PUBLIC ORAL EVIDENCE SESSION ANNOUNCED: East Midlands Development Agency and the Regional Economic Strategy

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Immediate: 19 May 2009

The East Midlands Regional Committee has announced that its second public hearing will take place as follows:

Time and Date: 10.15am on Friday 22 May 2009

Location: County Council Chamber, Leicestershire County Council, County Hall, Glenfield

Witnesses: Stephen Woolfe, Chair, East Midlands Chamber of Commerce, John Hardwick, Chair, Area Policy Unit, Federation of Small Businesses East Midlands, Adrian Axtell, Regional Secretary, and David Geffery, Skills and Development Officer, Unite the Union; Cllr David Parsons, Leader of Leicestershire County Council, Cllr Martin Hill, Leader of Lincolnshire County Council and Martin Traynor, East Midlands Regional Assembly.