Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Session 2002-03
10 April 2003 POULTRY FARMING IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
REVISED DEADLINE FOR THE SUBMISSION OF EVIDENCE


Session 2002-03
10 April 2003 POULTRY FARMING IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
REVISED DEADLINE FOR THE SUBMISSION OF EVIDENCE

On 17 March the Committee announced that it had decided to appoint a Sub-committee to undertake an inquiry into poultry farming in this country.

The Committee invited written evidence from interested parties by Monday 14 April. The inquiry timetable has subsequently been revised. As a result the new deadline for the submission of evidence is Friday 9 May.

A number of individuals and organisations have already submitted evidence. If, before the new deadline, they wish to supplement or replace what they have already sent in, they are welcome to do so.

[The form which such evidence should take is set out below - please note in particular the restriction on length and that it should be submitted by e-mail or on disk].

Oral evidence sessions will be arranged and announced in due course.

The terms of reference of the inquiry are:

"The Committee will examine the state of poultry farming.  It will look particularly at the impact of new regulations on the industry and its competitiveness, and on animal welfare standards."


Written evidence must be submitted in an electronic format, either on disk or preferably by e-mail. It should be in Word or WordPerfect.  If sent by e-mail it should for this inquiry be sent to Gavin Devine .  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.

Submissions should be as brief as possible, and certainly no more than 3,000 words. Paragraphs should be numbered for ease of reference, and it would be helpful to include a brief executive summary.

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.


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.