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15 April 2009: For immediate release

Industry and Innovation in the North East of England - Call for Evidence

The North East Regional Committee of the House of Commons is seeking written evidence for its first inquiry on Industry and Innovation in the North East.

The Committee is interested in receiving evidence on:

€ the role of One North East and the Government Office in supporting industry and innovation in the current economic climate

€ the place of manufacturing industry within the region

€ training and skills across industry in the region

€ the role of renewables in the North East economy

The Committee asks for written submissions in accordance with the guidelines stated below by noon on 15 May 2009.

Please note
A copy of the submission should be sent by e-mail to [email protected] and marked "North East Regional Committee Inquiry". The Committee's strong preference is for submissions in electronic form, although hard copy originals will be accepted and should be sent to Emma Sawyer, Senior Committee Assistant, at:

Regional Committees
House of Commons
7 Millbank
London SW1P 3JA

Each submission should:

€ be no more than 3,000 words in length;

€ begin with a short summary in bullet point form;

€ have numbered paragraphs; and

€ (if in electronic form) be in Word format or a rich text format with as little use of colour or logos as possible.

For Data Protection purposes, it would be helpful if individuals submitting written evidence send their contact details separately in a covering letter. You should be aware that there may be circumstances in which the House of Commons will be required to communicate information to third parties on request, in order to comply with its obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please supply a postal address so that a copy of the Committee's report can be sent to you upon publication.

A guide for written submissions to Select Committees may be found on the parliamentary website at:

Please also note that, once submitted, evidence is the property of the Committee. The Committee will normally, although not always, choose to make public the written evidence it receives, by publishing it on the internet (where it will be searchable), by printing it or by making it available through the Parliamentary Archives. If there is any information you believe to be sensitive you should highlight it and explain what harm you believe would result from its disclosure. The Committee will take this into account in deciding whether to publish or further disclose the evidence.