Trade and Industry Press Notice PN34

TRADE AND INDUSTRY COMMITTEE

COMMITTEE OFFICE     HOUSE OF COMMONS    7 MILLBANK     LONDON SW1P 3JA

Telephone: 020 7219 5777/5779

PRESS NOTICE

Oral Evidence Sessions

Inquiry into Pub Companies

As part of its inquiry into Pub Companies, the Trade and Industry Select Committee will take oral evidence on Tuesday, 22 June 2004 at the House of Commons.  The Committee will hear from:

09.15  Federation of Small Businesses, represented by:

          David Bishop, Deputy Head of Parliamentary Affairs

10.00  CAMRA Ltd, represented by:

          Mike Benner, Chief Executive

          Jonathan Mail, Public Affairs Manager

10.30  A B Jacobs & Co (accountants), represented by:

          Arthur Brian Jacobs

Further oral evidence sessions will be held on Tuesday, 6 July in the afternoon and on Tuesday, 20 July. The witnesses at these sessions have not yet been confirmed but will be announced in a press notice nearer the date in question. At this stage the Committee does not anticipate holding any further evidence session in this inquiry.

Inquiry into Post Office Urban Reinvention Programme

On Tuesday, 22 June the Trade and Industry Committee will hold an oral evidence session into the Post Office Urban Reinvention Programme.  The Committee will hear from:

12.00  Stephen Timms MP, Minister of State for Energy, e-commerce and Postal Services.

Inquiry into Fuel Disconnections

As part of its inquiry into Fuel Disconnections the Trade and Industry Select Committee will take oral evidence on Tuesday, 22 June. The Committee will hear from:

15.00  Energywatch

15.45  Energy Retail Association

16.30  Help the Aged and National Energy Action

17.15  Ofgem

Each of the above meetings will be open to the public. All timings are approximate.

The rooms to be used for these meetings will be confirmed later in the week and will be posted on the Committee's website's 'Future Meetings' page on Friday, 18 June at http:// www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/trade_and_industry/trade_and_industry_future_meetings.cfm .

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

14 June 2004

ENDS