Mark Prisk

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Person.png Mark Prisk   WebsiteRdf-icon.png
Born 1962-06-12
Redruth, Cornwall, England
Nationality British
Alma mater University of Reading
Spouse Lesley Titcomb
Party Conservative

Employment.png Minister of State for Housing and Local Government

In office
4 September 2012 - 7 October 2013

Employment.png Minister of State for Business and Enterprise link=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secretary_of_State_for_Business, _Innovation_and_Skills

In office
13 May 2010 - 4 September 2012
Succeeded by Michael Fallon
Mark Prisk is a Minister of State at the Department for Business, Information and Skills.[1]

Sheffield Forgemasters controversy

Mark Prisk received a letter dated 25th May 2010 from Conservative Party donor Andrew Cook arguing that a proposed £80 million loan to the firm Sheffield Forgemasters should be cancelled. Labour MP Clive Betts argued that there were several letters submitted to the consultation over the loan but the only letters arguing against the loan came from Andrew Cook.[2] Cook wrote to Mark Prisk again on the 9th June arguing that the loan would be "in breach of EU State Aid Regulations".[3]

The loan was cancelled by the government on the 17th June. Mark Prisk argued that "The department did receive an email from Mr Cook's company and whilst it was noted like every other representation, it had no bearing on the decision-making process."[4]

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