Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

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Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

A former official of the British government responsible for business regulation, enforcement of employment law, promotion of business growth and entrepreneurship, and economic growth in sub-national regions. The position ceased to exist when the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform became part of the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.
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Trade Secretary Zafar Mehmood said, during a press briefing, that there are 62 offices of Press Councillors at the moment in different countries of the world.
We have turned the corner," The Dawn quoted Pakistan's Trade Secretary Zafar Mehmood, as saying at a joint news conference with his Indian counterpart in Delhi.
LAHORE, April 30, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Indian Trade Secretary Dr Rahul Khalar has said that trade level negotiation with Pakistan was positive and it has been decided to move forward by forgetting the bitter ties of the past.
Mr Wiggin made the outrageous comments as Trade Secretary Lord Mandelson admitted, in an interview with the Birmingham Mail, that he could do 'nothing' if Kraft decided to cut jobs at the Bournville factory.
Summary: Jordan and Tunisia are expected to sign some 28 agreements and memoranda of understanding to foster bilateral cooperation in the upcoming meetings of the Joint Jordanian Tunisian Higher Committee, Ministry of Industry and Trade Secretary General Muntaser Oqal said on Monday.
The crackdown comes after Trade Secretary Peter Mandelson lost a Cabinet bust-up.
The Tory peer, who died aged 76 last August, was Leader of the House from 1982 to 1987 and also served as Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Trade Secretary.
Westminster observers were speculating that Trade Secretary Alistair Darling will become Chancellor, and Environment Secretary David Miliband will be foreign secretary.
This could see Trade Secretary Alistair Darling become Home Secretary with promotions for Harriet Harman and Yvette Cooper.
Unaware that the exchange was being taped, she advised "Brown" against returning former trade secretary Stephen Byers to the Cabinet, agreed that then-trade secretary Patricia Hewitt was "out of her depth" ( and suggested John Prescott should have his powers scaled down.
Mrs Beckett - Environment Secretary at the time - is said to have entered into detailed discussions with the comedian over fellow Ministers' prospects and was critical of former Trade Secretary Stephen Byers and Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt.
She advised against bringing former Trade Secretary Stephen Byers back into the Cabinet and criticised Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt.