MANUFACTURING AND TRADE IN WALES

The inquiry

The Committee's Inquiry looked at the current state of Manufacturing and Trade in Wales (both at inward and outward investment).

The Committee considered the following areas in the Terms of Reference:

• 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.

Publication of Report

The Committee’s Report: Manufacturing and Trade in Wales (HC 329) Second Report of Session 2004-05) was published  on Thursday 24 February 2005

For further information or if you wish to receive a copy of the Report, please call 020 7219 6189 or e-mail: [email protected]

Copies of the Report will be available from the Vote Office, House of Commons, the Parliamentary Bookshop, Parliament Street and The Stationery Office, Cardiff (tel 02920 395548 or 0345 585463) or look at the link to Reports and Publications, Session 2004-05 from the Committee's  home page at: www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/welsh_affairs_committee.cfm

Press Notices

17/07/2003 Inquiry Announced
09/09/2003 Oral Evidence Session
22/01/2004 Oral Evidence Session
02/02/2004 Oral Evidence Session
06/02/2004 Oral Evidence Sessions
12/02/2004 Postponement of Oral Evidence Session
08/03/2004 Oral Evidence Sessions
20/04/2004 Oral Evidence Sessions
07/10/2004 Oral Evidence Session
14/10/2004 Oral Evidence Session
07/02/2005 Publication of Report

Meetings

TUESDAY 16 SEPT, COMMITTEE ROOM 1, NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOR WALES, CARDIFF, 10.00am Oral Evidence Session 1, Uncorrected oral evidence: HC 1100-i
10.00 am Calvin Jones and Dr Jane Bryan, Welsh Economy Research Unit, Cardiff Business School

WEDNESDAY 4 FEBRUARY, GRIMOND ROOM, PORTCULLIS HOUSE AT THE HOUSE OF COMMONS: HC 323-i
3.00 pm Representatives from Ford Motor Company and Matsushita Electric Europe (HQ) Ltd (Panasonic) followed by representatives from Corus

WEDNESDAY 11 FEBRUARY AT THE HOUSE OF COMMONS: HC 323-ii
3.00 pm Representatives from BAE SYSTEMS
4.15 pm Professor Gripaios, Professor of Applied Economics, Head of South West Economy Centre, University of Plymouth

WEDNESDAY 17 MARCH, HOUSE OF COMMONS, (SESSION 4): HC 323-iii
2.30 pm Aykroyd & Sons Ltd, Bala
3.15 pm CBI

WEDNESDAY 24 MARCH, HOUSE OF COMMONS, (SESSION 5) HC 323-iv
4.30 pm Prof John Tomaney, Professor of Regional Governance, Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies, and Dr Colin Wren, Reader in Microeconomics, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne Business School; David Newlands, Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics University of Aberdeen
5.30 pm Local Government Association and Welsh Local Government Association

MONDAY 29 MARCH, SWANSEA INSTITUTE OF HIGHER EDUCATION HC 323-v
11.00 am Swansea Business School Economics Team
12.15 pm Ethnic Cuisine

WEDNESDAY 21 APRIL, HOUSE OF COMMONS, HC 323-vi
3.00 pm TUC and WALES TUC CYMRU
4.15 pm General Dynamics and Outokumpu Stainless Ltd

WEDNESDAY 28 APRIL, HOUSE OF COMMONS, (SESSION 8) HC 323-vii 
3.00 pm Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)
4.00 pm Clive Thomas, Director, Centre for Electronic Product Engineering, University of Glamorgan; Prof K Alan Shore, Head of School of Informatics: Division of Electronic Engineering, University Of Wales, Bangor

MONDAY 10 MAY, COMMITTEE ROOM 1, NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOR WALES HC 323-viii  
Professor Mohammed Wahab
Managing Director of Delta Microelectronics Ltd, Hengoed, Wales;
Professor Duc-Troung Pham 
Professor of Computer Controlled Manufacture, Cardiff School of Engineering

MONDAY 10 MAY, COMMITTEE ROOM 1, NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOR WALES HC 323-ix  
Dr David Grant, Vice-Chancellor, Cardiff University,
Brian Morgan, Director of the Small Firms Research Unit, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University

TUESDAY 18 MAY, THE ART GALLERY, NORTH EAST WALES INSTITUTE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, WREXHAM HC 323-x 
11.00 am    HB Climbing, Bangor
11.45 am    Greg Howard (Head of Enterprise Development)
Eur Ing Helen James (Academic Director, Technology and Computing Science/Director of Estates)
Professor Michael Thomas, (Academic Director, Medical Education, Health, Sports and Sciences), North East Wales Institute of Higher Education

THURSDAY 14 OCTOBER, HOUSE OF COMMONS HC 323-xi
11.00 am    Andrew Davies AM, Minister for Economic Development and Transport, Welsh Assembly Government

WEDNESDAY 27 OCTOBER, THE GRIMOND ROOM, HOUSE OF COMMONS HC 323-xii
4.30 pm    Rt Hon Jacqui Smith MP, Minister of State for Industry and the Regions and Deputy Minister for Women and Equality, Department of Trade and Industry