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Unite

Volume 508: debated on Wednesday 24 March 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what meetings Ministers in his Department have had with representatives of the Unite trade union in the last 12 months. (323955)

In the last 12 months my noble Friend the Secretary of State has met Unite representatives on four occasions, my noble Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Postal Affairs and Employment Relations has met them four times, my right hon. Friend the Minister of State for Regional Economic Development and Co-ordination twice, my hon. Friend the Minister of State for Further Education, Skills, Apprenticeships and Consumer Affairs four times, my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business and Regulatory Reform four times, my hon. Friend the Member for Dudley, South (Ian Pearson), the then Economic and Business Minister three times and I have met them four times.

Details of the meetings in the last quarter of 2009 can be found on the Department’s website at the following link and this will be updated successively after each quarter:

http://www.bis.gov.uk/assets/biscore/corporate/docs/foi/foi-ministerial-meetings-oct-dec-2009.pdf