Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

Session 2003-04
12 July 2004 Food information, Tuesday 20 July: change of time

12 July 2004 Food information, Tuesday 20 July: change of time

In order to take further evidence from the Food Standards Agency, the Food Information Sub-Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday 20 July will now begin at the earlier time of 3.30pm.

The evidence schedule will now be as follows:

Tuesday 20 July  2004

3.30pm    Food Standards Agency
4.00pm    Lord Whitty, Minister for Food, Farming and Sustainable Development, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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NOTES FOR EDITORS

For the terms of reference of this inquiry please see the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee press notice, published 17 March 2004.

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.

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Corrections to Committee's report, GM Planting Regime

On 30 June, the Committee published a report into the GM planting regime (Eleventh Report, HC (2003-04) 607). On page 19, ev 75 and ev 78 there are references to the "National Farmers' Union (Scotland)"; these should instead read "NFU Scotland". On ev 76 there is reference to "separation distances of more than 200 million"; the NFU Scotland in fact referred to "separation distances of more than 200 metres". The report should be read in the context of these corrections.