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Written Question
Trade Agreements: Mexico
15 Jul 2021

Questioner: Stephen Metcalfe (CON - South Basildon and East Thurrock)

Question

What plans she has to enhance the UK’s trade deal with Mexico.

Answered by Greg Hands

We have committed to start negotiations on a new upgraded trade deal with Mexico this year. Discussions will commence later in the year and will aim to secure even more benefits for British industries and go further in areas of mutual interest such as procurement, digital trade and service.


Written Question
Overseas Trade: India
25 Feb 2021

Questioner: Stephen Metcalfe (CON - South Basildon and East Thurrock)

Question

What steps she is taking to strengthen the UK’s trade relationship with India.

Answered by Elizabeth Truss

Earlier this month I visited India to deepen trade ties and agree a pathway towards a future FTA with the world’s biggest democracy. A closer partnership with India will help us lead the world in areas like science, tech and the green economy, driving jobs and growth across the UK.


Written Question
Exports: Libya
9 Feb 2018

Questioner: Stephen Metcalfe (CON - South Basildon and East Thurrock)

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the Answer of 26 October 2011 to Question 76106 on Exports: Libya, what progress the Government has made on providing assistance to small and medium-sized enterprises owed money for goods supplied to Libyan customers prior to the conflict in that country in 2011.

Answered by Graham Stuart

The UK Government is engaged in dialogue with the Libyan Government of National Accord in Libya on the issue of the recovery of assets and monies owed to British companies, including small to medium-sized enterprises, pre 2011. The Libyan authorities have expressed their commitment to finding a resolution to the issue and the UK government will continue to press for progress.


Written Question
Department for International Trade: Chief Scientific Advisers
2 Feb 2017

Questioner: Stephen Metcalfe (CON - South Basildon and East Thurrock)

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether he plans to fill the vacancy at the post of Chief Scientific Advisor to his Department.

Answered by Greg Hands

Officials in the Department for International trade are working with Sir Mark Walport, the Government Chief Scientific Advisor, and the Government Office for Science to provide advice on the specification for any such role.