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star this property date less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
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 Trade 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 how many members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) trade solely on WTO terms without any (1) bilateral, or (2) regional, trade agreements. more like this
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Lord Bowness more like this
star this property uin HL15424 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 2019-05-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>A full list of existing regional trade agreements and early announcements of planned trade agreements by World Trade Organization (WTO) members can be found using the attached documents in conjunction with the WTO Regional Trade Agreements database at this link: <a href="http://rtais.wto.org/UI/PublicMaintainRTAHome.aspx" target="_blank">http://rtais.wto.org/UI/PublicMaintainRTAHome.aspx</a>. For the department to extract this information would incur disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie remove filter
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star this property file name RTAs in force list WTO (exported 15052019).xlsx more like this
unstar this property title Regional Trade Agreements in force more like this
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star this property file name Early announcement list WTO (exported 15052019).xlsx more like this
unstar this property title List of all early announcements made to WTO more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T13:23:26.13Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T13:23:26.13Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3496
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bowness more like this
1124043
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
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 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 how many countries the UK currently trades solely with on World Trade Organization terms without any additional bilateral or regional trade agreements. more like this
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Lord Bowness more like this
star this property uin HL15425 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 2019-05-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The UK currently trades with 24 WTO Member countries on purely WTO terms. In addition to this, the UK trades with 3 WTO Members (customs territories) on purely WTO terms. Therefore, the UK trades with 27 WTO Members on purely WTO terms.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie remove filter
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less than 2019-05-15T10:38:34.48Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T10:38:34.48Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3496
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bowness more like this
1124413
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
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 Trade Fairs: Iraq 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 how many UK construction and professional firms they expect to attend the Erbil International Fair in northern Iraq in June. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL15462 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 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answer text <p>The Construction fair taking place in Erbil in June (26 June – 29 June) is advertised as a ‘Made in Iraq’ fair, so consequently will attract primarily local dealers and contractors, and we are not aware of any UK firms planning to attend.</p><p> </p><p>The Erbil International Trade Fair (30 Sept - 03 Oct) is the biggest international multi-sector trade fair organised in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. UK companies that attend the Fair are likely to decide to participate closer to the time, though are more likely to participate as delegates or visitors rather than as exhibitors. In previous years, the local distributors of JLR and JCB have exhibited.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie remove filter
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less than 2019-05-16T15:42:22.607Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T15:42:22.607Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1124893
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
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 China: USA 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 what assessment they have made of the trade dispute between the United States and China; and of the effect of that dispute on global markets. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15568 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 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>The UK remains concerned about the current trade tensions between the US and China which could adversely affect global growth.</p><p>The UK shares some of the US’s concerns with China’s trade practices and believes they should be addressed through structural opening in China and through multilateral cooperation, including ambitious reform of the WTO. The UK supports ongoing dialogue between the US and China to resolve these issues with an outcome that is WTO-compliant. We continue to raise our concerns with partners.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie remove filter
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less than 2019-05-21T11:08:26.47Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T11:08:26.47Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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1796
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1125518
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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
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: Germany 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 what steps they are taking to develop the UK’s post-Brexit trading relationship with Germany. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15613 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 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>Germany accounts for 10.2% of total UK trade and remains a crucial market for UK goods and services. Total trade in goods and services between the UK and Germany amounted to £132.7 billion in 2018.</p><p> </p><p>In August 2018, my Rt Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade launched the Export Strategy, through which the Government plans to increase UK total exports as a proportion of GDP to 35% and make Britain a 21st century exporting superpower. Germany will be a priority market for this strategy. We will also continue to promote the UK as a bilateral trading partner, reassuring German businesses that the UK remains open for business and remains an advocate for free trade and open markets.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie remove filter
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less than 2019-05-22T16:23:42.5Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T16:23:42.5Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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1796
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1126691
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
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 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 Answers by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 14 May (HL15424 and HL15425), which are the 27 members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) with which the UK trades solely on WTO terms. more like this
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Lord Bowness more like this
star this property uin HL15708 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 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>The World Trade Organisation (WTO) Members with which the UK trades purely on WTO Terms - not subject to any Free Trade Agreement or preferential trade regime – are: Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, China, Chinese Taipei, Cuba, Gabon, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Macao, Malaysia, the Maldives, New Zealand, Oman, Paraguay, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, the US, Uruguay and Venezuela.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie remove filter
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less than 2019-05-22T16:50:38.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T16:50:38.393Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3496
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bowness more like this
1126723
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
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 Trade Agreements 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 with which countries, in order of priority, they wish to conclude trade deals post-Brexit; and what estimate they have made, if any, of the likely timescale of concluding such deals. more like this
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Baroness Quin more like this
star this property uin HL15740 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 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>Our priority is to be in a position to begin formal negotiations with key partners after we leave the EU, and to then make progress towards substantive agreements, so long as such agreements work for the whole of the UK. We have completed public consultations on potential future free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations with the United States, Australia and New Zealand, and on the UK’s potential accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). We plan to publish Government responses for each of the four consultations before any formal negotiations begin.</p><p>Trade agreements vary in shape, scope and form, and there is no “average” timeframe for completion. For example, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada took seven years to negotiate, the China-Switzerland FTA took two, but the USA-Jordan FTA negotiations only four months. The Government is clear that its objective is to negotiate the best possible FTAs for the whole of the UK, in the interests of business and consumers.</p><p>While we are looking to forge new agreements, the Government is also seeking continuity for our existing EU trade agreements as we leave the EU. A list of all signed trade continuity agreements is available on the GOV.UK website.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie remove filter
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less than 2019-05-21T11:09:23.977Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T11:09:23.977Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Quin more like this
1126998
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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
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: Gambia 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 what actions they are  taking to increase the amount of trade between the UK and The Gambia. more like this
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Lord German more like this
star this property uin HL15759 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 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>As the Prime Minister set out during her visit to Africa last Summer, the Government is committed to seeing a step change in our relationship with Africa in order to drive forward trade and investment. The Africa Trade Services Unit was set up to act as the single point of contact for UK companies exporting to Africa. The Unit responds to all Africa trade enquiries, including those related to Gambia, and can support UK companies through the delivery of trade services.</p><p> </p><p>The UK remains committed to ensuring developing countries can reduce poverty through trading opportunities. The Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Act 2018 enables the UK to put in place a trade preferences scheme for developing countries that maintains the same level of access as the EU's Generalised Scheme of Preferences, which will grant duty-free, quota-free access to Least Developed Countries, including The Gambia.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie remove filter
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less than 2019-05-21T11:48:36.933Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T11:48:36.933Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord German more like this
1127242
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star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Students: Ethnic Groups 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 what is the role of the Office for Students Evidence and Impact Exchange in promoting best practice in universities to address the attainment gap between BAME and other students. more like this
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Lord Boateng more like this
star this property uin HL15795 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 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>The government has asked the Office for Students to set up an Evidence and Impact Exchange to help transform our understanding of what works in driving access and successful participation among disadvantaged and underrepresented students. The new centre, known as the Centre for Transforming Access and Student Outcomes (TASO) in higher education (HE), is an affiliate what works centre, and part of the UK government’s what works movement.</p><p> </p><p>TASO will commission, share and support the take-up of evidence on ‘what works’ to improve access and participation in HE in different settings and for different groups of students, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students. It will act as a central hub for a wide variety of evidence, helping to ensure that HE spend to widen access and participation by under-represented and disadvantaged students has as big an impact as possible.</p><p> </p><p>TASO has already made its first call for evidence, inviting providers to submit examples of impact evaluation across the student life-cycle.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie remove filter
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less than 2019-05-23T14:22:04.243Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T14:22:04.243Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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147
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Boateng more like this
1127243
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star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Students: Ethnic Groups 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 what assessment they have made of the role of the Race Disparity Audit in addressing inequalities in higher education. more like this
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Lord Boateng more like this
star this property uin HL15796 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 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>At the launch of the Race Disparity Audit in October 2017, the government committed to “explain or change” the ethnic disparities on the audit’s Ethnicity facts and figures website.</p><p>Since October 2017 the government has taken action, including on tackling disparities in access to and participation in higher education (HE) for ethnic minority students.</p><p>The audit’s ethnicity facts and figures website has been continually updated and extended to allow the public to see if ethnic disparities are improving or not, across over 160 important areas of public life. This has included the publication of data on undergraduate degree results and entrants at different HE providers with high, medium and low entry tariffs.</p><p>On February 1, the government announced action to tackle disparities in access to, and successful participation in, HE for ethnic minority students; and disparities in recruitment and progression for ethnic minority academics. This included plans to work with league table compilers on how they might consider performance on tackling inequalities between ethnic groups in university rankings, promoting the new transparency condition, and encouraging HE providers to make use of tools such as the Race at Work charter and the Race Equality Charter in their efforts to address inequality.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie remove filter
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less than 2019-05-23T14:14:06.147Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T14:14:06.147Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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147
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Boateng more like this