Richard chases Rover Inspectors for a response


Approaching the second anniversary of the collapse of MG Rover, Richard wrote to the Inspectors in charge of carrying out the Inquiry into what led to this, requesting that they complete this as soon as practicable.

Richard emphasised his concern about the cost of the investigation and told the Inspectors whilst they should not compromise on thoroughness, that they should keep the expense down to a minimum.

The Inspectors replied to Richard in April 2007, stating that they are continuing the meet regularly with officials from the Department of Trade and Industry and that they are making good progress with their investigations.

The Inquiry was commissioned by the Department of Trade and Industry in June 2005.

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I was Labour Member of Parliament for Birmingham Northfield between 1992 and 2019 and a former Shadow Transport Minister. I now chair Healthwatch in Birmingham and Solihull, and the West Midlands Board of Remembering Srebrenica. I also work as a public affairs consultant. I am an effective community advocate and stakeholder alliance builder with a passion for human rights. I am a trustee of the Balfour Project charity and of Citizens Advice Birmingham, and a former Chair of Medical Aid for Palestinians.

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