Business: Complaints

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 26th June 2012.

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Photo of Chi Onwurah Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department has had discussions with representatives of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) regarding granting SME representative bodies super complaint status in the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill; and which bodies were consulted.

Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

holding answer 21 June 2012

The Government consulted on proposals to grant SME representative bodies super-complainant status in a public consultation on competition reform, ‘A Competition Regime for Growth: A Consultation on Options for Reform'. During the consultation period officials at the Department for Business Innovation and Skills held discussions on the proposals contained in that document with a number of stakeholders including the Forum of Private Business, British Chambers of Commerce and the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

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