Select Committee on Trade and Industry Second Report

The Trade and Industry Committee

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.

Current membership
Mr Martin O'Neill MP (Labour, Ochil) (Chairman)
Mr Roger Berry MP (Labour, Kingswood)
Richard Burden MP (Labour, Birmingham Northfield)
Mr Michael Clapham MP (Labour, Barnsley West and Penistone)
Mr Jonathan Djanogly MP (Conservative, Huntingdon)
Mr Nigel Evans MP (Conservative, Ribble Valley)
Mr Lindsay Hoyle MP (Labour, Chorley)
Miss Julie Kirkbride MP (Conservative, Bromsgrove)
Judy Mallaber MP (Labour, Amber Valley)
Linda Perham MP (Labour, Ilford North)
Sir Robert Smith MP (Liberal Democrat, West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine)

The following Member was also a member of the Committee for part of this

Mr Andrew Lansley MP (Conservative, Cambridgeshire South)

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

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

Committee staff
The current staff of the Committee is Elizabeth Flood (Clerk), David Lees (Second Clerk), Philip Larkin (Committee Specialist), Grahame Allen (Inquiry Manager), Clare Genis (Committee Assistant) and Joanne Larcombe (Secretary).

All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerks of the Trade and Industry Committee, House of Commons, 7 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA. The telephone number for general enquiries is 020 7219 5777; the Committee's email address is

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 'Appendix' followed by the Appendix number.

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