Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

SESSION 2002-03

12 September 2003


GOVERNMENT REPLIES TO REPORTS ON:

1. THE FUTURE OF WASTE MANAGEMENT

2. THE DELIVERY OF EDUCATION IN RURAL AREAS

3. HORTICULTURE RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL

1. The Future of Waste Management

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has received a reply from the Government to its Eighth Report of Session 2002-03, the Future of Waste Management,  which was published on 22 May 2003.

The Committee will publish the reply as its Ninth Special Report of Session 2002-03, The Future of Waste Management: Government Reply to the Committee's Report (HC 1084, Session 2002-03).

2. The Delivery of Education in Rural Areas

The Committee has received a reply from the Government to its Ninth Report of Session 2002-03, The Delivery of Education in Rural Areas, which was published on 5 June 2003.

The Committee will publish the reply as its Tenth Special Report of Session 2002-03, The Delivery of Education in Rural Areas: Government Reply to the Committee's Report (HC 1085, Session 2002-03).

3. Horticulture Research International

The Committee has received a reply from the Government to its Tenth Report of Session 2002-03, Horticulture Research International, which was published on 3 July 2003.

The Committee will publish the reply as its Eleventh Special Report of Session 2002-03, Horticulture Research International: Government Reply to the Committee's Report (HC 1086, Session 2002-03).

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All of the Special Reports will be published on Tuesday 16 September at 11.00 am and will be available on the Internet from approximately 3.30 pm from http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmenvfru.htm#reports

Copies will be posted to all witnesses who received copies of the original report. They will also be available in the House of Commons Press Gallery (on 16 September at 11.00 am), from The Stationery Office bookshops and other usual outlets.

Further details of the Committee, including its current membership, can be found on the Committee=s homepage at http://www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/environment__food_and_rural_affairs.cfm  Information about the Committee can also be obtained from 020 7219 3262.