HC Deb 27 June 2002 vol 387 c984W
Mrs. Curtis-Thomas

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which Ministers and officials had meetings with representatives of(a) the Confederation of British Industry, (b) the Engineering Employees Federation, and (c) the Engineering Marine Training Authority during the last year; who they met; and what the subjects and outcomes of their discussions were. [62210]

Ms Hewitt

Ministers and civil servants have meetings with a wide range of organisations and individuals as part of the process of policy development and analysis.

As with previous Administrations it is not this Government's practice to provide details of all such meetings. All such contacts are conducted in accordance with the Ministerial Code, the Civil Service Code and Guidance for Civil Servants: Contacts with Lobbyists.