We secure UK and global prosperity by promoting and financing international trade and investment, and championing free trade.
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|
|Jun. 18||Topical Questions||Topical Questions|
|Oct. 07||Urgent Questions||US Tariffs: Scotch Whisky|
|Jun. 30||Written Statements||Negotiations on the UK's Future Relationship with the US: Update|
|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||Committee Debate: 8th sitting: House of Commons 25 June, 2020 (1) (2)||29 Jun 2020, 10:15 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.|
9 Jun 2020
1 Jul 2020
|Department for International Trade||Export Control (Somalia) (Amendment) Order 2020 Parliamentary Status - 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”).|
3 Feb 2020
1 Mar 2020
|Department for International Trade||Trade Remedies (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Parliamentary Status - Legislation||Made negative procedure|
|These Regulations are made by the Secretary of State to further amend the United Kingdom trade remedies system.|
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.
|Jul. 03||Global Britain and the CPTPP||News and Communications|
|Jul. 01||The Department for International Trade launches modelling review to support economic recovery||News and Communications|
|Jun. 30||UK Statement to the WTO Dispute Settlement Body||News and Communications|
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.
|3 Jul 2020, 1:16 p.m.||Protective Clothing: Coronavirus||Emily Thornberry|
To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps her Department took with the Department for Health and Social Care in January 2020 to source personal protective equipment to help prepare for the effect of covid-19 on the UK.
Answer (Mr Ranil Jayawardena)
Since the onset of the coronavirus crisis, the Department for International Trade (DIT) has been working closely with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to assist the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) in identifying sources for the personal protective equipment (PPE) that they needed. The combined DIT, FCO and DHSC efforts have resulted in new purchase orders from the DHSC for over 30.7 billion items of PPE being raised through new global sources, alongside existing British suppliers to the NHS.