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Energy Liabilities Committee

Volume 450: debated on Friday 20 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many meetings the energy liabilities committee had with (a) the Union of Democratic Mineworkers and (b) Vendside in (i) 1998 and (ii) 1999. (95906)

The Energy Liabilities Committee met neither the Union of Democratic Mineworkers nor Vendside in 1998 or 1999.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the terms of reference were of the energy liabilities committee; which civil servants sat on the committee; and what powers were delegated to the committee by Ministers. (95908)

The Energy Liabilities Committee’s terms of reference were to provide corporate governance over the Department’s full range of energy related liabilities.

The Energy Liabilities Committee was comprised of DTI civil servants: it was chaired by the Deputy Director for Energy and made up of staff from Finance and Energy Directorates.