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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Secretary of State for Trade and Industry: Alastair Darling
Ending the programme, which the European Union had argued contravened subsidy rules, would have effectively forced the closure of Betws, but yesterday the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, Patricia Hewitt, confirmed that the mine had been given a six-month reprieve.
In addition to announcing this targeted extension of the operating aid scheme, my Right Honourable friend the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry has also announced that she will consult on the case for an investment aid scheme for pits that have a viable future.'' The news followed a lengthy campaign by MPs and Assembly Members.
Secretary of State for Trade and Industry Peter Mandelson will decide the fate of BSkyB's proposed takeover of Manchester United.
Hon Patricia Hewitt MP, Secretary of State for Trade and Industry; Graham Mosedale (Sertec Group) and Colin Pearson (Allen and Overy; Hakan Erakay (Askam), Hakan Ciftci (Cifciler Holdings) and Erdem Bektash (Askam; Bill Robinson and Robert Mason from EAC
"However, as I have always made clear, I do not procure or negotiate individual sponsorship contracts and this has been formalised since my appointment as Secretary of State for Trade and Industry.
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