Draft Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill: further information page

Terms of reference & written evidence

The inquiry was announced on 24 May 2011and written evidence was invited for submissions of up to 3,000 words. The deadline for the submission of evidence was 15 June 2011.

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 14 June 2011

At 2.00pm:

  • Chris Hopkins, Competition Policy Advisor, Jane Swift, Policy Official, and Richard Lewis, Legal Advisor, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
  • David Saunders, Chief Executive, and Peter Barron, Senior Business Adviser, Competition Commission

Thursday 23 June 2011

At 10.00am:

  • Paul Kelly, Director of External Affairs and Corporate Responsibility, Asda
  • Andrew Opie, Director of Food and Sustainability Policy, British Retail Consortium
  • Sean Toal, Commercial Director, The Co-operative Food
  • Tim Fallowfield, Group Company Secretary, J Sainsbury plc

Tuesday 28 June 2011

At 10.30am:

  • Terry Jones, Director of Communications, Food and Drink Federation
  • Peter Kendall, President, National Farmers Union
  • Stewart Houston, Chair, National Pig Association

At 11.30am:

  • Shane Brennan, Public Affairs Director, Association of Convenience Stores
  • Kenneth Parsons, Chief Executive, Rural Shops Alliance
  • Susan Dole, Head of Corporate Finance, Waitrose Limited

Tuesday 5 July 2011

At 10.30am:

  • Mr Edward Davey MP, Minister for Employment Relations, Consumer and Postal Affairs, Christopher Hopkins, Competition Policy Adviser, and Richard Lewis, Legal Adviser, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills