secretary on behalf of the Secretary of State has commissioned a full investigation to: (i) establish the precise circumstances in which these licences were granted; (ii) establish whether any other licences have been granted in breach of the undertaking to the Court or the commitment to Parliament; and (iii) confirm that procedures are in place to ensure that no further such breaches can occur. The Director General Policy Group at the Department for Work and Pensions has been appointed to lead this investigation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart remove filter
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less than 2019-09-30T15:17:51.15Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T15:17:51.15Z
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star this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
star this property tabling member
1583
unstar this property label Biography information for Lyn Brown more like this
1145968
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Arms Trade: Export Controls more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the Secretary of State’s letter of 16 September 2019 to the Chair of the Committees on Arms Export Controls, what steps the Government is taking to review the way in which information is exchanged with the Joint Export Control Unit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg more like this
star this property uin 290582 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
star this property answer text <p>As the Secretary of State said in her statement to Parliament on 26<sup>th</sup> September, as soon as the issue was brought to her attention on the 12<sup>th</sup> September, she took immediate action:</p><ul><li>Taking immediate steps to inform the Court and Parliament;</li><li>Putting in place immediate, interim procedures to make sure the error could not happen again;</li><li>Instigating a complete and full internal review of all licences granted for Saudi Arabia and its Coalition partners since 20 June;</li><li>Asking the Permanent Secretary to commission, on her behalf, a full independent investigation.</li></ul><p>This investigation will: (i) establish the precise circumstances in which these licences were granted; (ii) establish whether any other licences have been granted in breach of the Undertaking to the Court or the commitment to Parliament; and (iii) confirm that procedures are in place to ensure that no further such breaches can occur. The Director General Policy Group at the Department for Work and Pensions has been appointed to lead this investigation.</p><p> </p><p>During the course of this investigation, licence applications for Saudi Arabia and its Coalition partners will be referred to a new weekly meeting of senior officials from DIT, FCO and MOD. (Some will have been refused by this point, for example where they fail to meet one or more of the Consolidated Criteria.) This meeting will reach a recommendation for Ministers as to whether applications are within the scope of the Undertaking and the Parliamentary Statement, applying a further checklist of questions which are designed to ensure that: (i) current and full information is available to enable an assessment of whether the items in question are for possible use in the conflict in Yemen; and (ii) if there has been any change in circumstances in the conflict in Yemen, this is properly included in the assessment. All recommendations to grant licences for the export of items to Saudi Arabia and its Coalition partners will now be referred to Ministers for decision.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 291083 more like this
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less than 2019-09-30T15:10:52.163Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T15:10:52.163Z
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1482
star this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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167
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
1145966
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she plans to take to ensure that her Department does not violate the court order on banning the issuing of new export licences to Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners for arms that could be used in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
star this property uin 291083 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
star this property answer text <p>As the Secretary of State said in her statement to Parliament on 26<sup>th</sup> September, as soon as the issue was brought to her attention on the 12<sup>th</sup> September, she took immediate action:</p><ul><li>Taking immediate steps to inform the Court and Parliament;</li><li>Putting in place immediate, interim procedures to make sure the error could not happen again;</li><li>Instigating a complete and full internal review of all licences granted for Saudi Arabia and its Coalition partners since 20 June;</li><li>Asking the Permanent Secretary to commission, on her behalf, a full independent investigation.</li></ul><p>This investigation will: (i) establish the precise circumstances in which these licences were granted; (ii) establish whether any other licences have been granted in breach of the Undertaking to the Court or the commitment to Parliament; and (iii) confirm that procedures are in place to ensure that no further such breaches can occur. The Director General Policy Group at the Department for Work and Pensions has been appointed to lead this investigation.</p><p> </p><p>During the course of this investigation, licence applications for Saudi Arabia and its Coalition partners will be referred to a new weekly meeting of senior officials from DIT, FCO and MOD. (Some will have been refused by this point, for example where they fail to meet one or more of the Consolidated Criteria.) This meeting will reach a recommendation for Ministers as to whether applications are within the scope of the Undertaking and the Parliamentary Statement, applying a further checklist of questions which are designed to ensure that: (i) current and full information is available to enable an assessment of whether the items in question are for possible use in the conflict in Yemen; and (ii) if there has been any change in circumstances in the conflict in Yemen, this is properly included in the assessment. All recommendations to grant licences for the export of items to Saudi Arabia and its Coalition partners will now be referred to Ministers for decision.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 290582 more like this
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less than 2019-09-30T15:10:52.117Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T15:10:52.117Z
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star this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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4615
unstar this property label Biography information for Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
1143684
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star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for International Trade: Brexit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what meetings her Department has had with Bristol City Council to discuss preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 285318 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart remove filter
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less than 2019-09-09T16:02:45.493Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:02:45.493Z
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1482
star this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
star this property tabling member
4433
unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this