HC Deb 18 April 2000 vol 348 c435W
Dr. Tonge

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the answer of 16 March 2000,Official Report, column 274W, on KONVER, for what reason the KONVER Programme II Initiative was not renewed. [119051]

Mr. Caborn

[holding answer 17 April 2000]: The European Commission proposed to reduce the number of Community Initiative programmes from 13 to three as part of the Agenda 2000 package. There is no proposal to continue with the KONVER initiative.

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Alex Stephenson Task Force Chair and Chairman of Advantage West Midlands
Sue Battle Chief Executive Officer of Birmingham Chamber of Commerce
Colin Beardwood Councillor. Worcestershire County Council and Chair of the Regional Chamber of the Local Government Association
Kumar Bhattacharyya Director, Warwick Manufacturing Group, Warwick University
Albert Bore Leader of Birmingham City Council and university lecturer
Gerard Coyne TGWU Regional Industrial Organiser and Birmingham City councillor
David Cragg Chief Executive of Birmingham and Solihull TEC
Tom Watson Policy Adviser to the AEEU
Nick Paul Chair of CBI and also Deputy Chief Executive of IMI PLC
Mike Wright Vice Chancellor of Aston University
David Ritchie Regional Director, Government Office for the West Midlands
Rosemary Thew Regional Director, West Midlands Employment Service
Mr. Graham Broome Chief Executive Officer, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders
Richard Burden MP MP, Northfield constituency in Birmingham
Rt. Revd Mark Santer Bishop of Birmingham
David Botterill Chief Executive, Engineering Employers Federation
Ian Pearson MP MP, Dudley South constituency
Sir Norman Fowler MP MP, Sutton Coldfield constituency
Bill Holmes Midlands Secretary of Manufacturing, Science and Finance Trades Union and regional Chair of the TUC
David Nicholas Managing Director, Unipart
Keith Hirst Chief Executive of Metsec PLC and Chair of Black Country Consortium