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High Street Review

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 20th July 2011.

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Photo of Chuka Umunna Chuka Umunna Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

(1) on what dates meetings with (a) micro businesses, (b) small businesses and (c) medium-sized businesses (i) have taken and (ii) are due to take place as part of the independent review of the future of the high street;

(2) what the name is of each (a) firm, (b) local authority representative, (c) third sector organisation and (d) other stakeholder consulted as part of the independent review of the future of the high street;

(3) how many visits, meetings, engagements and other events as part of the independent review of the future of the high street have (a) taken place and (b) been arranged; what the (i) date and (ii) venue of each such event was or is; who was or has been invited to each such event; and how many such events Mary Portas (A) has attended and (B) plans to attend.

Photo of Edward Davey Edward Davey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

This is an independent review. It is for Mary Portas to determine the extent and nature of her engagement with stakeholders. Last month Mary Portas visited the town centres of Rugby and Sparkbrook as part of a programme of stakeholder engagement she will undertake across England as part of her review.

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