Scottish Affairs Committee

Session 2003-04    9 November 2004

IMPLICATIONS FOR GRANGEMOUTH OF BP's PLANS

FOR ITS PETROCHEMICALS BUSINESS

EVIDENCE SESSION AT THE HOUSE OF COMMONS:

2.15pm on WEDNESDAY 17 NOVEMBER




Following BP's announcement that it plans to consolidate its Olefins and Derivatives division into a stand-alone entity, the Scottish Affairs Committee will hold a second public oral evidence session in connection with the above inquiry at the House of Commons at  2.15 pm on Wednesday 17 November.

The Committee will take evidence from Falkirk Council and Scottish Enterprise at 2.15 pm.

At 3.15 pm further questions will be asked of  the 3 representatives of the Joint Trade Unions at BP Grangemouth, who had originally given evidence to the Committee on 13 July.  They will be joined by three other Union representatives. 

Note for Editors:

Falkirk council will be represented by Ms Maureen Campbell, Director of Community Services.

Scottish Enterprise Forth Valley will be represented by Ms Charlene O'Connor, Chief Executive and by Mr Liam Fennell, Executive Director.

The Trade Unions will be represented by Mr Jim Mowatt, T&G National Secretary, Chemical, Oil and Rubber Group, Mr Russell Gray, T&G Convener, Mr Stephens Deans T&G Branch Secretary, Mr Pat Rafferty, T&G Official, Mr Mark Lyon, Joint Trades Union Convenor, Oils and Exploration Group, and Mr Ian Proudlove, Branch Chairman, Oils and Exploration Group.

                                                                                                                                   

ANY INQUIRIES SHOULD BE MADE TO DIANE NELSON  on  020 7219 6123