HC Deb 01 July 1997 vol 297 c116W
Mr. Alan Simpson

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list each person advising or assisting his Department who has(a) membership of and (b) involvement in (i) the European Round Table of industrialists, (ii) the European Centre for Infrastructure Studies, (iii) the Competitiveness Advisory Group, (iv) Transatlantic Business Dialogue, (v) the Association for the Monetary Union of Europe, (vi) Union of industrial and Employers Confederations of Europe, (vii) Europa Bio and (viii) the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. [5308]

Mrs. Liddell

I am advised that no civil servant or special adviser in the Chancellor's Departments is either a member of, or directly involved in, any of these bodies. Treasury Ministers and officials do, however, have contacts with many different organisations, including some of those listed, in the course of their work. It would be impracticable to maintain a database of all the organisations and individuals with whom contact is maintained.

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