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Debates

Date Department Forum Title
Wed 25 Nov 2020 Department for International Trade Commons Chamber Excerpts from: UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement
Greg Hands contributed 5 speeches (1,471 words)
Thu 19 Nov 2020 Department for International Trade Commons Chamber Excerpts from: Oral Answers to Questions
Greg Hands contributed 21 speeches (1,753 words)
Tue 17 Nov 2020 Department for International Trade Commons Chamber Excerpts from: Continuity Trade Agreements: Parliamentary Scrutiny
Greg Hands contributed 48 speeches (5,088 words)
Mon 16 Nov 2020 Department for International Trade Westminster Hall Excerpts from: Trade Deals and the NHS
Greg Hands contributed 2 speeches (1,755 words)
Thu 08 Oct 2020 Department for International Trade Commons Chamber Excerpts from: Oral Answers to Questions
Greg Hands contributed 19 speeches (1,575 words)
Thu 03 Sep 2020 Department for International Trade Commons Chamber Excerpts from: Oral Answers to Questions
Greg Hands contributed 12 speeches (990 words)

Written Questions

Date Title Questioner
27 Nov 2020, 11:55 a.m. Rules of Origin: Japan Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether her Department has promoted any external communications for traders on the updated rules of origin between the UK and Japan taking effect after the transition period.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The Department for International Trade has published clear, accurate, and up-to-date information on every signed continuity agreement to give businesses the support they need to enter new markets across the globe. We have recently published information on Gov.uk on the Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), including information on the rules of origin provisions. This information includes free-to-use online tools (‘Trade with the UK’ and ‘Check How to Export Goods’) so that businesses can check product-specific and country-specific information on tariffs and regulations that currently apply to UK trade in goods.

27 Nov 2020, 11:50 a.m. Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Daisy Cooper (Liberal Democrat - St Albans)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the potential for trade disputes on data flows to arise from Article 14.11 of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

We are confident that the UK would be able to uphold its commitments for Article 14.11 under the Electronic Commerce chapter of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) if the UK is successful in acceding to this agreement.

Article 14.11 of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership includes an exception to cross-border data flows for the purpose of achieving a legitimate public policy objective. This provides sufficient policy flexibility for the UK to act in future in our national interest and ensure continued high levels of personal data protection.

27 Nov 2020, 11:45 a.m. Data Protection: Japan Daisy Cooper (Liberal Democrat - St Albans)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of (a) what additional data may flow and (b) what existing data restrictions may be lifted as a result of Article 8.84 of the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) ensures that data can flow between the countries while maintaining high data protection standards. The deal does not mandate that data must flow, but rather the provisions clear the way for the flow of data between both countries for business purposes; when data needs to flow across a border it can do so without coming up against unjustified barriers. CEPA does not interfere with the high level of protection afforded to personal data when it is transferred out of the UK under the UK's data protections laws.

26 Nov 2020, 10:48 a.m. Trade and Agriculture Commission: Public Appointments Martyn Day (Scottish National Party - Linlithgow and East Falkirk)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions she has had with (a) Cabinet colleagues and (b) the devolved Administrations on the future composition of the Trade and Agriculture Commission.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

My Rt hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade is in contact with relevant Cabinet colleagues with regard to the Trade and Agriculture Commission (TAC). The Government also works closely with the devolved administrations on all aspects of our trade policy and I have written to my counterparts seeking their views on the Commission.

The TAC will ensure that public and industry interests are protected in Britain’s agriculture trade policy.

24 Nov 2020, 2:41 p.m. Trade Fairs: Internet Bill Esterson (Labour - Sefton Central)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 9 November 2020 to Question 111493, what assessment she has made of the potential adverse trade effects that may be brought to the WTO by UK funding for virtual tradeshow access.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

There is currently no evidence of the impact made through funding or attending virtual trade shows - adverse or otherwise - published by either UK industry or other nations, on which to make an assessment at this time.

24 Nov 2020, 2:41 p.m. Trade Fairs: Internet Bill Esterson (Labour - Sefton Central)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to Answer of 9 November 2020 to Question 111493 on Trade Affairs: Internet, what assessment she has made of the potential effect on UK trade of other countries funding access to virtual trade shows.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

There is currently no evidence of the impact made through funding or attending virtual trade shows - adverse or otherwise - published by either UK industry or other nations, on which to make an assessment at this time.

23 Nov 2020, 12:14 p.m. Computer Software: Japan Chi Onwurah (Labour - Newcastle upon Tyne Central)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport, on the potential effect of Article 8.73 on source code of the Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement on promoting transparency of algorithmic decisions; and if she will make a statement.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The ambitious digital package negotiated in the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement includes protections against the forced transfer of source code and coded algorithms. This means that UK businesses will not be forced to share their source code as a condition of entering the Japanese market and serves to protect companies’ trade secrets. As a consequence, these companies can be confident they will retain any competitive advantage that their source code provides.

However, the agreement also ensures that regulatory bodies and judicial authorities are still able to access source code and algorithms when needed. This ensures government can monitor adherence to, and enforce, laws and regulations concerning algorithmic decisions.

20 Nov 2020, 1:47 p.m. Tobacco: Import Duties Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment the Government has made of the effect on (a) the average prices, (b) consumption, and (c) tax revenues deriving from the sale of duty-paid tobacco products in the UK of the imposition of the UK global tariff on imports of finished tobacco products from 1 January 2021.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

We will publish more analysis in the Tax Information and Impact Note (TIIN) alongside the legislation, as is standard practice.

However, it is difficult to predict how quickly consumer prices will be impacted, particularly as there may still be some adjustment costs associated with no longer operating under EU rules and regulations.

The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) will publish a final estimate of UK Global Tariff (UKGT) tariff revenue at the next fiscal event.

20 Nov 2020, 1:43 p.m. Trade and Agriculture Commission Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many regional webinars the Trade and Agriculture Commission has held to date; which areas those events covered; and how many and what proportion of guests attending those events were members of staff from (a) her Department (b) other Government Departments and (c) external consultants.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

As of 11th November, the Trade and Agriculture Commission has held 8 virtual regional roadshows in:

  • South West of England
  • East of England
  • London & the South East
  • Northern Ireland
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • The Midlands
  • The North of England

Alongside invited organisations, a small number of staff attended each event to help with facilitation and provide technical support as required by the Chair. Representatives of DIT’s regional offices and DEFRA attended some roadshows. No external consultants attended any of the roadshows.

20 Nov 2020, 1:40 p.m. Tobacco: UK Trade with EU Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of the imposition of the UK global tariff on imports of tobacco products from the EU from 1 January 2021, where a Free Trade Agreement includes Rules of Origin requirements that require more than 10 per cent originating leaf.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The UK Government intends to achieve a Free Trade Agreement with the EU by December 2020.

The UK Global Tariff (UKGT) is tailored to the UK economy and balances the interests of UK consumers and producers. It is a lower tariff regime than the EU’s Common External Tariff. In designing the UKGT, we assessed all available evidence submitted during the public consultation in depth and considered a range of factors, such as the five principles set out in the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act 2018.

More analysis will be published in the Tax Information and Impact Note (TIIN) alongside the legislation, as is standard practice.

20 Nov 2020, 1:36 p.m. Tobacco: Smuggling Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of the imposition of the UK global tariff on imports of finished tobacco products from 1 January 2021 on forecast levels of smuggling of tobacco products into the UK, including counterfeit products.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) remains committed to promoting compliance and tackling avoidance and evasion. Guidance on how manufacturers and importers of tobacco products can avoid the facilitation of smuggling is available on gov.uk: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/vat-notice-477-tobacco-products-duty-control-of-supply-chains/excise-notice-477-tobacco-products-duty-control-of-supply-chains-1.

Additionally, to ensure compliance with new customs procedures and controls at the border after transition period ends, on 12 July 2020, the government announced an investment package of £705m.

We will publish more analysis on the UK Global Tariff in the Tax Information and Impact Note (TIIN) alongside the legislation, as is standard practice.

20 Nov 2020, 1:30 p.m. Trade Agreements: Japan Gareth Thomas (Labour (Co-op) - Harrow West)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when she plans to publish Annex 1 of the recently agreed UK-Japan trade deal.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

In the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement annexes are numbered according to the chapters they reference. As Chapter 1 does not require an annex, the agreement does not include an Annex 1.

20 Nov 2020, 1:26 p.m. Trade Agreements: Kenya Gareth Thomas (Labour (Co-op) - Harrow West)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when she plans to publish an impact assessment of the UK’s recently agreed trade deal with Kenya.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

As continuity agreements seek to replicate the effects of the existing of EU agreements, we do not publish impact assessments alongside these agreements.

The volume of trade impacted varies between different trading partners. Our Parliamentary Reports published alongside signed agreements contain detailed information about the volume of trade, composition of imports and exports, and wider economic impact for each agreement.

We will continue to voluntarily lay these Parliamentary Reports, with Explanatory Memoranda, alongside agreements.

20 Nov 2020, 1:18 p.m. Trade Agreements: Kenya Gareth Thomas (Labour (Co-op) - Harrow West)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions she had with representatives of trade unions as part of her Department’s recent negotiations on the UK-Kenya trade deal; and if she will make a statement.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The Department for International Trade regularly engages with representatives of trade union organisations on trade with developing countries, including Kenya, as part of the Department’s wider external engagement framework.

20 Nov 2020, 1:14 p.m. Trade Agreements: Kenya Gareth Thomas (Labour (Co-op) - Harrow West)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of (a) the potential for the UK-Kenya trade deal to lead to different tariff arrangements in Kenya to other nations in the East Africa Community customs union and (b) the potential effect of that deal on regional integration and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in East Africa; and if she will make a statement.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The UK-Kenya agreement is an exciting first step towards a UK-East African Community (EAC) agreement. All other EAC members will benefit from our preference scheme announced 10 November 2020, providing them with duty free access. There will be no change in the access that UK exporters have to the other EAC members after 1 January.

Providing Kenya with guaranteed long-term access will help to boost the whole region. The UK-Kenya agreement is not only open to all EAC Partner States to join at any time, but will also immediately allow Kenya to include inputs from other EAC states in its exports, supporting regional integration.

20 Nov 2020, 1:11 p.m. Trade and Agriculture Commission Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether she plans to publish (a) minutes or (b) transcripts of (i) previous and (ii) future meetings of the Trade and Agriculture Commission.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Summaries of the Trade and Agriculture Commission’s meetings are published on GOV.UK.

20 Nov 2020, 12:46 p.m. Trade Agreements: Japan Andrew Griffith (Conservative - Arundel and South Downs)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps her Department has taken to help ensure that businesses in Sussex can benefit from the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) impact assessment shows that all parts of the United Kingdom could benefit from the CEPA. Output in the South East could increase by 0.07%, equivalent to £177 million in 2017 terms.

CEPA could benefit farmers and food producers in Sussex through lower tariffs than would have been the case without an agreement. It also allows more UK goods to access preferential tariffs than the EU-Japan Agreement, thanks to new rules of origin. New protections for more iconic South East products such as English sparkling wine or Kentish Ale goods may also be possible.

The CEPA contains a dedicated Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise (SME) chapter to ensure that SMEs are provided with the tools and resources necessary to seize the opportunities of exporting to Japan.

The Department for International Trade (DIT) works closely with all United Kingdom business and wider stakeholders to address their interests including through our Trade Advisory Groups. DIT’s International Trade Advisors are already engaging with SMEs in the South East about benefits and opportunities of this agreement.

20 Nov 2020, 12:46 p.m. Agriculture and Food: Japan Andrew Griffith (Conservative - Arundel and South Downs)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps her Department has taken to ensure that (a) farmers and (b) food producers in Sussex can benefit from the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) impact assessment shows that all parts of the United Kingdom could benefit from the CEPA. Output in the South East could increase by 0.07%, equivalent to £177 million in 2017 terms.

CEPA could benefit farmers and food producers in Sussex through lower tariffs than would have been the case without an agreement. It also allows more UK goods to access preferential tariffs than the EU-Japan Agreement, thanks to new rules of origin. New protections for more iconic South East products such as English sparkling wine or Kentish Ale goods may also be possible.

The CEPA contains a dedicated Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise (SME) chapter to ensure that SMEs are provided with the tools and resources necessary to seize the opportunities of exporting to Japan.

The Department for International Trade (DIT) works closely with all United Kingdom business and wider stakeholders to address their interests including through our Trade Advisory Groups. DIT’s International Trade Advisors are already engaging with SMEs in the South East about benefits and opportunities of this agreement.

20 Nov 2020, 12:46 p.m. Trade Agreements: Japan Andrew Griffith (Conservative - Arundel and South Downs)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps her Department has taken to ensure that SMEs in Sussex can benefit from the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) impact assessment shows that all parts of the United Kingdom could benefit from the CEPA. Output in the South East could increase by 0.07%, equivalent to £177 million in 2017 terms.

CEPA could benefit farmers and food producers in Sussex through lower tariffs than would have been the case without an agreement. It also allows more UK goods to access preferential tariffs than the EU-Japan Agreement, thanks to new rules of origin. New protections for more iconic South East products such as English sparkling wine or Kentish Ale goods may also be possible.

The CEPA contains a dedicated Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise (SME) chapter to ensure that SMEs are provided with the tools and resources necessary to seize the opportunities of exporting to Japan.

The Department for International Trade (DIT) works closely with all United Kingdom business and wider stakeholders to address their interests including through our Trade Advisory Groups. DIT’s International Trade Advisors are already engaging with SMEs in the South East about benefits and opportunities of this agreement.

19 Nov 2020, 12:16 p.m. Data Protection: Japan Chi Onwurah (Labour - Newcastle upon Tyne Central)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent assessment she made the combined potential effects of Articles (a) 8.84 on Cross-border transfer of information by electronic means and (b) 8.80 on Personal information protection of the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement on the enforceability of UK data protection rights in respect of data that has left the UK.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

I refer the Hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne Central to the answer I gave today, UIN: 91964.

19 Nov 2020, 12:10 p.m. Data Protection: Japan Chi Onwurah (Labour - Newcastle upon Tyne Central)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent assessment she has made of the potential effect of the data flow provisions of the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement on (a) data adequacy discussions with EU and (b) data flow agreements with the (i) US and (ii) other countries.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The UK is committed to maintaining high standards of protection for personal data, including when it is transferred across borders. Data provisions in Free Trade Agreements including the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) are separate but complementary to the UK’s adequacy process and international data protection frameworks.

Through CEPA, we have agreed to avoid unjustified restrictions on the free flow of data between the UK and Japan, and committed to maintaining a legal framework that provides for the protection of personal information. CEPA only addresses data flows between the UK and Japan and does not address onward transfers to other jurisdictions.

19 Nov 2020, 11:45 a.m. Department for International Trade: Third Sector Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October 2020 to Question 104706, how many civil society round table meetings have been held as at 13 November 2020; what different subjects were covered at each of those meetings; and how many different civil society organisations were represented at each of those meetings.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The information requested has been published in line with the usual Transparency requirements and is available on gov.uk. Meetings held since July 2020 will be available on gov.uk upon publication.

16 Nov 2020, 1:29 p.m. Trade Agreements: Devolved Matters Beth Winter (Labour - Cynon Valley)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the interests of the devolved administrations are adequately represented in UK trade negotiations.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The UK Government is responsible for negotiating international trade agreements on behalf of all the nations in the UK. We work closely with the devolved administrations to inform and develop policy that best reflects this, particularly for areas covering devolved competence such as sanitary and phytosanitary standards and regulatory practice.

Department for International Trade Ministers and officials hold regular discussions with their devolved administration counterparts, to keep them informed of, and seek their views on, developments to the free trade agreement programme.

16 Nov 2020, 1:23 p.m. Data Protection: Japan Damian Collins (Conservative - Folkestone and Hythe)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the effect is of the provisions in Article 8.84 of the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, prohibiting restrictions on cross-border data flows including personal data, on data protection in the UK.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The United Kingdom is committed to maintaining high standards of protection for personal data, including when it is transferred across borders. Data provisions in Free Trade Agreements including the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) are separate but complementary to the United Kingdom’s adequacy process and international data protection frameworks.

Through CEPA, we have agreed to avoid unjustified restrictions on the free flow of data between the United Kingdom and Japan, and committed to maintaining a legal framework that provides for the protection of personal information. CEPA only addresses data flows between the United Kingdom and Japan and does not address onward transfers to other jurisdictions. The United Kingdom has not endorsed the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Cross Border Privacy Rules System (APEC CBPR).

Separately, the United Kingdom has preserved the effect of the EU's adequacy decision for Japan on a transitional basis. This does not permit the onward transfer of EU data using APEC CBPR.

16 Nov 2020, 1:23 p.m. Data Protection: Japan Damian Collins (Conservative - Folkestone and Hythe)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what effect Article 8.84 of the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, enabling the free flow of data, has on the UK’s forthcoming adequacy decision for Japan to allow onward flows of data from Japan to their trade partners; and whether that decision will include the free flow of data from Japan to the US.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The United Kingdom is committed to maintaining high standards of protection for personal data, including when it is transferred across borders. Data provisions in Free Trade Agreements including the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) are separate but complementary to the United Kingdom’s adequacy process and international data protection frameworks.

Through CEPA, we have agreed to avoid unjustified restrictions on the free flow of data between the United Kingdom and Japan, and committed to maintaining a legal framework that provides for the protection of personal information. CEPA only addresses data flows between the United Kingdom and Japan and does not address onward transfers to other jurisdictions. The United Kingdom has not endorsed the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Cross Border Privacy Rules System (APEC CBPR).

Separately, the United Kingdom has preserved the effect of the EU's adequacy decision for Japan on a transitional basis. This does not permit the onward transfer of EU data using APEC CBPR.

16 Nov 2020, 1:23 p.m. Data Protection: Japan Damian Collins (Conservative - Folkestone and Hythe)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what effect the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement has on transfers of data to (a) the US and (b) other countries within the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation Cross Border Privacy Rules System.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The United Kingdom is committed to maintaining high standards of protection for personal data, including when it is transferred across borders. Data provisions in Free Trade Agreements including the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) are separate but complementary to the United Kingdom’s adequacy process and international data protection frameworks.

Through CEPA, we have agreed to avoid unjustified restrictions on the free flow of data between the United Kingdom and Japan, and committed to maintaining a legal framework that provides for the protection of personal information. CEPA only addresses data flows between the United Kingdom and Japan and does not address onward transfers to other jurisdictions. The United Kingdom has not endorsed the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Cross Border Privacy Rules System (APEC CBPR).

Separately, the United Kingdom has preserved the effect of the EU's adequacy decision for Japan on a transitional basis. This does not permit the onward transfer of EU data using APEC CBPR.

16 Nov 2020, 1:23 p.m. Data Protection: Japan Damian Collins (Conservative - Folkestone and Hythe)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the footnote to Article 8.80 (5) of the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, what effect the acceptance of the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation Cross Border Privacy Rules System under the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement will have on adequacy arrangements with the EU.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The United Kingdom is committed to maintaining high standards of protection for personal data, including when it is transferred across borders. Data provisions in Free Trade Agreements including the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) are separate but complementary to the United Kingdom’s adequacy process and international data protection frameworks.

Through CEPA, we have agreed to avoid unjustified restrictions on the free flow of data between the United Kingdom and Japan, and committed to maintaining a legal framework that provides for the protection of personal information. CEPA only addresses data flows between the United Kingdom and Japan and does not address onward transfers to other jurisdictions. The United Kingdom has not endorsed the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Cross Border Privacy Rules System (APEC CBPR).

Separately, the United Kingdom has preserved the effect of the EU's adequacy decision for Japan on a transitional basis. This does not permit the onward transfer of EU data using APEC CBPR.

5 Nov 2020, 2:47 p.m. Trade Agreements: USA Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions her Department has had with the US Ambassador to the UK on the potential effect of a UK ban on the import of fur and fur products on the prospects for a UK-US free trade agreement.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

No such discussions have taken place with the parties listed on the potential effect of a UK ban on the import of fur and fur products on the prospects for a UK-US free trade agreement.

5 Nov 2020, 2:34 p.m. Diplomatic Service: USA Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions her Department has had with the US Ambassador to the UK on the Crown Estate's long-term leasing arrangements for the ambassador's Winfield House residence in Regent's Park.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The department holds no records of discussions with the US Ambassador to the UK on the Crown Estate's long-term leasing arrangements for Winfield House.

26 Oct 2020, 11:56 a.m. Trade Agreements: Japan Gareth Thomas (Labour (Co-op) - Harrow West)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what changes to domestic legislation she plans to propose to implement the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) was signed on 23 October. On 23 October, the full treaty text and supporting documents were made available to Parliamentarians before they were published on GOV.UK. The Explanatory Memorandum details how the CEPA will be implemented in the UK, including any changes to domestic UK law.

21 Oct 2020, 2:01 p.m. Trade Agreements: Côte d'Ivoire Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether provisions have been made on the protection of human rights in the UK-Cote d’Ivoire continuity trade agreement beyond those in the EU-Cote d’Ivoire Economic Partnership Agreement.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The UK-Côte d’Ivoire bilateral Agreement replicates, as far as possible, the effects of our existing Agreement with Côte d’Ivoire. It replicates the objectives that applied to the EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and confirms that the same essential and fundamental elements will underpin the UK EPA, including human rights, democratic principles, good governance and the rule of law.

21 Oct 2020, 2:01 p.m. Trade Agreements: Côte d'Ivoire Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether provisions have been made on the environment, climate change and sustainability in the UK-Cote d’Ivoire continuity trade agreement beyond those in the EU-Cote d’Ivoire Economic Partnership Agreement.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The UK-Côte d’Ivoire bilateral Agreement replicates, as far as possible, the effects of our existing Agreement with Côte d’Ivoire. It replicates the objectives that applied to the EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and confirms that the same essential and fundamental elements will underpin the UK EPA, including human rights, democratic principles, good governance and the rule of law.

21 Oct 2020, 2:01 p.m. Trade Agreements: Côte d'Ivoire Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether provisions have been made on the protection of workers’ rights and International Labour Organisation standards in the UK-Cote d’Ivoire continuity trade agreement beyond those in the EU-Cote d’Ivoire Economic Partnership Agreement.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The UK-Côte d’Ivoire bilateral Agreement replicates, as far as possible, the effects of our existing Agreement with Côte d’Ivoire. It replicates the objectives that applied to the EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and confirms that the same essential and fundamental elements will underpin the UK EPA, including human rights, democratic principles, good governance and the rule of law.

21 Oct 2020, 1:54 p.m. Trade Agreements: Côte d'Ivoire Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will publish the legal text of the UK-Cote d’Ivoire continuity trade agreement.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The Agreement text will be laid in the libraries of both Houses alongside an accompanying Explanatory Memorandum and a Parliamentary Report. They will also be published on the gov.uk website. This is part of the UK’s established treaty ratification process.

19 Oct 2020, 4:25 p.m. Trade Agreements: Ghana and Kenya Gareth Thomas (Labour (Co-op) - Harrow West)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the potential effect on the retail supply chain for (a) food and (b) flowers in the event that a continuity trade deal is not agreed with (i) Ghana and (ii) Kenya by 31 December 2020; and if she will make a statement.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The government is working with partner governments to secure continuity trade agreements. If the relevant EU-partner country trading arrangement has not yet been transitioned into a UK-partner country trade agreement, low and lower-middle income countries will be able to get trade preferences through the UK Generalised Scheme of Preferences from 31 December 2020.

Under the General Framework of the UK Generalised Scheme of Preferences, Ghana and Kenya are eligible to receive preferential access on some product lines.

Under the Enhance Framework of the UK Generalised Scheme of Preferences, further tariff reductions are available to countries that are considered economically vulnerable and low level of integration with the international systems. These countries are required to ratify and effectively implement 27 international conventions on human and labour rights, environmental protection and good governance.

19 Oct 2020, 4:22 p.m. Trade Agreements: Kenya Andrew Rosindell (Conservative - Romford)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of a UK-Kenya free trade agreement on the East African Community’s Common External Tariff.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The United Kingdom is pursuing a trade agreement with the East African Community (EAC), and we recognise the impact that a loss of duty and quota free access to UK markets after the transition period could have on Kenya if an agreement is not in place.

We are engaging with Kenya and all EAC States to secure a trade agreement that will provide this duty and quota free access, and provide lasting certainty for EAC and UK businesses in our trading arrangements.

19 Oct 2020, 4:18 p.m. Trade Agreements: Kenya Gareth Thomas (Labour (Co-op) - Harrow West)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of providing Kenya with duty and quota free access to the UK on the same terms as least developed countries under the EU’s Everything but Arms trade scheme; and if she will make a statement.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The Everything But Arms Framework is for countries that are classified by the United Nations (UN) as Least Developed Countries. Kenya is not eligible as it is not currently classified as a Least Developed Country.

The UK fully recognises the impact that a loss of duty and quota free access to UK markets after the transition period could have on Kenya and is engaging with Kenya and other East African Community states to secure a trade agreement that will provide this duty and quota free access.

16 Oct 2020, 12:22 p.m. Trade Agreements: Japan Stephen Farry (Alliance - North Down)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what effect the free trade agreement between the UK and Japan will have on businesses in Northern Ireland.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

UK exports to Japan have been growing by an average of 7.6% year-on-year over the previous five years and, with this free trade deal in place, our economic partnership will have even more opportunity. Potential benefits from a deal include better jobs, higher wages, more choice and lower prices for all parts of the UK.

Northern Ireland stands to benefit and build upon its strong exports to Japan, with Northern Ireland’s agri-food sector potentially benefiting from reduced export burdens. Last year Northern Ireland’s exports of agri-food to Japan were worth £6.5m.

15 Oct 2020, 3:34 p.m. Generalised System of Preferences Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether countries accessing trade preferences under the least developed countries framework, general framework or enhanced framework will be required to effectively implement the 15 core human and labour rights UN/ILO conventions as set out in Annex VIII, Part A of Regulation (EU) No 978/2012.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

At the end of the Transition Period, the UK will create its Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP), which will replicate the three levels of market access and the ability to temporarily withdraw trade preferences as provided by the EU Generalised Scheme of Preferences


Under the UK GSP, trade preferences may be suspended, varied, or withdrawn if countries engage in serious and systematic violations of the human rights and labour rights contained in conventions specified in Annex VIII, Part A of Regulation (EU) No 978/2012, or in the circumstances set out in Chapter V, Article 19 1. (a) – (e) of Regulation (EU) No 978/2012.

Enhanced Framework countries will be required to ratify and effectively implement all 27 international conventions, as is currently set out under Annex VIII, Parts A & B of Regulation (EU) No 978/2012.

15 Oct 2020, 3:34 p.m. Generalised System of Preferences: EU External Relations Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether countries accessing trade preferences under the enhanced framework will be required to implement the 27 international conventions as set out in Annex VIII, Parts A and B of Regulation (EU) No 978/2012.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

At the end of the Transition Period, the UK will create its Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP), which will replicate the three levels of market access and the ability to temporarily withdraw trade preferences as provided by the EU Generalised Scheme of Preferences


Under the UK GSP, trade preferences may be suspended, varied, or withdrawn if countries engage in serious and systematic violations of the human rights and labour rights contained in conventions specified in Annex VIII, Part A of Regulation (EU) No 978/2012, or in the circumstances set out in Chapter V, Article 19 1. (a) – (e) of Regulation (EU) No 978/2012.

Enhanced Framework countries will be required to ratify and effectively implement all 27 international conventions, as is currently set out under Annex VIII, Parts A & B of Regulation (EU) No 978/2012.

15 Oct 2020, 10:46 a.m. US Democratic Party Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, which (a) Democratic Senators and (b) Democratic Congresspeople, and (c) other representatives of the Democratic Party she met with to discuss international trade on her visit to the US in August 2020.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Information relating to meetings held by the Secretary of State will be published in line with the usual Transparency requirements, and will be available on gov.uk upon publication.

15 Oct 2020, 10:46 a.m. US Republican Party Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, which (a) Republican Senators, (b) Republican Congresspeople and (c) other representatives of the Republican Party she met to discuss international trade on her visit to the US in August 2020.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Information relating to meetings held by the Secretary of State will be published in line with the usual Transparency requirements, and will be available on gov.uk upon publication.

15 Oct 2020, 10:42 a.m. Department for International Trade: Written Questions Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when she plans to provide an Answer to Question 90067 tabled by the hon. Member for Islington South and Finsbury on 15 September 2020.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

This question was answered on 13 October 2020.

14 Oct 2020, 4:39 p.m. Trade Agreements: Japan Stephen Farry (Alliance - North Down)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the differences are between the UK-Japan and EU-Japan trade deals with regards to the effect on goods imported to and exported from Northern Ireland.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The UK-Japan CEPA (Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement) applies to the whole of the United Kingdom, including Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland stands to benefit and build upon its strong exports to Japan, with Northern Ireland’s agri-food sector potentially benefiting from reduced export burdens. Last year Northern Ireland’s exports of agri-food to Japan were worth £6.5m.

14 Oct 2020, 4:35 p.m. Trade Agreements Luke Evans (Conservative - Bosworth)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions she has had on a future trade deal with her (a) Australian, (b) Canadian and (c) New Zealand counterparts.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Strengthening and enhancing our bilateral trading relationships with Australia, New Zealand, and Canada, are key priorities for the Government’s trade negotiations programme.

The Department for International Trade is committed to negotiating and securing ambitious free trade deals with Australia and New Zealand as soon as possible, harnessing the opportunity to negotiate a high-quality agreement with like-minded, liberal trading nations. Officials have just closed the second round of negotiations with Australia, with the third expected to take place in November, and they will open the second round of negotiations with New Zealand on 19th October.

Similarly, both the United Kingdom and Canada agree on the importance of protecting and strengthening our trading relationship, now that we have left the European Union. Our shared goal with the Government of Canada is a seamless transition of our trading relationship beyond 1st January 2020, so that British and Canadian businesses and consumers can continue to benefit. Officials have been in regular contact to discuss this since trade talks recommenced in August, with technical discussions taking place on a rolling basis.

14 Oct 2020, 4:32 p.m. Department for International Trade: Corporate Hospitality Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether officials in her Department attended the world premiere of the motion picture Downton Abbey in Leicester Square on 9 September 2019.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Information relating to attendance at such events is published in line with the usual Transparency requirements, and can be viewed on gov.uk.

8 Oct 2020, 1:04 p.m. Women's Rights: Australasia Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will ensure future trade deals with (a) New Zealand and (b) Australia include protections on women's rights.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Trade is a powerful force for opening up opportunities. The Department for International Trade is seeking to work with our trading partners to increase women’s ability to fully access the benefits of these agreements.

The inclusion of Women’s Economic Empowerment provisions in trade agreements features in the Government’s manifesto as part of our broader agenda for ‘free and fair trade’ as well as in our public negotiation objectives for the Australia and New Zealand agreements, published on 17th June. We have discussed these objectives with Australia and New Zealand in our negotiating rounds to date.

7 Oct 2020, 3:02 p.m. Trade and Agriculture Commission Daniel Zeichner (Labour - Cambridge)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when the Trade and Agriculture Commission plans to publish its preliminary report.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The Trade and Agriculture Commission will be providing my Rt Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade with a report on the progress it has made towards its final recommendations on future trade policy, as set out under the terms of its appointment which can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/trade-and-agriculture-commission-tac/trade-and-agriculture-commission-terms-of-reference. A summary of the progress report will be published on https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/trade-and-agriculture-commission-tac.

7 Oct 2020, 12:49 p.m. Trade Agreements: USA Jonathan Gullis (Conservative - Stoke-on-Trent North)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what progress she has made in securing a free trade agreement with the US.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The fourth UK-US Free Trade Agreement negotiating round took place from 8 September to 18 September 2020. A Written Ministerial Statement was published on 22 September 2020, updating parliament on the progress of the round.

Significant progress has been achieved since launching negotiations in May 2020, and talks are at an advanced stage. Negotiators are now in the process of consolidating texts in most chapters.

Shortly before the 4th negotiating round both sides exchanged their first tariff offers, allowing a series of detailed market access discussions to be held during the round- a notable milestone which demonstrates momentum.

In parallel to the negotiations, the International Trade Secretary held a series of key meetings with the United States Trade Representative, Ambassador Robert Lighthizer. They share an ambition for a comprehensive trade agreement. The UK has been clear there is no set deadline for agreeing a deal.

In total, 162 sessions have been held over four negotiating rounds. The fifth round of talks will take place later in October, with additional intersessional discussions taking place in the meantime.

6 Oct 2020, 4:35 p.m. Trade Agreements: USA Imran Ahmad Khan (Conservative - Wakefield)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, which of the 16 chapter areas discussed during the fourth free trade agreement negotiating round with the US are now at an advanced stage in those talks.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

In the fourth round of the UK/US free trade agreement, both sides continued to have detailed textual discussions and negotiators are now in the process of consolidating texts in the majority of chapter areas - an advanced stage of talks.

We have made particularly strong progress on small and medium-sized enterprises, where we have reached broad agreement on the Chapter’s contents.

A full list of chapter areas discussed is released after each negotiating round in the Written Ministerial Statement and GOV.UK.

However, because negotiations are ongoing and discussions are therefore sensitive, it would not be prudent to provide precise details on progress in specific chapters at this stage.

6 Oct 2020, 4:25 p.m. Agricultural Products: Australasia Gareth Thomas (Labour (Co-op) - Harrow West)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions she has had with her counterparts in (a) Australia and (b) New Zealand on (i) quotas and (ii) tariff free quotas for trade in agricultural products after the transition period; and if she will make a statement.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The United Kingdom’s updated goods schedule was circulated at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) for certification on 24 July 2018, including tariff rate quotas for a range of agricultural goods.

Australia and New Zealand were among the countries that expressed reservations. On 21st December 2018, the United Kingdom opened a process under Article XXVIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade to negotiate these tariff rate quotas with affected WTO Members. Officials have been engaging with concerned parties in this process. In addition, officials have been engaging with both Australia and New Zealand in Free Trade Agreement negotiations, which were launched in June.

6 Oct 2020, 4:20 p.m. Trade Agreements: Japan Gareth Thomas (Labour (Co-op) - Harrow West)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, on what date her Department plans to publish the full details and text of the trade agreement recently agreed between the UK and Japan; and is she will make a statement.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) will be finalised and signed in the coming weeks, before the full text is laid in parliament and made publicly available.

Furthermore, a parliamentary report, setting out in detail any areas where there are material differences between the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement and the CEPA, will be published, alongside a full Impact Assessment. Both the International Trade Committee and the International Agreements Sub-Committee will have the opportunity to scrutinise the deal and produce an independent report on the agreement.

6 Oct 2020, 3:18 p.m. Battle of Trafalgar: Anniversaries Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how much money from the public purse was spent on her Department's Permanent Secretary attending the Ministry of Defence Trafalgar Night Dinner in Portsmouth on 21 October 2019; and what that money was spent on.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

All expenditure associated with the Permanent Secretary’s travel is published in line with the usual Transparency requirements, and can be viewed on gov.uk.

1 Oct 2020, 4:53 p.m. Institute of Economic Affairs Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, for what reasons items relating to the Institute of Economic Affairs were removed from the official record of her ministerial meetings and hospitality for January to March 2020 on 19 August 2020.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The Secretary of State’s attendance at a dinner and two meetings on 10 February and 17 March was declared in line with the Government’s transparency requirements. The three engagements were conducted in line with the guidance to Ministers on meetings with external organisations.

After carefully considering Cabinet Office guidelines, and in the interests of full transparency, these entries have been reinstated as per the original departmental publication.

The Government does not routinely release detailed information about the operation of the ministerial private office.

1 Oct 2020, 4:53 p.m. Institute of Economic Affairs Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, which (a) official or (b) Minister in her Department authorised on 19 August 2020 the removal of items relating to the Institute of Economic Affairs from the official record of her ministerial meetings and hospitality for January to March 2020.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The Secretary of State’s attendance at a dinner and two meetings on 10 February and 17 March was declared in line with the Government’s transparency requirements. The three engagements were conducted in line with the guidance to Ministers on meetings with external organisations.

After carefully considering Cabinet Office guidelines, and in the interests of full transparency, these entries have been reinstated as per the original departmental publication.

The Government does not routinely release detailed information about the operation of the ministerial private office.

1 Oct 2020, 4:53 p.m. Institute of Economic Affairs Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, on what date she was made aware that items relating to the Institute of Economic Affairs had been removed from the official record of her ministerial meetings and hospitality for January to March 2020.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The Secretary of State’s attendance at a dinner and two meetings on 10 February and 17 March was declared in line with the Government’s transparency requirements. The three engagements were conducted in line with the guidance to Ministers on meetings with external organisations.

After carefully considering Cabinet Office guidelines, and in the interests of full transparency, these entries have been reinstated as per the original departmental publication.

The Government does not routinely release detailed information about the operation of the ministerial private office.

1 Oct 2020, 4:53 p.m. Institute of Economic Affairs Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what disciplinary proceedings have been undertaken against the individual who authorised the removal of items relating to the Institute of Economic Affairs from the official record of her ministerial meetings and hospitality for January to March 2020 on 19 August 2020.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The Secretary of State’s attendance at a dinner and two meetings on 10 February and 17 March was declared in line with the Government’s transparency requirements. The three engagements were conducted in line with the guidance to Ministers on meetings with external organisations.

After carefully considering Cabinet Office guidelines, and in the interests of full transparency, these entries have been reinstated as per the original departmental publication.

The Government does not routinely release detailed information about the operation of the ministerial private office.

29 Sep 2020, 12:22 p.m. Department for International Trade: Staff Neil O'Brien (Conservative - Harborough)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many members of staff her Department employs.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The Department for International Trade employs both domestic and overseas staff, who are contracted separately through the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

There were 2,766 staff employed directly by the Department for International Trade (DIT), within DIT and UK Export Finance, as of 31 August 2020. Staff working on DIT objectives but contracted through the FCDO total 1,411, with a total employed figure for the DIT workforce of 4,177*.

*This figure does not include those on loan to DIT from other Government departments who remain on their home departments payroll, contractors, military staff, people on secondment from other organisations, those who are on loan or secondment out of DIT, on unpaid special leave or career break.

28 Sep 2020, 5:07 p.m. Trade Agreements: Parliamentary Scrutiny Bill Esterson (Labour - Sefton Central)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether she has made an assessment of the implications for her policies of the recommendations on the scrutiny of international trade negotiations in the report report of the Global Economic Governance Programme entitled UK scrutiny of international trade agreements.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Parliament will be able to conduct scrutiny at every stage of the process in a way that is appropriate and proportionate to the British constitutional context.

In the United Kingdom, the power to negotiate and enter into treaties are prerogative powers held by HM Government. That said, we have gone well beyond the statutory framework for the scrutiny of treaties set out in the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010.

Our approach strikes the right balance between allowing Parliament to scrutinise our trade policy effectively, and maintaining the ability of HM Government to negotiate with agility in the best interests of the United Kingdom. We have, of course, considered the approach of other international systems, including the United States, but comparisons must focus on countries that use the Westminster model to draw meaningful best practice that is appropriate to our constitutional arrangements.

When similar parliamentary democracies are compared to the United Kingdom, it is clear our practice is very strong and entirely appropriate to our constitutional arrangements. For example, as the report the Hon. Gentlemen refers to states, the United Kingdom is one of the few jurisdictions to publish impact assessments at the outset of negotiations.

28 Sep 2020, 1:10 p.m. Trade Agreements: Japan Gareth Thomas (Labour (Co-op) - Harrow West)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the required level is of (a) UK inputs and (b) cumulative UK and EU inputs to meet rules of origin thresholds for goods for export to Japan under the recently agreed UK-Japan free trade agreement; and if she will make a statement.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

After the agreement is signed, the full text will be laid in parliament. Furthermore, a parliamentary report, setting out in detail any areas where there are material differences between the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), will be published.

28 Sep 2020, 1:10 p.m. Trade Agreements: Japan Gareth Thomas (Labour (Co-op) - Harrow West)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will publish the differences in the tariff free quotas between (a) the trade agreement agreed by the UK and Japan and (b) the Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and Japan; and if she will make a statement.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

After the agreement is signed, the full text will be laid in parliament. Furthermore, a parliamentary report, setting out in detail any areas where there are material differences between the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), will be published.

28 Sep 2020, 1:10 p.m. Trade Agreements: Japan Gareth Thomas (Labour (Co-op) - Harrow West)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what visa-free quotas have been agreed to exempt Japanese employees or family members from visa quotas under the recently agreed UK-Japan trade agreement; and if she will make a statement.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

After the agreement is signed, the full text will be laid in parliament. Furthermore, a parliamentary report, setting out in detail any areas where there are material differences between the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), will be published.

28 Sep 2020, 12:21 p.m. Trade Agreements: Japan Gareth Thomas (Labour (Co-op) - Harrow West)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether Investor State Dispute Settlement mechanisms were included in the recently agreed trade deal with Japan; and if will she make a statement.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Investor State Dispute Settlement is not included in the UK-Japan agreement.

28 Sep 2020, 12:13 p.m. Trade Agreements: Japan Gareth Thomas (Labour (Co-op) - Harrow West)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether businesses that are members of the Trade Advisory Group have seen the final text of the recently agreed UK-Japan free trade agreement.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The text of the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) is still undergoing legal checks. After it is finalised, the agreement will be signed and then the full text will be laid in parliament. Furthermore, a parliamentary report, setting out in detail any areas where there are material differences between the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and the UK-Japan CEPA, will be published.

28 Sep 2020, 11:22 a.m. Department for International Trade: Meetings Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 14 September 2020 to Question 87521, whether she (a) used her Ministerial car to attend the meeting at the Worzals Farm Shop and Café on 13 March 2020 and (b) paid for any expenditure incurred at that meeting using official funds.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The Secretary of State’s attendance at the Worzals Farm Shop and Café on 13 March 2020 was declared in line with the Government’s transparency requirements. The engagement was conducted in line with the guidance to Ministers on meetings with external organisations. The Government does not routinely release detailed information about ministerial engagements and the operation of the ministerial private office

28 Sep 2020, 11:22 a.m. Department for International Trade: Meetings Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 14 September 2020 to Question 87521, whether she (a) used staff of her Ministerial office to arrange the meeting at the Worzals Farm Shop and Café on 13 March 2020, (b) was accompanied at that meeting by (i) a Private Secretary and (ii) other officials of her Department and (c) subsequently held meetings with officials of her Department on the content of that meeting.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The Secretary of State’s attendance at the Worzals Farm Shop and Café on 13 March 2020 was declared in line with the Government’s transparency requirements. The engagement was conducted in line with the guidance to Ministers on meetings with external organisations. The Government does not routinely release detailed information about ministerial engagements and the operation of the ministerial private office

25 Sep 2020, 11:18 a.m. Wines: Import Duties Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the UK does not levy new tariffs on wine from the EU; and if she will cancel the planned extension of the requirement for VI-1 forms to EU wines at the end of the transition period.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The UK Government intends to achieve an FTA with the EU therefore does not expect tariffs on wine, under the UK Global Tariff (UKGT) regime, to apply to EU imports.

Businesses can check what tariffs will apply after the transition period on GOV.UK, at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/uk-tariffs-from-1-january-2021.

As referred to in answers 78691 and 78692, the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 will transfer existing EU wine regulations such as these to the UK statute book. As a result, EU wines will also now become subject to the same import requirements as wine arriving from countries like Australia, USA, Chile and South Africa, which currently account for 50% of wine on UK shelves.

25 Sep 2020, 11:09 a.m. Food: Import Duties Ben Everitt (Conservative - Milton Keynes North)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the effect of the UK global tariff on food prices if the UK ends the transition period (a) with a tariff-free agreement and (b) without an agreement with the EU.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The UK Government intends to achieve a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the EU and therefore does not expect the UK global tariff (UKGT) to apply to EU imports.

The UKGT was developed following an extensive public consultation in which over 1,300 responses were received, providing vital information.

As such, the UK Government has sought a balance between the interests of consumers and producers to benefit the UK economy as a whole.

We will publish more analysis in the Taxation Information and Impact Note (TIIN) alongside the legislation, as is standard practice.

21 Sep 2020, 5:48 p.m. Trade and Agriculture Commission Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether Mr Shanker Singham (a) attended the meeting of the Trade and Agriculture Commission on 21 August 2020 and (b) was present during the Commission's discussion at that meeting of the need for coherence in the UK’s internal market, the importance of the Northern Ireland Protocol, and the role of the Trader Support Scheme set up to ease the burden on Northern Ireland exporters.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

As a member of the Trade and Agricultural Commission Shanker Singham attended the Commission meeting on 21 August. He was present throughout the Commission meeting.

21 Sep 2020, 5:04 p.m. Trade Agreements: Japan Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the provisions on (a) Government procurement, (b) competition policy, (c) Government subsidies and (d) state-owned enterprises, enterprises granted special rights or privileges and designated monopolies in the UK-Japan free trade agreement have been substantively changed from the equivalent provisions in chapters 10-13 of the EU-Japan economic partnership agreement.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

After the agreement is signed, we will lay the full text in parliament. We will also publish a parliamentary report, setting out in detail any areas where there are material differences between the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA).

21 Sep 2020, 5:04 p.m. Cheese: Exports Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the difference in the application of (a) tariffs, (b) quotas and (c) non-tariff barriers to exports of Stilton cheese to Japan under the (i) UK-Japan free trade agreement and (ii) EU-Japan economic partnership agreement.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

After the agreement is signed, we will lay the full text in parliament. We will also publish a parliamentary report, setting out in detail any areas where there are material differences between the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA).

21 Sep 2020, 3:07 p.m. Trade Agreements: Japan Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what proportion of the estimated £15.2 billion increase in trade as a result of the UK-Japan free trade agreement announced by her Department on 9 September 2020 is additional to the estimated increase in trade already projected as a result of the UK rolling over the provisions of the existing EU-Japan economic partnership agreement beyond the end of the transition period.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The preliminary analysis from the published Scoping Assessment shows that in the long-run a UK-Japan agreement could increase UK-Japan trade by £15.2 billion, compared to a situation where the UK does not have an agreement with Japan. That preliminary analysis does not include an assessment of the proportion of the estimated increase in trade that is attributable to the EU-Japan economic partnership agreement.

Further details on the preliminary analysis is set out in our published Scoping Assessment and can be found here:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uks-approach-to-negotiating-a-free-trade-agreement-with-japan

A full Impact Assessment will be published when the agreement is laid before parliament.

17 Sep 2020, 5:02 p.m. Food: Import Duties Judith Cummins (Labour - Bradford South)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate she has made of the additional annual cost to UK food and drink manufacturing businesses of the application of the published UK global tariff.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The UK Global Tariff (UKGT) is tailored to the UK economy and balances the interests of UK consumers and producers. It is a lower tariff regime than the EU’s Common External Tariff. In designing the UKGT, we assessed all available evidence submitted during the public consultation in depth and considered a range of factors, such as the five principles set out in the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act 2018.

The UKGT eliminates tariffs on imports where the UK has limited domestic production, which may lower cost pressures for UK households and businesses.

We will publish more analysis in the Taxation Information and Impact Note (TIIN) alongside the legislation, as is standard practice.

17 Sep 2020, 5:02 p.m. Food: Import Duties Judith Cummins (Labour - Bradford South)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what information she holds on the potential effect of the application of the published UK global tariff on the average weekly family grocery purchase.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The UK Global Tariff (UKGT) is tailored to the UK economy and balances the interests of UK consumers and producers. It is a lower tariff regime than the EU’s Common External Tariff. In designing the UKGT, we assessed all available evidence submitted during the public consultation in depth and considered a range of factors, such as the five principles set out in the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act 2018.

The UKGT eliminates tariffs on imports where the UK has limited domestic production, which may lower cost pressures for UK households and businesses.

We will publish more analysis in the Taxation Information and Impact Note (TIIN) alongside the legislation, as is standard practice.

17 Sep 2020, 4:55 p.m. Free Trade: USA Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether officials from her Department attended the launch events in (a) London or (b) Washington DC on 18 September 2018 for the Ideal US-UK Free Trade Agreement, published by The Initiative for Free Trade and The Cato Institute.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

One junior Department for International Trade (DIT) official attended the London event in order to take a readout, and no DIT officials attended the Washington, DC event.

17 Sep 2020, 4:51 p.m. Free Trade: USA Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions (a) officials and (b) Ministers in her Department have had since 27 September 2017 with external (i) individuals and (ii) organisations involved in the production of the document entitled the Ideal US-UK Free Trade Agreement, published by the Initiative for Free Trade and the Cato Institute on 18 September 2018 on the (A) development and (B) contents of that document.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The information requested is not held centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

16 Sep 2020, 5:23 p.m. Tobacco: Imports Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment the Government has made of the effect on the UK tobacco manufacturing industry of the imposition of the UK Global Tariff on imports of tobacco leaf from 1 January 2021.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) remains committed to promoting compliance and tackling avoidance and evasion. Guidance on how to not facilitate smuggling of tobacco products is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/vat-notice-477-tobacco-products-duty-control-of-supply-chains/excise-notice-477-tobacco-products-duty-control-of-supply-chains-1.

In addition, on 12 July 2020, we announced more than £705m in additional funding to make sure our border systems are robust and operational.

We will publish more analysis in the Tax Information and Impact Note (TIIN) alongside the legislation, as is standard practice.

16 Sep 2020, 5:23 p.m. Tobacco: Excise Duties Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment the Government has made of the effect on (a) the average prices, (b) consumption and (c) tax revenues deriving from the sale of duty-paid tobacco products in the UK as a result of the imposition of the UK Global Tariff on imports of tobacco leaf from 1 January 2021.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) remains committed to promoting compliance and tackling avoidance and evasion. Guidance on how to not facilitate smuggling of tobacco products is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/vat-notice-477-tobacco-products-duty-control-of-supply-chains/excise-notice-477-tobacco-products-duty-control-of-supply-chains-1.

In addition, on 12 July 2020, we announced more than £705m in additional funding to make sure our border systems are robust and operational.

We will publish more analysis in the Tax Information and Impact Note (TIIN) alongside the legislation, as is standard practice.

16 Sep 2020, 5:23 p.m. Tobacco: Imports Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what information her Department holds on the 10 largest source countries for tobacco leaf imports into the UK in the last 12 months for which figures are available; what volumes were imported from those countries; and what tariff rates are set to apply to imports of tobacco leaf from those countries from 1 January 2021.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) remains committed to promoting compliance and tackling avoidance and evasion. Guidance on how to not facilitate smuggling of tobacco products is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/vat-notice-477-tobacco-products-duty-control-of-supply-chains/excise-notice-477-tobacco-products-duty-control-of-supply-chains-1.

In addition, on 12 July 2020, we announced more than £705m in additional funding to make sure our border systems are robust and operational.

We will publish more analysis in the Tax Information and Impact Note (TIIN) alongside the legislation, as is standard practice.

16 Sep 2020, 5:23 p.m. Tobacco: Imports Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of the imposition of the UK Global Tariff on imports of tobacco leaf from 1 January 2021 on forecast levels of smuggling of counterfeit and other tobacco products into the UK.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) remains committed to promoting compliance and tackling avoidance and evasion. Guidance on how to not facilitate smuggling of tobacco products is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/vat-notice-477-tobacco-products-duty-control-of-supply-chains/excise-notice-477-tobacco-products-duty-control-of-supply-chains-1.

In addition, on 12 July 2020, we announced more than £705m in additional funding to make sure our border systems are robust and operational.

We will publish more analysis in the Tax Information and Impact Note (TIIN) alongside the legislation, as is standard practice.

16 Sep 2020, 2:40 p.m. Trade Agreements: Japan Daisy Cooper (Liberal Democrat - St Albans)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to her Department's estimate that the recently announced UK-Japan trade agreement will result in a £1.5 billion boost to the UK economy, whether that figure refers specifically to an increase in UK GDP; what year was used as a baseline when calculating that figure; and what (a) maximum, (b) minimum and (c) central estimates were used to calculate that figure.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Further details on the preliminary analysis is set out in our published Scoping Assessment and can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uks-approach-to-negotiating-a-free-trade-agreement-with-japan

A full Impact Assessment will be published when the agreement is laid before parliament.

16 Sep 2020, 10:20 a.m. Trade Agreements: Japan Daisy Cooper (Liberal Democrat - St Albans)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when her Department plans to publish an impact assessment of the UK-Japan trade agreement.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

A full Impact Assessment will be published when the agreement is laid before parliament.

15 Sep 2020, 4:47 p.m. Department for International Trade: Training Neil O'Brien (Conservative - Harborough)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how much the Department spent on unconscious bias training in each of the last five years.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Unconscious bias training is mandatory for all staff in the Department for International Trade (DIT), including UK Export Finance (UKEF), who are required to complete an on-line learning module on an annual basis.

There is no cost to DIT for this training provided by Civil Service Learning which offers to their learning catalogue on an annual subscription model for Civil Service organisations.

15 Sep 2020, 4:41 p.m. Department of Trade: Savannah Spirits Group Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the publication DIT: spending over £500, January 2019, published in June 2019, what the purpose of her Department’s expenditure of £1,185.06 with Savannah Spirits on 15 January 2019 was; and what items were purchased with that expenditure.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The Aerospace team took a delegation of UK companies to the Savannah Spirits restaurant in January 2019 during a trade mission. £1,185.06 was spent on a dinner for the participating UK companies involved in the mission. Department for International Trade (DIT) officials also attended the dinner.

Trade missions are a crucial tool in connecting UK companies with overseas customers and opportunities, bringing substantial economic benefits to businesses right across the UK.

15 Sep 2020, 12:24 p.m. Department for International Trade: Staff Neil O'Brien (Conservative - Harborough)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many members of staff in their Department have one or more of the words equality, diversity, inclusion, gender, LGBT or race in their job title.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

I refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave on 9 September to Question 83937.

15 Sep 2020, 12:19 p.m. World Trade Organisation: Public Appointments Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the cost was to the public purse of (a) scripting, filming and editing and (b) distributing her Department's campaign video for the UK's nominee for the role of director general of the World Trade Organization.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Other than the costs of staff, there were no additional costs to the public purse of scripting, filming and editing the campaign video.

15 Sep 2020, 12:12 p.m. Diplomatic Relations: Australia Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether Government business was discussed at her dinner with the Australian High Commissioner on 28 August 2019.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

A range of issues relating to the UK/Australia relationship were discussed.

15 Sep 2020, 12:01 p.m. Diplomatic Relations: Australia Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what meetings she had with Departmental officials on the content of her discussions at her dinner with the Australian High Commissioner on 28 August 2019.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

There were no meetings with Department officials.

15 Sep 2020, 11:52 a.m. Diplomatic Relations: Australia Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether one or more of her (a) private secretaries or (b) other Departmental officials were present at her dinner with the Australian High Commissioner on 28 August 2019.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

A private secretary was present.

15 Sep 2020, 11:30 a.m. Diplomatic Relations: Australia Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, for what reason her dinner with the Australian High Commissioner on 28 August 2019 was not declared in the registers of ministerial meetings or hospitality for the period July to September 2019, published by her Department on 23 January 2020.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Meetings with foreign governments and their representatives are not declared in transparency data.

15 Sep 2020, 11:16 a.m. World Trade Organisation: Public Appointments Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many hours of staff time at each grade were involved in (a) drafting, designing and producing, (b) translating, and (c) distributing her Department's campaign brochure for the UK's nominee for the role of director general of the World Trade Organization.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Drafting, designing and producing the Department’s campaign brochure took in the region of 25-70 hours of staff time.

We do not hold detailed records of the time and grade of employees involved.

15 Sep 2020, 11:13 a.m. World Trade Organisation: Public Appointments Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the cost to the public purse was of (a) drafting, designing and producing, (b) translating, and (c) distributing her Department's campaign brochure for the UK's nominee for the role of director general of the World Trade Organization.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The total cost to the public purse of drafting, designing, and producing the Department’s campaign brochure was £643.20. These costs were incurred in the printing of the brochure. Total costs of £2,849.73 were incurred in translation and typesetting of materials into French, Spanish, Arabic and Chinese. There were no costs incurred in the distribution of the campaign brochure.

14 Sep 2020, 4:48 p.m. World Trade Organisation: Public Appointments Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many hours of staff time at each grade were involved in (a) scripting, filming and editing and (b) distributing her Department's campaign video for the UK's nominee for the role of director general of the World Trade Organization.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Scripting, filming, and editing the Department’s campaign video for the UK’s nominee for the role of Director General at the World Trade Organisation took in the region of 15-20 hours to complete.

We do not hold detailed records of the time and grade of employees involved.

14 Sep 2020, 3:17 p.m. Department for International Trade: Thomas Tucker Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 7 September 2020 to Question 78562, what is the (a) primary trading address and (b) company registration number of the external stakeholder listed in her record of ministerial meetings as Tommy Tucker whom she met on 10 October 2019.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The information is available from Companies House at:

https://www.gov.uk/get-information-about-a-company

14 Sep 2020, 2:56 p.m. Department for International Trade: Hotels Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will publish the (a) locations and (b) names of the hotels where her Department incurred expenditure of £2,129.84 and £1,883.33 on 15 January 2019; and how that expenditure was broken down by (i) accommodation, (ii) subsistence and (iii) other costs.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The hotel was booked for the World Economic Forum in Davos, and covered my Rt Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade, one Special Adviser and the Principal Private Secretary.

The Department does not disclose the names of hotels for security reasons.

The cost incurred was for accommodation. Demand for accommodation during this event is very high.

14 Sep 2020, 2:33 p.m. Department for International Trade: Government Procurement Card Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will publish the (a) number and (b) grades of staff in her Department who have been issued with electronic purchasing cards.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

As of September 2020, there are 187 staff in the Department for International Trade who have been issued with electronic purchasing cards. The grades of these staff are as follows:

Senior Civil Service band 4 2

Senior Civil Service band 3 1

Senior Civil Service band 2 15

Senior Civil Service band 1 20

Grade 6 21

Grade 7 39

Senior Executive Officer 29

Higher Executive Officer 33

Executive Officer 21

Administrative Officer 6

14 Sep 2020, 2:30 p.m. Department for International Trade: Worzals Farm Shop Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to her Department's transparency data on DIT Ministers' meetings: January to March 2020, if she will publish details of the (a) location, (b) agenda, (c) attendees, (d) refreshments provided and (e) any other costs incurred for her meeting with Worzals Farm Shop and Cafe on 13 March 2020.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The meeting was held at the Worzals Farm Shop & Café to discuss issues including the seasonal workers scheme.

10 Sep 2020, 2:42 p.m. Department for International Trade: Personnel Management John Stevenson (Conservative - Carlisle)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many full-time equivalent staff were employed in her Department's human resources section in April 2020.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The Department’s Human Resources (HR) function is responsible for supporting an international workforce of around 4,800 people, across both the Department for International Trade (DIT) and UK Export Finance (UKEF). There were 153.75 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) staff employed in the Department for International Trade Human Resources section in April 2020. This was made up of 130.05 FTE in the Department for International Trade’s HR and Organisational Development Directorate, and 23.70 FTE in UKEF’s Resourcing Division.

This figure therefore includes UKEF staff, DIT payroll staff, as well as contractors and staff on loan from other government departments. DIT overseas-based staff are not included as they are recorded on Foreign Commonwealth and Development systems separately, but the HR function does not currently have any people deployed overseas.

10 Sep 2020, 2:32 p.m. Manufacturing Industries: Import Duties Neale Hanvey (Independent - Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the Government's proposed tariff structure on economic recovery for UK manufacturers after the transition period.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The UK Global Tariff (UKGT) is a tariff schedule tailored to the UK economy as a whole and balances the interests of UK consumers, producers and our wider trade objectives. In designing the UKGT, we have assessed all available evidence submitted as part of the public consultation in depth and considered a range of factors, such as the five principles set out in the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act 2018.

We will publish more analysis in the Tax Information and Impact Note (TIIN) alongside the legislation, as is standard practice.

10 Sep 2020, 2:26 p.m. Palm Oil: Imports Bill Esterson (Labour - Sefton Central)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of EU regulations on the import of palm oil on reducing deforestation; and whether the Government plans to bring forward similar legislative proposals for the UK after the transition period.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Both the EU and the UK have sustainability criteria for biofuels. These have minimised the import of biofuels with a high risk of causing indirect land use change, such as from palm oil.

On 25 August, the Government published a public consultation on a legislative proposal for due diligence on forest risk commodities, which could include palm oil.

9 Sep 2020, 5:57 p.m. Institute of Economic Affairs: Meetings Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether her (a) invitation and (b) arrangements to attend dinner with the Institute of Economic Affairs on 14 January 2020 were managed by her (i) ministerial office or (ii) special advisers.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The arrangement was made by an official.

9 Sep 2020, 4:57 p.m. Department for International Trade: Staff Neil O'Brien (Conservative - Harborough)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many members of staff in her Department have equality, diversity or inclusion in their job title.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

There are 10 employees in the Department for International Trade (including UK Export Finance) with Equality, Diversity or Inclusion in their job titles.

9 Sep 2020, 12:54 p.m. Export Duties Jonathan Lord (Conservative - Woking)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent steps she has taken to reduce unfair tariffs on UK exports.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

As an independent trading nation, the UK is looking to strike successful trade deals with partners worldwide. We are seeking trade deals which will benefit businesses across the UK by reducing tariffs and offering preferential treatment to UK exports.

The Department for International Trade is currently negotiating with the US, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. We will use our voice as a newly independent trading nation to champion free trade, fight protectionism and remove barriers at every opportunity.

9 Sep 2020, 12:27 p.m. Trade Agreements: Pesticides Daniel Zeichner (Labour - Cambridge)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the Government’s policy on trade negotiations allows the UK Government to reject clauses in proposed free trade agreements which create additional obligations which require a more stringent approach to protecting human health and environment from pesticides.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Decisions on standards are a matter for the UK and will be made separately from any Free Trade Agreement. We will maintain our food safety and environmental standards when operating our own independent pesticides regulatory regime, after the Transition Period. We will ensure decisions on the use of pesticides are based on careful scientific assessment and will not authorise pesticides that may carry unacceptable risks. The statutory requirements of the EU regime on standards of protection will be carried across unchanged into domestic law.

9 Sep 2020, 12:22 p.m. Trade Agreements: USA John Lamont (Conservative - Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when she plans to next meet with the US Trade Representative on removing tariffs on (a) cashmere and (b) other products.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The Government takes the negative impact of US tariffs on key UK products, including cashmere, very seriously. These tariffs are unnecessary, unhelpful and harm industry on both sides of the Atlantic.

The Secretary of State for International Trade continues to raise the issue of tariffs with the US administration at every opportunity. Most recently in early August, the Secretary of State visited the US and raised this issue with Ambassador Lighthizer, pressing for the removal of tariffs and a settlement to the Airbus and Boeing disputes as soon as possible.

9 Sep 2020, 12:18 p.m. Free Zones Paul Blomfield (Labour - Sheffield Central)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect of the UK Global Tariff on the economic merits of freeports through tariff inversion.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

In designing the UK Global Tariff (UKGT), we have assessed all available evidence submitted as part of the public consultation, and in addition, conducted our own assessment to ensure that the policy is robust and supportive of the UK economy as a whole. We will publish more analysis in the Tax Information and Impact Note (TIIN) alongside the legislation, as is standard practice.

8 Sep 2020, 2 p.m. Trade Agreements: Environment protection Daniel Zeichner (Labour - Cambridge)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the Government’s policy on trade negotiations allows the UK to increase (a) current UK pesticide standards and (b) levels of consumer and environmental protection beyond existing applicable international standards.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

I refer the honourable gentleman to the response given to (83835).

8 Sep 2020, 2 p.m. Trade Agreements: Pesticides Daniel Zeichner (Labour - Cambridge)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the Government's policy on trade negotiations includes not allowing the UK to revert to Codex Alimentarius standards on pesticides.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

I refer the honourable gentleman to the response given to (83835).

8 Sep 2020, 1:51 p.m. Sugar: Import Duties Daniel Zeichner (Labour - Cambridge)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what impact assessment was carried out prior to the decision to include a 260,000 tonnes Autonomous Tariff Quota for raw cane sugar in the Government's UK Global Tariff scheme on the potential effect of that policy on (a) the UK sugar beet industry, (b) Tate & Lyle Sugars and (c) the protection of UK food production standards in trade policy.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Tariffs are a tax, therefore the Government will publish a Tax Information and Impact Note (TIIN) alongside the legislation, as is standard practice. We have committed to reviewing this Autonomous Tariff Quota (ATQ) and we will do so in due course.

8 Sep 2020, 1:51 p.m. Cane Sugar: Import Duties Daniel Zeichner (Labour - Cambridge)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment her Department has made of the potential benefits of the 260,000 tonnes Autonomous Tariff Quota for raw cane sugar included in the Government's UK Global Tariff scheme to Tate & Lyle Sugars as the sole cane sugar refining company in the UK.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Tariffs are a tax, therefore the Government will publish a Tax Information and Impact Note (TIIN) alongside the legislation, as is standard practice. We have committed to reviewing this Autonomous Tariff Quota (ATQ) and we will do so in due course.

8 Sep 2020, 1:51 p.m. Cane Sugar: Import Duties Daniel Zeichner (Labour - Cambridge)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the Trade and Agriculture Commission will review the 260,000 tonnes Autonomous Tariff Quota for raw cane sugar included in the Government's UK Global Tariff scheme in its upcoming report.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Tariffs are a tax, therefore the Government will publish a Tax Information and Impact Note (TIIN) alongside the legislation, as is standard practice. We have committed to reviewing this Autonomous Tariff Quota (ATQ) and we will do so in due course.

8 Sep 2020, 1:38 p.m. Cane Sugar: Import Duties Daniel Zeichner (Labour - Cambridge)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to ensure that the 260,000 tonnes Autonomous Tariff Quota for raw cane sugar included in the Government's UK Global Tariff scheme does not have an adverse effect on the UK's commitment to (a) environmental protection, (b) animal welfare and (c) food standards in trade policy.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The Government has sought a balance between the interests of domestic production and processing, and developing country preferences.

To achieve this balance, the UK Global Tariff (UKGT) retains tariffs on sugar products, while opening a new Autonomous Tariff Quota (ATQ) of 260,000 tonnes that will apply from 1 January 2021, for 12 months, with an in-quota rate of 0.00%. We always committed to reviewing this ATQ and we will do so in due course.

We are proud of the high food safety and animal welfare standards that underpin our high-quality Great British products. We have no intention of undermining our own reputation for quality by lowering our food and animal welfare standards. Existing UK import standards will still apply – the level of tariff applied does not change what can and can not be imported. We have been clear that we will remain committed to high standards.

8 Sep 2020, 1:25 p.m. Developing Countries: Coronavirus Preet Kaur Gill (Labour (Co-op) - Birmingham, Edgbaston)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent steps she has taken to support producers in the global south whose trade has been disrupted as a result of the covid-19 pandemic

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The UK is championing a comprehensive and coordinated trade and development response to COVID-19. This includes advocating for developing country interests at the G20 and World Trade Organisation (WTO) and adapting our policy and programming portfolios to provide immediate support.

Through the Trade and Investment Advocacy Fund, Manufacturing Africa programme and our funding to the World Bank, we are supporting countries to better understand the impacts of COVID-19, design their policy response accordingly, engage in the WTO, increase their production of Covid related goods such as personal protection equipment, and ease the passage of goods across borders.

The government has also developed the Vulnerable Supply Chains Facility which seeks to enable vulnerable people and supply chains to recover from and remain resilient to the economic and social impacts of COVID-19, by leveraging the reach and influence of responsible businesses through partnerships. The Facility, made up of £4.85 million UK aid and £2 million from businesses, will focus primarily on supply chains and workers in the agriculture and garment sectors. The partnerships are with 16 of the UK’s largest retailers and wholesalers (including Primark, Monsoon, New Look, M&S, Morrisons, Co-op, Waitrose, Tesco, and Sainsbury’s), reaching 165,000 workers directly, over 800,000 more broadly across UK supply chains in 8 countries in Africa and South Asia (Myanmar, Bangladesh, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Rwanda and Ghana).

7 Sep 2020, 4:58 p.m. A14: Repairs and Maintenance Dan Poulter (Conservative - Central Suffolk and North Ipswich)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to Answer of 1 September 2020 to Question 78611, if he will make an assessment of the strategic importance of upgrading the A14 in Suffolk to (a) enhance the route for transport between the port of Felixstowe and the areas incorporating the Midlands Engine and Northern Powerhouse schemes and (b) contribute to the delivery of the UK's (i) economic and (ii) trade strategies after the end of the transition period.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The Department for International Trade does not currently have any plans to undertake any such assessment.

7 Sep 2020, 4:55 p.m. Prawns: Import Duties Bill Esterson (Labour - Sefton Central)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what plans she has for tariffs on the import of prawns after the transition period.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

On 19 May 2020, we announced our permanent Most Favoured Nation (MFN) tariff schedule, the UK Global Tariff (UKGT). The UKGT will enter in force on 1 January 2021 and will apply to all goods, such as prawns, imported in the UK unless an exception, such as preferential agreements, applies.

Businesses can check what tariffs will apply after the transition period on GOV.UK, at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/uk-tariffs-from-1-january-2021.

7 Sep 2020, 3:01 p.m. Whisky: USA Alan Brown (Scottish National Party - Kilmarnock and Loudoun)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 28 July to Question 76780 on Whisky: USA, what discussions she has had with her counterpart in the US on the tariffs applied to Scotch Whisky exports to the US since the meeting on 10 July 2020; and what the US Administration's position is on the removal of those tariffs.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The UK Government continues to raise this issue at the highest levels with the US administration. In July, the Secretary of State for International Trade discussed the threat of additional tariffs on UK industry with US Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer. In early August the Secretary of State visited the US raising this issue again with Robert Lighthizer, pressing for the removal of tariffs as soon as possible.

Whilst revisions made by the US on 12 August to the retaliatory tariffs on EU and UK products were limited in scope, it is disappointing that the US continues to apply its retaliatory tariffs under the Airbus dispute ten months on.

7 Sep 2020, 3:01 p.m. Whisky: USA Alan Brown (Scottish National Party - Kilmarnock and Loudoun)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 28 July to Question 76780 on Whisky: USA, whether the effects of the imposition of tariffs on blended scotch whisky was discussed at the meeting on 10 July 2020; and if she will make a statement.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The UK Government continues to raise this issue at the highest levels with the US administration. In July, the Secretary of State for International Trade discussed the threat of additional tariffs on UK industry with US Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer. In early August the Secretary of State visited the US raising this issue again with Robert Lighthizer, pressing for the removal of tariffs as soon as possible.

Whilst revisions made by the US on 12 August to the retaliatory tariffs on EU and UK products were limited in scope, it is disappointing that the US continues to apply its retaliatory tariffs under the Airbus dispute ten months on.

7 Sep 2020, 1:52 p.m. Ceramics: Export Duties Jonathan Gullis (Conservative - Stoke-on-Trent North)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent steps she has taken to reduce tariffs on British ceramic exports.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

When exporting products, such as ceramics, to a third country, tariffs will depend on the third country’s own tariff schedule and whether the UK has a trade agreement in place with them.

We are seeking to secure Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with global trading partners, such as Japan, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand which will open new markets for UK businesses. This is part of our wider ambition for 80% of UK trade to be covered by FTAs within three years.

7 Sep 2020, 1:21 p.m. Trade Agreements: USA Jonathan Gullis (Conservative - Stoke-on-Trent North)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what progress she has made on negotiating a free trade agreement with the US.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The third negotiating round took place from 27 July to 7 August 2020, and the next round starts on 8 September. Updates are published on gov.uk after every round.

In parallel to the negotiations, in late August the International Trade Secretary held a series of meetings with the United States Trade Representative, Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, in which they reviewed progress in the negotiations. The International Trade Secretary reasserted the UK’s priorities in a Free Trade Agreement (FTA), and both sides reaffirmed their commitment to negotiating a comprehensive and ambitious agreement. It was agreed that they should continue at pace throughout the Autumn.

7 Sep 2020, 1:13 p.m. Cane Sugar: Import Duties Daniel Zeichner (Labour - Cambridge)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the 260,000 tonnes Autonomous Tariff Quota (ATQ) for raw cane sugar included in the Government's UK Global Tariff scheme is intended to balance support for UK producers and to maintain preferential trade with developing countries; and how Department plans to enable the ATQ to achieve that.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

As announced as part of the UK Global Tariff (UKGT), the Government has sought a balance between the interests of domestic production and processing and developing country preferences. To achieve this balance, the UKGT retains tariffs on sugar products, while opening a new Autonomous Tariff Quota (ATQ) of 260,000 tonnes that will apply from 1 January 2021, for 12 months, with an in-quota rate of 0.00%. This will ensure that supply is maintained while protecting developing country preferences. We also committed to reviewing this ATQ and we will do so in due course.

3 Sep 2020, 5:56 p.m. Whisky: USA Patricia Gibson (Scottish National Party - North Ayrshire and Arran)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to seek the removal of US tariffs on Single Malt Scotch Whisky and Whisky liqueurs.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The Government takes the negative impact of US tariffs on Single-malt Scotch Whisky and Whisky liqueurs, resulting from the Airbus dispute, very seriously. These tariffs are unnecessary, unhelpful and harm industry and consumers on both sides of the Atlantic.

From the beginning, the UK has pressed the US for a fair and balanced settlement to the Airbus and Boeing disputes. Most recently, in early August, the Secretary of State for International Trade visited the US and raised this issue with US Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer, and pressed for the removal of all tariffs as soon as possible.

3 Sep 2020, 5:42 p.m. Whisky: USA Philippa Whitford (Scottish National Party - Central Ayrshire)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if her Department will work with the Scottish Chambers of Commerce Network to ensure that the 25 per cent tariff imposed by the US on exports of Single Malt Scotch Whisky and Whisky liqueurs is removed.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The Government takes the negative impact of US tariffs on Scotch Whisky very seriously. These tariffs are unnecessary, unhelpful and harm industry and consumers on both sides of the Atlantic.

The Department for International Trade engages regularly with Scottish industries which are unfairly impacted by the tariffs. On 13 August I held calls with the Scotch Whisky Association, Walkers Shortbread, Diageo and others, to update them on the outcome of the US August tariff review and to better understand their concerns.

The UK continues to lobby the US for the settlement of the Airbus/Boeing disputes and the removal of tariffs.

3 Sep 2020, 5:38 p.m. Department for International Trade: Meetings Owen Thompson (Scottish National Party - Midlothian)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how her department defines personal meetings in the context of classifying meetings to enable decisions of whether to publish them in the Government's quarterly transparency data.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The Department for International Trade takes issues over transparency and potential conflicts of interest incredibly seriously and so adheres to the Cabinet Office guidelines in relation to all meetings.

3 Sep 2020, 11:53 a.m. Trade Agreements: Human Rights Christian Matheson (Labour - City of Chester)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

What recent discussions she has had with UK trade partners on including clauses on human rights in future trade agreements.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

While our approach to negotiations will vary between partners, it will always allow HM Government to have open discussions on a range of important issues, including human rights. We have a strong history of safeguarding rights globally and will not compromise our high standards in trade agreements.

3 Sep 2020, 11:20 a.m. Trade Agreements: Australia Ruth Jones (Labour - Newport West)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent assessment she has made of the potential for a trade deal with Australia being completed by 31 December 2020.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The UK and Australia are both committed to negotiating an ambitious agreement at pace. The first round of talks – which took place between 29 June and 10 July 2020 - have laid the groundwork for greater progress. The Government will make its next statement on progress following the second round of talks, which will take place later this month.

3 Sep 2020, 11:15 a.m. Trade Agreements: New Zealand Ruth Jones (Labour - Newport West)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent assessment she has made of the likelihood of a trade deal with New Zealand being completed by 31 December 2020.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The UK and New Zealand are both committed to negotiating an ambitious agreement at pace. The first round of talks – which took place between 13th and 24th July 2020- have laid the groundwork for greater progress. The Government will make its next statement on progress following the second round of talks, which is currently planned to take place in October.

1 Sep 2020, 7:03 p.m. Department for International Trade: LinkedIn Ireland Emily Thornberry (Labour - Islington South and Finsbury)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what marketing and media services her Department procured from LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, paid for on 27 March 2019.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The Department uses LinkedIn to promote the UK as an inward investment destination, and to promote the UK’s goods and services, to investors and buyers around the world. The specific services purchased on 27 March 2019 comprised:

  1. Sending of targeted InMails to international, senior Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) decision-makers, a) promoting the United Kingdom as the best location for FDI in Europe, b) encouraging download of the “Perfect Fit Prospectus” and c) promoting specific regions/localities of the UK as ideal investment locations.
  2. Targeted placement of sector-specific sponsored content adverts to a similar audience for the same purpose.
1 Sep 2020, 5:56 p.m. Internet: USA Chris Elmore (Labour - Ogmore)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what meetings she has had with representatives from (a) Facebook and (b) the Internet Association in which Section 230 of the US Communications Decency Act 1996 was discussed; and if she will make a statement.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The Secretary of State has had no meetings with representatives from Facebook and the Internet Association.

1 Sep 2020, 2:37 p.m. Trade Agreements: USA Chris Elmore (Labour - Ogmore)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the compatibility of the proposed UK-US trade deal with the UK Government's proposed legislation on online harms; and if she will make a statement.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

HM Government is committed to making the United Kingdom the safest place in the world to be online and the best place to start and grow a digital business. The Department for International Trade is working closely with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to carefully consider any interaction between trade policy and Online Harms policy in future trade agreements. I can confirm that HM Government stands by our Online Harms commitment, and nothing in the US trade deal will affect that.

1 Sep 2020, 2:32 p.m. World Health Organisation: Dispute Resolution Geraint Davies (Labour (Co-op) - Swansea West)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions she has had with her US counterpart on reforms to the World Trade Organisation disputes resolution process.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The Secretary of State engages regularly with the US Trade Representative on World Trade Organisation (WTO) reform, amongst other trade interests.

The United Kingdom is committed to supporting the multilateral trading system. A two-stage, impartial, binding and compulsory dispute settlement system is crucial in ensuring that we can enforce the rules we have negotiated.

We have listened carefully to the concerns raised about the Appellate Body and stand ready to engage in further discussions on potential solutions, including reforms to the

system, with our US counterparts and other international partners.

1 Sep 2020, 2:28 p.m. Department for International Trade: Overseas Aid Yasmin Qureshi (Labour - Bolton South East)

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 29 June 2020 to Question 63293 on Department for International Trade: Overseas Aid, if she will publish the programmes managed by her Department that are (a) recorded as Official Development Assistance and (b) prioritise support for women and girls.

Answered by Greg Hands - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The Department’s only Official Development Assistance (ODA) programme is the Investment Promotion Programme (IPP). In line with the Government’s transparency commitments, we will publish the full business case once finalised. This ODA programme is expected to support increased job opportunities and incomes for women and men in selected countries.

Tweets

Date Source
1 Dec 2020, 7:13 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Handing in the petition of 5,539 signatures to H&F Council this morning. In protest at their Fulham SW6 Traffic Displacement Scheme. The Council has pledged it will be debated at their next Council meeting. @Tony_Devenish @arbrown_town @team_greenhalgh @Councillorsuzie https://t.co/EJ0BBeRd37 - Tweet Link

1 Dec 2020, 4:16 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@lucky_knight_ @RoyalMail @metpoliceuk Thanks Lucy. That is very concerning. I can’t easily take this up on Twitter, so please email me at mail@greghands.com - Tweet Link

1 Dec 2020, 11:02 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Today is the day! Handing in our 5,539 signature petition to H&F Council against their Fulham Traffic Displacement Scheme. Time for the disastrous scheme to be replaced with a wide consultation across Fulham. And 5,000 signatures guarantees a Council debate! https://t.co/pgroMpUIEJ - Tweet Link

1 Dec 2020, 8:21 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Happy National Day to all my Romanian constituents. I have many fond memories of my own visits to Romania. Even the first one in 1988 when Ceausescu was in power, seeing a people defiant against oppression and hardship. https://t.co/YrGNd3dpKV - Tweet Link

30 Nov 2020, 7:04 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

At the @chelseasociety AGM, hearing from the Chairman, James Thompson. It’s been a challenging but active year for the Society, sticking up for Chelsea! https://t.co/3Pp67ioZik - Tweet Link

30 Nov 2020, 6:44 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Enjoying being at the virtual AGM of the @chelseasociety with our President @JohnSimpsonNews getting the ball rolling! https://t.co/sFbQ9Fzx4h - Tweet Link

30 Nov 2020, 6:36 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@RoyalMailHelp https://t.co/s3cWYzMoFo - Tweet Link

30 Nov 2020, 5:11 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Have seen a big spike in postal delivery complaints the last 10 days or so in Fulham. I took it up specific Chelsea & Fulham streets with @RoyalMail recently. I expect to be taking it up again! https://t.co/10ypJisGA4 - Tweet Link

30 Nov 2020, 1:43 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great to brief Baroness @JoyceAnelay, Chair of the Lords International Relations & Defence Committee. Useful discussion of trade policy in Africa and how the U.K. is helping countries enhance their own expertise. And on U.K. efforts to improve access to African exports. https://t.co/v9w3Q8Rjo8 - Tweet Link

30 Nov 2020, 12:21 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Wishing all my Scottish constituents (and my mother, uncle, aunt & cousins!) a very happy St Andrew’s Day 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿. Am proud to have in Chelsea the very active St Columba’s church, the lead church for the Church of Scotland in London. A visible expression of togetherness! https://t.co/7pU0V42kqB - Tweet Link

28 Nov 2020, 6:33 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

My 566th weekly news bulletin is here, for Chelsea & Fulham residents. Latest on Hammersmith Bridge, revised COVID restrictions, Brompton hospital and Fulham Traffic Displacement Scheme. #InTouchAllYearRound https://t.co/yU8t0ia6kX - Tweet Link

27 Nov 2020, 1:03 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@stirlingduncan @theresecoffey @KCFConservative @arbrown_town @victoriaB_F Do please get in touch Duncan if I can help on any specifics. Email mail@greghands.com - Tweet Link

27 Nov 2020, 1:02 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Less good news from @waitrose - Kings Road Waitrose to close from 31st December to 25th February, for refurbishment. 6 other Chelsea & Fulham branches will remain open for constituents. https://t.co/rwvqYlWdSk - Tweet Link

27 Nov 2020, 12:46 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Really helpful virtual meeting with Fulham Job Centre. Unemployment has gone up sharply this year in Chelsea & Fulham, albeit from a low level. Caseloads have doubled. This great team provide work coaching for those in need. And gave positive feedback on Govt programmes. https://t.co/qOVdf38gYB - Tweet Link

26 Nov 2020, 9:52 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Enjoyed it today. Great to talk about trade & international development. https://t.co/U1XNhWVjKK - Tweet Link

26 Nov 2020, 5:22 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

This is the first - and most promising - constructive proposal H&F Council has made since they closed the Bridge, April 2019. Looking forward to studying the details. Key factor will be how much road traffic it can take, to prevent the current diversion through Fulham. https://t.co/L33tVFKwbW - Tweet Link

26 Nov 2020, 4:21 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

London will go into Tier 2 on 2nd December for COVID restrictions. Here is what Tier 2 will mean. https://t.co/fattUpDl37 - Tweet Link

26 Nov 2020, 3:39 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

National & international consequences now, as Labour H&F Council and Labour TfL incompetence forces the Boat Race off the Thames. For the first time since World War Two. https://t.co/kZCRIVEAQn - Tweet Link

26 Nov 2020, 3:26 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American constituents! I have fond memories of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City. Now to get the 🇬🇧 🇺🇸 Free Trade Agreement done! https://t.co/mm4G4Tz9K7 - Tweet Link

26 Nov 2020, 3:09 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

100,000 homes for £100,000 - great London policy from @ShaunBaileyUK - watch more here! #Homesfor100k https://t.co/FDdFHIGRbJ - Tweet Link

26 Nov 2020, 3:03 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great to speak directly with farmers about trade. Good conversation set up by @gregsmith_uk with Buckingham farmers on the opportunities & challenges of international trade. Great opportunities for our Buckingham agri-food sectors with all our trade negotiations: 🇺🇸 🇯🇵 🇦🇺 🇳🇿 https://t.co/Zut3f9GExS - Tweet Link

26 Nov 2020, 10:08 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Enjoyed addressing parliamentarians and businesses in the U.K. & Australia about the coming 🇬🇧 🇦🇺 Free Trade Agreement. Particularly in relation to digital & data services. Thanks @AlanMakMP & his 4IR APPG and @NLawGlobal as co-hosts. Great audience questions too! https://t.co/khApkh2fgl - Tweet Link

25 Nov 2020, 5:18 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Extraordinary story in @CityAM⁩: “Fulham residents hit with matchday parking fees – even with no fans at Craven Cottage” https://t.co/p36gRIqq5r - Tweet Link

25 Nov 2020, 4:36 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

⁦NEW - Criticism here from the well respected @TheAA_UK⁩ of Hammersmith & Fulham Council and their Traffic Displacement Scheme. ⁦@arbrown_town⁩ ⁦@Tony_Devenish⁩ ⁦@WbrAssociation⁩ ⁦@SandsEndResi⁩ ⁦@Fulhamsw6com⁩ https://t.co/oITrILCAQf - Tweet Link

25 Nov 2020, 1:56 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Well said, @grantshapps! We need the Bridge fixed and a near-term solution to the traffic diversion throughout W & SW London. @Tony_Devenish @arbrown_town @Councillorsuzie https://t.co/vVFk2ntu39 - Tweet Link

25 Nov 2020, 1:52 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Greatly enjoyed speaking to Year 12 & Year 13s of the @WestLondonFree School. Good to talk about the how & why of becoming an MP, the opportunities & challenges of being a Government Minister, and big issues like climate, COVID, schools & health. Excellent questions too! https://t.co/goTdLotcfW - Tweet Link

25 Nov 2020, 12:46 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

A great initiative. But we need more pupils taking German. Only 2,864 took German A Level in England in 2019. You could have run the whole exam here in Westminster Hall. We need much more. @GermanAmbUK @GI_London1 #GermanTeacherAward https://t.co/uo6BXx7OvB - Tweet Link

25 Nov 2020, 10:48 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

So much enjoyed addressing the East Africa Association this morning. A great chance to brief them on our new 🇬🇧 🇰🇪 trade deal, with Kenya Cabinet Secretary for Trade, Betty Maina. I have been twice to Kenya and seen our trade & investment in action: £1.7bn bilateral trade. https://t.co/DWK805MAR5 - Tweet Link

25 Nov 2020, 8:55 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Looking much more positive on the temporary road bridge at Hammersmith - via ⁦@MailOnline⁩ and Robert Hardman. ⁦ @Tony_Devenish⁩ ⁦@arbrown_town⁩ ⁦@grantshapps⁩ ⁦@team_greenhalgh⁩ ⁦@wandsworth⁩ ⁦@LBRuTTories⁩ https://t.co/r4f7QotWvl - Tweet Link

24 Nov 2020, 6:41 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great to join the @RBKC Chelsea Forum. Hearing now from Council Leader, Elizabeth Campbell. A great example of outreach to the community. #LoveChelsea https://t.co/fn4rVdRdCs - Tweet Link

24 Nov 2020, 5:21 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Looking forward to joining! https://t.co/J67F7UxgKc - Tweet Link

24 Nov 2020, 5:20 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Since July, H&F Council has blamed the South Fulham congestion on the partial closure of Wandsworth Bridge. We all know it’s their SW6 Traffic Displacement scheme, cynically timed to coincide with the bridge works. Now the Bridge is clear again- but the congestion isn’t! https://t.co/Tyh8Q3q8Gn - Tweet Link

24 Nov 2020, 5:11 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Very sad news. https://t.co/wszkHss41n - Tweet Link

24 Nov 2020, 4:43 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Positive meeting with @NFUtweets President Minette Batters and trade director Nick von Westenholz. ✅ Putting the Trade & Agriculture Commission on a statutory footing 🚜 ✅ Promoting our world-class agriculture, food & drink exports and break down barriers to them. 🍲 🥤 🥩 https://t.co/y2XfU6glOr - Tweet Link

24 Nov 2020, 2:57 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great to talk about agriculture and trade with Mark Bridgeman and @CLAtweets & members. It’s their #RuralPowerhouse week. And a chance for us at @tradegovuk to promote the UK’s brilliant agri-food exports sector and reaffirm our strong commitment to our very high standards. https://t.co/q4RV2wo5S0 - Tweet Link

24 Nov 2020, 11:36 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Very good news for my constituents. https://t.co/WEsWYNAVeJ - Tweet Link

24 Nov 2020, 9:56 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Enjoyed speaking with our Asia Pacific leadership teams this morning with @LNevilleRolfe Thanking our @tradegovuk & @FCDOGovUK teams for their work in a challenging 2020. And looking forward to 2021. U.K.- ASEAN trade alone was up 10% in 2019, to £42bn in all. https://t.co/McT6bN5ysV - Tweet Link

23 Nov 2020, 6:06 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great to join the @fulhamsociety virtual AGM, with Lady Fowler presenting her annual report. So much good work done by the all the committee of the society to protect Fulham and raise awareness of its beauties. We owe them all thanks! https://t.co/nQXFbJt5Uy - Tweet Link

23 Nov 2020, 5:58 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Reporting back: Good progress from my Open Meeting on Thursday on H&F Council’s Fulham Traffic Displacement Scheme. Details here. https://t.co/hWpAJeOi3I @arbrown_town @Tony_Devenish @team_greenhalgh @WbrAssociation @SandsEndResi @EddeGuitaut @Sw6Traffic https://t.co/jBgA4Yt2lY - Tweet Link

23 Nov 2020, 4:34 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Enjoyed briefing cross party MPs & Lords on the new U.K. Canada Continuity Trade Agreement 🇬🇧 🇨🇦 The deal was agreed in principle on Saturday by the two PMs. Good questions today on next stages, Rules of Origin, Northern Ireland, aerospace, automotive & financial services. https://t.co/OXui59GH8h - Tweet Link

22 Nov 2020, 1:56 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

What Emily hasn’t included in her press statement here is that Labour supported precious few of these agreements in the first place! https://t.co/nfNLO5B3jA https://t.co/4VfIX4rzUb - Tweet Link

22 Nov 2020, 1:43 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Useful thread on my public meeting last Thursday. https://t.co/lFIUQ9ETQa - Tweet Link

22 Nov 2020, 1:41 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Labour supported previous few of these agreements in the first place! https://t.co/nfNLO5B3jA https://t.co/Z01mK4fqv8 - Tweet Link

22 Nov 2020, 12:59 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

This is a very good question - is Labour H&F Council really imposing Fulham FC “match day parking restrictions” when there’s no spectators? Maybe they’ll tell us, like at my Open Meeting on Thursday, that “revenue raising is not the intention”? @arbrown_town @team_greenhalgh https://t.co/BdQnvSa3CG - Tweet Link

22 Nov 2020, 10:24 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Appropriate breakfast for this morning! https://t.co/DqTDm2CBLP - Tweet Link

21 Nov 2020, 10:18 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Real life consequences from H&F Council’s Fulham Traffic Displacement Scheme. The Council told us at my open meeting that it’s only an experimental scheme. Well, it’s time to end the experiment. https://t.co/8Mx9G9Flmg - Tweet Link

21 Nov 2020, 6:49 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@AirSw6 @LBHF @ollielocke @HFConsCllrs @arbrown_town @team_greenhalgh @BJ_Coleman It is, you’re right! - Tweet Link

21 Nov 2020, 6:48 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Saddened by the death of university contemporary & fellow ⁦@CUCA_Tweets⁩ Chairman Patrick Paines (Michaelmas 1988). https://t.co/128HCKxSH2 - Tweet Link

21 Nov 2020, 6:42 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@LBHF @ollielocke @MPSHammFul https://t.co/2t3ezRKhz0 - Tweet Link

21 Nov 2020, 6:40 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@LBHF @ollielocke @MPSHammFul Since you let the team know, it’s gotten a lot worse. Picture at 2pm today. https://t.co/zAuvbTvvJm - Tweet Link

21 Nov 2020, 6:39 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

It’s actually got a lot worse since @LBHF promised @ollielocke to send someone to clean it up! I took these pictures at 2pm today. Under Labour, the streets of Fulham have become filthy. #LabourChaos @HFConsCllrs @arbrown_town @team_greenhalgh https://t.co/bCPBdqtphH https://t.co/Oy5PqRrMMd - Tweet Link

21 Nov 2020, 6:33 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

This is the word on Wandsworth Bridge Road. @WbrAssociation https://t.co/uq1wXynZ1C - Tweet Link

21 Nov 2020, 4:07 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Before today’s great news, the U.K. had signed continuity deals with 52 countries, that account for £142 billion of UK bilateral trade. Canada today adds £20bn. There will be more to come - but few of these agreements Labour ever supported in the first place! #LabourChaos https://t.co/jn62cpRJr9 - Tweet Link

21 Nov 2020, 11:24 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Indeed. There clearly is data available, after 4 months of the scheme. H&F Council say the scheme was not introduced to raise money - well show us the data and prove it! @arbrown_town @team_greenhalgh @HFConsCllrs https://t.co/vzdw7NUSAz - Tweet Link

21 Nov 2020, 11:21 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Too right - we now need consultation across south Fulham; no divide & rule from H&F Council; and bring residents onboard, don’t marginalise them! https://t.co/ouD3rdr75n - Tweet Link

20 Nov 2020, 7:09 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great article in the @theHouse_mag from two of 🇬🇧 best friends in Congress, @RepRonKind (D-WI) and @RepHolding (R-NC) on the prospects of 🇬🇧 🇺🇸 Free Trade Agreement. @trussliz and I and all the @tradegovuk and @UKinUSA teams have worked hard to gain & keep bipartisan support! https://t.co/6Kepkk2HJO - Tweet Link

20 Nov 2020, 3:30 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@DavidAltonHL ...We are not negotiating a Free Trade Agreement with China. - Tweet Link

20 Nov 2020, 3:30 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@DavidAltonHL Thanks David. This was with reference to British meat exports, the full quote was:”We are negotiating better market access in markets such as Taiwan, China and the United States, where we have just had our first shipment of British beef this summer”.... - Tweet Link

20 Nov 2020, 3:22 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Matter for @LBHF https://t.co/bCPBdqtphH - Tweet Link

20 Nov 2020, 2:04 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Handing in virtually my petition to @HeathrowAirport for an end to night flights during Lockdown(s). Night flights are an unnecessary sufferance for my Chelsea & Fulham constituents at the best of time ❌💤 Air traffic into Heathrow is hugely down - no need for night flights! https://t.co/SgKN9Ldw4f - Tweet Link

20 Nov 2020, 1:15 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Helpful meeting with managers at @RoyalMail @RoyalMailHelp on postal deliveries in Chelsea & Fulham. 📩 The SW3 problem has been sorted out, with more transport. 🚗 The Burnthwaite Road, SW6, problem am hearing more later today. 📦 #WorkingHardForChelseaAndFulham https://t.co/h0RO8Ip2fm - Tweet Link

20 Nov 2020, 1:08 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The purpose of the Council meeting would be both to debate the 5,300 signature petition and to establish that there is a democratic mandate for the scheme. - Tweet Link

20 Nov 2020, 12:57 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The @WbrAssociation is right. We need solutions. As I said last night, I am ready to work with H&F Council, if they ✅consult with the whole of Fulham ✅put all the data on the table. ✅have a full Council meeting, open to the public, to debate it too. https://t.co/6OQYwNwJ46 - Tweet Link

20 Nov 2020, 12:44 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Too right! https://t.co/MFuDiUnyrU - Tweet Link

20 Nov 2020, 11:27 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

We continue to campaign for the Council to first pause the scheme. They say it is experimental. Then consult the WHOLE community at the same time - not the current divide & rule strategy. So our petition continues to generate a Council debate. https://t.co/lKPB2wQ4cZ - Tweet Link

20 Nov 2020, 11:24 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The Labour Councillor in charge of the scheme invited himself to the meeting. I allowed him. 🤝 But he then complained he wasn’t given enough of a speaking role. 🤷 Ironic, as he has had many months to have organised his own public meeting! 🙋🏾🙋‍♀️🙋🏼‍♂️ - Tweet Link

20 Nov 2020, 11:20 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

But on many topics, H&F Council was extremely evasive. ❌Wouldn’t release any information on how much cash the scheme was making on fines. ❌Wouldn’t commit to the Council debating the scheme at its next Council meeting. ❌No proposals to help businesses trapped. - Tweet Link

20 Nov 2020, 11:16 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

But also clear that they had no plans or proposals to alleviate the suffering on Wandsworth Bridge Road itself - @WbrAssociation pointed out, 900 households. 🏠🏡🏘 And they couldn’t tell us how and why H&F Council had selected some residents to be on working groups. 🤷🏼‍♂️ - Tweet Link

20 Nov 2020, 11:13 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

And they have now made clear that this new scheme is entirely funded by H&F Council💲💲 Not by the Government or TfL (which they had previously told me). And good to hear them committing to run their own public meetings in the future.🙋‍♀️🙋🏾 So, some progress... - Tweet Link

20 Nov 2020, 11:08 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

First, good to hear the Council admit for the first time that it had been a mistake to close Harwood Terrace last October in the way they did. I had written to them in advance to want them of this. But it was progress to hear them admit they own their own mess. - Tweet Link

20 Nov 2020, 11:06 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Some thoughts on our successful Public Meeting on the Fulham Traffic Displacement Scheme last night. First, thanks to the 150+ who came, and all the panellists from @LBHF @TfL and @WbrAssociation. We learned quite a lot and got some key commitments...THREAD https://t.co/DtYCNIalHl - Tweet Link

20 Nov 2020, 10:50 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Indeed. The Labour Councillor responsible for the scheme invited himself, which I allowed, and then complained he wasn’t given enough time to speak. He’s had 4 months in which he could have organised his own public meeting, rather than crashing mine! https://t.co/jfBs0aBQeJ - Tweet Link

20 Nov 2020, 10:43 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Thanks Allison! The campaign against H&F Council’s traffic displacement scheme continues. https://t.co/XRLOq3sT5Y - Tweet Link

19 Nov 2020, 9:50 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The late Karel Brušák has been my lifelong inspiration. Not for teaching me Czech - although that was hard enough. Why? 1. A young Communist, who by aged 35 realised he was horribly wrong. 2. His incredibly personal bravery in the Spanish Civil War & WW2. 3. Dark Czech humour! https://t.co/yjf2E2hf1f - Tweet Link

19 Nov 2020, 9:22 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Thanks Andrew. I tried to chair even-handedly, whilst everyone knows I have strong views on the Traffic Displacement Scheme. https://t.co/jfBs0aBQeJ - Tweet Link

19 Nov 2020, 9:01 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Two hours public meeting on the Council’s Traffic Displacement scheme done. Thanks to all from @lBHF @TFL @Tony_Devenish and @WbrAssociation for being panellists. We learned a lot and the campaign goes on! #Sw6TrafficScheme https://t.co/iYS0dDvyvZ - Tweet Link

19 Nov 2020, 6:58 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Starting now! https://t.co/nQBlClfoeM - Tweet Link

19 Nov 2020, 5:52 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Starting at 7pm tonight! My virtual public meeting on H&F Council’s controversial traffic displacement scheme. With @Tony_Devenish @arbrown_town & representatives from H&F Council and @TfL https://t.co/aT30W55irR - Tweet Link

19 Nov 2020, 5:34 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

A great pleasure to be guest speaker with @LiborSecka at the Czech British Chamber of Commerce - and to be its patron! Enjoyed speaking about my Czech connections, our bilateral trade & wider relationship & answer questions. It’s been a challenging year for 🇬🇧 🇨🇿 businesses. https://t.co/nsVmm7wzLD - Tweet Link

19 Nov 2020, 2:58 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Enjoyed addressing the Global Trade Coalition on U.K. trade policy - chaired by @SyedKamall with political leaders & thinktanks from across the world. Including @RepLaHood (R-Il) @marcolonghi4dn @MrAndy_Carter @RepDavid. Thanks for your time! https://t.co/OZCfDG8RsL - Tweet Link

19 Nov 2020, 8:17 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Oral Questions to the @tradegovuk ministerial team 0930 - 1030 today. Expected questions include on Trade & Agriculture, our groundbreaking recent 🇬🇧 🇯🇵 Free Trade Agreement, trade talks with the 🇺🇸 & 🇦🇺, and export opportunities. Watch on @BBCParliament or Parliament TV! https://t.co/EgbqCF4VSv - Tweet Link

19 Nov 2020, 7:28 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Am so proud to be co-patron of @FulhamBoys. An amazing school. https://t.co/814oi4xeSo - Tweet Link

18 Nov 2020, 5:11 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@chelseainde @MattHancock @ColvilleLabour @kier @LBC @BWTUC I can’t attend as I am running a public open meeting in Fulham. But I support the RBKC campaign to keep the Brompton in Chelsea! - Tweet Link

18 Nov 2020, 12:15 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great meeting with @TheLawSociety, to discuss how trade agreements and trade talks can help boost our brilliant U.K. legal sector. This is a hugely important sector for 🇬🇧, and our law is used around the world. But trade barriers do exist and we need to work to lower them. https://t.co/WwPWk9V7eb - Tweet Link

18 Nov 2020, 12:09 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The SNP front bench in the Commons looking delighted by Sir Keir’s line of questioning on devolution. #PMQs - Tweet Link

17 Nov 2020, 8:31 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Ja byl jsem tam, listopad 1989! https://t.co/A0hSr70cHk - Tweet Link

17 Nov 2020, 8:07 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

It’s unusual for an Opposition frontbencher to ask an Urgent Question in the House of Commons and for *she* (not me) to have to publish correspondence as a result! But can we see all the correspondence, Emily? #LabourChaos https://t.co/OvWXsxCRYg - Tweet Link

17 Nov 2020, 7:28 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

NEW - I love taking on @UKLabour! We’re hard at work rolling over our existing trade agreements, to make sure they’re still valid from 1st Jan. Labour criticise we haven’t rolled them *all* over - yet. But these are trade agreements they never supported in the first place! https://t.co/0OHO6A9gGM - Tweet Link

17 Nov 2020, 6:35 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Still at the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower commemoration, @SpeakerPelosi shows us her framed photograph of Winston Churchill addressing Congress in December 1941. She spoke of our “very special relationship” and “our unbreakable bonds we have always shared.” 🇬🇧 🇺🇸 https://t.co/e78duLirFP - Tweet Link

17 Nov 2020, 6:06 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great to mark the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower, by joining @SpeakerPelosi @LindsayHoyle_MP, @GeorgeHolding @RepRonKind @KarenPierceUK and @Thames_Alive. Excellent opportunity to mark the historic occasion and to extol the benefits of a 🇬🇧 🇺🇸 Free Trade Agreement! https://t.co/HsBZNeskWb - Tweet Link

17 Nov 2020, 4:53 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Pointing out more ⁦@theSNP⁩ hypocrisy at the Commons dispatch box today, complaining that the U.K. Government hadn’t rolled over EU trade deals - none of which they had ever voted for in the first place! ⁦@AndrewBowie_MP⁩ ⁦@Douglas4Moray⁩ ⁦@ScotTories⁩ https://t.co/nWwBeh1ndT - Tweet Link

17 Nov 2020, 3:24 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Thanks! https://t.co/9d0m2klY5I - Tweet Link

17 Nov 2020, 3:23 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great appointment! https://t.co/hOw2mauba0 - Tweet Link

17 Nov 2020, 3:02 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

It’s time for @EmilyThornberry & @UKLabour to publish ALL the correspondence they have had with those the U.K. is negotiating with. We negotiate on behalf of the whole of the United Kingdom. Please don’t give us just your selective excerpts. Time for transparency, Emily. https://t.co/OvWXsxCRYg - Tweet Link

17 Nov 2020, 2:40 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Reminder - now with Hammersmith & Fulham Council confirming attendance - Virtual Public Meeting - LBHF's SW6 Traffic Scheme - this Thursday! Register here! ⁦@WbrAssociation⁩ ⁦@arbrown_town⁩ ⁦@Tony_Devenish⁩ ⁦@SandsEndResi⁩ https://t.co/aT30W55irR - Tweet Link

17 Nov 2020, 2:17 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Enjoyed speaking at the dispatch box in the Commons on the fantastic work being done by @tradegovuk to roll over our existing trade agreements. And to give thanks to ministerial colleagues & officials for hard work & dedication in moving it all forward! Huge team effort! https://t.co/cwPTTJqaus - Tweet Link

16 Nov 2020, 7:29 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

A great Pole, who helped save Great Britain. 🇵🇱 🇬🇧 An amazing man, who wrote a gripping book about it all. (Plus his son was my Director of Studies at university!) https://t.co/gDdxaMR7Yh - Tweet Link

16 Nov 2020, 6:18 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great to speak for the Government just now in the NHS and Trade debate in the Commons. Thanks too to @DehennaDavison & Dean Russell MP for great speeches too! https://t.co/pNX9mBmGGb - Tweet Link

16 Nov 2020, 2:55 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great to do a call with cross party MPs on how we can boost U.K. life sciences, through our @tradegovuk trade agenda. The industry employs 250,000 in the U.K. and we are a Top 3 global life sciences hub. And great businesses across 🇬🇧! @marcolonghi4dn https://t.co/l5AYWFBiwp - Tweet Link

16 Nov 2020, 11:33 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Czech Mates! https://t.co/vFWb7WFWg6 - Tweet Link

16 Nov 2020, 9:35 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

NEW - my Virtual Public Meeting this Thursday on LBHF's SW6 Traffic Displacement Scheme. Chelsea & Fulham residents welcome! Spread the word. ⁦@WbrAssociation⁩ ⁦@arbrown_town⁩ ⁦@SandsEndResi⁩ ⁦@jthalassites⁩ ⁦@CemKemahli⁩ https://t.co/aT30W55irR - Tweet Link

15 Nov 2020, 8:09 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Telegraph - Diverted school child mugged as Hammersmith Bridge stays closed - and residents considering legal action against Hammersmith & Fulham Council. https://t.co/AmgUMjhY5E - Tweet Link

15 Nov 2020, 1:35 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

We can all agree that this is a good news story! https://t.co/0m61HLe7iJ - Tweet Link

15 Nov 2020, 11:30 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Germany “active Coronavirus cases” - a grim chart. Up 21% just in a week. https://t.co/IjsMcD24aQ - Tweet Link

15 Nov 2020, 8:14 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Am glad to be supporting the Daughters Rights campaign - hereditary titles can only be passed to sons, not daughters and that should change. Great article here about it. @trussliz https://t.co/zYzL68NWNx - Tweet Link

14 Nov 2020, 7:30 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@HeleneBismarck Definitely not! Not sure myself what Duchy is in German? Herzogtum? - Tweet Link

14 Nov 2020, 5:03 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

News from Greg Hands MP - including my virtual public meeting about the disastrous Fulham Traffic Displacement Scheme, now blighting Wandsworth Bridge Road. ⁦@WbrAssociation⁩ ⁦@SandsEndResi⁩ ⁦⁦@arbrown_town⁩ ⁦@Fulhamsw6com⁩ https://t.co/JublpnNPE8 - Tweet Link

14 Nov 2020, 4:19 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Austria toughening its lockdown. https://t.co/az7TZFqDqt - Tweet Link

14 Nov 2020, 10:46 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Shocked, after 2 separate stabbings in each of Chelsea & Fulham last night. The police tell me that, tragically, both boys, aged 14 and 17, have life-threatening injuries. ⁦@MPSHammFul⁩ ⁦@MPSKenChel⁩ https://t.co/2IUIqJwiCv - Tweet Link

13 Nov 2020, 6:25 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

progress - thanks @CharlotteV! #hammersmithbridge @markaustintv @Tony_Devenish @team_greenhalgh @arbrown_town @wandsworth @LBRuTTories https://t.co/sHSLel9tgz - Tweet Link

13 Nov 2020, 3:32 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Excellent Zoom open meeting with residents of Imperial Square, Fulham. A great community, suffering from developments all around it, and from the Council’s unpopular traffic displacement scheme. Plenty of actions to follow up on. https://t.co/HXEwzJowec - Tweet Link

13 Nov 2020, 2:31 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great catch up with Chairman Peter Jamieson and Treasurer Petr Kysel, of the Friends of Czech Heritage. Am honoured to be its patron. The Czech Republic has a unique & incredible architectural heritage & we work to assist in its preservation with volunteers and grants. https://t.co/FH6BXqndwO - Tweet Link

13 Nov 2020, 12:58 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Ever since my first visit to Czechoslovakia in 1986, one of my great passions has been Czech heritage. I am proud to be a patron of the Friends of Czech Heritage. Meeting with them this afternoon, learn more about our work here: https://t.co/IcmUAAhflh via @YouTube - Tweet Link

13 Nov 2020, 12:35 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@JohnJa1902 Thanks John, will take a look. - Tweet Link

13 Nov 2020, 12:34 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Happy Diwali to everyone celebrating in Chelsea & Fulham today! https://t.co/1eetaPQuBS - Tweet Link

13 Nov 2020, 10:32 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

I totally agree, Mark. The Government has said it will provide funding. But LBHF are saying they won’t put up a single penny - even though it’s their bridge! We need Hammersmith & Fulham Council to engage and to act. @CharlotteV @grantshapps https://t.co/a1sRdeDUFy - Tweet Link

13 Nov 2020, 9:55 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

I totally agree with these calls for Hammersmith & Fulham Council to 'be transparent' and reveal number of fines issued from SW6 Traffic Scheme. ⁦@WbrAssociation⁩ ⁦@SandsEndResi⁩ ⁦@arbrown_town⁩ ⁦@EddeGuitaut⁩ https://t.co/Ba68sys5ec - Tweet Link

12 Nov 2020, 7:02 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@chamio34 @UKinVietnam @HeatherWheeler @tradegovuk @trussliz @GerryGrimstone @grahamstuart @ranil You have 2 (two) followers. You joined Twitter in 2010, ten years ago. Yet *you* say that no one likes *me*? - Tweet Link

12 Nov 2020, 7:01 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

You have 2 (two) followers. You joined Twitter in 2010, ten years ago. Yet *you* say that no one likes *me*? https://t.co/yY9iafwE1R - Tweet Link

12 Nov 2020, 12:25 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Reminder of our announcement this week that preferential tariffs continue for eligible developing countries, rolling over EU trade prefs. Next year, we will go further still, to give better access for developing world partners! ⁦@trussliz⁩ ⁦ https://t.co/l8LmFWpOuH - Tweet Link

12 Nov 2020, 10:34 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Back in 2015, I helped set up the U.K. Prosperity Fund, when Chief Secretary to the Treasury. Today, I signed with Vietnam a Letter of Intent, to assist them with their National Trade Repository. NTRs are crucial to explain to traders how local laws & procedures work. https://t.co/sMf3mr8a7c - Tweet Link

12 Nov 2020, 10:06 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

A pleasure to speak at the U.K.-ASEAN Business Forum this morning. Focus particularly on technology, but also stressed U.K. capability in renewables and as an investor partner for building back better & greener. #UkAsean https://t.co/xPckAMvnf7 - Tweet Link

12 Nov 2020, 7:50 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Better economic news, as the UK economy bounces back from recession in the 3rd quarter. Still a way to go, but the resilience of the U.K. economy is encouraging. https://t.co/3D9n38FZyl - Tweet Link

11 Nov 2020, 4:51 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Shaun Bailey v. Sadiq Khan: the battle for London's future - via ⁦@BritishGQ⁩ magazine. https://t.co/MhG4AoTD1h - Tweet Link

11 Nov 2020, 3:46 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Enjoyed speaking at the @WhichUK event on the launch of their report on consumer views on trade, the #NationalTradeConversation So important that the consumer voice is heard in trade policy. https://t.co/seI8qbQ8YY - Tweet Link

11 Nov 2020, 12:33 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Am looking forward to participating tomorrow! #UKASEAN https://t.co/zCNmwQOEIg - Tweet Link

11 Nov 2020, 12:03 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great to talk virtually with @WhitbyMorrison, iconic ice cream van manufacturer in Crewe, with local MP @KieranMullanUK. Exporting their British icon to 60 countries, employing 50 staff in Crewe. We at @tradegovuk are looking to help! https://t.co/W6hxPN5VUk - Tweet Link

11 Nov 2020, 9:31 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Today marks #ArmisticeDay , the anniversary of the end of the First World War. Please join us in observing the two-minute silence at 11am to honour those who have fallen in service to our country and to defend our freedom. #LestWeForget https://t.co/xULiQVnyh3 - Tweet Link

11 Nov 2020, 8:43 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

My speech on Polish Independence Day on Trafalgar Square, 2008: “I hail today’s Poles for their love of freedom and democracy” @ArkadyRzegocki @AnnaClunes https://t.co/hQT5RSLcNI - Tweet Link

11 Nov 2020, 8:37 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Very happy Polish (regaining) Independence Day to all my Polish constituents, and Polonia friends across the world. https://t.co/F36Rt6SvRN - Tweet Link

10 Nov 2020, 8:31 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great briefing call with more than a dozen MPs tonight outlining how the U.K. is setting the pace on digital trade: at the @wto, in Free Trade Agreements and supporting 🇬🇧 exporters. Thanks to @tradegovuk officials for providing their expertise. https://t.co/tXpldgxDXh - Tweet Link

10 Nov 2020, 7:11 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Thanks Adam - and for your contribution! @trussliz https://t.co/GQcywvMJT4 - Tweet Link

10 Nov 2020, 6:08 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Not a great picture on unemployment in Chelsea & Fulham. 4,205 local claimants in October 2020, which was an unemployment rate of 5.6% (UK rate was 6.3%). This was actually 30 lower than September 2020 - but 2,505 higher than March 2020, before the UK lockdown began. - Tweet Link

10 Nov 2020, 2:10 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great to see UK forces helping out the Czech Republic in their dire COVID situation. 🇬🇧 🇨🇿! https://t.co/wPSdlQxyYe - Tweet Link

10 Nov 2020, 1:33 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@Chelsea_gerl @EarMuffs10 @TeddingtonTAG @HeathrowAirport @HACAN1 @NoR3Coalition @StevenJNorris @grantshapps @Tony_Devenish @arbrown_town @victoriaB_F @handfno3runway @HeathrowNoise @StopHeathrowExp Don’t forget I resigned from the Government in 2018 over Heathrow expansion: https://t.co/Vg192Y2Rt1 - Tweet Link

10 Nov 2020, 12:12 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Keeping London transport running is crucial for our city and the whole country. The Government, ⁦@grantshapps⁩ & @charlottev, has just provided another £1.8bn bailout. But Khan and TfL shouldn’t be behaving like this: https://t.co/pvsxSz5yrT - Tweet Link

10 Nov 2020, 11:54 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Es hat mich sehr gefreut, dabei zu sein, und über 🇬🇧 🇪🇺 und 🇬🇧 🇩🇪 Handelsbeziehungen zu reden. https://t.co/r6PEhM3Y6i - Tweet Link

10 Nov 2020, 10:59 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Enjoyed speaking at a German-language webinar on Trade, with a business & think tank audience at the Institut für Sozial- und Wirtschaftspolitische Ausbildung. Top questions too, on chemicals, fashion, NI Protocol, agriculture, data adequacy, climate change & more. https://t.co/WXjosnBa5q - Tweet Link

10 Nov 2020, 9:29 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Out today - Great interview in ⁦@BritishGQ⁩ - ⁦@davidwalliams⁩ interviews ⁦@ShaunBaileyUK⁩ on his plans and aspirations as the next Mayor of London. https://t.co/yGTkKXQIdZ - Tweet Link

9 Nov 2020, 10:14 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@Karenzatownend @HeathrowAirport @HACAN1 @NoR3Coalition @StevenJNorris @grantshapps @Tony_Devenish @arbrown_town @victoriaB_F @handfno3runway @HeathrowNoise @StopHeathrowExp That was for a time-limited period during the COVID crisis earlier this year to bring PPE from Beijing and Shanghai. - Tweet Link

9 Nov 2020, 9:02 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@Karenzatownend @HeathrowAirport @HACAN1 @NoR3Coalition @StevenJNorris @grantshapps @Tony_Devenish @arbrown_town @victoriaB_F @handfno3runway @HeathrowNoise @StopHeathrowExp It is an often-propagated myth that it is “cargo planes” arriving at that time. It’s up to 16 passenger planes a night, typically (bugs not exclusively) from East Asian designations. Major passenger airlines like BA, Cathay, Singapore, which do carry cargo in the hold. - Tweet Link

9 Nov 2020, 8:07 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@NV38443661 @team_greenhalgh @SadiqKhan @ShaunBaileyUK @LBHF @StephenCowan Labour-controlled H&F Council proclaimed in 2016 that “there were no issues concerning the structural integrity of Hammersmith Bridge”. https://t.co/jWPm0SIKpq - Tweet Link

9 Nov 2020, 6:30 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Labour4Bailey! https://t.co/Z1nYHfKEeH - Tweet Link

9 Nov 2020, 5:56 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Am honoured to be the school’s co-patron with Bishop of Kensington @gtomlin https://t.co/zgJm9iyc1T - Tweet Link

9 Nov 2020, 4:37 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

I always appreciate @HeathrowAirport keeping me posted. But no answer to my point - if traffic is 97% down on normal, as they say, why are they still flying in planes over my constituency from 0430 - 0600? #StopNightFlights. https://t.co/XJRlfpMVAB - Tweet Link

9 Nov 2020, 9:42 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@OldLondonW14 @SloaneRector @RBKCMayor @PoppyLegion @RBKC Many thanks. Fascinating. When you say it’s the first on a public highway, there were others before it where, in church yards etc? And I assume it also predated the Whitehall Cenotaph? - Tweet Link

8 Nov 2020, 8 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@mortijpm @StephenCowan @team_greenhalgh @andrew_athomas I have no idea whether Cllr Cowan attended a service or not, but I personally don’t like the idea of shaming politicians for not doing so. He may have had good reasons for not being there (and maybe he was there). Plus it shouldn’t be compulsory anyway. - Tweet Link

8 Nov 2020, 2:50 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

At Sloane Square war memorial earlier today. #RemembranceSunday https://t.co/8M46TTYXgN - Tweet Link

8 Nov 2020, 11:10 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

An honour to join @RBKCMayor, the Deputy Lieutenant, the @PoppyLegion, @RBKC Council Leader Elizabeth Campbell, Lord Chelsea and @SloaneRector in laying a wreath at Sloane Square war memorial this morning, in memory and thanks to the fallen. https://t.co/nLSlZYdspc - Tweet Link

8 Nov 2020, 10:54 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

At Sloane Square war memorial, we have the 5 plaques to the Chelsea VC winners in WW1. One was Australian, one Canadian. All five were from Chelsea or lived in Chelsea. https://t.co/nFVXbZllE0 - Tweet Link

8 Nov 2020, 10:04 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Remembrance Sunday at Sloane Square this year will be a quieter occasion. But just as poignant, as we remember all who have given their lives for our freedom. #RemembranceDay https://t.co/NFQFmwuwrf - Tweet Link

7 Nov 2020, 7:25 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Boris Johnson congratulates Joe Biden on US election win - BBC News https://t.co/AGLBzhBVJ1 - Tweet Link

7 Nov 2020, 7:23 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@ChrisK76852117 @seb_erskine @LBHF @TfL @arbrown_town @HFConsCllrs @LBRuTTories @Tony_Devenish @KCFConservative @wandsworth @peter_graham @victoriaB_F @Councillorsuzie @Bailey2020Press The Government has stumped up 1,700,000,000 pounds and 0 pence by bailing out TfL (again) and making it a condition that TfL provides the ferry service. More here: https://t.co/kJu38k9axl - Tweet Link

7 Nov 2020, 7:22 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The Government has stumped up 1,700,000,000 pounds and 0 pence by bailing out TfL (again) and making it a condition that TfL provides the ferry service. More here: https://t.co/kJu38kqLoT https://t.co/RN3Yy9Buto - Tweet Link

7 Nov 2020, 7 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@AlexanderEhmann @CaroMontgomery @seb_erskine @junglejimk @NV38443661 @LBHF @Gareth_Roberts_ @CharlotteV @grantshapps @LibDems @StephenCowan My constituents need #HammersmithBridge repaired & reopened as much as Richmond residents do. Chelsea & Fulham has been suffering 5-10,000 diverted vehicles a day. We should be working together! - Tweet Link

7 Nov 2020, 6:58 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@AlexanderEhmann @CaroMontgomery @seb_erskine @junglejimk @NV38443661 @LBHF @Gareth_Roberts_ @CharlotteV @grantshapps @LibDems @StephenCowan Alex, Gareth - What’s the use in attacking me? I am the MP for Chelsea & Fulham. It isn’t me who closed the Bridge and refusing to repair & reopen it. What you should be doing is using Richmond’s voice with LBHF to get them to put in £. That’s the missing piece. - Tweet Link

7 Nov 2020, 6:23 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@CaroMontgomery @AlexanderEhmann @seb_erskine @junglejimk @NV38443661 @LBHF @Gareth_Roberts_ @CharlotteV @grantshapps @LibDems @StephenCowan Gareth, Alex - havent you noticed that Cowan, H&F Labour Councillors, Andy Slaughter MP, H&F Labour Party ever engage on social media about Hammersmith Bridge? Unlike everyone who wants it open. Why? Because they know they’re exposed & are hoping it will all just go away. - Tweet Link

7 Nov 2020, 4:39 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Indeed. It’s a mystery why Richmond Council isn’t working with me & others trying to get the Bridge reopened for our constituents- we should have common cause - instead, they’ve thrown in their lot with H&F who obviously want the Bridge kept closed. https://t.co/VodY0jEDSO - Tweet Link

7 Nov 2020, 4:12 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@Heidi_LDN @LBHF @TfL @arbrown_town @HFConsCllrs @LBRuTTories @Tony_Devenish @KCFConservative @wandsworth @peter_graham @victoriaB_F @Councillorsuzie @Bailey2020Press Why does TfL think it can’t get a ferry service up and running until “Spring” next year, even though it’s a condition of the Government’s £1.7bn bailout? - Tweet Link

7 Nov 2020, 4:11 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@Heidi_LDN @LBHF @TfL @arbrown_town @HFConsCllrs @LBRuTTories @Tony_Devenish @KCFConservative @wandsworth @peter_graham @victoriaB_F @Councillorsuzie @Bailey2020Press Next, why was TfL running far more buses over the Bridge than was supposed to be the case, for the years before the closure? And what role did TfL have in the changing of the bus barrier operation? - Tweet Link

7 Nov 2020, 4:09 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@Heidi_LDN @LBHF @TfL @arbrown_town @HFConsCllrs @LBRuTTories @Tony_Devenish @KCFConservative @wandsworth @peter_graham @victoriaB_F @Councillorsuzie @Bailey2020Press Now I’ve got your attention, since the Bridge closed in April 2019, TfL has spent more than £15m on it - in that time, it’s condition has worsened. Why? - Tweet Link

7 Nov 2020, 4:08 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@Heidi_LDN @LBHF @TfL @arbrown_town @HFConsCllrs @LBRuTTories @Tony_Devenish @KCFConservative @wandsworth @peter_graham @victoriaB_F @Councillorsuzie @Bailey2020Press Great to have your attention, Heidi. You were always pretty straight when you were an MP. First thing I would say is this. LBHF and TFL had 16 months to do something, and did very little. It’s a bit rich to attack the Govt 10 weeks after the Taskforce was set up 1/ - Tweet Link

7 Nov 2020, 10:58 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The Government has just provided £1.7bn (not “absolutely nothing”) to the TfL bailout. The ferry service is a condition of the bailout. Learn more here https://t.co/kJu38k9axl https://t.co/6v04IiF1MN - Tweet Link

7 Nov 2020, 10:15 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The Government announced the new Hammersmith ferry service on Thursday to start “in the new year”. Already, yesterday, both @LBHF and @TfL have pushed it out to “Spring”. This is far slower than people need. https://t.co/ul8sRaoKg4 - Tweet Link

6 Nov 2020, 2:57 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Enjoyed speaking at @ChathamHouse today on U.K. future trade policy. https://t.co/cmhH20ZfnO - Tweet Link

6 Nov 2020, 10:54 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@Chris_Day03 Thanks. Will take a look asap - Tweet Link

6 Nov 2020, 9 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

A reminder of last night’s welcome #HammersmithBridge news from @grantshapps - next thing we need for the whole of SW & W London is a temporary road bridge. https://t.co/tPkyfjaSDm - Tweet Link

6 Nov 2020, 8:59 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Sainsbury has written to me to tell me that the Argos store on North End Road, Fulham, which closed at the start of the March lockdown, will not be reopening. - Tweet Link

5 Nov 2020, 9:38 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Bush and Gore, yes. But Saddam Hussein? @SkyNews https://t.co/pFDtGFHG5V - Tweet Link

5 Nov 2020, 9:37 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Well said, @ShaunBaileyUK! https://t.co/bfoxNWQMhU - Tweet Link

5 Nov 2020, 8:26 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Well done @grantshapps & @CharlotteV for making @TfL run a ferry service as a condition of the new bailout! https://t.co/eHkEf5Ikkm - Tweet Link

5 Nov 2020, 7:55 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

BREAKING: Hammersmith Bridge ferry services to reduce journey times for local residents and school children - well done ⁦@grantshapps⁩ & ⁦@CharlotteV⁩ https://t.co/kJu38k9axl - Tweet Link

5 Nov 2020, 7:21 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Done. Thanks to @RBKC and @Josh_Rendall https://t.co/Z0N5mqxeeX - Tweet Link

5 Nov 2020, 7:20 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Two tweets just now remind us that the EU is extending centralised control on the 27 member states - first on the common border. Second to attach political policy conditions in disbursement of regional funds. https://t.co/1wnMnSXK22 - Tweet Link

5 Nov 2020, 6:54 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great appointment! Congratulations @rceallen! And don’t forget to visit Sangaste Loss. https://t.co/grmyLvy5oD - Tweet Link

5 Nov 2020, 6:37 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Amazing. Sadiq Khan has more press officers than the Prime Minister! https://t.co/Wip5Wu6nV5 - Tweet Link

5 Nov 2020, 4:35 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@JoeCham1995 @LBHF @StephenCowan Is that an @LBHF van? - Tweet Link

5 Nov 2020, 4:31 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Now fixed! Thanks to @RBKC @Josh_Rendall @SLCCChelsea! https://t.co/R8zXlhByH2 - Tweet Link

5 Nov 2020, 4:28 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Hammersmith & Fulham Council’s monumental traffic incompetence comes home to roost. This video of Hammersmith Broadway at 10:45pm! Hammersmith Bridge closure, the Council’s traffic displacement scheme have created lasting chaos before last nights accident. https://t.co/DsklK9vjZb - Tweet Link

5 Nov 2020, 3:23 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

My latest e-bulletin for Chelsea & Fulham residents is here - all you need to know about the new restrictions, effective today. https://t.co/UjWc64C55z - Tweet Link

5 Nov 2020, 12:46 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@shebebutlittler @Oratory_Primary Thanks - I was engaged on this yesterday and I am told we are nearing a solution. @Josh_Rendall - Tweet Link

5 Nov 2020, 12:45 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Thanks for this - I was engaged on this yesterday, and am told we are now nearing a solution. @Josh_Rendall https://t.co/R8zXlhByH2 - Tweet Link

5 Nov 2020, 12:39 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Very sorry to hear this. Solidarity with the people of Poland. @ArkadyRzegocki @PolishEmbassyUK @posklondon https://t.co/ixsJgWOzzI - Tweet Link

5 Nov 2020, 12:29 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Thanks - a great opportunity to detail the benefits being brought to Wales by our independent U.K. Trade policy: Free Trade Agreements, export finance from @UKEF, inward investment (helped by our new U.K. -Japan deal), our global commercial diplomatic network & more. @tradegovuk https://t.co/DBxSsRoGUr - Tweet Link

5 Nov 2020, 12:14 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Important reminder of the new restrictions NOW in force across England. Please RT. https://t.co/U7y2GOaIT3 - Tweet Link

4 Nov 2020, 8:57 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@RobertAtkinso14 I didn’t ask you to follow me, so if you’re “irritated” then try something else - Tweet Link

4 Nov 2020, 8:50 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@schoolrunmum2 @CharlotteV @grantshapps @ShaunBaileyUK @Gareth_Roberts_ @LBHF @StephenCowan @Heidi_LDN @JuLlewellyn I am fully aware and I helped get the Government task force up and running after 16 months of inaction from TfL and H&F Council. Also don’t forget the father from Zurich needs to self-isolate on his arrival, which your son shouldn’t have to do. - Tweet Link

4 Nov 2020, 6:46 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Looking forward to it https://t.co/CrF8MHoqVc - Tweet Link

4 Nov 2020, 6:45 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Traffic awful around West London tonight. Bridge closure, an accident around Brook Green, the Fulham Traffic Displacement Scheme - it all adds up. https://t.co/OHqme9s5Bx - Tweet Link

4 Nov 2020, 3:17 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

A sad reflection of how MPs’ time in the Commons has shortened. My photo of the Whips Office in 2014. Of the 15 Conservative MPs, only 5 are still MPs. None are in the Whips Office. And only one (me) is still a Government Minister. (and not explained by a change in Government). https://t.co/1qSAjvjGLx - Tweet Link

4 Nov 2020, 12:22 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great call with @NIChamber on help from @tradegovuk to businesses - large and small - in Northern Ireland. Some great exporters in NI and our Free Trade Agreement agenda seeks to bring them more benefits! @JP_Biz https://t.co/p11NGv0Fld - Tweet Link

3 Nov 2020, 9:12 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

If you never pay any attention, how would you know I am “an idiot”? 🤔 https://t.co/X9eI6lluYK - Tweet Link

3 Nov 2020, 7:49 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Taxi drivers are getting hammered by the dreadful @LBHF Fulham Traffic Displacement Scheme. The Council need to engage with @taxi_leaks and look at cancelling these fines. Action this day, please! https://t.co/Vw9KOFSJuq - Tweet Link

3 Nov 2020, 7:35 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Can anyone out-beef Lord Botham? @team_greenhalgh https://t.co/cjqk895lbs - Tweet Link

3 Nov 2020, 5:53 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

I am taking this up with H&F Council @LBHF - it’s their scheme. It’s hammering south Fulham and they should repeal it. Let’s see what they say. @WbrAssociation @SandsEndResi @Sw6Traffic @SW6traffiasco @robmcgibbon @HFConsCllrs @arbrown_town https://t.co/dUOiacut8E - Tweet Link

3 Nov 2020, 5:51 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great engagement with MP colleagues today on the Trade & Agriculture Commission and the announcement from @trussliz & George Eustice at the weekend. https://t.co/IKEL9rB1wf https://t.co/RK7WUjkArf - Tweet Link

3 Nov 2020, 4:44 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Excellent call with the @britishpoultry Council. The sector contributes £3.3bn to the🇬🇧 economy & 73,000 jobs. Great exporters too. We are clear that there will be no compromise in any trade agreement on our high standards. https://t.co/4KV3MUo7j2 - Tweet Link

3 Nov 2020, 1:42 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great work @ranil and all the teams at @tradegovuk and @FCDOGovUK! https://t.co/XuCqqxK79y - Tweet Link

3 Nov 2020, 11:02 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@antoguerrera Very sorry to hear this, Antonello - Tweet Link

3 Nov 2020, 10:54 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

More on the Chelsea building collapse. Thankfully nobody injured, but 40 residents evacuated. https://t.co/93ZvwRMcCf - Tweet Link

3 Nov 2020, 9:31 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

This is horrific. I very much hope nobody was in it. @RBKC @MPSKenChel @RoyalHWard @CemKemahli @cllrKTS @chelseasociety https://t.co/B7xTpYG0as - Tweet Link

2 Nov 2020, 8:37 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Grant Shapps: Why we agreed another TfL bailout - but it is not a blank cheque for Sadiq Khan | Evening Standard https://t.co/d0HZxWa41L - Tweet Link

2 Nov 2020, 8:20 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Regrettably, Andrew, you will get zero engagement from @StephenCowan or @LBHF or @HFLabour on this. They’ve all been told to keep quiet and hope the storm will pass. But resident anger is rising, not falling. @SW6traffiasco @Sw6Traffic @WbrAssociation @SandsEndResi @arbrown_town https://t.co/xy6FYtUUPy - Tweet Link

2 Nov 2020, 3:30 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Less good news from @PostOffice @PostOfficeNews - New Kings Road Post Office, 305 New Kings Road, London, SW6 4RF, which was closed last year, remains closed as a new postmaster has not been found yet. Am still on the case! https://t.co/cNHTYPlL16 - Tweet Link

2 Nov 2020, 11:51 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@StefanieBolzen @davidmcallister I don’t know the number of species. But even if you’re right, then it still isn’t “technically impossible” at all. - Tweet Link

2 Nov 2020, 11:42 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Good call with the London West Central @MPSHammFul @MPSKenChel Borough Command Unit on local policing issues. I urged consistency of approach on policing demonstrations. And was glad to hear that our police are watching issues facing our French community closely. - Tweet Link

2 Nov 2020, 8:32 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Mind you, I do like @davidmcallister and his choice of phrase - “The Brits surely can’t eat that much fish & chips?” made me smile! https://t.co/hfAI6eilxA - Tweet Link

2 Nov 2020, 8:28 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

As my friend @davidmcallister well knows, the U.K. is only seeking the same fisheries relationship with the U.K. as Norway has. #FactCheck https://t.co/Er3dwK6rdX - Tweet Link

2 Nov 2020, 8:16 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Some thoughtful optimism from ⁦@NeilDotObrien⁩ on #COVID19 over at @conhome. And the importance of learning from best practice. https://t.co/wooQhofwTL - Tweet Link

1 Nov 2020, 10:39 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

To put that in context, a rate of 219 is *ten* times the infection rate at which, if we were a foreign country, our “Air Bridge” would be removed. @johnaglionby @arbrown_town https://t.co/a6fHWwwgzA - Tweet Link

1 Nov 2020, 10:34 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@ForestPat1951 That may be - and well done, Germany - but cases in Germany are currently escalating rapidly. Follow @OlafGersemann to get all the latest in Germany. - Tweet Link

1 Nov 2020, 10:25 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Hammersmith & Fulham is top of all 33 London Boroughs for #COVID19, at a rate of 219 per 100,000. All of us locally need to follow the rules to suppress the virus: wash hands, wear a mask, keep 2m apart etc. https://t.co/qY2HWJskEf - Tweet Link

1 Nov 2020, 7:19 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Me too. After a General Election campaign birthday last year. #YearnForNormality https://t.co/a0kmsqwOFo - Tweet Link

1 Nov 2020, 4:16 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@JuLlewellyn @team_greenhalgh @HFLabour @StephenCowan @CharlotteV The Government has shown huge desire to find a solution. Setting up the taskforce. Pledging funding. Doing the hard work in the last 8 weeks that should have been done in the previous 16 months. But H&F Council need to contribute and do their bit too! - Tweet Link

1 Nov 2020, 2:21 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@JuLlewellyn @team_greenhalgh @HFLabour Definitely agree with you now! - Tweet Link

1 Nov 2020, 2:15 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@JuLlewellyn @team_greenhalgh @HFLabour Stephen’s facts are right, Julia. The diverted traffic was huge *before* the Bridge closed to pedestrians & cyclists in August 2020. This is from TfL in 2019 after the Bridge closed to vehicles. #FactCheck https://t.co/EoDe5uv7aT - Tweet Link

1 Nov 2020, 2:05 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great to have the Polish Ambassador @ArkadyRzegocki in the constituency for 2 visits today! Visits to Polish graves in Brompton Cemetery @FOBCOfficial, and to Margaret Thatcher’s grave at @RHChelsea. https://t.co/yNO0LLWM8V - Tweet Link

1 Nov 2020, 12:50 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Lots of detail here on how the Government is getting a grip on Mayor Khan’s waste at TfL. https://t.co/A97qYFj489 - Tweet Link

1 Nov 2020, 11:22 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Good news for my Chelsea & Fulham constituents from @grantshapps & the Government today. £1.7bn of emergency funding for Transport for London. No changes to under-18s and over-60s travel, despite scaremongering. And £160m of action to cut waste at TfL. #DecisiveAction https://t.co/5YeLpp1sgm - Tweet Link

1 Nov 2020, 9:43 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The Trade & Agriculture Commission has been at the heart of our engagement with our farmers, consumers & producers. We’re building on its achievements by extending its term & giving it an important independent role in scrutinising our future trade policy. https://t.co/lI4df0Mwzt - Tweet Link

1 Nov 2020, 9:40 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Better news on #HammersmithBridge, but what my constituents & many others need is a temporary road bridge, to deal with the thousands of diverted vehicles through Fulham & Chelsea, Putney & beyond. @KCFConservative @wandsworth @team_greenhalgh https://t.co/TAlQfdbCqT - Tweet Link

31 Oct 2020, 8:53 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

New National Restrictions from 5 November. Please RT. https://t.co/VYLlJYhHki - Tweet Link

31 Oct 2020, 8:06 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@PeregrineArkwr1 @michaelgove Well Carl is the former Prime Minister of Sweden. - Tweet Link

31 Oct 2020, 8:05 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@sergeantdixie I fear you are right. - Tweet Link

31 Oct 2020, 8:04 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@diderot_on_sea That’s definitely correct. But my point was that it would be wrong to say that the U.K. is an outlier. - Tweet Link

31 Oct 2020, 7:43 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

I fear Carl is right. Most European countries are in similar positions and making similar decisions. By all means ask whether our approach is right or wrong, but it is wrong to suggest 🇬🇧 is an outlier. https://t.co/RvvOEfDlyf - Tweet Link

31 Oct 2020, 7:12 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Wise words from the Headmaster of @FulhamBoys https://t.co/a3nPLwyzaV - Tweet Link

31 Oct 2020, 7:07 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Nice tribute from the Prime Minister of Jamaica. https://t.co/VJmJPB2T8H - Tweet Link

31 Oct 2020, 6:18 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Hammersmith Bridge was well maintained under the Conservatives & @team_greenhalgh and @NickHF1, 2006-2014. Indeed, the Labour Council said as much in 2016 (below). #FactCheck https://t.co/VfdgPGVeZP https://t.co/JhceisW2WJ - Tweet Link

31 Oct 2020, 5:55 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@kristianjenner @LBHF Thanks. Please sign my petition on this. We need to get 5,000 people resident or working in H&F to sign. https://t.co/lKPB2wQ4cZ - Tweet Link

31 Oct 2020, 4:35 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Austria going into a second Lockdown from Tuesday, announces their PM. https://t.co/e3eRaet5wc - Tweet Link

31 Oct 2020, 3:59 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great to have 2 teams out today in South Fulham with our traffic survey. Remember, you can sign my petition against the H&F Council traffic displacement scheme here https://t.co/lKPB2wQ4cZ https://t.co/Ku8alms99y - Tweet Link

31 Oct 2020, 11:13 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@williambroome Email me at mail@greghands.com - Tweet Link

30 Oct 2020, 6:50 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great work @jthalassites and @RBKC! https://t.co/f96r3NCDhU - Tweet Link

30 Oct 2020, 6:49 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

My weekly news bulletin for Chelsea & Fulham residents is here: latest on #HammersmithBridge, the 2021 Chelsea Flower Show, Fulham Traffic Displacement Scheme, high COVID rates locally and more. #InTouchAllYearRoundNotJustAtElectionTime https://t.co/pBJ2LDHYTc - Tweet Link

30 Oct 2020, 2:28 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

More on the very worrying rise in local #coronavirus rates - according to ⁦@Fulhamsw6com⁩, “Hammersmith Broadway area has the highest rate of infection in London”. We all need to follow the rules to keep the virus down. https://t.co/sCDvnVQwk7 - Tweet Link

29 Oct 2020, 11:44 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@JuLlewellyn @MissDSays @LBHF But how would it be ‘frontloading’ when LBHF - you heard them last night - are refusing to pay a single penny. It is, after all, their Bridge. - Tweet Link

29 Oct 2020, 9:28 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

2/2 ....and frankly astonishing that H&F Council, which did nothing for 16 months April 2019 - August 2020, now attacks the Taskforce (in place just 6 weeks) for taking too long. Full letter here https://t.co/CQ7jfXqqL5 https://t.co/vL8Wlelsik - Tweet Link

29 Oct 2020, 9:24 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Something amateur and comical about this #HammersmithBridge letter from H&F Council Leader to Minister @CharlotteV. By publicly releasing the Minister’s letter & his response, it’s clear this is all about his PR and not about working together to find a solution 1/2 https://t.co/99lnlWht8H - Tweet Link

29 Oct 2020, 7:21 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

This quick video says it all about Sir Keir’s support for Corbyn the last 4 years. https://t.co/tyAjW8axTx - Tweet Link

29 Oct 2020, 4:08 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@JonnElledge Well then you’re well placed to see that some Londoners will have an interest in travelling to Watford. - Tweet Link

29 Oct 2020, 1:48 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Chelsea & Fulham is the centre of the French community in the U.K. A very worrying time for them & for us all. The Metropolitan police tell me “there will be an increased uniformed presence around prominent French premises in London in response." @FranceintheUK @UKinFrance - Tweet Link

29 Oct 2020, 1:45 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

At 220 per 100,000 Hammersmith & Fulham has the 2nd highest COVID infection rate of any London borough, and well above the national average. We all need to follow the rules on masks, social distancing, no household mixing etc. For the sake of us all. https://t.co/4EfVSF13jE - Tweet Link

29 Oct 2020, 1:20 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@JonnElledge You have a very Zone 1 of the world. It may surprise you that people can and do go *from* London *to* Watford. - Tweet Link

29 Oct 2020, 1:10 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@AlexanderEhmann @Tony_Devenish @arbrown_town @wandsworth @victoriaB_F @Councillorsuzie @LdnConservative @GLAConservative @peter_graham @grantshapps @LBHF Well, it was the job of LBHF to inspect and monitor the bridge. LBHF said it was all fine. It was their job. They only have ONE bridge and they failed on it. - Tweet Link

29 Oct 2020, 12:52 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@AlexanderEhmann @Tony_Devenish @arbrown_town @wandsworth @victoriaB_F @Councillorsuzie @LdnConservative @GLAConservative @peter_graham @grantshapps @LBHF H&F Council said there were no issues of structural integrity in 2016. Frankly, I have no idea why Richmond Council has thrown its lot in with H&F Council, and sold its own residents down the River (so to speak).... https://t.co/dRxzJIPdqk - Tweet Link

29 Oct 2020, 12:39 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Devastating news for my Chelsea & Fulham constituents suffering from tens of thousands of diverted vehicles each day. https://t.co/JZrpDwCQJW - Tweet Link

29 Oct 2020, 11:04 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great news for my Chelsea & Fulham constituents! https://t.co/XanzdA7nyr - Tweet Link

29 Oct 2020, 10:17 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great spot here by @arbrown_town on #HammersmithBridge https://t.co/k05Sz3YjQL - Tweet Link

29 Oct 2020, 10:01 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

And in that time, the condition of the Bridge has worsened considerably! “Revealed: TfL has spent £16.7M on Hammersmith Bridge repair plans” - New Civil Engineer https://t.co/8ByWAg38km - Tweet Link

29 Oct 2020, 8:50 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Compelling article by ⁦@ShaunBaileyUK⁩ in the Times: “Coronavirus is not the only reason Transport for London is in trouble” https://t.co/YCb0NC4Yk2 - Tweet Link

28 Oct 2020, 8:41 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

And I think understanding is growing of why @grantshapps and @CharlotteV felt they needed to intervene - LBHF and TfL weren’t ever going to repair and reopen the Bridge. - Tweet Link

28 Oct 2020, 8:06 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Looks like H&F Council are having a real shocker at the #HammersmithBridge Zoom Open Meeting tonight. Deservedly so - it’s their bridge, they failed to maintain it; and £15m has been spent on it since April 2019 in which time it’s condition has significantly worsened. https://t.co/uwylbSRoF2 - Tweet Link

28 Oct 2020, 5:08 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

I agree with @LBHF. These local numbers are very concerning. We all need to do everything to follow the rules and suppress the virus. https://t.co/2oWEENtkMD - Tweet Link

28 Oct 2020, 5:06 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

This is absolutely awful news. As co-patron of the Friends of Czech Heritage, I will check and see if we can help in any way. https://t.co/OUce0jhtoO - Tweet Link

28 Oct 2020, 4:08 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Thanks to all our U.K. missions across the EU, which are working hard to prepare EU businesses for trading changes on 1st January. https://t.co/pXd4nNqGDV - Tweet Link

28 Oct 2020, 4:06 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@gideonrachman Keystone State. - Tweet Link

28 Oct 2020, 2:05 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Still at the @OECD, it’s good to hear from @USTradeRep Ambassador Robert Lighthizer with his vision for a successful global recovery. https://t.co/uxHyYs9LVa - Tweet Link

28 Oct 2020, 1:20 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Typically Czech that whilst everyone else at the @OECD does a conventional head and shoulders, Prague does this funky, psychedelic number for its minister. https://t.co/uplRbp9H13 - Tweet Link

28 Oct 2020, 1:18 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Being in a Customs Union, whilst being outside of the EU and with no say over its rules & tariffs - was one of the worst policy choices. Am glad it was rejected. https://t.co/5hehJM6pVw - Tweet Link

28 Oct 2020, 1:10 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Making my own speech at the @OECD, I spoke with my #OECDMinisterial counterparts about the need for international co-operation to support the global economic recovery from coronavirus. More resilient supply chains + free and fair trade = jobs and security around the world🌏 https://t.co/ALrQrjgsDP - Tweet Link

28 Oct 2020, 1:06 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Now at the @OECD Ministerial Meeting, one of our key FTA partners, @Birmo, the Australian Trade Minister. Another strong voice for global free trade. Great speech on e-commerce, resilient supply chains and against protectionism. https://t.co/fFgDepEqiQ - Tweet Link

28 Oct 2020, 12:58 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Happy Czech National Day to all my Czech followers in Chelsea & Fulham, the U.K. and in the Czech Republic. On this day in 1918, the new Czechoslovakia was proclaimed by the legendary T.G. Masaryk. Dobrý den, všech České lide! (No time to check my grammar, sorry!) https://t.co/U59igxNVnS - Tweet Link

28 Oct 2020, 12:45 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Still at the @OECD - a strong pro Free Trade voice from Japan. Munekiyo Kouichi branding some countries’ data localisation rules as “absurd”. He’s right - and delighted that our 🇬🇧 🇯🇵 Free Trade Agreement last week removed these unnecessary rules, showing the way! https://t.co/S1qbDfKkjQ - Tweet Link

28 Oct 2020, 12:38 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

At the @OECD always informative to hear from my friend & colleague from Italy @ivanscalfarotto - on the resilience of the global supply chains and their coming G20 Presidency. https://t.co/s2eKw7iCRF - Tweet Link

28 Oct 2020, 12:31 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great to be representing the U.K. today at the @OECD Ministerial Council, to discuss global trade and it’s vital role in the recovery from #COVID19. Trade has been hit by the pandemic, but global supply chains have been overall quite resilient. Vice Chair Chile 🇨🇱 speaking now. https://t.co/5e9g631AMN - Tweet Link

28 Oct 2020, 8:38 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Also, please take part in the @WbrAssociation survey of traffic in Sands End, SW6. This is their new leaflet in the area. Wandsworth Bridge Road has been severely affected by the H&F Council traffic displacement scheme - gridlock, noise & poor air quality. https://t.co/eFYMdnV2Cy - Tweet Link

28 Oct 2020, 8:35 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Traffic crisis continues in Fulham, thanks to H&F Council’s failure to maintain #hammersmithbridge & their SW6 Traffic Displacement Scheme. Sign my petition here. https://t.co/lKPB2wQ4cZ @WbrAssociation - Tweet Link

28 Oct 2020, 8:27 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Your regular reminder that @annettedittert, funded by the German taxpayer to give impartial (by law) reporting for German ARD TV (BBC equivalent) news, is actually a highly vocal anti U.K. Government activist. https://t.co/aAxGI3Nk6Q - Tweet Link

27 Oct 2020, 5:49 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Absolutely compelling viewing. https://t.co/HvG7rnQQmk - Tweet Link

26 Oct 2020, 6:44 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@Sen_passionate @vickyford https://t.co/8HDR7LyOxN - Tweet Link

26 Oct 2020, 8:12 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Most European countries are experiencing a huge rise in #COVID19 cases. The graph is the number of active Coronavirus cases in Germany since the first peak in April. Very worrying. https://t.co/VCCoNSdlnt - Tweet Link

24 Oct 2020, 2:22 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@CoppetainPU @EvanHD @BBCPM It's hard to find, but it's here in the agreement in article 14.34, para 5. This is better than under EU deal and means more UK GIs - including wine - could be protected in Japan thanks to #CEPA. https://t.co/rpQtRyNs0Y - Tweet Link

23 Oct 2020, 8:57 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Very useful Zoom with @FSBGtrLondon this afternoon, including Chelsea & Fulham businesses & broad range of topics: support for exporters, TfL & local traffic chaos, business rates, VAT and more. Thanks to all at @fsb_policy for the engagement! - Tweet Link

23 Oct 2020, 8:04 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@maxwellschmid https://t.co/iuNxAN8zYV - Tweet Link

23 Oct 2020, 8:03 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@CoppetainPU @EvanHD @BBCPM I did say that, because it's true - English and Welsh wine could be recognised in Japan under our new deal. They were not under the old EU deal. https://t.co/3qSPqT11ZM - Tweet Link

23 Oct 2020, 5:29 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@clarebellla https://t.co/rtz8WS3chR - Tweet Link

23 Oct 2020, 5:29 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@Sophie93812992 https://t.co/PLUxXHIQ3X - Tweet Link

23 Oct 2020, 5:28 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Enjoy your weekend. https://t.co/KWpIuW2ux6 - Tweet Link

23 Oct 2020, 5:25 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@TheHollyJohnson https://t.co/qIwkvGGzba - Tweet Link

23 Oct 2020, 10:17 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great to be on @IanKingSky just now talking about the new 🇬🇧 🇯🇵 Free Trade Agreement, signed today by @trussliz in Tokyo. A historic day - the UK’s first independent free trade agreement for at least 45 years! @tradegovuk https://t.co/QA7jRDBHoc - Tweet Link

23 Oct 2020, 9:49 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Four months, not four years. Negotiations started on 9th June. We weren’t able to negotiate U.K. trade deals whilst being a member of the EU, which we were until 31.1.2020. @trussliz @tradegovuk https://t.co/SRhTxigoSe - Tweet Link

23 Oct 2020, 9:45 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@itsHarryWills @LBHF https://t.co/k0MER92NDF - Tweet Link

23 Oct 2020, 9:29 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Enjoyed being on @BloombergTV just now on @trussliz in Tokyo, signing our first U.K. Free Trade Agreement, with 🇯🇵. Good news for U.K. financial services, FinTech, farmers, food & drink exporters and more. https://t.co/1R9HTsannP - Tweet Link

23 Oct 2020, 8:45 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@LavinaJL https://t.co/xmaqHSQAZs - Tweet Link

22 Oct 2020, 7:26 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@SueSioux https://t.co/tzKKVGhzbR - Tweet Link

22 Oct 2020, 6:29 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great news for Shetland - I was glad to meet @Shetland_Space this summer virtually! https://t.co/xboi1gLFfR - Tweet Link

22 Oct 2020, 4:26 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@algclarke72 https://t.co/0R80g34rZ6 - Tweet Link

22 Oct 2020, 4:26 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great to talk Trade and 🇬🇧 🇺🇸 relations with our great friend, @USAmbUK, at his residence. And that’s George Washington in the background watching over us, as we move forward our Free Trade Agreement discussions! https://t.co/cz9jBtAsCs - Tweet Link

22 Oct 2020, 12:58 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

2 1/2 hours of Trade talks completed with Taiwan just now. £7bn trade already being done; even more investment. Great to get stuck into removing remaining barriers to U.K. firms in health, offshore wind, banking, FinTech, whisky, beef & lamb. Let’s try for even more trade! https://t.co/dOqxPCgzWG - Tweet Link

22 Oct 2020, 8:01 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@williambroome https://t.co/r1036gpRP2 - Tweet Link

22 Oct 2020, 7:56 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Our neighbours are being challenged by the rapid spread of COVID19 too - in Germany it’s circulating at twice the speed foreseen by Chancellor Merkel on 28th September. Orange line is the Government scenario. Red is the reality. (from Die Welt @welt) https://t.co/u80geCrX0H - Tweet Link

22 Oct 2020, 7:52 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@Mrsysb @Taiwan_in_UK @UKinTaiwan @taiwanappg @TaitraLondon @TourTaiwanTTB @CulturalTaiwan @tradegovuk @RichardFaulkne8 https://t.co/TBmHC26qgg - Tweet Link

22 Oct 2020, 7:23 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

2nd day of my virtual Taiwan visit today. Including our Joint Economic and Trade Committee (JETCO). Yesterday, I had the chance to do a quick Virtual Reality tour of the island - highlight was a VR trip on the Alishan Mountain Railway. https://t.co/Nmpc2dtXqL - Tweet Link

21 Oct 2020, 11:11 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@ge_summers https://t.co/5NOiXayvwZ - Tweet Link

21 Oct 2020, 11:09 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@Mrsysb @Conservatives https://t.co/4AeK6jYWgC - Tweet Link

21 Oct 2020, 11:09 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@meenalsworld https://t.co/EsWhGj1hJL - Tweet Link

21 Oct 2020, 11:07 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@Carlottakp https://t.co/QVxpqkZCyu - Tweet Link

21 Oct 2020, 10 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@Esteft https://t.co/ekZuBjHwMF - Tweet Link

21 Oct 2020, 10 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@andreasveg https://t.co/oZLIESOn6C - Tweet Link

21 Oct 2020, 9:35 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Accusing a Minister of lying in the Commons is a serious charge, and doubtless therefore it’s one that you raised as a Point of Order in the Commons, not just on Twitter? https://t.co/INvzBNNh2r - Tweet Link

21 Oct 2020, 9:24 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@hypersexualised https://t.co/82mUqBQAEH - Tweet Link

21 Oct 2020, 9:22 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@andrewjthorp @EdConwaySky It’s a very sad situation in the Czech Republic. Fingers crossed for them. - Tweet Link

21 Oct 2020, 9:16 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@chrishanklondon @lewis_goodall @halfon4harlowMP @arbrown_town @victoriaB_F https://t.co/aDane5YXga - Tweet Link

21 Oct 2020, 9:09 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

German Health Minister (and my friend) @jensspahn tests positive for Coronavirus. Wishing a swift recovery - gute Besserung, Jens! https://t.co/PSx96FLccw - Tweet Link

21 Oct 2020, 8:59 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

No, Stephen, it’s a great building! 1950s had some great architecture. https://t.co/UcuCA0Yxa2 - Tweet Link

21 Oct 2020, 8:43 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@andy_g_sellars @UKinTaiwan @Taiwan_in_UK @tradegovuk @ITRI_Taiwan @CSACatapult My pleasure completely! Keep me posted on how it all progresses. - Tweet Link

21 Oct 2020, 8:43 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@Harrysm99465059 https://t.co/QiTmwOuoEG - Tweet Link

21 Oct 2020, 8:43 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@Redbench123 https://t.co/HKXvmnR5Ns - Tweet Link

21 Oct 2020, 8:27 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

29 years since my first visit - my video message today on my virtual visit to Taiwan. Since 1991, Taiwan GDP per capita has tripled. Great to launch semi-conductor & bilingualism cooperation today. Formal Trade talks tomorrow! @UKinTaiwan @Taiwan_in_UK @tradegovuk https://t.co/3ct1E58gV4 - Tweet Link

21 Oct 2020, 7:38 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

I am pretty sure that if a U.K. - EU trade deal is agreed, it won’t be signed in Tokyo. https://t.co/cXTXw3Vyg9 - Tweet Link

21 Oct 2020, 6:25 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Berlin tut gut! Great news for UK exports! I hope to be on the first bus in Berlin when it arrives! (I have fond memories of the yellow 19 bus from Ku’Damm to Grünewald in 1985!). @UKinGermany @tradegovuk @grahamstuart @tradegovukDEU https://t.co/SCvCFdozhc - Tweet Link

21 Oct 2020, 6:19 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

So woeful has been Labour’s incompetence on #HammersmithBridge that it’s now trending on Twitter.... https://t.co/XCX9YnjmdO - Tweet Link

21 Oct 2020, 3:49 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Loving the responses to the typo in my tweet earlier about how Khan’s financial mismanagement has led to a “bear cupboard”.... https://t.co/rlg7xJlwLs - Tweet Link

21 Oct 2020, 2:29 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great meeting with the V4 Ambassadors hosted by @ArkadyRzegocki at @PolishEmbassyUK. Great trade & investment relationships with all of 🇵🇱 🇨🇿 🇭🇺 and 🇸🇰. And personally, I have 35-year ties with all 4 too, since I first boarded the Berlin-Warsaw night train. Great friends of 🇬🇧! https://t.co/hDMbM6ydOy - Tweet Link

21 Oct 2020, 12:28 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

2/2 The Mayor knows he has a long list of choices, some of which are unpalatable. It's for him to come back with how he'll fulfill his side of any final deal. The Government will cover the cost of Covid, we won't cover the cost of Khan. #TheCostOfKhan #InKhanpetence - Tweet Link

21 Oct 2020, 12:27 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

On The sorry state of TfL’s finances, Sadiq Khan's pre covid mismanagement of TfL, including foregoing hundreds-of-millions in revenue during his time in office, has left the cupboard bear. So the Government is ready to step in with another bailout to keep London running. 1/2 - Tweet Link

21 Oct 2020, 12:09 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Two of my great passions are Taiwan and bilingualism. Combining the two is even better! So it was a great pleasure to be virtual guest speaker at the signing ceremony today in Taipei for the U.K. to be delivery partner for Taiwan becoming bilingual Chinese-English by 2030! https://t.co/4ph8t2fpYV - Tweet Link

21 Oct 2020, 9:45 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great to see innovation projects which started when I was at @hmtreasury bearing fruit. Today, the Compound Semiconductor Application Catapult in Newport, S. Wales, is singing an MoU with @ITRI_Taiwan. Here with their President, Edwin Liu. Taiwan is world #1 for semiconductors! https://t.co/CvI9JuZsMV - Tweet Link

21 Oct 2020, 9:34 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

A pleasure to be with you. Taiwan is the world’s leader in semiconductor development & production. U.K. is a world leader in compound semiconductors in both fundamental and applied research. We are natural partners here! @UKinTaiwan @Taiwan_in_UK @tradegovuk https://t.co/Sq1C53Dwzh - Tweet Link

20 Oct 2020, 8:36 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

This is terrible news for the Czech Republic. Strašné noviny. https://t.co/fpKBcjCdmK - Tweet Link

20 Oct 2020, 8:22 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

This is brilliant! https://t.co/6QKkDpSmOv - Tweet Link

20 Oct 2020, 6:35 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

....and a real surprise for Tony - my constituency caseworker in Chelsea & Fulham used to do the same job for Tony in Sydney 10 years ago! Great of Tony to take out time at my desk to say hello and catch up! Photos then and now. Shows the 🇬🇧 🇦🇺 bonds which bind us all. https://t.co/CE2ndm5VB1 - Tweet Link

20 Oct 2020, 5:41 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@Augusti76310381 @RBKC Very sorry to hear this. Could you email me as much detail as you can to mail@greghands.com and I will take a look. Please don’t do a hunger strike, not least if you are in a vulnerable category during COVID. - Tweet Link

20 Oct 2020, 5:35 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great to meet Tony Abbott today at @tradegovuk. Really looking forward to working with him & @trussliz at the Board of Trade. Great news for the U.K. that we have the former Australian PM working to help & promote 🇬🇧! https://t.co/UiEpWQMV3o - Tweet Link

20 Oct 2020, 1:58 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

He was calling for it to be *introduced* immediately a couple of weeks ago. #InKhanPetence #LabourChaos https://t.co/1BmY2hCS8j - Tweet Link

20 Oct 2020, 1:17 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

He was calling for it to be imposed just a couple of weeks ago. Since then, the COVID situation has got worse, not better. #LabourChaos #KhanFail https://t.co/SXCqcmgdxg - Tweet Link

20 Oct 2020, 8:50 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

1. I voted with the Government because I am a member of the Government. 2. Food standards are not at risk. We are absolutely committed in our manifesto to maintaining them. Products currently illegal in the U.K. will remain illegal from 1st January. https://t.co/j7NCOfNber - Tweet Link

20 Oct 2020, 8:34 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Good quick-fire visit to Munich over. 2 speeches, and plenty of questions. Thanks to all at the Wirtschaftstafel and the Versicherungskammer for having me! Let’s hope we can do it all again soon! https://t.co/pLjuGWpT8F - Tweet Link

20 Oct 2020, 5:40 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

At Munich airport on my way back to London, as COVID cases in Germany hit another all-time high, up 61% on the week. https://t.co/nYCBxchXrO - Tweet Link

19 Oct 2020, 4:24 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Now arriving at the Versicherungskammer Bayern (Bavarian Insurance Federation) in Munich, to be their guest speaker tonight on the future of 🇬🇧 🇩🇪 relations. Bavaria is a big part of that! https://t.co/zT2jJAM6Aq - Tweet Link

19 Oct 2020, 3:52 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

First Conservative Wandsworth, now Labour Redbridge have stopped their unpopular local traffic displacement schemes. Will @LBHF start to listen now? @WbrAssociation @SandsEndResi @robmcgibbon @arbrown_town @Tony_Devenish @road_bridge @EddeGuitaut https://t.co/HKbkZVkFeo - Tweet Link

19 Oct 2020, 12:59 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Two hours talking Trade, EU Exit & 🇩🇪-🇬🇧 relations - all in German - is tough, but so important. Very ably chaired by ex-MP Heinrich Traublinger from the @CSU https://t.co/h9jvnDFfA4 - Tweet Link

19 Oct 2020, 12:55 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@mitchy8900 Oktoberfest was cancelled, alas! - Tweet Link

19 Oct 2020, 10:57 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@StewartWood I think it is actually the brewery! Feels odd for a Monday lunchtime! - Tweet Link

19 Oct 2020, 10:49 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great to be back in Munich today. Am guest speaker at the 222nd Wirtschaftstafel (Economy Round Table) here at the famous Spatenhaus. https://t.co/6VZ02VYYk9 - Tweet Link

19 Oct 2020, 7:56 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Trade deal with New Zealand in reach after Jacinda Ardern's landslide victory, ⁦@trussliz⁩ says https://t.co/iQxkAsSNkf - Tweet Link

18 Oct 2020, 5:09 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

As they say, „von der Wiege bis zur Waage, Formulare Formulare“. This one is quite an important one. Note the direct translation of the very long German sentences. https://t.co/2xJa9ARBTc - Tweet Link

18 Oct 2020, 9:36 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Labour all over the place on virus restrictions. Shown on #Marr. Andy Burnham opposing Tier 3 restrictions in Greater Manchester, where the virus numbers are above 400 per 100,000. Then Rachel Reeves wanting to impose a UK Lockdown, eg on Cornwall, where the numbers are 30. - Tweet Link

18 Oct 2020, 9:26 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

I like Andy Burnham (on #Marr right now), and I believe in devolved Mayors, but he lost me when he said he is resisting new Tier 3 COVID restrictions on behalf of everyone in the country. Andy, your elected role is for Greater Manchester, not the whole country! - Tweet Link

17 Oct 2020, 5:33 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Now, could the coming UK-NZ Trade Deal be the first trade deal UK Labour has supported for more than 10 years? https://t.co/6sSVKE3Wqt - Tweet Link

17 Oct 2020, 3:54 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Good to meet one of our @tradegovuk Global Entrepreneurs @kavitar in Fulham today! #GEP https://t.co/gZoyGGjNnO - Tweet Link

17 Oct 2020, 1:49 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Give this a read from London MP ⁦@MPIainDS⁩ “London deserves a great statesman in charge. Instead it has Sadiq Khan.” And then back ⁦@ShaunBaileyUK⁩ next May for change in London! https://t.co/qREwSZuIPe - Tweet Link

17 Oct 2020, 12:54 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Listen at 13:10, but in short you’re conflating 2 rows. 1. Leaving on “Australia” terms doesn’t have to be the same as no deal at all (witness the EU-Aus wine deal) and 2. The EU-Aus deal will still be effective in U.K. 1.1.21 as a new (continuity) U.K.-Aus deal. #TradeNerdery https://t.co/UJ1NZE5KTr - Tweet Link

17 Oct 2020, 12:49 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

A tough time for businesses as we enter the higher Tier 2 virus control. But good to visit, with @team_greenhalgh, Omar from Quirky Gadgets on Fulham Road, who has just expanded with a new cigar bar opposite. Lively on Fulham Road today - with everyone following the rules. https://t.co/ECSOBqtIb5 - Tweet Link

17 Oct 2020, 12:38 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@hhesterm Listen to the broadcast at 13:10 first. - Tweet Link

17 Oct 2020, 11:07 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

On at 1:10pm today! #AnyQuestions https://t.co/54s7IeNSBl - Tweet Link

17 Oct 2020, 10:30 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

A reminder that since midnight, Tier 2 (High) restrictions are in place across London, due to the virus. More details here👇. Please RT. https://t.co/dRw2GLay7O - Tweet Link

17 Oct 2020, 9:45 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Dear LibDem Councillor, we at @Tradegovuk have rolled this over into a U.K. - Australia agreement. So who has made the “own goal” and shown “staggering incompetence”? https://t.co/ebZmtimoNv https://t.co/XpjZlnfzzp - Tweet Link

16 Oct 2020, 9:17 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

It’s a radio show, so nobody “appears”. But *you* feel free to call *me* dim. https://t.co/wPT4PYqBLD - Tweet Link

16 Oct 2020, 9:15 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Repeated tomorrow lunchtime on Radio 4. Peak Trade nerdery. Learn for example all about the 2010 EU-Australia Wines & Spirits Agreement. https://t.co/oLE8ddrcwc - Tweet Link

16 Oct 2020, 2:52 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great to talk with my constituent @joshuahinh from the @ONECampaign @ONEintheUK on debt relief for developing countries. So important at this time not to forget the world’s poorest. Good progress this week from @RishiSunak at G20 Finance Ministers meeting https://t.co/BP9ZHLynaO https://t.co/eeW04gs4Hf - Tweet Link

16 Oct 2020, 11:56 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Another waste of time & resources from @EmilyThornberry - maybe she attended the premiere and saw one of our officials there? https://t.co/vSjnoJkfTD - Tweet Link

16 Oct 2020, 11:03 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Sadiq Khan’s main mission at the moment seems to be to punish Londoners. https://t.co/LUzobyUR73 - Tweet Link

16 Oct 2020, 9:17 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Am now the only frontbencher to represent 2 Premier League football clubs. #PointlessPoliticalFact https://t.co/13MNrocesP - Tweet Link

16 Oct 2020, 7:22 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@laneychich @trussliz @RichardFaulkne8 @UKinTaiwan @natalieblackuk @taiwanappg @Taiwan_in_UK @TaiwanPresSPOX @tradegovuk @ranil @grahamstuart Yes; beef, lamb, pork. - Tweet Link

16 Oct 2020, 7:20 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

In Germany, new Coronavirus cases also going up and up. https://t.co/AQZJBiDIQ2 - Tweet Link

15 Oct 2020, 5 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Hearing of a really horrible assault (causing a broken jaw) of a volunteer football coach on Eel Brook Common around 8pm on Friday 2nd October. The popular coach, working with youths, merely went to retrieve the ball & was viciously attacked. Crime ref 6021399/20 @MPSHammFul - Tweet Link

15 Oct 2020, 4:49 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

France has gone much further than the U.K., worth noting. https://t.co/MlzHvF7yIF - Tweet Link

15 Oct 2020, 4:46 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Hard to argue with Helene on this one. https://t.co/r9E1lSjRMP - Tweet Link

15 Oct 2020, 4:28 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Tomorrow (Friday) night, London moves from Medium to High. https://t.co/3nO20Y6YjJ - Tweet Link

15 Oct 2020, 3:46 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Really enjoyed giving a briefing at @asiahouseuk on U.K. trade policy in the Asia-Pacific region. New FTA with 🇯🇵; with 🇦🇺 & 🇳🇿 coming; continuity FTA with 🇰🇷 signed, with 🇻🇳 and 🇸🇬 coming; U.K. joining CPTPP; trade talks with Taiwan. Growing trade with 🇨🇳 & 🇮🇩. Packed agenda! https://t.co/2c1j3ysPfZ - Tweet Link

15 Oct 2020, 1:03 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@electrodrummer @MattHancock @RBKC @LBHF @RHChelsea @Tony_Devenish @KCFConservative @fulhamsociety @KC_Times @Fulhamsw6com @arbrown_town @jthalassites We are moving to High - Tweet Link

15 Oct 2020, 1:02 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Effective Friday at midnight - 00.01 Saturday morning. - Tweet Link

15 Oct 2020, 12:57 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

London has moved to “High”, as announced by @MattHancock this morning in the House of Commons. This will be a worrying time for my Chelsea & Fulham constituents. Here is what we all need to know for what it means. https://t.co/Z3m4hpnlTO - Tweet Link

15 Oct 2020, 12:20 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great roundtable with U.K. businesses active in Taiwan, ahead of our UK-Taiwan trade talks next week. Taiwan is such a great market for the UK - financial services, offshore wind, meat, pharmaceuticals, whisky & more. I first visited Taiwan in 1991 & have seen its GDP triple! https://t.co/bcZtl4V4vr - Tweet Link

14 Oct 2020, 6:32 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Always a pleasure to catch up with @AusHCUK, Hon George Brandis, to talk about our coming 🇬🇧 🇦🇺 FTA, trade issues, and U.K.-Australia relations more generally. Chelsea & Fulham is home to one of our largest Australian communities too - including George! https://t.co/WRwZBFBlGL - Tweet Link

14 Oct 2020, 6:25 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Really spiriting roundtable on gender & trade and how to further women’s economic empowerment through trade policy & Free Trade Agreements. Thanks to the women entrepreneurs, academics, think tanks & others who joined and gave their views. More work to be done! https://t.co/z26khaLTx7 - Tweet Link

14 Oct 2020, 10:56 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great to talk with Sir Greg Knight MP and his important work with the British-American Parliamentary Group (BAPG), promoting exchange between MPs, Lords, Senators and Members of Congress. Will be good to speak to them all about the benefits of a 🇬🇧 🇺🇸 Free Trade Agreement! https://t.co/cKkvuMfs3Y - Tweet Link

13 Oct 2020, 4:34 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Very helpful call with @TheBPF, representing plastics manufacturers across UK. Good discussion around the UK Global Tariff, EU talks, FTAs elsewhere & reducing trade barriers. Huge sector: 180,000 jobs, £180m R&D spend, particularly in Northern England. https://t.co/KEMO1iRtAx - Tweet Link

13 Oct 2020, 10:21 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Useful reminder that our neighbours are having issues too. https://t.co/gIoGOXmRF1 - Tweet Link

13 Oct 2020, 10:13 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Worth a watch for German speakers. https://t.co/IYBIOUflQU - Tweet Link

12 Oct 2020, 9:48 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Enjoyed the event and the chance to debate in German with @davidmcallister the prospects for a 🇬🇧 🇪🇺 Free Trade Agreement. https://t.co/Qe6qLZ0XT1 - Tweet Link

12 Oct 2020, 8:55 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

That’s because we know each other well. Going back more than 10 years. A pleasure to work with @davidmcallister https://t.co/fHj2r26DSa - Tweet Link

12 Oct 2020, 4:44 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Very good round table with the Essex Chamber of Commerce @EssexChambers on the opportunities for the UK’s Free Trade Agreement agenda. Great contributions from SMEs across Essex. Thanks all for joining. Thanks to @pritipatel for facilitating. https://t.co/EZH0EYlOML - Tweet Link

12 Oct 2020, 2:43 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great to meet for the 3rd time in 12 months the Korean Ambassador, H.E Enna Park. Good feedback after the visit by @DominicRaab & I to Seoul 2 weeks ago. And delighted that our 🇬🇧 🇰🇷 Free Trade Agreement is ready to take effect on 1st January! https://t.co/csnmhwhJpP - Tweet Link

12 Oct 2020, 12:01 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Well done @DavidMcCredie! https://t.co/m3APMR2Dye - Tweet Link

12 Oct 2020, 8:24 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Encouraging latest from @FulhamBoys that a Christmas move to the great new site is on the cards. Am so proud, as the co-patron with @gtomlin. We're almost there! https://t.co/GI3qmozYMN - Tweet Link

11 Oct 2020, 2:47 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

More exposure of SNP chaotic trade policy at Trade Oral Questions this week - SNP urging us to talk directly with the US on whisky (which we are already doing), which ironically wouldn’t be possible if we followed their policy of rejoining the EU. @AndrewBowie_MP @John2Win https://t.co/5cFfPIjdZd - Tweet Link

11 Oct 2020, 8:11 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great piece on agriculture & trade and how Labour & SNP are set on devastating imports from the worlds poorest countries. ⁦@anthonybrowne⁩: Are we really going to pass a law that would devastate many of the world's poorest people? On ⁦@ConHome⁩ https://t.co/EorCk1mNEi - Tweet Link

10 Oct 2020, 5:02 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

A compelling letter from the @fulhamsociety to @CharlotteV at the Hammersmith Bridge Taskforce. Making the case we hear across Fulham, Putney, Chiswick, Chelsea & Wandsworth for a temporary *road* bridge to provide relief from the diverted traffic. I strongly agree! https://t.co/tvjUKKBQRd - Tweet Link

10 Oct 2020, 1:42 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

In touch all year round, not just at election time - my 561st weekly news bulletin for Chelsea & Fulham residents is here! Including news in Hammersmith Bridge, Chelsea SuperCars, catastrophic SW6 traffic scheme & more. https://t.co/4l9IXpa0SO - Tweet Link

9 Oct 2020, 6:12 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great meeting with the @WbrAssociation to plan the stepping up of our campaign against H&F Council’s SW6 Traffic Displacement Scheme. Thanks to @ilpagliaccio for hosting us all. The scheme has caused harm to Wandsworth Bridge Rd residents & businesses & traffic chaos across SW6. https://t.co/QhOORue7WX - Tweet Link

9 Oct 2020, 6:05 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Full details of the Conservatives’ Culture Recovery Fund are here - including £428,300 to ⁦@ChelsPhysicGdn⁩ https://t.co/hdgNBJHHy1 - Tweet Link

9 Oct 2020, 5:50 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Seeing for myself the total traffic gridlock on Wandsworth Bridge Road this afternoon. Even a TfL Incident Response van caught up in it. All thanks to Labour H&F Council’s SW6 Traffic Displacement Scheme. Sign the petition here https://t.co/lKPB2wQ4cZ https://t.co/aU9SCvBRgI - Tweet Link

9 Oct 2020, 3:40 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

On a 295 bus entering Wandsworth Bridge Road. As we do, on comes an automated announcement “There is heavy traffic. We are expecting severe delays.” It was never like this before H&F Council’s Traffic Displacement Scheme. Sign the petition: https://t.co/lKPB2wQ4cZ https://t.co/6aZJRk5Ml8 - Tweet Link

9 Oct 2020, 3:34 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

My answer to @karlmccartney in the Commons yesterday on trade with the CANZUK countries - Canada, Australia and NZ. The U.K. joining CPTPP would be a good way of deepening our trading ties with these 3 close & like-minded friends! https://t.co/g1emRYcP9v - Tweet Link

9 Oct 2020, 3:10 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

It’s #WorldPostDay today. Time to celebrate the great work down by all our postal workers. Still a highlight for me & many others each day when the post comes! https://t.co/irXbzCgMwH - Tweet Link

9 Oct 2020, 2:53 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great news for our Chelsea Physic Garden from @OliverDowden & @DCMS as part of Government support being made available to heritage organisations across England - £428,300 to @ChelsPhysicGdn! #HereForCulture https://t.co/eZxifdKB9x - Tweet Link

9 Oct 2020, 2:24 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

As I pointed out in the Commons yesterday, the SNP is an extreme anti-Trade party. Despite wanting to rejoin the EU, they even opposed the EU’s trade deals with Canada, Japan & Singapore. They quibble about the details of trade deals, but the reality is they’re against them all. https://t.co/2FTRUVNT1j - Tweet Link

9 Oct 2020, 1:31 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great to be speaker at the formal launch of our Europe Trade Hub today. Based in Prague, this helps companies across U.K. accessing European markets. Already helped 550 companies - 60% of them SMEs smaller than 15 staff, or turnover less than £5m. Across 🇬🇧! https://t.co/cXwzkZ2t3y - Tweet Link

9 Oct 2020, 8:35 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Highest daily #coronavirus numbers in Germany since 9th April. https://t.co/mh01soPxKg - Tweet Link

8 Oct 2020, 9:41 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

More good news on foreign investment in the U.K.! @GerryGrimstone @grahamstuart https://t.co/bHUXee1mJK - Tweet Link

8 Oct 2020, 9:16 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@AtlasCarsLondon - Tweet Link

8 Oct 2020, 8:58 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Typical of a great deal of the constituency correspondence on Hammersmith Council’s SW6 Traffic Displacement Scheme. It’s the vulnerable and elderly suffering the most. From a Labour Council. Silence from @HFLabour and @StephenCowan. https://t.co/Ox9JIDlWY9 - Tweet Link

8 Oct 2020, 3:32 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

NEW - on Hammersmith Bridge. I am publishing today the results of my consultation on temporary solutions. 62% of Fulham & Chelsea residents want a temporary *road* bridge, able to take buses, emergency vehicles & cars. Details here: https://t.co/THxS0WoPZW - Tweet Link

8 Oct 2020, 2:05 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Spectacular incompetence from Labour Hammersmith Council with their SW6 Traffic Displacement scheme - issuing multiple tickets for the same “offence”. Some have had £500 in tickets on the same day. It’s time for them to end the agony for residents and cancel the whole scheme. https://t.co/QdLRaobNzq - Tweet Link

8 Oct 2020, 11:31 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

A great campaign by @LiamFox and showed that Britain is back in the world of international trade, at the WTO and beyond. Thanks to all our @tradegovuk & @FCDOGovUK Posts who have supported him the last few months. https://t.co/LUWR1ssGJe - Tweet Link

8 Oct 2020, 8:22 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Trade Oral Questions in the Commons at 0930 this morning. First up is @DehennaDavison. Answering the questions for @tradegovuk are @trussliz @grahamstuart @ranil and myself. Tune in! https://t.co/WAoabuyG2W - Tweet Link

8 Oct 2020, 7:40 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

In kurzer Zeit - bin gespannt, wie 🇩🇪&🇬🇧 #KI & #blockchain Start-ups Herausforderungen der industriellen Produktion lösen &freue mich mit Thomas Jarzombek, dem Beauftragten für #Digital Industrie & Start-ups vom @BMWI_Bund, die Finalisten der #DigiCatGlobalChallenge zu begrüßen. https://t.co/IGg6qaTg2P - Tweet Link

8 Oct 2020, 7:38 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Looking forward to the #DigiCatGlobalChallenge final with @BMWI_Bund #digital commissioner Thomas Jarzombek. Excited to learn how Germany and the UK #AI & #blockchain #startups answer some of the world’s most intricate technological challenges. Register👉https://t.co/M45QuX5mw9 https://t.co/iWXAnHBf57 - Tweet Link

7 Oct 2020, 9:15 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Like this question from @EmilyThornberry about an event more than two YEARS ago. What a waste of public resources and a chance to ask about the US negotiations happening right now. https://t.co/3vXAmat4GO - Tweet Link

7 Oct 2020, 9:12 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Six months into the job, when is @EmilyThornberry going to ask a question about International Trade? https://t.co/ZgXSCFDed4 - Tweet Link

7 Oct 2020, 6:08 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The Prime Minister’s Trade Envoys are a key part of delivering the UK’s trade agenda! With @TrussLiz this morning, we welcomed them to @tradegovuk for a socially-distanced briefing session on how we can grow trade & investment. Thank you for your service! https://t.co/4NmrVz0XUH - Tweet Link

7 Oct 2020, 6 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

“Silence of the Lambos”! Am really hoping this will do it for my long-suffering constituents on and around Sloane Street. https://t.co/dAFxS7O3WM - Tweet Link

7 Oct 2020, 4:26 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great to follow @VillageLdn, the new online magazine dedicated to the Fulham community: top tips on where to go, shop and eat. Check it out! https://t.co/FUjnyqdO7d - Tweet Link

7 Oct 2020, 2:25 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

A pleasure to conduct a @BritAmBusiness roundtable with North West and North East businesses in the U.K. on opportunities provided by a 🇬🇧 🇺🇸 Free Trade Agreement. The North would be a big beneficiary and the FTA will help level up the country. https://t.co/1akBjeMA4X - Tweet Link

7 Oct 2020, 11:44 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Excellent call with @JAPANinUK Ambassador Yasumasa Nagamine. We are delighted with the new 🇬🇧 🇯🇵 Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) & looking forward to it taking effect on 1st January. Very strong trade relationship between the world 3rd & 5th largest economies https://t.co/S5Rjw65aFw - Tweet Link

7 Oct 2020, 10:55 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@LTDAForum @thomasthetaxi Have tweeted, thanks! - Tweet Link

7 Oct 2020, 10:55 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great work, guys! https://t.co/lQLzexiSNl - Tweet Link

7 Oct 2020, 9:23 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Blimey, I hope “South West London” isn’t Chelsea or Fulham. https://t.co/a9ei96r0A0 - Tweet Link

6 Oct 2020, 8:38 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

So Margaret Ferrier has dropped out of Trade Questions on Thursday after all. Left was published today. Right was published on Monday. https://t.co/XUQei5bMCm - Tweet Link

6 Oct 2020, 8:35 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Amazing if this really is it. More than 8 years after it was due to close, to make way for BER. https://t.co/zOP8NiCobq - Tweet Link

5 Oct 2020, 7:57 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Enjoyed being one of the guest speakers at the @wearecfindia virtual reception tonight at #CPC20 on our growing trade relationship with India. https://t.co/OlQse6T3b6 - Tweet Link

5 Oct 2020, 7:10 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great to have a virtual #CPC20 reception with the @wearecfindia, the Conservative Friends of India. Great Ministerial turnout, including @OliverDowden @tariqahmadbt @scullyp and our next London Mayor @ShaunBaileyUK. Hearing now from the Indian High Commissioner. https://t.co/WccPEfLteO - Tweet Link

5 Oct 2020, 1:50 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

This ill-thought out policy from Labour Hammersmith Council hasn’t been going well. https://t.co/pNEKgGiFCc - Tweet Link

5 Oct 2020, 7:43 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Am appearing at 3 Conservative Conference virtual fringe events this morning: @CPSThinkTank 09:00 on trade in services; Cavendish on U.K.-US FTA 10:15; @ifgevents on Global Britain at 11:00. Looking forward to it all. Trade has been high profile at this conference! #CPC20 #CPC https://t.co/A2074ji5tc - Tweet Link

5 Oct 2020, 7:37 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Petition against Hammersmith Council’s disastrous SW6 Traffic Scheme - now over 4,000 - just need another few 100s and the Council must then respond. Please sign and RT: https://t.co/lKPB2wQ4cZ - Tweet Link

3 Oct 2020, 9:43 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@ChrisDa33445506 @we_pf @GermanAmbUK @UKinGermany @tradegovukDEU @GermanEmbassy @germaneventsuk @morton_wendy @luca_siepmann @VolkmarKlein No. DDR - Tweet Link

3 Oct 2020, 9:43 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@we_pf @GermanAmbUK @UKinGermany @tradegovukDEU @GermanEmbassy @germaneventsuk @morton_wendy @luca_siepmann @VolkmarKlein strenggeheim! - Tweet Link

3 Oct 2020, 10:09 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Happy Day of German Unity (Tag der Einheit) to all my German followers & constituents. Having spent so much time in the GDR, I know how much this means to so many in Germany. https://t.co/uLZu4Ow7WC - Tweet Link

3 Oct 2020, 10:04 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

SHAUN BAILEY is now on a mission to transform London as the Tory candidate for mayor  | Daily Mail https://t.co/yuPp3Qxr2x - Tweet Link

3 Oct 2020, 9:58 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@PhilipBeeching Thanks. Was interesting - Tweet Link

3 Oct 2020, 8:03 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Too right! Hammersmith Council's Traffic Displacement Scheme has hit us bus users very hard. https://t.co/lKPB2wQ4cZ https://t.co/n2hGVeTTlp - Tweet Link

2 Oct 2020, 6:05 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Includes the floor-by-floor refurbishment of Charing Cross Hospital! Great news - thanks @MattHancock and @BorisJohnson! https://t.co/anInOJOYTY - Tweet Link

2 Oct 2020, 5:52 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

An astonishing cheek for Labour Hammersmith Council to have a pop at ⁦Wandsworth for overrunning works on Wandsworth Bridge. It is a problem, but at least the Bridge is open to traffic. Hammersmith Bridge has been completely closed now 18 months! https://t.co/aAyTpUYOgY - Tweet Link

2 Oct 2020, 5:16 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

This could read 731 more signatures. But 831 builds in a 2% margin of error. - Tweet Link

2 Oct 2020, 5:09 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Stop the Fulham Traffic Displacement scheme petition needs 5,000 signatures to be validated by Hammersmith Council. We’re on 4,269. We need 831 more! Please RT and share! @Tony_Devenish @SandsEndResi @WbrAssociation @arbrown_town @KCFConservative https://t.co/lKPB2wQ4cZ - Tweet Link

2 Oct 2020, 1:47 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The UK proudly has the world's largest offshore wind capacity. We are looking to market this capability and expertise to fast-growing Asian markets like Vietnam, Korea and Taiwan. Was happy to meet Vietnam's PM with Enterprize Energy on Wednesday. https://t.co/35lrPSvR7o - Tweet Link

2 Oct 2020, 1:41 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Looks like @MargaretFerrier has no intention of standing down. She has applied for - and been drawn for - a Trade Oral Question next Thursday. https://t.co/pD7HEKksOs - Tweet Link

2 Oct 2020, 10:44 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great virtual call with Czech Deputy PM & Interior Minister ⁦@jhamacek⁩ - only sorry we couldn’t do it in person (photo is 2017). Jan is a great friend of the U.K. and both of us are keen to see UK - Czech relations prospering! ⁦@UKinCR⁩ ⁦@NickArcherFCDO⁩ https://t.co/NmN3GPrycY - Tweet Link

2 Oct 2020, 9:23 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Dnes jsem nemohl být osobně v Praze, jak bylo plánování, ale virtuální setkání s místopředsedou vlády @KarelHavlicek_ měl velký úspěch! Dobrá konverzace o obchodu, reformě WTO, klimatická změna a COVID. Děkuji, Karle! 🇬🇧 🇨🇿 přátelství. https://t.co/xNCVPI1dO0 - Tweet Link

2 Oct 2020, 9:15 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

I wasn’t able to be in Prague in person today, as planned, but a virtual meeting with Deputy Prime Minister @KarelHavlicek_ has been a great success. Excellent conversations on Trade, WTO reform, Climate Change and fighting COVID19. Děkuju Vám, Karle! https://t.co/2lU1XiASiH - Tweet Link

1 Oct 2020, 6:44 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Blimey. https://t.co/y7tFfCvzD3 - Tweet Link

1 Oct 2020, 5:06 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@TheRealLilster Thanks - could you email me some details to mail@greghands.com and I will get on to it right away. - Tweet Link

1 Oct 2020, 4:27 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@EmilyThornberry Ask us at Trade Oral Questions next Thursday. - Tweet Link

1 Oct 2020, 4:14 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Vietnam backs UK to join TPP in Hanoi talks - Nikkei Asia https://t.co/XJX1lfEAV8 - Tweet Link

1 Oct 2020, 10:58 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Six months into the job as Shadow Trade Secretary, I wonder when ⁦@EmilyThornberry⁩ will start taking an interest in Trade? https://t.co/AY15P4rxMA - Tweet Link

30 Sep 2020, 2:47 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Despite a sudden & torrential downpour, it was a pleasure for @DominicRaab and I to speak to British investors in Vietnam in Hanoi today. £3.7bn of U.K. investment in this large & rapidly growing economy. Plenty of praise from investors for the pro-business approach from Vietnam https://t.co/HKodpQdz5w - Tweet Link

30 Sep 2020, 1:01 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Detailed and constructive trade talks with Vietnam’s Minister Tran Tuan Anh. Covering the continuity Free Trade Agreement (FTA), CPTPP accession, U.K. trade relations with ASEAN and U.K. expertise in renewable energy. 🇬🇧 and 🇻🇳 are building an exciting Trade relationship. https://t.co/LrAB7znu1g - Tweet Link

30 Sep 2020, 7:20 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great to be back in Vietnam today. Making progress on the U.K.-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement; on the U.K. joining the CPTPP trade agreement, promoting renewable energy and technology cooperation. https://t.co/mhtnAzQwQA - Tweet Link

29 Sep 2020, 2:02 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Reception at the British residence in Seoul 🇰🇷 this evening with @DominicRaab for some of the many U.K. businesses active in Korea. Great optimism, with the continuity FTA in place, and strong commitment from both countries for free trade & two-way investment flows. https://t.co/6Di0zfZEug - Tweet Link

29 Sep 2020, 9:45 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Exciting to call by on @GreenInvGroup here in Seoul to talk about opportunities for 🇬🇧 business in South Korea’s ambitious offshore wind (OSW) sector. The 🇬🇧 has world’s largest OSW capacity. A chance to export our world-beating capability to Korea! https://t.co/AMkpmqvEER - Tweet Link

29 Sep 2020, 9:24 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great meeting with Leonardo helicopters @LDO_Helicopters here in Seoul. 🇰🇷.Their Wildcat helicopter is a superb product and serves Korean maritime forces very well & provides key U.K. jobs. @MarcusFysh https://t.co/ucptRpulHG - Tweet Link

29 Sep 2020, 9:13 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Am in Seoul today. Meeting Korean Deputy Trade Minister Park Ki-young. Great to talk about our signed (continuity) Free Trade Agreement, anti-COVID action and future tech & digital cooperation. U.K. & Korea are very like minded partners! https://t.co/7tABRHLjfZ - Tweet Link

28 Sep 2020, 11:15 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@lucyos @ScottyKBF @terriblewis1 I am a Government Minister. Government Ministers don’t sign motions calling on the Government to do (or not do) things. - Tweet Link

28 Sep 2020, 5:49 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Happy75th birthday to my constituent Bryan Ferry - and he’s still making great music. I know, because he always sends a CD to his MP! https://t.co/Eg7EzIF1co - Tweet Link

27 Sep 2020, 6:29 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@nathaningall @SandsEndResi @arbrown_town @charlie_baker23 @WbrAssociation @SandsEndFulham @sandsendsw6 @KCFConservative @HFConsCllrs @Tony_Devenish @robmcgibbon @EddeGuitaut @LBHF You’re right - Hammersmith Council hasn’t thought it through. - Tweet Link

27 Sep 2020, 2:49 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Apart from the abuse: 1. The Government taskforce has only been in place 2 weeks. 2. Hammersmith Bridge isn’t even one of London’s oldest bridges. It’s from 1887. 3. The whole point of the London Mayor is to take a strategic oversight of London’s transport. He chairs @TfL https://t.co/ulSuPEXZM8 - Tweet Link

26 Sep 2020, 5:02 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@SaeedAlavi @StephenCowan @CharlotteV @TfL @PutneyFleur @sarahjolney1 The Government Taskforce has been in place 2 weeks now. The previous 17 months Hammersmith Council and Mayor Khan/TfL have dithered and achieved nothing - other than an increasing bill and a Bridge in ever-worsening condition. - Tweet Link

26 Sep 2020, 4:11 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Saturday, 4pm. The entire length of Wandsworth Bridge Road is full of cars. Labour Hammersmith Council’s traffic displacement scheme has been a disaster for Fulham. Although a significant road, this is still a very residential street & air quality is dreadful. https://t.co/P368b0bDmK - Tweet Link

26 Sep 2020, 1:58 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@KMCW5 @arbrown_town @HFConsCllrs Loftus Road isn’t in my constituency. - Tweet Link

26 Sep 2020, 12:46 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Now spreading the message near Craven Cottagewith @arbrown_town leader of @HFConsCllrs. It’s great to be back representing 2 Premier League football clubs! https://t.co/tnxRsefWbK - Tweet Link

26 Sep 2020, 11:35 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great teams out at Putney Bridge station this morning spreading the @KCFConservative message on traffic and transport. For @HFConsCllrs and @Tony_Devenish. Fulham is in traffic chaos thanks to the Labour Council and Mayor Khan. https://t.co/2lPTY44c4X - Tweet Link

25 Sep 2020, 9:11 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

“90% successful” in the same sense that in 2017, Corbyn won 262 seats, 28 short of being the largest party, in an election he claims to have “won”. https://t.co/MEm01nVMc0 - Tweet Link

25 Sep 2020, 8:24 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Back at the Conference this morning. An excellent short history of the #Königswinter conference from @HeleneBismarck here. https://t.co/roC2fTdSWB - Tweet Link

24 Sep 2020, 6:21 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@hitel Points well made. - Tweet Link

24 Sep 2020, 6:18 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

It’s been a great conference so far. @michaelgove is being engaging & compelling. Well done for those who have done the logistics for our conference. https://t.co/aexDDHOiWg - Tweet Link

24 Sep 2020, 6:11 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Very good news - I have been pressing for some time now, on behalf of Sloane Street & nearby residents. https://t.co/jgZ797paUD - Tweet Link

24 Sep 2020, 6:02 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

This is a strong argument. https://t.co/xscaYKeydE - Tweet Link

24 Sep 2020, 5:55 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Labour H&F Council’s disastrous traffic displacement scheme has had a terrible effect on Fulham. It needs to be repealed. Sign the petition here: https://t.co/lKPB2wQ4cZ https://t.co/AQHPUkRarz - Tweet Link

24 Sep 2020, 5:30 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Berlin has its highest rate of COVID-19 cases since 3rd April. https://t.co/oTHJbaoF0e - Tweet Link

24 Sep 2020, 3:22 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

I have downloaded it and would urge all of my constituents to do so too! https://t.co/rj09l3Jnop - Tweet Link

24 Sep 2020, 2:36 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Another good move from the Government on #HammersmithBridge: “Olympics roads chief joins drive to reopen Hammersmith Bridge” | London Evening Standard https://t.co/Aljn6sZbIU - Tweet Link

23 Sep 2020, 8:47 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@JayManchi Probably a lot. - Tweet Link

23 Sep 2020, 8:39 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

This is interesting. Germany bottom of these 20 countries in wealth per head (not income). Median of 18,000 Euros. Would be much higher in income, public services spending etc. https://t.co/4NJ7AEXTKi - Tweet Link

23 Sep 2020, 4:32 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Was a pleasure to join you and talk about the benefits of 🇬🇧 🇺🇸 Free Trade Agreement and other initiatives to beibf down tariffs and reduce trade barriers to Scottish businesses. https://t.co/JjR6RVANMt - Tweet Link

23 Sep 2020, 3:32 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great call with @BritAmBusiness and Scottish businesses on the opportunities for the coming U.K.-US Free Trade Agreement. Our scoping analysis shows that Scotland would gain more than any other nation or region of the U.K. in such an agreement! Enjoyed answering questions. https://t.co/UHnwQ5OAMi - Tweet Link

23 Sep 2020, 12:46 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Good to appear at the @ScotParl @SP_FinCon hearing on our @tradegovuk Trade Bill - with probing questions from @RHBruceCrawford @murdo_fraser @AJABurnett @DeanLockhartMSP & others. The Trade Bill is vital for U.K. trade continuity after the end of the Transition Period. https://t.co/D0flcNNFdq - Tweet Link

23 Sep 2020, 8:50 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Looking forward to appearing before the @ScotParl @SP_FinCon this morning to talk about the Trade Bill. The Trade Bill allows continuity in the UK’s trade relations after the Transition Period: trade agreements, Government procurement, trade defences & trade data sharing. https://t.co/0ZwM5yvEQ8 - Tweet Link

22 Sep 2020, 9:36 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Tomorrow (Wednesday)! https://t.co/vRTZtcEw9u - Tweet Link

22 Sep 2020, 8:06 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Strong case being made by the Prime Minsiter now for tougher action on COVID19 - “action now, a stitch in time saves nine”. #covidbriefing https://t.co/TkHjnzBsR2 - Tweet Link

22 Sep 2020, 3:25 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Good luck @LiamFox! #LiamFoxForWTO https://t.co/ZLGX4eu57a - Tweet Link

22 Sep 2020, 1:08 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Encouraging news for U.K. Kenya trade. https://t.co/JuPfGLdlFN - Tweet Link

21 Sep 2020, 4:25 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

No confusion - there’s a massive difference between (1) removing statues and (2) renaming stations to have sponsors. ⁦@ShaunBaileyUK⁩ is right that TfL needs to raise more outside revenue. It’s a great idea. https://t.co/r2P9Dp0U42 - Tweet Link

21 Sep 2020, 3:42 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great call with @lizcameronscc of Scottish Chambers to talk the UK’s Free Trade Agreement agenda. Big benefits to Scotland from the Japan 🇯🇵 deal; scoping assessment for the USA 🇺🇸 deal shows Scotland to benefit the most. Thanks to Iain Stewart from @UKGovScotland for joining. https://t.co/KqUYmEsAW1 - Tweet Link

21 Sep 2020, 1:36 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

German government saying their Corona case spike due to family celebrations and the return of night life. And the “partly uncontrolled” situation amongst European partners leads to caution. https://t.co/8DGkf9Dsg9 - Tweet Link

21 Sep 2020, 12:01 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The real cost of @LBHF and @tfL incompetence - and thankfully the Government has now intervened - “Elderly and sick caught in up Hammersmith Bridge closure mayhem” - Evening Standard. https://t.co/5tG1pfXR5k - Tweet Link

21 Sep 2020, 11:38 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

3,765 signatures so far on my petition to H&F Council against their Fulham Traffic Displacement Scheme - let’s try to get to 5,000 before handing in. Please RT and share! https://t.co/lKPB2wQ4cZ - Tweet Link

20 Sep 2020, 8:39 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

“Sands End streets hit by tailbacks for the last month” - latest on ⁦@Fulhamsw6com⁩ https://t.co/3hZl8xMZ7Z - Tweet Link

20 Sep 2020, 12:01 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Council bans smoking whilst working from home: Hammersmith and Fulham council told staff 'any part of a private dwelling used solely for work purposes will be required to be smoke-free' https://t.co/7PthC5aclV - Tweet Link

19 Sep 2020, 7:05 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@montagnearde @grantshapps @CharlotteV https://t.co/vgaWy3JDps - Tweet Link

19 Sep 2020, 7:05 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@montagnearde @grantshapps @CharlotteV https://t.co/vgaWy3JDps - Tweet Link

19 Sep 2020, 2:28 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@foubertslondon In which case, it was great to see Fulham so well represented in the band! - Tweet Link

19 Sep 2020, 2:25 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

My 559th weekly news bulletin for Chelsea & Fulham residents is here! Latest on Council & TfL’s #HammersmithBridge fiasco; SW6 Traffic Displacement scheme, ⁦@ChelseaHistFest⁩ & more. #InTouchAllYearRoundNotJustAtElectionTime https://t.co/6FIf4MhDmN - Tweet Link

18 Sep 2020, 9:38 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@cusackandrew We will, Andrew. - Tweet Link

18 Sep 2020, 6:40 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Busking isn’t normally my thing, but these guys tonight on Trafalgar Square are good! https://t.co/iZbIZNJPT0 - Tweet Link

18 Sep 2020, 3:58 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Here is that extraordinary #HammersmithBridge letter in full, from H&F Council Leader, seeking a bailout from @grantshapps whilst launching a full scale attack on....@grantshapps. It’s clear that H&F Council just don’t want the Bridge fixed - but it’s my constituents who suffer! https://t.co/Yjl0wf7WqR - Tweet Link

18 Sep 2020, 3:30 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Speaking to some of my largest Chelsea & Fulham businesses today, there’s real concern out there for the future of both the events industry and hospitality. 1,000s of jobs locally. Am engaging with @RishiSunak @OliverDowden @DCMS and @hmtreasury on their behalves. - Tweet Link

18 Sep 2020, 1:31 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Extraordinary stuff on #HammersmithBridge in today’s Standard. Thank God the Govenrment has stepped in. My comment below. Full article linked to here: https://t.co/a3oRu2s3y4 https://t.co/LNQ3hnyJDD - Tweet Link

18 Sep 2020, 12:11 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Mayor Khan gives every impression of not wanting a solution on #HammersmithBridge - immediate or otherwise. If he did, he would have acted in April 2019 when it first closed. https://t.co/TGc7F7ljKG - Tweet Link

18 Sep 2020, 11:50 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

My 211 bus ride through Chelsea & Fulham is a traffic horror show, thanks to Labour H&F Council. This is Fulham Broadway at noon, quite a distance from either #HammersmithBridge or the Sands End traffic displacement scheme. https://t.co/LehFrxhQ9P - Tweet Link

18 Sep 2020, 11:36 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@Tony_young78 https://t.co/iLAn41I8KI - Tweet Link

18 Sep 2020, 11:33 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The Chelsea History Festival has started! Details here: https://t.co/iLAn41I8KI https://t.co/cCAbYfazJx - Tweet Link

18 Sep 2020, 10:21 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Fantastic news! Well done @LiamFox - a great voice for global free trade! https://t.co/FfqnOAFWfk - Tweet Link

18 Sep 2020, 10:04 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Just yesterday we went above 3,000 signatures on our Stop H&F Council’s Fulham traffic displacement scheme. Looking at this below, we might get hundreds more today. Sign here https://t.co/lKPB2wQ4cZ https://t.co/LKl2judvUy - Tweet Link

18 Sep 2020, 9:36 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

A beautiful, crisp September morning to be out on @DOYSQ Chelsea. https://t.co/8wfFDczqXf - Tweet Link

17 Sep 2020, 10:14 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@katthekat75 @grantshapps @CharlotteV @LBHF Still gathering signatures: https://t.co/lKPB2wQ4cZ - Tweet Link

17 Sep 2020, 10:13 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@BridgemanDionne @grantshapps @CharlotteV And please all sign the petition: https://t.co/lKPB2wQ4cZ - Tweet Link

17 Sep 2020, 10:12 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@ClaireTorrance4 @HattieSW6gridl1 @LBHF @SaveFulham @StephenCowan @BJ_Coleman Sign the petition: https://t.co/lKPB2wQ4cZ - Tweet Link

17 Sep 2020, 10:07 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

This is an extraordinary video. H&F Council must end their Traffic Displacement scheme. It has caused misery in Fulham. #ActionThisDay https://t.co/sRsuL6At7n - Tweet Link

17 Sep 2020, 4:05 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

More H&F Council roadworks coming to add to Fulham congestion. https://t.co/2ifNj7316u - Tweet Link

17 Sep 2020, 3:20 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Worth a watch. Supporters of Traffic Displacement Schemes love to think it’s all about casual drivers in SUVs, but what about ambulances, police, public buses, school buses, delivery vehicles, builders, plumbers, construction sites, lorries replenishing our supermarkets.... https://t.co/PAZBcuBu0R - Tweet Link

17 Sep 2020, 12:59 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

I completely agree. And the proposal for a temporary road bridge is the best solution of all, to relieve extreme traffic congestion in Fulham, Chiswick, Putney, Chelsea & Wandsworth. It’s causing real hardship across SW London. #Action https://t.co/GQ1xdEgEb2 - Tweet Link

17 Sep 2020, 11:26 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@Azeem_Majeed @MattHancock Thanks Azeem. Here is what the Government said at the time: https://t.co/ZQuDL2qCQf‘compromises-virtual-parliament-are-no-longer-necessary’ - Tweet Link

17 Sep 2020, 11:18 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The @spectator & @FraserNelson runs a headline “Where’s Boris?” whilst almost their entire magazine and website is full of reports of the PM’s latest appearances & events... https://t.co/FUYTJMwsfL - Tweet Link

17 Sep 2020, 10:20 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

https://t.co/lKPB2wQ4cZ https://t.co/RypVQUm6Ot - Tweet Link

17 Sep 2020, 8:03 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

This is how to do it, @LBHF and @tfL - London Bridge reopens after six months of repairs costing £5m. https://t.co/Jd2ZrUYgxU - Tweet Link

16 Sep 2020, 7:12 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Here’s an answer. Under the Conservatives @team_greenhalgh & @NickHF1 2006-14 the Bridge had regular maintenance; was never closed longer than a weekend and functioned well, including taking 5 bus routes. Under Labour it was also closed for a whole year, 1997/98. https://t.co/5tOUGV9ivh - Tweet Link

16 Sep 2020, 6:50 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Anybody who has spent as long as I have in the Eastern Bloc knows that the South Bank Centre is a relatively benign “brutalist monstrosity”. https://t.co/IdZ1zI8FQj - Tweet Link

16 Sep 2020, 6:41 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@birkotweet What - you mean from Putney Bridge? - Tweet Link

16 Sep 2020, 6:19 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Am still inundated with complaints in Fulham from heavy traffic generated by H&F Council’s Fulham Traffic Displacement Scheme & of course, #HammersmithBridge closure. Sign my petition here https://t.co/lKPB2wQ4cZ https://t.co/GwZRUSgMyq - Tweet Link

16 Sep 2020, 2:52 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Excellent business round table via @BritAmBusiness with Midlands businesses and the prospects for our U.K. USA Free Trade Agreement. Questions on tariffs, customs, technical barriers to trade & more: our negotiators are focused on all of these! 🇬🇧 🇺🇸 https://t.co/vNFTmw9p2r - Tweet Link

16 Sep 2020, 10:48 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

A great chance this morning as guest speaker at @chambertalk to reach out to more than a hundred Scottish businesses on the direction of U.K. trade policy. FTA with Japan done; with US, Australia & NZ to come. And CPTPP. Huge benefits to 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 businesses from 🇬🇧 trade policy! https://t.co/PUVOnOC8u6 - Tweet Link

16 Sep 2020, 9:12 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Caller to @LBC: “But we have seen the utter incompetence and indifference of Labour-led Hammersmith and Fulham council. Also incompetence and indifference regarding TfL, led by mayor Sadiq Khan, when it comes to Hammersmith Bridge.” https://t.co/dmdRXPm6wq - Tweet Link

16 Sep 2020, 8:34 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

About to join Aberdeen & Grampian @chambertalk with @david_duguid to give a round up of U.K. international trade negotiations & how they will benefit businesses in North East Scotland. https://t.co/Oc9vmAmQq3 - Tweet Link

15 Sep 2020, 6:27 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@OmarHabboush Local traffic is run by @LBHf and @TFL. However, it is me who is leading the campaign against the scheme, together with residents groups like @WbrAssociation. Sign my petition here against the scheme. https://t.co/lKPB2wQ4cZ - Tweet Link

15 Sep 2020, 6:07 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Drama in Dublin. Hope everyone is OK. https://t.co/ouQP3MM01b - Tweet Link

15 Sep 2020, 3:32 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@christianwolmar @GothOnABrompton @TheSpeakingRog Good question - but you need to ask it of @LBHF and @TfL - Tweet Link

15 Sep 2020, 2 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@MichaelLCrick Eric Joyce, although maybe he didn’t actually get there? - Tweet Link

15 Sep 2020, 1:42 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

“We were promised by TfL that the frequency of the 533 bus from Hammersmith would be increased, but it has not happened. This is a disaster”....Hammersmith Bridge closure sees children caught up in three-hour school runs | London Evening Standard https://t.co/tjIVbQ6Tcm - Tweet Link

15 Sep 2020, 12:47 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Brussels warns lobby groups that UK food exports to EU and Northern Ireland could become illegal. https://t.co/JudEuEZaHm - Tweet Link

14 Sep 2020, 11 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Sign the petition https://t.co/lKPB2wQ4cZ https://t.co/CRFANxJZ40 - Tweet Link

14 Sep 2020, 5:08 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

! https://t.co/Wr70bfphMd - Tweet Link

14 Sep 2020, 4:01 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

On the front bench in the Commons as @trussliz updates MPs on the new 🇬🇧 🇯🇵 Free Trade Agreement with an Oral Statement. A very significant step for Britain and for our @tradegovuk department. More details here: https://t.co/2cLH0fJQo8 - Tweet Link

14 Sep 2020, 12:04 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Time for @LBHF to listen more, and dictate less. https://t.co/lKPB2wQ4cZ https://t.co/i63ITeOUvv - Tweet Link

14 Sep 2020, 11:52 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

News that my petition against H&F Council’s disastrous Fulham traffic displacement scheme has topped 2,500. I am now looking how we can hand it in to the Council in a COVID-compliant but high impact way. In the meantime, please RT & share @Tony_Devenish https://t.co/lKPB2wQ4cZ - Tweet Link

14 Sep 2020, 8:51 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

On @LBC shortly with @NickFerrariLBC on #hammersmithbridge - Tweet Link

14 Sep 2020, 8:09 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Good to see the Wandsworth Bridge Road Association @WbrAssociation our campaigning at the weekend against H&F Council’s punitive Fulham Traffic Displacement Scheme. Sign my petition here https://t.co/lKPB2wQ4cZ https://t.co/9liKPSAl7s - Tweet Link

13 Sep 2020, 8:37 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Love Lascaux - and the similar Altamira Caves in Spain. https://t.co/Oc6W6dJqlB - Tweet Link

13 Sep 2020, 9:02 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

German COVID-19 cases are at their highest since 8th May. https://t.co/ooI5RWMIS9 - Tweet Link

12 Sep 2020, 11:42 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@BeebsG @LBHF Thanks - will check numbers on Monday! Was already over 2,000 on Thursday. - Tweet Link

11 Sep 2020, 7:27 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great to be out for the evening in Chelsea. An interesting fact about @cadoganhall I had never noticed before, it’s American connection. https://t.co/UMt5xjAvWj - Tweet Link

11 Sep 2020, 7:14 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Letter from British Rowing to H&F Council on the devastating impact that their Hammersmith Bridge closure is having on the sport. https://t.co/QS09DX1rcO - Tweet Link

11 Sep 2020, 7:11 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@Dr_Peter_Hill @Tony_Devenish @Councillorsuzie @TfL You would need to speak to the Port of London Authority. - Tweet Link

11 Sep 2020, 4:15 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Time for H&F Council to act too. Enough is enough. https://t.co/sQSiBk6H1J - Tweet Link

11 Sep 2020, 2:58 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great to be on @talkRADIO just now on the new 🇬🇧 🇯🇵 Trade deal. Our first major new trade deal and a sign of good things to come. Great news for U.K. financial services, tech, food & drink and clothing companies & workers. https://t.co/2ekpEVaWTz - Tweet Link

11 Sep 2020, 1:57 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@JuLlewellyn @JimBethell @CharlotteV Temporary bridge proposals are, as I understand it, part of the Taskforce’s remit. - Tweet Link

11 Sep 2020, 1:57 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@sallysal111 @JimBethell @CharlotteV @grantshapps Well, the Bridge has been closed by LBHF and TFL for 17 months, and the Government task force was only announced 36 hours ago. - Tweet Link

11 Sep 2020, 1:55 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@JuLlewellyn Well, the Bridge has been closed 17 months and the Task Force has only been in place for 36 hours of that. - Tweet Link

11 Sep 2020, 1:49 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

At this moment 19 years ago the first plane struck the Twin Towers. We pause to remember the dead (including my friend Gopal Varadhan), the heroic efforts of the emergency services & recognise that the terrorists may have succeeded on the day, but their cause has failed since. - Tweet Link

11 Sep 2020, 1:46 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

It’s a great place. And hadn’t noticed them on Twitter. So welcome @Hurlinghambooks! https://t.co/rakMKGthVZ - Tweet Link

11 Sep 2020, 12:51 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@andreasveg @JohnAlty1 It’s better, Andreas. And better for businesses in Chelsea too. - Tweet Link

11 Sep 2020, 12:50 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Love the concept! #HammersmithBridge https://t.co/a3Rnofso3i - Tweet Link

11 Sep 2020, 11:05 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The new 🇬🇧 🇯🇵 FTA is both great in principle and in the detail. Eg on Geographic Indicators for iconic British food - just 7 in the EU-Japan agreement, to now be potentially over 70 in our new agreement! https://t.co/eoHdkjYZWU - Tweet Link

11 Sep 2020, 10:26 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great to be back on @IanKingSky @SkyNews just now on the breaking story of the U.K. - Japan Free Trade Agreement. Great news for financial services; technology, data & digital services; agriculture, food & drink & more. First big FTA for the U.K. & @trussliz - more to come! https://t.co/3yVApo5dzk - Tweet Link

11 Sep 2020, 9:57 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

New 🇬🇧 🇯🇵 Free Trade Agreement is very good news for U.K. financial services firms, seeking licences to operate in Japan and reduce regulatory friction. Financial services are our biggest export to Japan, 28% of total exports. https://t.co/hscy6N31rI - Tweet Link

11 Sep 2020, 9:27 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Delighted that our first new Trade deal is done, with Japan. 🇬🇧 🇯🇵 Free Trade Agreement goes beyond the EU’s in vital areas like digital and data. Ends data localisation red tape and enables free flow of data, boosting innovation and ease of doing business. https://t.co/eASk0zqWUU - Tweet Link

11 Sep 2020, 8:01 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

"Hammersmith Bridge: Government thinks TfL inflated £140m repair estimate" - hardly surprising, as that repair cost is close to £1m a metre. We all have a responsibility for taxpayers' money. @tony_devenish @councillorsuzie https://t.co/E17TPUfI60 - Tweet Link

10 Sep 2020, 6:30 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@JakubKrupa You think he just means a Free Trade Agreement? - Tweet Link

10 Sep 2020, 6:27 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

“ANY future relationship”? Barnier threatening *no* relationship at all. I voted Remain in 2016, have family & friends intertwined with the EU, but Brussels saying now it can have a relationship with Russia & China, but not with the U.K. is absurd. https://t.co/2JO05sSxyZ - Tweet Link

10 Sep 2020, 4:57 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Translation: “I am a failing Labour Mayor of London, asking the Tory Government for yet another bail out. I have done nothing for 16 months, in which time the Bridge has worsened considerably.” So of course you don’t want any political parties mentioned. https://t.co/9G4CHT3pG0 - Tweet Link

10 Sep 2020, 3:51 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great call with Korean ambassador to London, HE Ms Enna Park, to discuss the WTO, our bilateral trade and forthcoming JETCO trade talks. 🇬🇧 and 🇰🇷 have excellent bilateral relations, notably in Trade. https://t.co/egNDtNTPGl - Tweet Link

10 Sep 2020, 2:53 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Of course, we work cross party to get Hammersmith Bridge repaired & reopened. Not least as the Bridge is the property of Labour Hammersmith & Fulham Council. But if you’re hoping for a Government bail out, don’t refuse me information about the Bridge due to “national security”.. https://t.co/OD8emrBFpT - Tweet Link

10 Sep 2020, 2:34 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Well said @FelicityBuchan - this is a major issue in Chelsea & Fulham too. People don’t mind the helicopters if they know they’re catching criminals. But we need better communications from @metpoliceuk on each deployment, wherever possible. https://t.co/G7OtdCmuUj - Tweet Link

9 Sep 2020, 8:28 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Back now after a useful day in Berlin working to promote @LiamFox to be the next Director-General of the @WTO. #LiamFoxForWTO https://t.co/QxZD1MhV8I - Tweet Link

9 Sep 2020, 6:06 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@georgebloggaley As a Government Minister, I answer questions, not ask them. But I am of influence with fellow Government Ministers. As in this case: https://t.co/2jCb1lv8pS - Tweet Link

9 Sep 2020, 4:59 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Very good meeting at the ⁦@DIHK_News⁩, German Chamber of Commerce & Industry, to discuss @WTO reform with ⁦@LiamFox⁩ - we all need a strong WTO with real political clout. #LiamFoxForWTO https://t.co/Tpx7wkE6kY - Tweet Link

9 Sep 2020, 4:57 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Whilst at ⁦@UKinGermany⁩ we can all take pride in the work done by our former colleague Frank Foley in helping Jews exit Nazi Germany. https://t.co/xePzsQJS7j - Tweet Link

9 Sep 2020, 2:51 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

In today’s Standard, our GLA member @Tony_Devenish spot on on Hammersmith Bridge. https://t.co/szNjodaIoe - Tweet Link

9 Sep 2020, 1:33 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Encouraging news for all of us in West London - and for my Chelsea & Fulham constituents! https://t.co/ofHl3Sclxs - Tweet Link

9 Sep 2020, 12:42 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

I have been speaking with @grantshapps for months - intensively in recent weeks - on ending the chaos from LBHF & Mayor Khan over Hammersmith Bridge and I am hopeful that @ShaunBaileyUK @Tony_Devenish and I can get a result. The whole of West London needs the Bridge re-opened! https://t.co/r1Fwgfhq3q - Tweet Link

9 Sep 2020, noon Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

I support the @AnthonyNolan Communities vs Blood Cancer campaign. Every yr in the UK 2,000 blood cancer patients need a stem cell donor to save their life – but too often a donor isn’t available, and they pass away waiting for a match. Join the register, save a life. #CvsBC2020 https://t.co/e4dU03HOxK - Tweet Link

9 Sep 2020, 11:14 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Enjoyed being with @Liamfox for a @handelsblatt interview with @torstenriecke on the future of the @wto and the crisis in international trade. The WTO needs strong, political leadership to bring countries back to the multilateral trade table. https://t.co/vfiPnjPF1T - Tweet Link

9 Sep 2020, 8:55 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great to be back in Berlin today with @LiamFox promoting his candidature to be Director-General of the @wto. Liam is the right person for the job, at the right time, to lead the WTO through these choppy international trade waters. https://t.co/oPKaNiKfjI - Tweet Link

8 Sep 2020, 10:17 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@emmashenderson @LBHF @bt_uk Hi Emma. Could you email me with details at mail@greghands.com - Tweet Link

8 Sep 2020, 2:26 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Fulham traffic chaos: Now over 2,000 signatures on the Petition to Stop H&F Council’s Fulham Traffic Displacement scheme. Please RT and share to keep up the pressure: https://t.co/lKPB2wQ4cZ - Tweet Link

7 Sep 2020, 12:50 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Berlin now removing pop-up cycleways from during the virus. https://t.co/H6t2UjXWdz - Tweet Link

7 Sep 2020, 12:04 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

I have been taking the Tube regularly for many weeks now, and passenger use is definitely picking up. But this is still low for a Monday at 10am. Almost everyone masked and socially distanced. https://t.co/YbLZRxrjvz - Tweet Link

7 Sep 2020, 12:02 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@SChristyJones @layalinauk OK. Well she needs to contact me directly. - Tweet Link

7 Sep 2020, 11:01 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@SChristyJones @layalinauk She needs to contact her MP and potentially the Council where the restaurant is for licensing purposes. - Tweet Link

7 Sep 2020, 10:29 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Pressure grows, as 1,926 signatures now on the petition against Labour H&F Council’s Fulham Traffic Displacement Scheme. In just 10 days. And daily numbers accelerating! Sign here, RT and share! https://t.co/lKPB2wQ4cZ - Tweet Link

7 Sep 2020, 9:12 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

10 days to go! https://t.co/3PEcIVhajK - Tweet Link

6 Sep 2020, 4:19 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Residents have sent me these photos of huge traffic queues in residential streets displaced by H&F Council’s traffic displacement scheme. It isn’t working, but there’s still time for the Council to climb down. https://t.co/tQEIriMs41 - Tweet Link

6 Sep 2020, 4:13 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Greatly enjoyed going to last year’s Chelsea History Festival - this year’s starts next week! https://t.co/cdN7mPj35L - Tweet Link

6 Sep 2020, 3:49 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

One of the saddest failures in public policy in recent times has been Child Trust Funds. Huge fees gouged out by fund providers from public funds earmarked for children. And it was all predicted. Glad that @George_Osborne replaced them with the Junior ISA in 2011. https://t.co/XrCV9i7Fto - Tweet Link

6 Sep 2020, 10:59 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

1. It’s their bridge. 2. They failed to maintain it. 3. They’ve spent more than £10m on it since it closed in April 2019 and in that time the Bridge’s condition has worsened considerably. 4. Their repair estimate has gone in that time from £30m to £140m. Almost £1m per metre. https://t.co/PM7GVeYfRC - Tweet Link

5 Sep 2020, 9:09 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Useful thread for those following the Hammersmith Against Fulham Council’s traffic displacement scheme. https://t.co/ma5MdwX4RH - Tweet Link

5 Sep 2020, 6:35 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

My 558th weekly news bulletin is here. Including #hammersmithbridge, Fulham traffic chaos and the coming Chelsea History Week! https://t.co/b540VvpPIu - Tweet Link

5 Sep 2020, 5:08 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@N4CM @ShaunBaileyUK @Bailey2020Press @LBRuTTories @KCFConservative @arbrown_town @wandsworth @peter_graham @ZacGoldsmith @Tony_Devenish @Councillorsuzie All good points. It would need to get an exemption from English Heritage, as it is Grade II listed. But the Council’s current repair estimates are almost £1m a metre, so you do have to ask the question.... - Tweet Link

5 Sep 2020, 2:40 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

I totally agree with Matt, whilst still loving how his Sun is tucked away inside his FT. https://t.co/qfvIrD3MDc - Tweet Link

5 Sep 2020, 2:14 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Good to see @ShaunBaileyUK’s tough on middle class drug use making Le Monde in France today. And a great title - “Le candidat conservateur atypique” (the untypical Conservative candidate) @Bailey2020Press https://t.co/1yraPZqaMh - Tweet Link

5 Sep 2020, 12:07 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Fantastic team turnout this morning on our campaign against the Fulham Traffic Displacement Scheme. Sign our petition: https://t.co/lKPB2wQ4cZ Take our survey: https://t.co/sUcOR0gIuz https://t.co/am4Ca4UTtB - Tweet Link

5 Sep 2020, 10:32 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Well, this is awkward for Sadiq Khan and TfL on #hammersmithbridge. The Government sought information from them in March about the temporary bridge. The reply came on 27th August. Meanwhile, thousands suffer as 9km of the Thames remain completely uncrossable #KhanFailure https://t.co/Zl4aLDlcoH - Tweet Link

5 Sep 2020, 10:18 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great to have @ShaunBaileyUK in Fulham yesterday, visiting new local business Foxdens burgers on Jerdan Place, Fulham Broadway. As Shaun said to Mr & Mrs Foxden, setting up a business in tough times means you know better how to succeed when the good times are back! https://t.co/MoOpd7VJFd - Tweet Link

4 Sep 2020, 9:20 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Congratulations ⁦@AndrewHolnessJM⁩ on your strong election victory in Jamaica! Good to see hard work & free market economics pay off. #JamaicaVotes2020 https://t.co/ExTSbu4peW - Tweet Link

4 Sep 2020, 9:08 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

H&F Council - unlike K&C and Wandsworth - has resisted air quality monitoring for years. I think we know why. https://t.co/oHcW6GhTJY - Tweet Link

4 Sep 2020, 6:28 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

This is really bad for our local Fulham air quality. @LBHF has to get a grip on local traffic. But so far, all they’ve done is make it worse. All of the Labour Councillors making decisions are in Hammersmith and don’t seem bothered about it at all. https://t.co/ipofDc1RH4 - Tweet Link

4 Sep 2020, 4:55 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

A whopping 159,000 diners benefitted from Eat Out to Help Out in Chelsea & Fulham. A great initiative from ⁦@RishiSunak⁩ & ⁦@hmtreasury⁩! https://t.co/0b8PoLbwul - Tweet Link

4 Sep 2020, 4:33 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

As @trussliz and I said in the Commons yesterday, the Government is absolutely committed to no compromise on our standards of food safety, animal welfare and the environment when it comes to trade agreements. https://t.co/GJSdfUlGd7 - Tweet Link

4 Sep 2020, 1:23 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Todays’ Mail: “Greedy H&F council has already been blasted for creating a lucrative 'Moneybox' after it closed a popular 'rat run' and forced drivers through a yellow box junction which generated huge fines for those who got stuck in it.” ⁦ https://t.co/seoYahNFRp - Tweet Link

4 Sep 2020, 11:26 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

When I lived in Germany, I didn’t spend my time mocking and doing down my host country. https://t.co/XpS0lMD49V - Tweet Link

4 Sep 2020, 9:05 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

I agree - Let me copy in @TfL and @BTPUnderground @BTPLondon https://t.co/4q0p94F4rD - Tweet Link

4 Sep 2020, 8:51 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Thanks Sarah. BCU Commander told me that British Transport Police are actively enforcing. https://t.co/3VyBJvK6W6 - Tweet Link

3 Sep 2020, 10:22 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Ça c’est vrai! https://t.co/VanBrlpqrK - Tweet Link

3 Sep 2020, 7:12 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Sorry Emma, but the Government doesn’t run traffic in Fulham. It is a matter for Labour-run Hammersmith & Fulham Council. Only resident pressure will make them change their scheme. Petition here:https://t.co/lKPB2wQ4cZ https://t.co/9vfkNY8ykb - Tweet Link

3 Sep 2020, 5:51 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great team including @Tony_Devenish out for the #HammersmithBridge protest tonight against LBHF & TfL incompetence on the Bridge. 16 months on from closure - more than £10m spent and the Bridge is in a worse state now than it was then! #ThePriceOfLabour https://t.co/2cEvIwXAzD - Tweet Link

3 Sep 2020, 5:17 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Excellent call with @franckriester, my opposite number in Paris, to discuss trade bilateral cooperation and working together at G20 and the WTO. 🇫🇷 and 🇬🇧 are strong believers in the rules-based international trading system. https://t.co/w49oQRF86t - Tweet Link

3 Sep 2020, 3:36 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Enjoyed speaking at the Scottish Business Growth Group meeting just now, updating key business partners in Scotland on the U.K. trade agenda. - Tweet Link

3 Sep 2020, 3:34 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Hundreds each day signing my petition calling on Labour H&F Council to abandon their Fulham Traffic Displacement Scheme. 1,244 signatures & counting! Pressure is building as the chaos continues. https://t.co/lKPB2wQ4cZ - Tweet Link

3 Sep 2020, 2:28 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Czech too! Eg květen (flowers) = May; červenec (red) = July. Listopad (Leaves falling) = November. https://t.co/E7JvLs0Wm7 - Tweet Link

3 Sep 2020, 2:05 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Trade Questions today allowed me to give a robust defence of our excellent record on the environment, including here at @tradegovuk! https://t.co/G8a93ktdnN - Tweet Link

3 Sep 2020, 2:04 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Trade Questions today allowed me to give a robust defence of our excellent record on the environment, including here at ⁦@tradegovuk⁩! https://t.co/bZeDhdfLgL - Tweet Link

3 Sep 2020, 1:34 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

I strongly support @FelicityBuchan - South Ken station is a great building and redevelopment needs great care. https://t.co/BPzUFaQYCx - Tweet Link

3 Sep 2020, 8:13 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Oral Questions to @tradegovuk today in the Commons at 09:30. Tune in to see @trussliz @grahamstuart @ranil and I talk about the Government’s Free Trade agenda: FTAs, exports, investment, export finance, WTO & more! https://t.co/QOGeUZHrLz - Tweet Link

3 Sep 2020, 7:06 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@Steve_J_Thomas We are back! - Tweet Link

2 Sep 2020, 7:26 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The Tube is definitely getting busier. Earls Court right now waiting for the Wimbledon branch. https://t.co/FeKEKnxKSp - Tweet Link

2 Sep 2020, 2:26 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great to be with you and my friend, Polish Finance Minister, Tadeusz Kościński. Apologies for the technical problems, but was an honour & a pleasure to be at @EECKatowice this year, albeit virtually. https://t.co/DdHyFsbyKB - Tweet Link

2 Sep 2020, 2:17 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great to hear at the @EECKatowice conference in Poland from leading business leaders how the U.K. is the most free trade & pro inward investment economy amongst major European economies. This will continue after the end of the Transition Period. - Tweet Link

2 Sep 2020, 1:57 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@fred_dunlop That’s the difference between elected Councillors and what you’re referring to here is senior Council officials. - Tweet Link

2 Sep 2020, 12:26 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@JayManchi https://t.co/9Lwom78QxM - Tweet Link

2 Sep 2020, 12:14 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Perhaps Starmer was there at Corbyn’s Shadow Cabinet table, but not involved, to coin a phrase. #PMQs https://t.co/YPbnt96eko - Tweet Link

2 Sep 2020, 12:12 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Boris is quite right to point out that Starmer was quiet or even silent whilst serving in Corbyn’s Shadow Cabinet on areas of controversy. #PMQs - Tweet Link

2 Sep 2020, 12:07 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

The Prime Minister is right to highlight Labour’s attempts to spread confusion and doubt amongst schools and parents about the return to school. Labour needs to join us in putting the national interest first! We need students and children back at school! #PMQs - Tweet Link

2 Sep 2020, noon Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@fred_dunlop I don’t think the numbers are as high as that, but it is true that virtually all of the Labour Councillors involved either live in or represent Hammersmith, and have little idea of conditions in Fulham. - Tweet Link

2 Sep 2020, 10:47 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

1,000 and counting! Pressure mounting in Fulham against H&F Council’s misguided Traffic Displacement Scheme. 1,000 have signed the petition just since Friday! Please sign here and RT, post on NextDoor, FB, etc. https://t.co/lKPB2wQ4cZ - Tweet Link

2 Sep 2020, 10:35 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

A tweet for the connoisseurs https://t.co/6tZRz5Cmgl - Tweet Link

2 Sep 2020, 9:21 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@XR_Hamm_Fulham @CarolineLucas @RLong_Bailey @alexsobel @IanByrneMP @hammersmithandy @RupaHuq @CEEbill_NOW This Bill is better: https://t.co/BKV5o3a061 - Tweet Link

2 Sep 2020, 9:15 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Really enjoyed addressing around 350 businesses & stakeholders involved in U.K. - Australia trade just now on the benefits a 🇬🇧 🇦🇺 FTA will bring. Via @BritishChamber & @AusUKChamber. Great set of questions too! Next round of talks is later this month. https://t.co/Wj7wGGkDCK - Tweet Link

2 Sep 2020, 7:16 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Looking forward to addressing the Australian British Chamber of Commerce @BritishChamber and Australia-U.K. Chamber shortly via webinar, sponsored by @HSBC. A great chance to talk about our coming 🇬🇧 🇦🇺 Free Trade Agreement! https://t.co/A73NZ0871N - Tweet Link

1 Sep 2020, 10:23 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@RobSymington @CEEbill_NOW I support this bill https://t.co/BKV5o3a061 - Tweet Link

1 Sep 2020, 8:53 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@oona17 @StephenCowan @LBHF @BorisJohnson @grantshapps @CharlotteV It is in with the Information Commissioner at the moment. - Tweet Link

1 Sep 2020, 8:14 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Now that is an unlikely new career. https://t.co/M5JpwGSiN3 - Tweet Link

1 Sep 2020, 7:02 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

This is not normal, H&F Council! https://t.co/QvZRIxYVCl - Tweet Link

1 Sep 2020, 6:21 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Sign the petition to stop this scheme from H&F Council https://t.co/lKPB2wysOp https://t.co/eXDvm5xCoW - Tweet Link

1 Sep 2020, 5:32 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Huge numbers of police on Whitehall & around Parliament Sq, to police various protests. There’s a right to protest, but think about the police in the middle of a London crime epidemic, terror alert, COVID enforcements etc. They do have other things to do! https://t.co/zEvI42TSeb - Tweet Link

1 Sep 2020, 5:27 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Sign my petition here https://t.co/lKPB2wQ4cZ https://t.co/6gupyz12Hf - Tweet Link

1 Sep 2020, 4:35 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Had enough of the Labour H&F Council induced traffic congestion in Fulham? My petition will go over 1,000 signatures today or tomorrow! Let’s take action! https://t.co/lKPB2wQ4cZ - Tweet Link

1 Sep 2020, 4:21 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@andrew_athomas @LBHF Petition is gathering signatures by the minute. Pressure against H&F Council is building. https://t.co/lKPB2wQ4cZ - Tweet Link

1 Sep 2020, 1:40 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Soviet national anthem ringing across Whitehall now. https://t.co/m1GqaplmqL - Tweet Link

1 Sep 2020, 1:35 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

A bit odd whilst cancelling language oral assessments next year. https://t.co/vBIbAR5GUI - Tweet Link

1 Sep 2020, 12:55 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

This strikes at the heart of H&F Council’s Traffic Displacment Scheme. It tries to lure locals in by pledging less traffic on their individual street & hope residents don’t realise they get hammered by the massive increase in congestion overall. But they have realised! https://t.co/vNk3Cq6mGZ - Tweet Link

1 Sep 2020, 11:03 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Please sign - am getting more than 100 signatures a day on the petition against H&F Council’s Fulham traffic displacement scheme. Still time for the Council to reverse its disastrous scheme. https://t.co/lKPB2wQ4cZ - Tweet Link

1 Sep 2020, 10:59 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@ace_national @DCMS @TroubadourLDN Yes. Follow me on Twitter. https://t.co/K2Q3wSzMao - Tweet Link

1 Sep 2020, 10:55 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Tomorrow! https://t.co/yWI8YJWKdX - Tweet Link

31 Aug 2020, 5:50 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@MichelleCoulter It’s been with them for a while now. - Tweet Link

31 Aug 2020, 2:41 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

So H&F Council is simultaneously seeking a Government bailout of their incompetence, whilst refusing to release details of the job in hand. Throughout their approach has been clear: they simply don’t want to repair and re-open the Bridge. It’s time they were honest with us. - Tweet Link

31 Aug 2020, 2:38 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

But we don’t know for sure what work has been carried out since the sudden closure in April 2019. Why not? Because Hammersmith & Fulham Council is refusing to release it to me (a Government Minister) claiming “national security”. https://t.co/y4UTEn9TQr - Tweet Link

31 Aug 2020, 2:33 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Actually, it would appear that *no work at all* has been undertaken on the actual job in hand of repairing and reopening the Bridge. But more than £10m had been spent on investigations & other temporary work. https://t.co/JOyHVkMHLK - Tweet Link

31 Aug 2020, 2:29 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

So almost a quadrupling of costs in just 16 months, from £40m to £140m. And how much progress had Labour LBHF and Sadiq Khan’s TfL made in those 16 months? - Tweet Link

31 Aug 2020, 2:27 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Move forward to August 2020, and the figure is now £140m https://t.co/mvW7A5bTrE - Tweet Link

31 Aug 2020, 2:26 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

By October 2019, Labour H&F Council Leader says an “early estimate” would be £120m. So far more than the figure he had described as “bizarre” in July. https://t.co/2XuYti92gl - Tweet Link

31 Aug 2020, 2:23 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

By July, estimates were rising towards £100m, as reported in New Civil Engineer. H&F Council described that figure as “bizarre” https://t.co/IqPZvgpDcN - Tweet Link

31 Aug 2020, 2:22 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

THREAD. Hammersmith & Fulham Council and TfL phenomenal incompetence over Hammersmith Bridge. They’ve never wanted to repair & reopen it. The bridge closed in April 2019, and here is their first repair estimate, of £40m. https://t.co/mOLqobX8Ss - Tweet Link

31 Aug 2020, 10:17 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Sign my petition here: https://t.co/lKPB2wQ4cZ - Tweet Link

31 Aug 2020, 9:38 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

I wonder why H&F Council want all Fulham traffic to be funnelled through Wandsworth Bridge Road and then on to New Kings Road? ⁦ https://t.co/Tbmy5O8l4x - Tweet Link

30 Aug 2020, 7:52 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Please RT: 445 signatures in just 48 hours for my petition for LBHF to cancel its SW6 traffic displacement scheme. We need a few thousand! ⁦@Tony_Devenish⁩ ⁦@KCFConservative⁩ ⁦@team_greenhalgh⁩ ⁦@SandsEndResi⁩ ⁦@robmcgibbon⁩ https://t.co/lKPB2wQ4cZ - Tweet Link

30 Aug 2020, 4:05 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

“At a time when we are being told how important it is to listen to our black countrymen, those Black Lives Matter supporters who enjoy street drugs should pay attention to Shaun Bailey, a man from a Ladbroke Grove council house.” Julie Burchill in @Telegraph. Worth a read! https://t.co/nsE4nGe6Fd - Tweet Link

30 Aug 2020, 11:39 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@katthekat75 @carolineshuff @SWLondonmums @StephenCowan @Sw6Traffic @NicholasHellen @SandsEndResi Hundreds of signatures so far! Need to get thousands - and I think we will! - Tweet Link

30 Aug 2020, 11:35 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@antoguerrera Polperro is lovely. I grew up next door in Looe. Not a great place to be as a kid in the 1970s though! - Tweet Link

30 Aug 2020, 9:46 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Very concerned to learn from @MPSHammFul of a fight, knife use & injuries at Neverland, Wandsworth Bridge Road, SW6, last night. Police are investigating. Anyone with information should contact them using case reference CAD94/30AUG @SandsEndResi @MPSSandsEnd @WbrAssociation - Tweet Link

30 Aug 2020, 8:23 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@RainsinChelsea @lyonsroar @Sw6Traffic @wesleyharcourt @JamesSpok @SandsEndResi @carolineshuff @JulieFulham @CJThomas21 @HattieSW6gridl1 @SW6traffiasco @SeaFerny https://t.co/lKPB2wQ4cZ - Tweet Link

30 Aug 2020, 8:22 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@lyonsroar @HFLabour @LBHF @StephenCowan @BJ_Coleman @wesleyharcourt @RowanRee @MatthewUberoi @ewanhenderson https://t.co/lKPB2wQ4cZ - Tweet Link

28 Aug 2020, 3:26 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@helenebertuk @StephenCowan @LBHF @BJ_Coleman Sign my petition against Labour’s Fulham Traffic Displacement scheme here: https://t.co/lKPB2wQ4cZ - Tweet Link

28 Aug 2020, 3:21 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Sign the petition against the Council’s scheme here: https://t.co/lKPB2wQ4cZ https://t.co/LlsFu2yqCt - Tweet Link

28 Aug 2020, 11:23 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@emmapenelope @fifthcapital Yes - it’s entirely decisions for LBH&F and TfL. Therefore, contact your local Councillors and Mayor Khan too. - Tweet Link

28 Aug 2020, 10:43 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

https://t.co/lKPB2wQ4cZ - Tweet Link

28 Aug 2020, 9:48 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@WbrAssociation @LBHF @TfL @metpoliceuk @StephenCowan @SadiqKhan @HFLabour @arbrown_town @MatthewUberoi https://t.co/lKPB2wQ4cZ - Tweet Link

28 Aug 2020, 9:48 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Completely agree. And sign the petition now. https://t.co/lKPB2wQ4cZ https://t.co/4QCUPJWL6o - Tweet Link

28 Aug 2020, 9:15 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

https://t.co/lKPB2wQ4cZ - Tweet Link

28 Aug 2020, 9:14 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

https://t.co/lKPB2wQ4cZ - Tweet Link

28 Aug 2020, 9:14 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@helenebertuk @StephenCowan https://t.co/lKPB2wQ4cZ - Tweet Link

28 Aug 2020, 9:14 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@andrew_athomas @LBHF https://t.co/lKPB2wQ4cZ - Tweet Link

28 Aug 2020, 9:13 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@bee_croft @StephenCowan @LBHF https://t.co/lKPB2wQ4cZ - Tweet Link

28 Aug 2020, 9:12 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Let’s get this circulated : petition calling on LBHF to cancel its Fulham Traffic Displacement Scheme. https://t.co/lKPB2wQ4cZ - Tweet Link

28 Aug 2020, 9:04 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Still time for @LBHf to reverse gear on this before schools come back next week. Pressure from Fulham residents is overwhelming. Problem is that virtually all the Labour Councillors live in Hammersmith & might be unaware of the mess they have caused.... https://t.co/lheOZHm3KR - Tweet Link

27 Aug 2020, 8:52 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

This is @LBHF’s traffic scheme. I am opposed to it, but they run the roads round here, not me. LBHF are also responsible for the Hammersmith Bridge fiasco. They don’t even have a date for starting the work, let alone ending it. Sign my petition here https://t.co/zwBAwmPGfL https://t.co/QCQJibw5mr - Tweet Link

27 Aug 2020, 7:51 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@MissDSays @LBHF I can be of influence (hence these tweets) but local transport and local roads are devolved to local authorities which you elect. You can, of course, vote to choose someone else to run your Council. You can - and should - also contact your local Councillors. - Tweet Link

27 Aug 2020, 5:49 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Still time for @LBHF to reverse this traffic experiment before schools come back. https://t.co/1lIGFhhlBW - Tweet Link

27 Aug 2020, 5:32 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great to get a hair cut again at Dinos on Jerdan Place, Fulham Broadway. The Turkish guys here always do a great job! https://t.co/JQt7RtjGcf - Tweet Link

27 Aug 2020, 4:42 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@JakubKrupa @PappacicciaSW6 And glad to have you back, at last, Kuba! - Tweet Link

27 Aug 2020, 4:40 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Indeed. It’s August, there’s a pandemic, schools are out and it isn’t even rush hour. Time is running out for @LBHF to make the right call and abolish this scheme. Take our survey https://t.co/sUcOR0gIuz https://t.co/AAwKY91OjM - Tweet Link

27 Aug 2020, 3:13 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Whilst down at Fulham High Street, it’s welcome to get a great pizza at @PappacicciaSW6! Il Pastore in the foreground; pepperoni with extra meatballs further back. https://t.co/YxZVLSudFa - Tweet Link

27 Aug 2020, 1:09 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@SandsEndResi @StephenCowan @BJ_Coleman https://t.co/PazAAtGTxF - Tweet Link

27 Aug 2020, 1:07 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@katthekat75 @LBHF https://t.co/PazAAtGTxF - Tweet Link

27 Aug 2020, 12:33 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@katthekat75 @Catwoman1099 @LBHF https://t.co/PazAAtGTxF - Tweet Link

27 Aug 2020, 11:37 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Fulham gridlocked everywhere, thanks to @LBHF. This is Fulham High St 10am today. Gridlock despite: ❌Global pandemic ❌school holidays (August!) ❌not rush hour. Still time for @LBHF to change their minds on their traffic scheme before schools back next week. https://t.co/LTuVR9FTQu - Tweet Link

27 Aug 2020, 11:33 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Good question to Labour-run @LBHF. It’s their scheme. I am opposed to the scheme, as it doesn’t “reduce traffic” it *displaces* traffic and adds to congestion. Plus their Highways department should be working all-out to repair& reopen Hammersmith Bridge, not bungled experiments. https://t.co/gUIXXWtKKg - Tweet Link

26 Aug 2020, 10:17 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@hwallop @RobDotHutton Kensington is pretty close. Just needs a bit of research. https://t.co/oJKxLQJtNu - Tweet Link

26 Aug 2020, 9:28 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@CClara__ https://t.co/sUcOQZZ75Z - Tweet Link

26 Aug 2020, 9:28 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@andrew_athomas @LBHF @HammersmithLab @Sw6Traffic https://t.co/sUcOQZZ75Z - Tweet Link

26 Aug 2020, 4:50 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Britain is a global leader in digital tech innovation, and we want to strengthen our digital partnership with #ASEAN to: - Improve the lives of our peoples - Help businesses recover from Covid - Ensure preparedness for the fourth industrial revolution #GlobalBritain #FreeTrade https://t.co/o1DkWpmh3U - Tweet Link

26 Aug 2020, 4:37 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great call with constituent Defne Avcioglu, Save the Children champion @SaveUKNews, on the Rohingya refugee crisis. U.K. has provided £267m of support to refugees in Bangladesh since 2017, fleeing Burma. Plus Magnitsky-style sanctions on Burmese generals. #JusticeForRohingya https://t.co/nC2aPwqUqW - Tweet Link

26 Aug 2020, 3:12 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Good catch up with the senior team at @RBandH on future plans and their excellent COVID response. 27 patients on ECMO and over 200 patients treated overall, which is impressive from a specialist hospital. Well done to all! https://t.co/dIbHl43FnA - Tweet Link

26 Aug 2020, 1:31 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

It’s a superb garden at Fulham Palace and this is very good news! https://t.co/7mJpzmIM8C - Tweet Link

26 Aug 2020, 10:30 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

It’s not too late for H&F Council to end their Fulham Traffic Displacement Scheme. Schools aren’t back until next week. A good time to end the chaos is now. https://t.co/nTdApaB8ML - Tweet Link

26 Aug 2020, 10:27 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Well the person who raised it @ReporterJane appears to be an LB Richmond resident. One of your residents. It’s your job - not mine - to communicate with your residents. I know @LBRuTTories do. https://t.co/kNGpeNZOWx - Tweet Link

25 Aug 2020, 9:49 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Well said, David! https://t.co/Ksr19Op2nw - Tweet Link

25 Aug 2020, 7:24 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

A dozen of us out tonight in Fulham spreading the message about the Labour Council’s traffic chaos. ❌Hammersmith Bridge closed & no strategy to repair & reopen. ❌New Wandsworth Bridge Road traffic scheme facing resident anger ❌Driving people into notorious MoneyBox junction https://t.co/fqCDZOJzZA - Tweet Link

25 Aug 2020, 6:15 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Time again to Go To Goethe! https://t.co/CHy4IeEKNB - Tweet Link

25 Aug 2020, 5:22 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@aliciakearns Congratulations Alicia! - Tweet Link

25 Aug 2020, 5:19 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

We need innovative thinking. This is a good question to @TfL and @LBHF and @LBRUT if this is feasible. Just because DUKWs can operate on the River in & around Westminster doesn’t mean they can further upstream. https://t.co/xgweCU4YP4 - Tweet Link

25 Aug 2020, 5:09 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great news for ⁦@TroubadourLDN⁩ the legendary music venue on Old Brompton Road - Greg Hands MP applauds Government help of £80,000! Thanks ⁦@DCMS⁩ ⁦@OliverDowden⁩ https://t.co/RSqJrxdCsX - Tweet Link

25 Aug 2020, 8:34 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Time for the Council to end their experimental traffic scheme, before schools come back next week. But bizarrely they’re even talking about extending it to 4 other parts of Fulham. You can tell that virtually all the Labour Councillors live in Hammersmith. https://t.co/8j8WIvUwek - Tweet Link

24 Aug 2020, 12:31 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Many people are in this kind of situation. Even more remarkable therefore that their Richmond Council has aligned itself with H&F Council in showing every willingness to keep #HammersmithBridge closed. https://t.co/OE3tP7LpqE - Tweet Link

24 Aug 2020, 8:02 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Again, this is also a service run by @LBHF (with one of the worst recycling rates in the country), not be me, your MP. Hopefully, they can get in touch with you and deliver some, or you may be able to get them at the library. https://t.co/kCauqpYvbE - Tweet Link

23 Aug 2020, 9:08 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Resident anger grows over feeble H&F Council’s closure of Hammersmith Bridge. Featuring on BBC London, Evening News, tonight : https://t.co/QtVZ4FXRzR via @bbciplayer - Tweet Link

23 Aug 2020, 4:48 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great initiative! https://t.co/sYMnWGo5y9 - Tweet Link

23 Aug 2020, 4:22 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Am very sorry to hear this. But it isn’t my scheme. It is Labour H&F Council’s. I am opposed to it. It will be even worse come September. https://t.co/jgDYqtXl5n - Tweet Link

22 Aug 2020, 8:13 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

There is nothing in today’s world as awful as this. https://t.co/r6lyCPyZDg - Tweet Link

22 Aug 2020, 7:40 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@JuLlewellyn @grantshapps @ClareV But Julia, don’t blame @grantshapps and @CharlotteV - it isn’t their bridge. The fiasco is all H&F Council and TfL. And Richmond Council is backing them, not their own residents - ie you! - Tweet Link

20 Aug 2020, 7:45 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

One letter wrong. You’ll be in trouble with the Nats! https://t.co/EcgpSXv1KA - Tweet Link

20 Aug 2020, 3:05 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@LDNCalling As a serving U.K. Government Minister, I don’t take sides in foreign elections. - Tweet Link

20 Aug 2020, 3:02 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@SingBarnes Sadly I won’t be able to join you. Not least as I can’t get there! - Tweet Link

20 Aug 2020, 2:33 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

How could he have got it wrong in 1984? https://t.co/IakSlo8BDd - Tweet Link

19 Aug 2020, 7:22 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@AndrewCarrier Am working on it. But the Bridge belongs to H&F Council and TfL have responsibilities too. - Tweet Link

19 Aug 2020, 7:13 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Tonight’s Standard. https://t.co/xXiTR2mihm - Tweet Link

19 Aug 2020, 7:11 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Just what we need. New leadership for London under @ShaunBaileyUK to tackle crime, working constructively with the Government. Or complacency and failure under Khan. https://t.co/oCrbul5Oyp - Tweet Link

19 Aug 2020, 11:08 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

This is outrageous. @MPSKenChel and @MPSHammFul have done a superb job during the LockDown. https://t.co/PG8m1jTYHG - Tweet Link

19 Aug 2020, 10:27 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

@cusackandrew She is a constituent too! - Tweet Link

19 Aug 2020, 9 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

A reminder of H&F Council’s real motivation for their new traffic scheme in South Fulham (Sands End) - “A yellow grid junction in south west London has seen almost a 100 per cent hike in fines in just a month after the council closed a nearby rat run road” https://t.co/9ATFoR6tp2 - Tweet Link

19 Aug 2020, 8:43 a.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Welcome inward investment & jobs news, as Merck plans to build £1bn UK research hub in central London. https://t.co/FK2y7RVZnv - Tweet Link


Greg Hands mentioned

Debates

Date Department Forum Title
Wed 18 Nov 2020 Department for International Trade Lords Chamber Continuity Trade Agreements: Parliamentary Scrutiny
27 speeches (1,980 words)

Found: of Commons yesterday the Trade Minister, Greg Hands MP, said:</p><p>“We are negotiating

Mon 21 Sep 2020 No Department present Commons Chamber Members Eligible for a Proxy Vote
2 speeches (1,256 words)

Found: ><p>Greg Hands (Chelsea and Fulham)</p><p>Stuart Andrew</p><p>Ms

Tue 22 Sep 2020 No Department present Commons Chamber Members Eligible for a Proxy Vote
2 speeches (1,240 words)

Found: ;/p><p>Chris Elmore</p><p>Greg Hands (Chelsea and Fulham)</p><p>

Wed 30 Sep 2020 No Department present Commons Chamber Members Eligible for a Proxy Vote
4 speeches (1,460 words)

Found: North East)</p><p>Chris Elmore</p><p>Greg Hands (Chelsea and Fulham)</p

Wed 23 Sep 2020 No Department present Commons Chamber Members Eligible for a Proxy Vote
9 speeches (1,446 words)

Found: ><p>Fabian Hamilton (Leeds North East)</p><p>Chris Elmore</p><p>Greg

Tue 29 Sep 2020 No Department present Commons Chamber Members Eligible for a Proxy Vote
2 speeches (1,386 words)

Found: ;<p>Greg Hands (Chelsea and Fulham)</p><p>Stuart Andrew</p><p>Neale

Mon 14 Sep 2020 Department for International Trade Commons Chamber Japan Free Trade Agreement
89 speeches (7,934 words)

Found: Policy, my right hon. Friend the Member for Chelsea and Fulham (Greg Hands), recently had a webinar

Tue 10 Nov 2020 No Department present Commons Chamber Members Eligible for a Proxy Vote
2 speeches (4,390 words)

Found: ) (Con)</p><p>Stuart Andrew</p><p>Greg Hands (Chelsea and Fulham) (Con)</p>

Wed 25 Nov 2020 Department for International Trade Commons Chamber UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement
83 speeches (23,535 words)

Found: for Chelsea and Fulham (Greg Hands). I have to say that I do not think it is the right hon. Gentleman’s

Tue 17 Nov 2020 No Department present Commons Chamber Members Eligible for a Proxy Vote
2 speeches (4,852 words)

Found: ;Greg Hands (Chelsea and Fulham) (Con)</p><p>Stuart Andrew</p><p>Claire

Tue 13 Oct 2020 Department for International Trade Lords Chamber Trade Bill
290 speeches (64,061 words)

Found: MP and I received from Greg Hands and James Duddridge on 16 September. We had written a letter

Wed 25 Nov 2020 No Department present Commons Chamber Members Eligible for a Proxy Vote
2 speeches (5,058 words)

Found: ;p>Matt Hancock (West Suffolk) (Con)</p><p>Stuart Andrew</p><p>Greg Hands (Chelsea

Mon 16 Nov 2020 No Department present Commons Chamber Members Eligible for a Proxy Vote
2 speeches (4,738 words)

Found: Hancock (West Suffolk) (Con)</p><p>Stuart Andrew</p><p>Greg Hands (Chelsea

Select Committee Publications

None

Date Type Title
Dec. 01 2020 Correspondence Follow-up written evidence from the Rt Hon Greg Hands MP, re the Committee's Brexit and trade: implications for Wales inquiry, 27 November 20
Inquiry: Brexit and trade: implications for Wales
Inquiry Status: Open
Committee: Welsh Affairs Committee (Department: Wales Office)

Found: Follow-up written evidence from the Rt Hon Greg Hands MP, re the Committee's Brexit and trade: implications for Wales inquiry, 27 November 20 None None

Nov. 12 2020 Correspondence Letter from the Chair to Rt Hon. Greg Hands MP regardinf Markt Access from African, Caribbean and Pacific ("ACP") countries, dated 11 November 2020
Committee: European Scrutiny Committee

Found: Letter from the Chair to Rt Hon. Greg Hands MP regardinf Markt Access from African, Caribbean

Nov. 10 2020 Oral Evidence Inquiry Brexit and trade: implications for Wales Rt Hon Greg Hands MP (Minister of State at Department of International Trade), and Rt Hon Simon Hart MP (Secretary of State for Wales at Office of the Secretary of State for Wales)
5 November 2020
Inquiry: Brexit and trade: implications for Wales
Inquiry Status: Open
Committee: Welsh Affairs Committee (Department: Wales Office)

Found: Rt Hon Greg Hands MP (Minister of State at Department of International Trade), and Rt Hon Simon Hart

Nov. 06 2020 Correspondence Letter from the Chair to Rt Hon. Greg Hands MP regarding Control of exports on 'dual-use' items, dated 4 November 2020
Committee: European Scrutiny Committee

Found: Letter from the Chair to Rt Hon. Greg Hands MP regarding Control of exports on 'dual-use' items, dated 4 November 2020 None None

Nov. 06 2020 Correspondence Letter from the Chair to Rt Hon. Greg Hands MP regarding Control of exports on 'dual-use' items, dated 4 November 2020
Committee: European Scrutiny Committee

Found: Letter from the Chair to Rt Hon. Greg Hands MP regarding Control of exports on 'dual-use' items, dated 4 November 2020 None None

Oct. 12 2020 Correspondence Letter from the Chair to Rt Hon. Greg Hands MP regarding EU/US mini-tariff deal: proposed Regulation on the elimination of customs duties on certain products, dated 8 October 2020
Committee: European Scrutiny Committee

Found: Letter from the Chair to Rt Hon. Greg Hands MP regarding EU/US mini-tariff deal: proposed

Tweets

Date Source
17 Nov 2020, 9:55 p.m. Graham Stuart (Conservative - Beverley and Holderness)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade)

Greg Hands nails @theSNP hypocrisy. Politicking first, Scottish jobs and welfare a distant last. Same old @theSNP. https://t.co/7K7bcVg374 - Tweet Link

16 Nov 2020, 7:26 p.m. Bill Esterson (Labour - Sefton Central)
Shadow Minister (International Trade)

Greg Hands again refused to protect the NHS against the threat of privatisation through trade agreements. All the government has to do is put the commitment in the Trade Bill. They won't. Why can that be? - Tweet Link

14 Nov 2020, 5:03 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

News from Greg Hands MP - including my virtual public meeting about the disastrous Fulham Traffic Displacement Scheme, now blighting Wandsworth Bridge Road. ⁦@WbrAssociation⁩ ⁦@SandsEndResi⁩ ⁦⁦@arbrown_town⁩ ⁦@Fulhamsw6com⁩ https://t.co/JublpnNPE8 - Tweet Link

25 Aug 2020, 5:09 p.m. Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)

Great news for ⁦@TroubadourLDN⁩ the legendary music venue on Old Brompton Road - Greg Hands MP applauds Government help of £80,000! Thanks ⁦@DCMS⁩ ⁦@OliverDowden⁩ https://t.co/RSqJrxdCsX - Tweet Link

3 Sep 2020, 2:33 p.m. Heather Wheeler (Conservative - South Derbyshire)

Earlier today I asked the Minister, Greg Hands about our trade relationship with Taiwan. I look forward to future trade talks and welcome efforts to build on our bilateral trade relationship. https://t.co/eQ7s3jcaeF - Tweet Link

17 Nov 2020, 1:10 p.m. Bill Esterson (Labour - Sefton Central)
Shadow Minister (International Trade)

Trade Minister Greg Hands says, “Judge us by our actions.” 15 trade agreements worth £80billion not signed, no parliamentary scrutiny and no guidance for businesses on what happens after the transition period. Hands is right. They should be judged - by their lack of actions. - Tweet Link

16 Nov 2020, 7:15 p.m. Bill Esterson (Labour - Sefton Central)
Shadow Minister (International Trade)

New threat to the NHS. This time it's from the CPTPP, which is Liz Truss' priority for a trade deal, now Trump has lost. Minister Greg Hands' silence in response to my questions speaks volumes. https://t.co/u9XNmcRJ5X - Tweet Link

16 Nov 2020, 7:34 p.m. Bill Esterson (Labour - Sefton Central)
Shadow Minister (International Trade)

Daniel Hannan is a key UK government adviser. He was appointed to the Board of Trade by Liz Truss. He wants to open up the NHS to competition through trade deals. No wonder yet again today Minister, Greg Hands refused to rule out legislating to protect the NHS. - Tweet Link

16 Nov 2020, 7:24 p.m. Bill Esterson (Labour - Sefton Central)
Shadow Minister (International Trade)

The Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement opens up healthcare to privatisation. I asked Minister, Greg Hands if the government would refuse to sign it if the UK wasn't allowed to opt out of key sections. His silence shows the NHS is still at risk. - Tweet Link