§ Dr. Cable
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when she last met representatives of the(a) Trading Standards Institute, (b) Local Authorities Coordinators of Regulatory Services, (c) National Consumer Council and (d) National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux; how often she meets each group; if she will make it her policy to place the minutes and agendas in the Library; and if she will make a statement.
§ Miss Melanie Johnson
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State or I have met with Trading Standards Institute, Local Authorities Co-ordinators of Regulatory Services, National Consumer Council and Citizens Advice (including Citizens Advice Scotland) within the last six months.
Formal meetings with most of these organisations are held on a regular footing to discus; matters of mutual interest. We also meet all of them at key events throughout the year.
Minutes and agendas of these groups are not placed in the Libraries of the House and I do not intend changing that policy.