Department for International Trade written question – answered on 12th July 2018
Judith Cummins Labour, Bradford South
To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers of his Department have had with (i) UK and (ii) international businesses on the Prosperity Fund since 2015.
George Hollingbery Conservative, Meon Valley
My Rt. Hon. Friend for Chelsea and Fulham (Greg Hands), the former Minister of State for Trade Policy and my Noble Friend, the Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion (Baroness Fairhead) hosted a roundtable discussion at the Prosperity Fund Business Forum on 20 June 2018 which was attended by UK businesses only. My Rt. Hon. Friend for Chelsea and Fulham also spoke at a wider session at the Business Forum to UK businesses. His speech can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/greg-hands-the-best-and-most-sustainable-way-out-of-poverty-is-through-trade . DIT Ministers regularly meet with businesses to promote UK exports and signpost UK businesses to international opportunities, including opportunities created by the Prosperity Fund.