Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

Session 2004-05
25 February 2005

25 February 2005
The Draft Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill: Evidence Sessions Announced

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee's Sub-Committee on the draft Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill will take oral evidence in relation to its inquiry into the draft Bill, as follows:

Tuesday, 1 March 2005:

3.00 pm: Environment Agency

3.30 pm (approx): England's Regional Development Agencies

4.00 pm (approx): Countryside Agency

4.30 pm (approx): Local Government Association

Wednesday, 2 March 2005:

3.00 pm: English Nature

3.30 pm (approx): Campaign to Protect Rural England, RSPB, The Wildlife Trusts and The Woodland Trust

4.15 pm (approx): Lord Whitty, Minister for Farming, Food and Sustainable Energy

NOTES FOR EDITORS

For the terms of reference of this inquiry please see the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee press notice, published 10 February 2005.

The Bill was published 10 February 2005. The text of the draft Bill is available at www.defra.gov.uk/rural/ruraldelivery/bill