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Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade
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Written Statements are made when a current event is not sufficiently significant to require an Oral Statement, but the House is required to be informed.
|Oct. 08||Oral Questions||Oral Answers to Questions|
|Sep. 24||Urgent Questions||Gender Recognition Act Consultation|
|Mar. 11||Westminster Hall||Women in the Commonwealth: Trade and Investment|
|Jul. 01||Adjournment Debate||Covid-19: International Language Schools|
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|Trade Bill 2019-21||Committee: 2nd sitting (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 15 October, 2020||26 Oct 2020, 11:20 a.m.|
|A Bill to make provision about the implementation of international trade agreements; to make provision establishing the Trade Remedies Authority and conferring functions on it; and to make provision about the collection and disclosure of information relating to trade.|
15 Oct 2020
|Department for International Trade||Export Control (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Parliamentary Status - Text of Legislation||Draft affirmative procedure|
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21 Sep 2020
|Department for International Trade||Common Rules for Exports (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Parliamentary Status - Text of Legislation||Draft affirmative procedure|
|These Regulations are made in exercise of the powers in section 8(1) of, and paragraph 21(b) of Schedule 7 to, the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (c. 16) (“the Act”) (in particular under section 8(2)(a), (b), (c), (d), (e) and (g)) in order to address failures of retained EU law to operate effectively and other deficiencies arising from the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. These Regulations are also made under section 8C(1) of the Act in order to implement the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland to the EU Withdrawal Agreement (“the Protocol”). They make amendments to the retained domestic version of Regulation (EU) 2015/479 of the European Parliament and of the Council dated 11th March 2015 (“the EU Regulation”), which applies in Great Britain after IP completion day. Regulation (EU) 2015/479 is EU legislation listed in Annex 2 of the Protocol which, by virtue of section 7A of the Act and Annex 2 of the Protocol, continues to be directly applicable in Northern Ireland after IP completion day.|
Select Committees are a formally established cross-party group of backbench MPs tasked with holding a Government department to account.
At any time there will be number of ongoing investigations into the work of the Department, or issues which fall within the oversight of the Department. Witnesses can be summoned from within the Government and outside to assist in these inquiries, and the Select Committee will occasionally publish formal reports of their findings.
|Oct. 29||Chatham House speech: Liz Truss sets out vision for values-driven free trade||News and Communications|
|Oct. 29||DIT: spending over £500, June 2020||Transparency|
|Oct. 29||DIT: spending over £500, July 2020||Transparency|
Written Questions are submitted by Members of Parliament and the House of Lords to receive information or updates from a Department.
Departments are required to respond in a timely fashion and provide a response or requested information. Written Questions can compel detailed and specific information to be produced, and are frequently used as the source of news stories about the work of a Department.
|26 Oct 2020, 4:53 p.m.||Gareth Thomas (Labour (Co-op) - Harrow West)||Gareth Thomas (Labour (Co-op) - Harrow West)|
Question to the Department for International Trade:
To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether it is her Department's policy to bring forward implementing legislation for trade agreements that are not roll-over deals.
Answered by Ranil Jayawardena - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade)
Parliament already has a statutory role in the scrutiny of treaties under the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act. This allows Parliament to approve or resolve against any treaty.
HM Government will always negotiate Free Trade Agreements that will best serve the interests of British businesses, consumers and communities. We will bring forward legislation to implement future such agreements, where existing powers do not exist on the statute book. Parliament is able approve or reject legislation.
The work of HM Government remains subject to scrutiny from Parliament. The Department for International Trade will continue to make sure that future Free Trade Agreements are negotiated and implemented subject to such scrutiny, whilst protecting the national interest.