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Multinational Companies

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 24 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many staff in his Department are working to promote the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s guidelines for multinational enterprises; and if he will make a statement. (181740)

The UK’s National Contact Point (NCR) for the OECD Guidelines is currently managed by officials from the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR), the Department for International Development (DFID) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. BERR dedicate one full-time official to working on the NCP and are in the process of recruiting a second, while the Foreign Office and DFID both currently contribute 20 per cent. of one official’s time.