House of Commons Speaker opens Plymouth debate on European Union legislation
HOUSE of Commons Speaker John Bercow is to open a Plymouth debate on the effect European Union legislation has on city businesses.
Mr Bercow (pictured right) will give the opening presentation at the event, organised by Plymouth Chamber of Commerce and held at City College Plymouth, on Friday, April 19. He will talk about the work of European institutions at Westminster, innovations such as the Backbench Business Committee, and how European issues can be raised by MPs.
Chamber chief executive David Parlby will then oversee a panel debate featuring high-profile experts including Dr Adam Marshall, policy director at British Chambers of Commerce; Tim Jones, chair of the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership; and Julia Girling, a South West Tory MEP.
Plymouth business leaders will be able to engage in discussions around how the EU and its regulations impact on companies.
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Mr Parlby said: "We're pleased to have secured such a distinguished panel of experts, who have a wealth of knowledge and expertise.
"European legislation is part of everyday life and business for us all and greatly affects the law-making in our country. This is an exclusive opportunity for the Plymouth business community to partake in lively debates around European policies which directly affect them."
Ms Girling said: "I'm delighted to be involved in the panel discussion. There's a huge appetite for debate and discussion about our future within the EU and concerns from business about the consequences of any potential exit.
"The opportunity to engage with businesses from Plymouth and beyond is imperative; it enables discussion regarding pros and cons of membership and potential options for re-negotiation."
The European Parliament-sponsored lunch-time debate is part of a programme of events for 2013 in celebration of the Chamber's 200th anniversary.