Tesco, BAA attend Commons inquiry

Public affairs chiefs at two of the UK's most powerful companies, Tesco and BAA, were due to face questioning by MPs as PRWeek went to press.

Tesco: grilling
Tesco: grilling

Tesco executive director, corporate and legal affairs, Lucy Neville-Rolfe and BAA corporate and public affairs director Tom Kelly had been called to appear before the Commons public administration select committee in its ongoing inquiry into lobbying.

AstraZeneca chairman Chris Brinsmead was also due face the MPs during the same session on Thursday.

In a separate session, the MPs were due to quiz Greenpeace director John Sauven, Amnesty International UK campaigns director Tim Hancock and New Economics Foundation policy director Andrew Simms.

Next Thursday, the committee will hear from a trio of junior ministers: Cabinet Office minister Tom Watson, transport minister Tom Harris and communities minister Iain Wright.

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