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Coastal Towns: Conferences

Volume 461: debated on Wednesday 20 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry who (a) was invited to and (b) attended the Coastal Towns Conference organised by his Department on 8 May 2007. (139686)

The following people attended the conference:

Margaret Hodge MP—Minister for Industry and the Regions;

Kitty Ussher MP—Parliamentary Private Secretary;

Vicky Pryce—Department of Trade and Industry;

David Southworth—Department of Trade and Industry;

Paul Steeples—Department of Trade and Industry;

Keith Thorpe—Communities and Local Government;

Annabel Houghton—Department of Culture Media and Sport;

Paul Nicol—Department of Culture Media and-Sport;

Bill Wells—Department of Work and Pensions;

John Scott—Government Office South East;

Peter White—North West Development Agency;

Sandra Rothwell—South West Regional Development Agency;

Steve Weaver—Blackpool council;

Mark Smith—Bournemouth borough council;

Nicola Precious—East Lindsey district council;

Peter Wright—Great Yarmouth borough council;

Ray Williamson—Scarborough borough council;

Richard Samuel—Thanet district council;

Peter Hampson—British Resorts and Destinations Association;

Jessica Courtney Bennett—British Urban Regeneration Association;

Paul Jess—British Urban Regeneration Association;

Christina Beatty—Sheffield Hallam university;

Steve Fothergill—Sheffield Hallam university; and

John Walton—University of Central Lancashire.

Representatives of the following organisations were invited, but were not able to attend:

HM Treasury;

Durham county council;

Hastings borough council;

North Tyneside council;

Penwith district council;

Restormel borough council; and

Worthing borough council