EU External Trade: USA

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 27th January 2015.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, which organisations he has consulted on the negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State for Portsmouth, The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

The Government is committed to full and effective consultation on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and has discussed it with a broad range of stakeholders across the UK. Organisations consulted include business representative bodies, such as the CBI and the Federation of Small Business, and trades unions including the TUC, Unison, the GMB and others. We have also regularly consulted Which? to discuss the potential benefits to consumers and of a coalition of civil society campaigners, including the Trade Justice Movement, Friends of the Earth, War on Want and the World Development Movement.

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