Welsh Affairs Committee

Session 2002-03
9 September 2003


Press Notice No 23

MANUFACTURING AND TRADE IN WALES

The inquiry

Further to the Committee's announcement of this inquiry on 17 July 2003, Press Notice No. 22, the Committee is proceeding with it's first oral evidence session for this inquiry.

ORAL EVIDENCE SESSION

TUESDAY 16 SEPTEMBER FROM 10.00 AM AT THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOR WALES, CARDIFF, COMMITTEE ROOM 1

10.00 am    Calvin Jones, Welsh Economy Research Unit

The meeting will be open to the public; no prior reservation is necessary.

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Terms of reference

The Committee will look at the current state of manufacturing and trade in Wales (both inward and outward investment).

The following are a few of the areas the Committee are particularly interested in:

  • The transformation of traditional industrial and rural economies

  • UK Government and EU involvement and assistance

  • UK Government policy on manufacturing and trade in Wales

  • The impact of trade tariffs on Wales

  • The maintenance of existing FDI in Wales, and encouragement of new FDI

  • The role of R&D in job and wealth creation

  • Support for SMEs

  • Links between Universities and the productive economy.

Interested parties are invited to submit written evidence to the Clerk of the Committee at the address above, to arrive not later than Monday 20 October 2003.  If possible, please supply an electronic version in MS Word or Rich Text format, either by e mail to [email protected] or on a disk.  If submitted by e mail or e mail attachment, a letter should also be sent validating the e mail.  Further guidance on the submission of evidence can be found at: www.parliament.uk/commons/selcom/witguide.htm


Membership of the Committee: Mr Martyn Jones MP (Chairman), Mr Martin Caton MP, Mr Huw Edwards MP, Dr Hywel Francis MP, Ms Julie Morgan MP, Mr Albert Owen MP, Mr Adam Price MP, Mr Mark Prisk MP, Mr Bill Wiggin MP, Mrs Betty Williams MP and Mr Roger Williams MP.