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Terms of reference & written evidence

The inquiry was announced on 28 March 2012 and written evidence was invited for submissions of up to 3,000 words. The deadline for the submission of evidence was 20 April 2012.

Parliament TV

You can watch previous evidence sessions of the Committee via the Parliamentary webcast:

Oral Evidence

The following evidence sessions have been held for this inquiry:

Tuesday 24 April 2012

At 10.30am:

  • Dr Andrew Jones, Managing Director of Planning, Design and Development, Aecom Europe
  • Richard Lapper, Financial Times
  • Roy McGowan, Director of UK and European region, Steer Davies Gleave
  • Martin Raven, Former UKTI Director in Sao Paulo, currently Vice Chairman of TheCityUK Brazil Group and voluntary Council member of the Brazilian Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain

Tuesday 22 May 2012

At 10.30am:

  • Peter Bishop, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Jon Coleman, British Exporters Association (and BAE Systems)
  • Clive Davenport, Federation of Small Businesses
  • Jaime Gornsztejn, Brazilian Development Bank – BNDES, Brazilian Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain

Tuesday 3 July 2012

At 10.30am:

  • Nick Baird, Chief Executive Officer, UK Trade & Industry (UKTI)
  • Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint, Minister of State for Trade and Investment, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Stages of an inquiry

Most, but not all, Select Committee inquiries are conducted as follows:

  • Written evidence called for
  • Oral evidence sessions held
  • Report published
  • Response published

Not all inquiries result in a Report

Select Committee Inquiries

Select Committees carry out inquiries on areas ranging from the work of government departments to economic affairs. The results of these inquiries are public and many require a response from the Government.