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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Department for International Trade more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property hansard heading Trade Promotion more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 17 July (HL16983), what are the job descriptions of each Trade Envoy; whether any assessment has been made of their effectiveness in relation to the terms of their appointment; and whether those envoys are accountable to (1) the Prime Minister, (2) the Secretary of State for International Trade, (3) the Foreign Secretary, or (4) another Cabinet minister. more like this
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Lord Grocott more like this
star this property uin HL17350 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-16more like thismore than 2019-08-16
star this property answer text <p>The Terms of Appointment for the Programme provide the framework to which Trade Envoys work to. They outline Trade Envoys’ roles and responsibilities when undertaking Trade Envoy duties, as well as outlining the Department for International Trade commitment to them. Under the Terms of Appointment, they are appointed for the term of a parliament, after which the sitting Prime Minister will decide whether to keep the current cadre in their role.</p><p> </p><p>Trade Envoys regularly help UK business secure export successes, by either lobbying on their behalf, or helping to create the environment for them to succeed.</p><p> </p><p>Trade Envoys are appointed by the Prime Minister and are ultimately accountable to the Prime Minister, though they regularly report specific issues to other Ministers as necessary.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-08-16T10:53:13.5Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-16T10:53:13.5Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Grocott more like this
1141168
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property hansard heading Trade Promotion more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 17 July (HL16983), whether the Trade Envoys are answerable to Parliament either (1) directly, (2) via a minister, or (3) not at all. more like this
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Lord Grocott more like this
star this property uin HL17351 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-16more like thismore than 2019-08-16
star this property answer text <p>Trade Envoys comprised of parliamentarians drawn from both Houses are answerable to Parliament via direct line of report to my Rt. Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade who is accountable for the programme.</p><p> </p><p>Although the Trade Envoy role is not a ministerial appointment and does not carry formal policy responsibility the Trade Envoys are under the same obligation as Ministers to adhere to the relevant departmental restrictions, guidelines and confidentiality clauses.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-08-16T10:53:28.36Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-16T10:53:28.36Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Grocott more like this
1142475
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property hansard heading Overseas Trade more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish their Regional Trade Plans. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL17549 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-16more like thismore than 2019-08-16
star this property answer text <p>Regional Trade Plans (RTPs), set out an overseas region’s overarching strategy, key objectives and priorities, which will drive the delivery of Her Majesty’s Government’s trade objectives overseas. Currently, the RTPs are internal documents, but the Department for International Trade intends to publish executive summaries of the RTPs in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-08-16T10:52:52.403Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-16T10:52:52.403Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
1140014
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property hansard heading Trade Promotion more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie (HL16983), whether they will include the list of Trade Envoys and appointment dates in the text of the Written Answer for inclusion in Hansard. more like this
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Lord Grocott more like this
star this property uin HL17249 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>I refer the Noble Lord to the Written Ministerial Statement given by my Rt Hon Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade on 18 July 2019, HCWS1760.</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statements/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2Clords&amp;uin=HCWS1760" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statements/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2Clords&amp;uin=HCWS1760</a></p><p> </p><p>On the 18 July 2019 my Noble Friend Lord Risby was appointed as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Lebanon which is in addition to his current role as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Algeria. Also on the 18 July 2019 the Hon. Member for Dudley North, Ian Austin MP, was appointed as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Israel. These two new appointments take the total number of Trade Envoys to 27 parliamentarians covering 58 markets.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Full List of Prime Minister’s Trade Envoys, their Markets and date of appointment</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Trade Envoy Name</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Designated Markets</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Date of PM Appointment</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lord Risby</p></td><td><p>Algeria</p></td><td><p>November 2012</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Lebanon</p></td><td><p>July 2019</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Baroness Morris</p></td><td><p>Jordan, Kuwait, Palestinian Territories</p></td><td><p>November 2012</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Baroness Bonham Carter</p></td><td><p>Mexico</p></td><td><p>November 2012</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Richard Graham MP</p></td><td><p>Indonesia</p></td><td><p>November 2012</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Trade Envoy to the ASEAN Economic Community</p></td><td><p>July 2015</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Philippines, Malaysia</p></td><td><p>January 2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Baroness Nicholson</p></td><td><p>Iraq</p></td><td><p>January 2014</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan</p></td><td><p>April 2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Kazakhstan</p></td><td><p>July 2017</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lord Janvrin</p></td><td><p>Turkey</p></td><td><p>January 2014</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mark Prisk MP</p></td><td><p>(Investment Envoy) Nordic and Baltic Region</p></td><td><p>April 2014</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Brazil</p></td><td><p>March 2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP</p></td><td><p>Egypt</p></td><td><p>November 2015</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Adam Afriyie MP</p></td><td><p>Ghana</p></td><td><p>January 2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Guinea</p></td><td><p>September 2017</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lord Popat</p></td><td><p>Uganda, Rwanda</p></td><td><p>January 2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>John Howell MP</p></td><td><p>Nigeria</p></td><td><p>January 2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Rushanara Ali MP</p></td><td><p>Bangladesh</p></td><td><p>March 2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lord Astor of Hever</p></td><td><p>Oman</p></td><td><p>November 2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lord Faulkner</p></td><td><p>Taiwan</p></td><td><p>January 2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lord Lamont</p></td><td><p>Iran</p></td><td><p>January 2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Baroness Northover</p></td><td><p>Angola</p></td><td><p>January 2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Zambia</p></td><td><p>July 2017</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Paul Scully MP</p></td><td><p>Myanmar, Brunei, Thailand</p></td><td><p>July 2017</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jeremy Lefroy MP</p></td><td><p>Ethiopia</p></td><td><p>July 2017</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Andrew Selous MP</p></td><td><p>South Africa</p></td><td><p>July 2017</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mark Pritchard MP</p></td><td><p>Georgia, Armenia</p></td><td><p>September 2017</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mark Menzies MP</p></td><td><p>Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Chile</p></td><td><p>September 2017</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Simon Hart MP</p></td><td><p>Panama, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica</p></td><td><p>September 2017</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ed Vaizey MP</p></td><td><p>Vietnam, Laos,Cambodia</p></td><td><p>September 2017</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sir Henry Bellingham MP</p></td><td><p>Libya</p></td><td><p>June 2018</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Pauline Latham MP</p></td><td><p>Kenya</p></td><td><p>August 2018</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Andrew Rosindell MP</p></td><td><p>Tanzania</p></td><td><p>September 2018</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ian Austin MP</p></td><td><p>Israel</p></td><td><p>July 2019</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T14:22:59.49Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T14:22:59.49Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Grocott more like this
1141169
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property hansard heading Trade Promotion more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 17 July (HL16983), what has been the total cost of the Trade Envoy system since 2012 including staffing support and travel costs. more like this
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Lord Grocott more like this
star this property uin HL17352 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>Since the Programme was launched in November 2012 the cumulative cost of travel and subsistence has been £848,962.</p><p> </p><p>Accurate staffing support figures for the programme are not available as the programme pre-dates the formation of the Department and has changed as the programme has evolved.</p><p> </p><p>For 2018/19 the programme’s staffing costs were approximately £551,000. This is based on the average salary costs for the current staffing level.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T14:24:05.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T14:24:05.167Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Grocott more like this
1141563
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
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star this property hansard heading Trade Agreements: Canada more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of a reduction in import tariffs on a post-Brexit trade deal between the UK and Canada. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL17431 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>We are working to transition existing EU trade agreements, including CETA, into bilateral deals as the UK leaves the EU. We continue to engage Canada to seek to achieve this at the earliest opportunity, and both sides are committed to a strong trading relationship moving forwards.</p><p> </p><p>If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, the UK will implement a temporary tariff which aims to minimise costs to business and mitigate price impacts on consumers. However, this will be temporary, applying for up to 12 months. It is not the basis for a long-term preferential trading relationship - transition of CETA remains the best foundation for the UK’s future trading relationship with Canada.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T14:23:50.757Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T14:23:50.757Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1140820
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property hansard heading Trade Remedies Authority: Staff 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, how many staff worked for the Trade Remedies Authority as of July 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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Bill Esterson more like this
star this property uin 280256 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-01more like thismore than 2019-08-01
star this property answer text <ul><li>The Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) will be a non-departmental independent public body and will be established with the passing of the Trade Bill. Before that happens, and to provide certainty to UK businesses that they will not be exposed to injury from unfair trade practices, the Trade Remedies Investigations Directorate has been temporarily established within DIT to make assessments and recommendations in a respect of a trade remedy measure.</li><li>There are currently (23<sup>rd</sup> July 2019) 104 staff working for Trade Remedies Investigations Directorate and these will transfer to the TRA once it has been established.</li></ul> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth West more like this
star this property answering member printed Conor Burns more like this
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less than 2019-08-01T11:43:40.697Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-01T11:43:40.697Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Conor Burns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
1139330
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property hansard heading Overseas Investment 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 UK businesses are eligible to apply for funding from the Investment Promotion Programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton more like this
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Dan Carden more like this
star this property uin 277829 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-31more like thismore than 2019-07-31
star this property answer text <p>All suitable qualified UK businesses will be eligible to bid for the procurement of service delivery contracts of the Investment Promotion Programme (IPP); all commercial processes are in line with Government Commercial Operating standards.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart more like this
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less than 2019-07-31T12:27:12.423Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-31T12:27:12.423Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Carden more like this
1140825
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property hansard heading Tradeshow Access Programme: Finance 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 assessment he has made of trends in the level of funding of the Tradeshow Access Programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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Bill Esterson more like this
star this property uin 280261 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-31more like thismore than 2019-07-31
star this property answer text <p>For the last 2 years funding for TAP has remained at £6.5m. The overall TAP budget is in line with the last Spending Review settlement.</p><p> </p><p>An evaluation of TAP is being commissioned to understand how to improve programme delivery and the impact the scheme has on businesses and the wider economy. This will inform future budget allocations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart more like this
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less than 2019-07-31T13:07:07.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-31T13:07:07.067Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
1140865
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
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star this property hansard heading Job Creation: East Midlands 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 steps he has taken to support job creation from foreign direct investment in the East Midlands. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mansfield more like this
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Ben Bradley more like this
star this property uin 280379 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-31more like thismore than 2019-07-31
star this property answer text <p>In 2016 the Department for International Trade established the Midlands Engine Investment Hub which has developed several sector-based investment propositions for the Foreign Direct Investment offer in key Midlands sectors, including the East Midlands. These are now promoted widely within DIT’s International network.</p><p> </p><p>There were 69 investment projects that landed in the East Midlands in tax year 2018-2019, with 1,823 associated new jobs.</p><p> </p><p>On 30 July the first East Midlands proposition within DIT’s High Potential Opportunities programme was launched. This showcases the Leicester Space Park offer and will be promoted to a targeted list of overseas investors.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart more like this
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less than 2019-07-31T12:45:21.493Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-31T12:45:21.493Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ben Bradley more like this