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30 October 2008 (PN 62)


As part of its inquiry into Creating a Higher Value-Added Economy the Business & Enterprise Committee will take evidence from the TUC, CBI and the Federation of Small Businesses on the future of high value-added manufacturing in the UK. This is the sixth session of a series of case studies the Committee is undertaking, looking at how the UK can best maintain and expand its high value-added manufacturing capability and promote innovation by its leading companies.

Date and time: 10.30 am on Tuesday 4 November 2008

Frances O'Grady, Deputy General Secretary, TUC
Tim Page, Senor Policy Officer, TUC
John Cridland, Deputy Director General , CBI
Andrew Cave, Head of Policy, FSB

Venue: Committee Room 15, House of Commons

The session will be open to the public on a first come, first served basis. There is no system for the prior reservation of seats in Committee Rooms. It is advisable to allow about 20 minutes to pass through security checks. Please notes that Committee rooms and the timing of meetings are subject to change.

Further Information:

Chairman: Peter Luff MP (Con) (Mid Worcestershire)
Mr Adrian Bailey (Lab) (West Bromwich West)
Roger Berry (Lab) (Kingswood)
Mr Brian Binley (Con) (Northampton South)
Mr Michael Clapham (Lab) (Barnsley West and Pen.)
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Lab) (Chorley)
Mark Oaten (Lib Dem) (Winchester)
Miss Julie Kirkbride (Con) (Bromsgrove)
Anne Moffat (Lab) (East Lothian)
Mr Mike Weir (SNP) (Angus)
Mr Anthony Wright (Lab) (Great Yarmouth)

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