The Trade and Industry Committee is appointed by
the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration
and policy of the Department of Trade and Industry and its associated
Roger Berry MP (Labour, Kingswood)
Richard Burden MP (Labour, Birmingham Northfield)
Jonathan Djanogly MP (Conservative, Huntingdon)
Lindsay Hoyle MP (Labour, Chorley)
Dr Ashok Kumar MP (Labour, Middlesborough South
and East Cleveland)
Philip Hammond (Conservative, Runnymede and Weybridge)
Andrew Lansley MP (Conservative, Cambridgeshire
Jackie Lawrence MP (Labour, Preseli, Pembrokeshire)
Martin O'Neill MP (Labour, Ochil)
Linda Perham MP (Labour, Ilford North)
Sir Robert Smith MP (Lib Dem, West Aberdeenshire
The following was also a member of the Committee
during this inquiry:
Christopher Chope MP (Conservative, Christchurch)
The Committee is one of the departmental select committees,
the powers of which are set out in House of Commons Standing Orders,
principally in SO No.152. These are available on the Internet
via www.parliament.uk .
The Reports and evidence of the Committee are published
by The Stationery Office by Order of the House. All publications
of the Committee (including press notices) are on the Internet
at www.parliament.uk/commons/selcom/t&ihome.htm. A
list of Reports of the Committee in the present Parliament is
on the inside of the front cover.
All correspondence should be addressed to The Clerk
of the Trade and Industry Committee, Committee Office, 7 Millbank,
London SW1P 3JA. The Committee's e-mail address is: [email protected];
the telephone number for general inquiries is: 020 7219 5777.
In the footnotes of this Report, references to oral
evidence are indicated by 'Q' followed by the question number.
References to written evidence are indicated in the form 'Ev x'.