Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

Session 2007-08

2 June 2008




DRAFT MARINE BILL: COASTAL ACCESS PROVISIONS: FURTHER EVIDENCE SESSIONS

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee will hold the following oral evidence sessions in relation to its pre-legislative scrutiny of the Draft Marine Bill: Coastal Access Provisions:

Monday 9 June 2008
4.30pm Country Land and Business Association and National Farmers' Union
5.30pm National Trust and Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Wednesday 11 June 2008
3.00pm Ramblers' Association
4.00pm Devon County Council, Norfolk County Council and Countryside Access Partnership Board (Cumbria County Council & Cumbria Local Access Forum)

Wednesday 18 June 2008
3.00pm Jonathan Shaw MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Marine, Landscape & Rural Affairs), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

NOTES TO EDITORS:

1. Further details about this inquiry can be found at:

http://www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/environment__food_and_rural_affairs/efra_draft_marine_bill.cfm

2. Further details about the draft Bill can be found at:

http://www.defra.gov.uk/marine/legislation/index.htm

3. Further details regarding Natural England's outline scheme for coastal access can be found at:

http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/leisure/access/coastal/docs/coastalaccess-outlinescheme.pdf

4. The Committee normally meets in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House. There can often be 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 on the day before the hearing on 020 7219 5774.


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