Third Sector
Business, Innovation and Skills

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Gareth Thomas (Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office); Harrow West, Labour)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 24 January 2012, Official Report, column 231W, on third sector, on what dates the joint Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and Cabinet Office Steering Group has met; what was discussed at each meeting; and if he will make a statement.

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Edward Davey (The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills; Kingston and Surbiton, Liberal Democrat)

The first meeting of the Every Business Commits Steering Group was on 18 January 2012 and the Group agreed terms of reference setting out its leadership and oversight roles. The meeting also heard updates on the business-led initiatives Business Connectors and Trading for Good, and a presentation about business-led standards for transparent information on social and environmental impacts. The Group will now meet quarterly.

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