Trade and Industry Press Notice PN 38

 PN 38 of Session 2003-04

PRESS NOTICE

Oral Evidence Sessions

Inquiry into Progress towards the knowledge-driven Economy

As part of its inquiry into Progress towards the knowledge-driven Economy, the Trade and Industry Select Committee will take oral evidence on Tuesday 13 July in Committee Room 16 at the House of Commons. The Committee will hear from:

09.15     Institute of Directors, represented by:

               Graeme Leach, Chief Economist of Directors and

               Professor of Economic Policy, the University of Lincoln.

               Professor Jim Norton, Senior Policy Adviser, IoD

10.00     Cable & Wireless, represented by:

               Mr Francesco Caio, Chief Executive,

                        Cable & Wireless plc

               Ms Lesley Smith, Group Director of Corporate &

                      Public Affairs, Cable & Wireless plc

               Ms Marina Gibbs, Advisor, Spectrum

Inquiry into UK-ASEAN Trade Relations

As part of its inquiry into UK-ASEAN Trade Relations, the Trade and Industry Select Committee will take oral evidence on Wednesday, 14 July in The Thatcher Room, Portcullis, House. The Committee will hear from:

09.15     Rolls Royce, represented by:

               Charles Blundell, Company Secretary and

                     Head of Government Relations

               Stan Todd, Director, International

               Jonathan Asherson, Regional Director, South East Asia

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

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

8 July 2004

ENDS