§ Mr. Chope
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many meetings he has had since his appointment with(a) British Airways, (b) British Airports Authority, (c) British Telecom, (d) British Aerospace, (e) the Ford Motor Company, (f) GEC, (g) Camelot, (h) Thames Water, (i) BSkyB, (j) Marks and Spencer, (k) McDonalds and (l) Tesco; and if civil servants were present. 
§ Mr. Mandelson
Since my appointment as Secretary of State I have had meetings with the named companies on the following occasions. Civil Servants were present at all the meetings.
Date Company 7 September 1998 British Aerospace 21 October 1998 British Aerospace 26 October 1998 British Aerospace 30 October 1998 British Telecom 14 November 1998 British Aerospace