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Business, Innovation and Skills Committee - One-off Evidence Sessions

One-off evidence sessions are held by the Committee if it wishes to explore a subject without undertaking an inquiry. They may include scrutiny of an issue of current public concern or be regular 'catch up' meetings with public bodies within the Committee's remit.

Session 2012-13

Pre-appointment hearing with the Government's preferred candidate for the post of Groceries Code Adjudicator

Wednesday 27 February 2013

Witness:

  • Christine Tacon

Watch the meeting: Pre-appointment hearing for the Groceries Code Adjudicator

Report: Pre-appointment hearing with the Government’s preferred candidate for the post of Groceries Code Adjudicator (PDF 929 KB)

Oral Evidence

Lord Heseltine's Report: No Stone Unturned in Pursuit of Growth

Tuesday 11 December 2012

Witness:

  • Rt Hon the Lord Heseltine of Thenford

Watch the meeting: Lord Heseltine's Report: No Stone Unturned in Pursuit of Growth

Oral Evidence

(Following this meeting the Committee took further evidence from Lord Heseltine on Tuesday 12 February 2013).

Watch the meeting from Tuesday 12 February 2013: Lord Heseltine's Report: No Stone Unturned in Pursuit of Growth

Oral Evidence

Bank Lending and Business Growth

Tuesday 17 July 2012

Witness:

  • Rt Hon Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

Watch the meeting: Bank Lending and Business Growth

Oral Evidence

Executive Pay

Thursday 28 June 2012

Witnesses:

  • Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and President of the Board of Trade, and Caroline Normand, Deputy Director for Corporate Governance, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Watch the meeting: Executive Pay

Oral Evidence

Session 2010-12

Pre-appointment hearing for the Director of the Office of Fair Access

Thursday 2 February 2012

Witness:

  • Professor Les Ebdon, the Government's preferred candidate

Watch the meeting: Pre-appointment hearing for the Director of the Office for Fair Access

Oral Evidence

Pub Companies: Follow-up following the Government's Response to the Committee's Tenth Report of Session 2010-12

Tuesday 6 December 2011

Witnesses:

  • Mr Edward Davey, Minister for Employment Relations, Consumer and Postal Affairs, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Iain Mansfield, Senior Policy Official, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, and Hannah Wiskin, Legal Adviser, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Watch the Meeting: Pub Companies: Follow-up

Oral Evidence

Departmental Annual Report 2010-11

Wednesday 9 November 2011

Witnesses:

  • Rt Hon Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, and Martin Donnelly, Permanent Secretary, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Watch the meeting: Departmental Annual Report 2010-11

Oral Evidence

Bank Lending Rates

Wednesday 8 June 2011

Witnesses:

  • Rt Hon Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, and Emma Squire, Head of SME Finance, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Watch the meeting: Bank Lending Rates

Oral Evidence

The Plan for Growth

Wednesday 27 April 2011

Witness:

  • Rt Hon Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

Watch the meeting: Plan for Growth

Oral evidence  

Student Visas

Thursday 24 March 2011

Witnesses:

  • Professor Eric Thomas, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bristol and Vice-President of Universities UK;Neil Carberry, Director of Employment Affairs, CBI
  • Damian Green MP, Minister of State for Immigration, Home Office; and Jeremy Browne MP, Minister of State, FCO

Watch the meeting: Student visas

Oral evidence

Comprehensive Spending Review

Tuesday 26 October 2010

Witnesses:

  • The Rt Hon Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, and The Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science, Department of Business, Innovation and Skills

Watch the meeting: Comprehensive Spending Review

Oral Evidence

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