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|Apr. 25||Oral Questions||Oral Answers to Questions|
|Jun. 06||Topical Questions||Topical Questions|
|Oct. 07||Urgent Questions||US Tariffs: Scotch Whisky|
|Oct. 08||Written Statements||No-deal Brexit: Temporary Tariff Regime|
|Jul. 23||Westminster Hall||UK Trade and Investment Strategy|
|Mar. 20||Adjournment Debate||Small Business Exports|
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|Trade Bill 2017-19||3rd reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 20 March, 2019||23 May 2019, 3 p.m.|
|The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. 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.|
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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. 16||UK and Indonesia announce new Joint Trade Review||News and Communications|
|Oct. 16||Joint statement on UK- Indonesia Joint Trade Review||News and Communications|
|Oct. 15||Strategic export controls: licensing statistics, 1 April to 30 June 2016||Statistics|
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.
|8 Oct 2019, 4:13 p.m.||Foreign Investment in UK||Jim Shannon|
To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what guidance his Department issues to foreign companies planning to invest in the UK.
Answer (Graham Stuart)
The Department for International Trade (DIT) plays a critical role in promoting the UK as the natural choice for overseas investment. The Department provides support to inward investors who wish to set up in the UK.
These services range from providing information, guidance and support on the UK business environment, to access to finance, talent and skills, visas and migration, research and innovation, and sector experts.
DIT also provides an end-to-end service for investors, through initiatives such as the Strategic Relationship Management Programme, both in the UK and overseas, working with colleagues across government, in London, UK regions and Devolved Administrations. This suite of services helps investors prosper and succeed, which in turn leads them to reinvest further in the UK. The UK has the highest stock of FDI of any nation in Europe.