HC Deb 17 May 2000 vol 350 cc132-3W
Mr. Todd

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on consultation on the Communications White Paper. [123003]

Mr. Byers

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and I have already announced an invitation for any comments on the Communications White Paper to be submitted to us by 23 June. As a further contribution to the debate and discussion on the issues at the heart of the White Paper, we have also asked a number of external experts individually to prepare policy papers on a variety of related subjects, which will form the basis for discussion at a seminar in July and which will be published on the internet.

The experts are:

  • Quentin Thomas (Chair)
  • David Cleevely
  • Elizabeth Forgan
  • Andrew Graham
  • Janice Hughes
  • Mark Oliver
  • Damian Tambini
  • George Yarrow.