HC Deb 02 September 1998 vol 317 cc872-3W
Mr. Chope

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the current membership of his Competitiveness Advisory Group; when it last met and what matters were discussed; and when it will next meet. [54512]

Mr. Mandelson

[holding answer 31 July 1998]: The current membership of the Competitiveness Advisory Group is as follows:

  • Sir Jeremy Beecham, Chairman, Local Government Association
  • C. K. Chow, Chief Executive, GKN
  • Sir Terence Conran, Chairman, Conran Holdings
  • John Edmonds, General Secretary, GMB
  • Dr. Chris Evans, Chairman, Merlin Ventures
  • Sir Richard Evans, Chief Executive, British Aerospace
  • Geraid Frankel, Chair, Industry Forum
  • Ian Gibsort, Managing Director and Chief Executive, Nissan Motor Manufacturers
  • Anthony Greener, Joint Chairman, Diageo
  • Jan Hall, Partner, Stuart Spencer and Associates
  • Terry Leahy, Chief Executive, Tesco
  • Judy Lever, Director, Blooming Marvellous
  • Dr. Tony Marchington, Chief Executive, Oxford Molecular Group
  • John Monks, General Secretary, Trades Union Congress
  • Rosemary Radcliffe, Head of Economics, Coopers & Lybrand
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  • Bryan Sanderson, Managing Director, British Petroleum
  • Cob Stenham, Deputy Chairman, Telewest
  • Sir Richard Sykes, Chairman and Chief Executive, Glaxo Wellcome
  • Adair Turner, Director General, Confederation of British Industry
  • Perween Warsi, Managing Director, S&A Foods

The Competitiveness Advisory Group last met on 30 June 1998. Three main issues were discussed: the progress of the Competitiveness UK White Paper; a report from the Small Firms Working Group; and the competitiveness strategy for the South East Region. A date has not yet been fixed for the next meeting of the Group.