HC Deb 04 November 2002 vol 392 c43W
Mr. Luff

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the business organisations in the West Midlands with which he makes it his policy to consult on matters of relevance to the business sector. [79488]

Mr. Leslie

An example of recent consultation undertaken across the West Midlands region by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister related to draft Regional Planning Guidance for the West Midlands. The list set out follows shows the range of business organisations consulted on that occasion.


  • Advantage West Midlands
  • Birmingham and Solihull Chamber of Commerce
  • Birmingham and Solihull Business Link
  • Birmingham City 2000 (now known as Birmingham Forward)
  • Black Country Chamber and Business Link
  • 1 British Property Federation (Based in London)
  • 1 British Retail Consortium (Based in London)
  • British Trade International
  • Business in the Community
  • CBI West Midlands
  • Country Landowners Association
  • Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce
  • Coventry and Warwickshire Business Link
  • Coventry and Warwickshire Co-operative Development Agency
  • Coventry and Warwickshire Partnerships Ltd.
  • East Mercia Chamber of Commerce
  • Engineering Employers Federation
  • Federation of Small Businesses
  • Freight Transport Association
  • Heart of England Tourist Board
  • Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce and Business Link
  • House Builders Federation
  • Institute of Asian Businesses
  • Institute of Directors
  • Institution of Highways and Transportation
  • Midlands Environmental Business Club
  • National Farmers Union
  • North Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce
  • Staffordshire Business Link
  • Road Haulage Association
  • 1 Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd. (Based in London)
  • Shropshire Chamber and Business Link
  • West Midlands Business Policy Group
  • West Midlands Enterprise Board
  • West Midlands Rural Network
  • West Midlands Regional Group of Chambers of Commerce
  • 1 Not located in the West Midland region