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TRADE AND INDUSTRY COMMITTEE

  COMMITTEE OFFICE     HOUSE OF COMMONS   
7 MILLBANK     LONDON SW1P 3JA

Telephone: 020 7219 5777/5779

PN 12 of Session 2005-06

PRESS NOTICE

Inquiry into Trade and Investment Opportunities with India

The Trade and Industry Committee is today announ cing an inquiry into trade and investment opportunities with India.  India is one of the most rapidly developing economies in the world, with strong links with the UK; but some commentators have expressed fears that UK businesses have been too slow to see the potential offered by India, and the risks of not taking its competition seriously. The Committee intends to focus on:

  •  the difficulties and opportunities faced by UK businesses wishing to trade, or forge investment links, with India, with particular reference to opportunities in the IT, lifesciences, aerospace and financial services sectors;

  • the role of British institutions of higher and further education in developing such links; and

  • the role of the UK Government in assisting businesses, including the relative responsibilities of UK Trade and Investment and the Regional Development Agencies.

The Committee invites written submissions to this inquiry to be sent to the Clerk at the address above by 5.00 pm on Monday 9 January 2006. 

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

15 November 2005

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