Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

Session 2005-06

25 April 2006


25 April 2006

Rural Payments Agency: change to programme of evidence sessions

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs RPA Sub-Committee has decided to reorganise its programme of oral evidence sessions in relation to its inquiry into the Rural Payment Agency. Evidence from Accenture has now been postponed until Monday 22 May, so that its staff can focus on the implementation of partial interim payments to farmers. The Sub-Committee's meeting on Monday 8 May will instead include evidence from the Country Land and Business Association and the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers, as outlined below.

Monday 8 May 2006
4.30 pm Country Land and Business Association; Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (at approx 5.15pm)

Monday 22 May 2006
4.30 pm Accenture

Further oral evidence sessions will be announced in due course.

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NOTES FOR EDITORS

The schedule of evidence outlined in this press notice supersedes that which was announced in the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee press notice number 36, published on 19 April 2006. For the terms of reference of this inquiry please see the EFRA Committee press notice number 35, published on 30 March 2006.

The written evidence submitted in support of the Committee's initial investigations into the Rural Payments Agency is now available on the Committee's website:

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200506/cmselect/cmenvfru/rpa/rpam01.htm

The Committee normally meets in a committee room at Westminster. There are often last minute changes of room and meetings may be held either in the Palace of Westminster or in Portcullis House. Those wishing to attend should check the venue by calling the committee office information line the day before the hearing on 020 7219 2033. Website: www.parliament.uk/efracom