ORAL EVIDENCE SESSION on:
(1) WTO meeting at Cancun
(2) The Governments Manufacturing Strategy
Date: Wednesday 15 October 2003
The Committee will take evidence from the Rt Hon Patricia Hewitt, Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, at 4.00 pm on Wednesday 15 October in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House. The Secretary of State and Mr Mike OBrien, Minister for Trade and Investment, will give evidence on the outcome of the WTO negotiations in Cancun in September; after which the Secretary of State will also give evidence on progress in implementing the Governments Manufacturing Strategy published in May 2002.
For further information please contact the Trade and Industry Committee Office on 020 7219 5777/ 5778.
10 October 2003
Note to Editors
The Committee is appointed under Standing Order No. 152 of the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department of Trade and Industry and associated public bodies. It has the power to send for persons, papers and records.
The Members of the Committee are:
Mr Martin O'Neill MP (Chairman), (Lab, Ochil)
Dr Ashok Kumar MP, (Lab, Middlesborough South and East Cleveland)
Mr Henry Bellingham MP, (Con, North West Norfolk)
Mr Andrew Lansley, MP, (Con, Cambridgeshire South)
Mr Roger Berry MP, (Lab, Kingswood)
Mrs Jackie Lawrence MP, (Lab, Preseli, Pembrokeshire)
Mr Richard Burden MP, (Lab, Birmingham, Northfield)
Mrs Linda Perham MP, (Lab, Ilford North)
Mr Jonathan Djanogly MP, (Con, Huntingdon)
Sir Robert Smith MP, (Lib Dem, West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine)
Mr Lindsay Hoyle MP (Lab, Chorley)
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