Question for Department for Culture, Media and Sport
UIN 187962, tabled on 6 June 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department has had discussions with representatives of the Government of Taiwan in each of the last five years.
Sir John Whittingdale
14 June 2023
The UK has no diplomatic relations with Taiwan but a strong, unofficial relationship, based on deep and growing ties in a wide range of areas, underpinned by shared democratic values.
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has had a number of discussions with representatives of the Taiwan administration on areas of mutual interest over the last five years.
Question for Department for Business and Trade
UIN 185369, tabled on 16 May 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how many defence export licences have been issued for material for export to Taiwan in each of the last ten financial years.
22 May 2023
The Government publishes Official Statistics (on a quarterly and annual basis) on export licences granted, refused and revoked to all destinations: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/strategic-export-controls-licensing-data(opens in a new tab). These reports contain detailed information on export licences, including the destination, overall value, the type (e.g. Military, Other), and a summary of the items covered by these licences.
Currently this includes information up to 31 December 2022. Information covering 1 January 2023 to 31 March 2023 will be published in July 2023 and information covering 1 April to 30 June 2023 will be published in October 2023.
The Government assesses all export licence applications to all destinations against the Strategic Export Licensing Criteria(opens in a new tab). We will not license the export of equipment where to do so would be inconsistent with these Criteria.
Please watch our Co-Chairs Lord Rogan, Martin Vickers MP and President Nigel Evans MP’s video messages thanking Taiwan for donating one million masks to the UK.
Lord Rogan, Co-Chair
Martin Vickers MP, Co-Chair
Nigel Evans MP, President
Q Asked by Lord Blencathra
Asked on: 13 February 2020
Department of Health and Social Care
Coronavirus: Taiwan / HL1634
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that their announcements on the number of cases of coronavirus will disaggregate the figures for Taiwan from those of China.
A Answered by: Lord Bethell
Answered on: 26 February 2020
Public Health England reports separately on cases in mainland China and Taiwan and other places. This data can be found online on the COVID-19: epidemiology, virology and clinical features page on the Government website. As of 25 February 2020, there are 77,658 confirmed cases in mainland China and 31 confirmed cases in Taiwan.
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