§ Mr. Canavan
asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether he took part as planned in the European management forum meeting in Montreux, Switzerland, on 20 to 22 November; and, if so, what was the purpose of the meeting and the purpose of his presence there.
§ Mr. David Mitchell
My right hon. Friend was invited to take part, but he was not, nor was any other Department of Industry Minister, able to attend.