Trade & Industry Committee

3 July 2007


Oral evidence session

The appointment of a Minister who is at that point a member of neither the House of Commons nor the House of Lords is unusual, though not unprecedented. Last week the Prime Minister announced the appointment of Sir Digby Jones as Minister of State for Trade Promotion and Investment.  The Trade and Industry Committee is interested in how the new Minister views his job, what he hopes to achieve and how, in his view, the Government should undertake trade promotion and inward investment.

As a result, the Committee is holding the following evidence session:

Date and Time:  Monday 16th July at 4.00 pm
Witnesses:  Sir Digby Jones, Minister of State for Trade Promotion and Investment
Location:  Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House

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