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13 November 2008 (PN 69)

Business & Enterprise Committee announces final evidence session in its inquiry into creating a higher value added economy

The Business & Enterprise Committee today announces that it will take evidence from the Technology Strategy Board, an NDPB which is charged with promoting science and technology innovation in the UK economy, at its meeting on Thursday 20 November 2008 at 11.00 am.

The panel will be the Committee's seventh, and final, evidence session as part of its inquiry into creating a higher value added economy. The inquiry, which is considering how the UK economy can position itself so that it can compete most effectively in the global marketplace, has taken on an additional urgency following the slowdown in the world economy over the last few months.

Date and time: 11.00 am on Thursday 20 November 2008

Witnesses: Technology Strategy Board

Venue: Committee Room 16, House of Commons

The session will be open to the public on a first come, first served basis as 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:

Committee membership is as follows:

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 & the Meon Valley)
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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