The South West Regional Committee has announced that its third public hearing will take place at the Railway Museum, Swindon on Monday 8 June:
The chair of the South West Committee, Alison Seabeck MP said:
"These are challenging times for businesses throughout the South West and the Committee is keen to hear from those most directly affected by the downturn.
"Last month we took evidence from the Government and the South West Development Agency about efforts to stimulate the region's economy - now we want to find out if it is working by talking to those at the sharp end.
"The Committee is here to stand up for the South West and if improvements can be made, we want to know, so we can put it to Ministers on behalf of our region."
Time and Date: 10:45 - 13:15, Monday 8 June
Location: Sir Daniel Gooch Theatre, STEAM, Kemble Drive, Swindon, SN2 2TA
10.45 - 11.35 Viv Rayner, SouthWest Policy Manager, Federation of Small Businesses
David Rosser, Director, CBI South West
Nigel Beaumont-Jones, Swindon Chamber of Commerce
11.35 - 12.25 Helen Scadding, Partnership Development Manager, Citizens' Advice Bureau
Dal Warburton, Development Consultant, South West Advice UK
Karen Stalbow, Senior Regional Campaign Officer, Shelter
Simon Nunn, Head of South Region, National Housing Federation
12.25 - 13.15 Laurence Fairclough, Regional Officer, Unite
Tim Lezard, Regional Chair, TUC
Paul Lucken, Regional Director of Skills, Learning and Skills Council
Rachel Jones, Jobcentre Plus District Manager for the West of England