HC Deb 27 April 1998 vol 311 cc47-8W
Mr. Moore

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what are the terms of reference for the Government's Scottish Business Forum announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 14 April; and what selection criteria will be used to determine who will be appointed to the Forum. [39659]

Mr. Dewar

The Scottish Business Forum has been established to enable a regular exchange of views between the Scottish business community and Government. It will provide direct access for its members to Treasury Ministers who will attend meetings of the Forum as a matter of course. I have made appointments to the Forum on a personal basis, in consultation with the Chancellor of the Exchequer. A copy of the press notice which announced the appointment of members has been placed in the House library.

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