Trade and Industry Committee Press Notice PN 18

PRESS NOTICE

ORAL EVIDENCE SESSIONS

Inquiry into Export Credits Guarantee Department

As part of its inquiry into Export Credits Guarantee Department, the Trade and Industry Committee will be taking evidence on Tuesday, 30 March 2004 at the House of Commons in the Wilson Room, Portcullis House. The Committee will hear from:

09.15 a.m.  British Consultants and Construction Bureau, represented by

  Mr Colin Adams, Chief Executive

10.00  a.m.  BExA (British Exporters' Association), represented by

   Mr John Tyler, Chairman

   Ms Maria Malinowska, Chair Export Finance Committee

   Mr Richard Hill, Chairman, Industry Section

Inquiry into the UK Automotive Industry in 2004

As part of its inquiry into the UK Automotive Industry in 2004, the Trade and Industry Committee will be taking evidence on Tuesday, 30 March 2004 at the House of Commons in the Wilson Room, Portcullis House. The Committee will hear from:

2.15 p.m.  Private Meeting

2.30 p.m.  Toyota, represented by

   Dr Bryan Jackson, OBE, Managing Director, Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd

   Mr Paul Philpott, Commercial Director, Toyota (GB) PLC

   Mr Mike Hawes, Head of UK External Affairs of Toyota Motor Europe

3.15 p.m.  Phoenix Venture Holdings, represented by

   Mr John Towers, Chairman

   Mr Peter Beale, Vice-Chairman

4.00 p.m.  Ford, represented by

   Mr Roger Putnam, Chairman, Ford of Britain

   Mr Joe Greenwell, Chairman and CEO of Jaguar and Land Rover

4.45 p.m.  Automotive Distribution Federation, represented by

   Mr Brian Spratt, Chief Executive

These meetings are open to the public.  All timings are approximate.

For further information please contact the Committee Office on 020 7219 5777/ 5779.

25 March 2004

ENDS