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Oral Answers to Questions is a regularly scheduled appearance where the Secretary of State and junior minister will answer at the Dispatch Box questions from backbench MPsOther Commons Chamber appearances can be:
Westminster Hall debates are performed in response to backbench MPs or e-petitions asking for a Minister to address a detailed issue
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.
|Jun. 18||Oral Questions||Oral Answers to Questions|
|Oct. 07||Urgent Questions||No-deal Brexit: Schedule of Tariffs|
|Mar. 11||Westminster Hall||Women in the Commonwealth: Trade and Investment|
|Jul. 01||Adjournment Debate||Covid-19: International Language Schools|
|Title||Last Event||Next Event Date||Last Updated|
|Trade Bill 2019-21||1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 21 July, 2020||
2nd reading: House of Lords
8 Sep 2020
|30 Jul 2020, 3:54 p.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.|
14 Jul 2020
5 Aug 2020
|Department for International Trade||Trade Remedies (Amendment) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 Parliamentary Status - Text of Legislation||Made negative procedure|
|These Regulations, which come into force on 5th August 2020, amend the statutory instruments implementing the United Kingdom trade remedies system.|
9 Jun 2020
1 Jul 2020
|Department for International Trade||Export Control (Somalia) (Amendment) Order 2020 Parliamentary Status - Text of Legislation||Made negative procedure|
|This Order, which comes into force on 1st July 2020, amends the Export Control (Somalia) Order 2011 (S.I. 2011/146) (“the 2011 Order”).|
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.
|Aug. 04||Notice to exporters 2020/13: open general licences revised and revoked||Guidance and Regulation|
|Aug. 04||Open general transhipment licence (sporting guns)||Guidance and Regulation|
|Aug. 03||Exporting to Vietnam from 1 January 2021||Guidance and Regulation|
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.
|4 Aug 2020, 12:36 p.m.||Expert Trade Advisory Groups||Lord Foster of Bath|
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many meetings there have been of each of the 17 Expert Trade Advisory Groups, either in person or virtually; on what dates these meetings were held; and what plans there are for further meetings of each group.
Answer (Lord Grimstone of Boscobel)
Our Expert Trade Advisory Groups (ETAGs) have met 84 times to date. The table below shows how many meetings there have been for each of the 17 ETAGs and the dates on which they were held.
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, HMG’s publication priorities shifted and the planned publication of ETAG membership was delayed in the Spring. The Department is now undertaking a review of the ETAGs, the outcome of which will be communicated in due course.