Consumers: Protection

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 1st March 2017.

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Photo of Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Shadow Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union), Shadow Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 9 February (HL Deb, col 1854) stating that his "right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is having regular meetings with consumer representatives", what meetings concerning Brexit have been held, what were the agendas for those meetings and who participated in each meeting.

Photo of Lord Prior of Brampton Lord Prior of Brampton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy continues to raise consumers in the wide range of meetings he is having with stakeholders. Details of ministerial meetings are published quarterly on the Gov.uk website.

For example, on 19 December 2016, the Secretary of State chaired a roundtable with representatives from a range of consumer bodies, charities and academics to discuss, amongst other issues, the impact of EU exit on consumers. Organisations invited to this meeting were: Which?, Citizens Advice, Citizens Advice Scotland, Money Saving Expert, Age UK, Consumer Council Northern Ireland, Chartered Trading Standards Institute, National Trading Standards, Trading Standards Scotland, University of East Anglia, and the University of Oxford.

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