Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

Session 2005-06

13 October 2005


The work of Defra and Defra's Departmental Annual Report 2005: evidence sessions & reported papers

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has agreed to hold the following oral evidence sessions:

Wednesday 2 November 2005
Subject: The work of Defra
4.00 pm: Rt Hon Margaret Beckett MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and Defra officials

Wednesday 16 November 2005
Subject: Departmental Annual Report 2005
3.00 pm: Permanent Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and Defra officials

The Committee has also reported the following papers, received from Defra, to the House:

a) Follow-up from Defra on Rural Payments Agency (re: 6th Report, 2002-03, HC 382);
b) Letter from the Minister of State for Local Environment, Marine and Animal Welfare to the Chairman regarding Dismantling of Defunct Ships in the UK (re: 18th Report, 2003-04, HC 834);
c) Letter from the Minister of State for Local Environment, Marine and Animal Welfare to the Chairman regarding Avian Influenza.

They now appear on the Committee's website:
www.parliament.uk/efracom