HC Deb 20 October 1998 vol 317 c1080W
Mr. Dafis

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which bodies or individuals outside Government his predecessor met to talk about transport policy and the Transport White Paper over the three months before publication of the White Paper; and how many of these meetings were attended by employees of professional lobby consultants. [54132]

Mr. Battle

The former President of the Board of Trade and I regularly discussed industry, transport and environmental matters and the links between them, with bodies and individuals outside Government, both formally and informally.