British Chambers of Commerce

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 13th July 2018.

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Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Trade), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many times Ministers of his Department have met with representatives of the British Chamber of Commerce since the 23 June 2016.

Photo of Andrew Griffiths Andrew Griffiths Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

Details of Ministers’ meetings with external organisations are published quarterly on the Gov.UK website:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications?departments%5B%5D=department-for-business-energy-and-industrial-strategy&publication_type=transparency-data

Information from April to June 2018 will be published in due course.

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is a key stakeholder for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and meet frequently with the Secretary of State and the other ministers. He holds weekly meetings with five major stakeholders – the BCC, the CBI, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), EEF and the Institute of Directors (IoD) to discuss issues that are affecting their members and businesses more generally. The BCC is also a member of the SME Advisory Board.

Other ministers and officials at all levels from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have had numerous meetings with the British Chambers of Commerce and continue to do so.

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