Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

Agriculture and EU Enlargement


Terms of Reference:

The Committee will examine the current state of agricultural production in the accession states; the effect of the transitional arrangements and of CAP reform, including the Commission proposals for reforms to specific commodity sectors; and the impact of enlargement on the agriculture markets of Europe.

The deadline for the submission of written evidence for this inquiry is Friday 9 January 2004.


Oral Evidence Sessions:

Wednesday 3 March 2004 HC 421-i (uncorrected)

3.00pm    Professor Secondo Tarditi, of the University of Siena; Professor Emil Erjavec, of the University of Ljubljana; and Professor Stefan Tangermann, Director for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries at the OECD

Wednesday 10 March 2004 HC 421-ii (uncorrected)

2.45pm    Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food, Slovenia
3.30pm    Ministry of Agriculture, Slovak Republic
(approx)

Wednesday 24 March 2004 HC 421-iii (uncorrected)

2.30pm    National Farmers' Union; and the Country Land and Business Association
3.15pm    Food and Drink Federation
(approx)
4.00pm    Federation of the Food and Drink Industries of the Czech Republic

Tuesday 27 April 2004 HC 421-iv (uncorrected)

4.00pm     Lord Whitty, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs


Press Notices

31/10/2003    New Inquiry
19/02/2004    Evidence Sessions Announced
05/03/2004    Change of Time
25/03/2004     Re-arranged Evidence Session
15/04/2004    Report to be Published