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Trade Promotion

Question for Department for International Trade

UIN HL12743, tabled on 28 January 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 18 March 2020 (HL2250), whether they will now answer the question put, namely when they intend to publish (1) each of Her Majesty's trade commissioners' latest annual reports setting out the strategy, objectives and overarching priorities for each delegated region, and (2) the budgets supporting the delivery of those objectives.

Answered on

8 February 2021

Individual Regional Trade Plans are not published.

The Department for International Trade’s Annual Report and Accounts for 2019-20 (link) were laid in Parliament on 16 July 2020. Budgets for Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioners (HMTCs) are published at a group level and are included in Global Trade and Investment Group Budget (p63, Resource DEL expenditure).

HMTC budgets for 2019-20 were published at a regional level in the National Audit Office report ‘Department for International Trade and UK Export Finance: Support for Exports’ (link). The table is replicated attached.