Business Council for Britain
Mark Hoban (Shadow Minister, Treasury; Fareham, Conservative)
To ask the Prime Minister
(1) what the remit is of (a) the Business Council for Britain and (b) the Chancellor's high-level group;
(2) how often he expects to meet the members of the Business Council for Britain;
(3) what steps he plans to put in place to ensure that the work of the Business Council for Britain does not overlap with that of the Chancellor's high-level group;
(4) whether minutes of the meetings of the Business Council for Britain will be published.
Gordon Brown (Prime Minister; Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath, Labour)
As Chancellor, I announced in the Budget 2006 a commitment to work with the financial sector to establish a high-level group to develop and support a new strategy to promote London as the leading international financial centre. My right hon. Friend the Chancellor will continue this work with the high-level group.
On the Business Council for Britain, which will assist the Government in putting in place the right strategy to promote the long-term health of the UK economy, I refer the hon. Member to my written statement on