HC Deb 16 April 1999 vol 329 cc367-8W
Mr. Wilshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will publish a list, including names and dates, of all meetings that(a) he, (b) his officials, (c) his advisers and (d) his PPS have held during (i) 1997, (ii) 1998 and (iii) 1999 with people who work for political lobbying firms or for businesses that are members of the Public Relations Consultants Association. [79640]

Mr. Byers

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister to the hon. Member for Lewes (Mr. Baker) on 9 March 1999,Official Report, column 168.

Parliamentary Private Secretaries are bound by the requirements of the Ministerial Code when attending any meetings in an official or semi-official capacity.