The Government's policy on education and employment will come under the spotlight when the Baroness Blackstone addresses industry representatives at the Textile Institute's (TI)annual parliamentary lunch.Baroness Blackstone, Minister of State for Education and Employment, will be guest speaker at the House of Lords on Friday November 17.TI director General Hennessey commented: "We are delighted that such a high profile Government Minister has agreed to speak at this event."Education and employment are extremely important issues to anyone involved in textiles. The Parliament Lunch will offer a unique opportunity for interested parties to reach the very heart of the Government policy and thinking."Baroness Blackstone, a graduate of the London School of Economics (LSE), became a life peer in 1987. Since then she has been Opposition Spokesman in the House of Lords for Education and Science, Treasury, Trade and Industry and Principle Opposition Spokesman for Foreign Affairs, before becoming Minister of State for Education and Employment in the Lords in 1997.For the first time, the Parliamentary Lunch will also feature the induction of the incoming Textile Institute World President Dr Garth Carnaby, Wools of New Zealand. Dr Carnaby will take over from the current world president Dr Jayavarthanavelu, Lakshmi Machine Works, India.Booking forms for the lunch are available from Jo Hewitt at the Textile Institute on +44 (0)161 237 1188 or via