Defence Committee

Session 2002-03,

Press Notice No.32, 3 July 2003


PUBLICATION OF 7TH REPORT

DRAFT CIVIL CONTINGENCIES  BILL (HC 557)

The Defence Committee has agreed a report on the Draft Civil Contingencies Bill. The draft bill was published by the Government as a Command Paper (Cm 5843) on 19 June.

The Committee’s report will be published as its Seventh Report of Session 2002-03 (HC 557) on Thursday 10 July at 00.01 am.

Advance copies will be available, under embargo, from the Defence Committee office to witnesses and accredited journalists from 11.00 am on Wednesday 9 July.  It  will also be available from that time in the Press Gallery of the House of Commons.  For further information, please call 020 7219 5745.

The full text of the Report will be  available (from about 3pm on the day of publication) on the Defence Committee website at: www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmdfence.htm