North East Committee

Session 2008-09

28 October 2009

PUBLIC ORAL EVIDENCE HEARING ANNOUNCED: Industry and Innovation in the North East of England

MPs on the North East Select Committee will hold a fourth public hearing on Tuesday 3 November 2009 at Westminster in Committee Room 6, as part of an inquiry into Industry and Innovation in the North East.

Witnesses appearing before the Committee are:

Kirstin Green, Deputy Director, Regional Policy and Partnership, Economic Development Directorate and Graeme Reid, Deputy Director, Economic Impact, Research Base, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Jonathan Blackie, Regional Director, Government Office North East


The terms of reference for the inquiry:

• the role of One North East and the Government Office in supporting industry and innovation in the current economic climate

• the place of manufacturing industry within the region

• training and skills across industry in the region

• the role of renewables in the North East economy

The membership of the Committee is as follows: Chair Ms Dari Taylor MP for Stockton South, David Anderson MP for Blaydon, Mrs Sharon Hodgson MP for Gateshead East & Washington West, Mr Denis Murphy MP for Wansbeck, Phil Wilson MP for Sedgefield 

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