Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Session 2003-03
24 January 2003
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE COUNTRYSIDE AND RIGHTS OF WAY ACT 2000


Session 2003-03
24 January 2003
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE COUNTRYSIDE AND RIGHTS OF WAY ACT 2000

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee today announced details of a short inquiry into the implementation of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000.  The Committee has decided that the terms of reference of the inquiry should simply be:

"To consider progress made in the implementation of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000".

The Committee has appointed a Sub-committee, to be chaired by Paddy Tipping MP, to undertake this inquiry.  The Sub-committee has decided to hold one oral evidence session:

Monday 3 February
3.45 pm
The Ramblers' Association; Rt Hon Alun Michael MP, Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs


Those who wish to submit brief written comments on this subject may do so by Friday 31 January 2003.  They must be submitted in an electronic format, either on disk or preferably by e-mail. They should be in Word or WordPerfect.  If sent by e-mail it should for this inquiry be sent to Tim Jarvis.  The e-mail must include a contact name, telephone number and postal address. The e-mail should also make clear who the submission is from.

Those submitting evidence are reminded that evidence should be original work, not previously published or circulated elsewhere. Once submitted no public use should be made of it, but those wishing to publish their evidence before it is published by the Committee are invited to contact the Clerk of the Committee to obtain permission to do so.


The Committee normally meets in a Committee Room at Westminster.  Because there are often last minute changes of Room and meetings may be held in either the Palace of Westminster or Portcullis House, those wishing to attend should check the venue by contacting the Committee Office Information Line on 020 7219 2033 on the day before the hearing.


Further details of the Committee, including its current membership, can be found on the Committee's homepage    Information about the Committee can also be obtained from 020 7219 3262.