Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

Government Responses to Committee Reports:

Food information

Waste policy and the Landfill Directive

The Government's Rural Strategy and the draft National Environment and Rural Communities Bill

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has received responses from the Government to the above reports published by the Committee in the Session 2004-05. Details of the responses are set out below.

• Fourth Report: Waste policy and the Landfill Directive (HC 102)
Government Response published by Defra; and may be obtained from the usual outlets, including The Parliamentary Bookshop and The Stationery Office (Cm 6618 - published 7 July 2005)

• Fifth Report: The Government's Rural Strategy and the draft Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill (HC 408-I)
Government Response published by Defra and available on the internet: www.defra.gov.uk/rural/pdfs/ruraldelivery/bill/gov-response-efra-report.pdf  (Cm 6574 - published 26 May 2005)

• Seventh Report: Food information (HC 469)
Government Response to be published by the Committee as the First Special Report of Session 2005-06 (HC 437- publishing details below)

The Special Report will be published at 11am on Wednesday 27 July 2005. Copies will be made available to members of the press and to witnesses who received copies of the original reports. The Special Reports will be available in the following ways:

Members of the media can collect the Report from the Press Gallery, House of Commons.

Copies of the Report may be obtained, on publication, from the usual outlets, including The Parliamentary Bookshop and The Stationery Office.

The Report will be posted on the internet at approximately 3.30 pm on 27 July, and will be accessible via the Committee's homepage.

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NOTES FOR EDITORS

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