Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

SESSION 2002-03
17 November 2003 UNITED STATES 'GHOST' SHIPS:

17 November 2003 UNITED STATES 'GHOST' SHIPS:
URGENT EVIDENCE SESSION
NEW WITNESS

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee announced last week that it would urgently take evidence about the issues surrounding and decisions made in relation to the US 'ghost' ships.

It had invited the Environment Agency and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to give evidence on Wednesday 19 November. It has now decided to take evidence in addition from Rt Hon Peter Mandelson MP. The evidence session will now be organised as follows:

Wednesday 19 November 2003

2.30pm                    Rt Hon Peter Mandelson MP

3.00pm (approx)    Barbara Young, Chief Executive, Environment Agency

3.45pm (approx)    Elliot Morley MP, Minister for Environment and Agri-Environment, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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