Session 2008-09, 2 April 2009

Evidence Session

Evidence Session

Traditional Retail Markets

Oral evidence session

The Communities and Local Government Committee announced its decision to launch an inquiry into traditional retail markets in November 2008. The inquiry will consider covered and uncovered markets, including specialist markets (e.g. farmers markets) serving local people in English urban and rural towns and cities. Car-boot sales and markets whose customers are predominantly other professional traders are outside the scope of this inquiry. This the third oral evidence session.

Monday 20 April 2009

16.40 pm

National Retail Planning Forum

  • George Nicholson, Secretary

Geraud Group (UK) Ltd

  • Jean-Paul Auguste, Chairman

17.20 pm

Communities and Local Government Department

  • Iain Wright MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

The evidence session will take place in public, unless otherwise decided by the Committee, in a Committee Room at the House of Commons. All members of the public entering the Palace of Westminster are subject to security search, so please allow time for this.

Written evidence for this inquiry can be viewed on the Committee website.


Committee Membership is as follows: Dr Phyllis Starkey MP (Chair, Lab), Sir Paul Beresford MP (Con), Mr Clive Betts MP (Lab), John Cummings MP (Lab), Andrew George (Lib Dem), Mr Greg Hands MP (Con), Anne Main MP (Con), Dr John Pugh MP (Lib Dem), Emily Thornberry MP (Lab), Neil Turner MP (Lab), David Wright MP (Lab).

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