(2) if he will place in the Library a copy of the list of attendees at the employment summit held on 12 January 2009;
(3) what the cost to the public purse was of the employment summit held on 12 January 2009.
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The employment summit was held in London on 12 January. It was led by the Prime Minister and was attended by over 120 key figures from business, trade unions, academia, work-place providers and representative bodies.
The summit provided an opportunity to discuss how Government and employers could best work in partnership to help people and business through the downturn fairly and get people and business in the best possible shape for the up-turn.
The list of attendees has been placed in the Library.
The total cost of the event was £162,076.18, of which the cost of the catering was £5,641.82. The catering was provided by Mustard Catering.