Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

SESSION 2002-03

17 October 2003


GOVERNMENT REPLIES TO REPORTS ON:

1. RURAL BROADBAND

2. THE DEPARTMENTAL ANNUAL REPORT 2003

1.  Rural Broadband

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has received a reply from the Government to its Eleventh Report of Session 2002-03, Rural Broadband,  which was published on 15 July 2003.

The Committee will publish the reply as its Twelfth Special Report of Session 2002-03, Rural Broadband: Government Reply to the Committee's Report (HC 1174, Session 2002-03).

2. The Departmental Annual Report 2003

The Committee has received a reply from the Government to its Twelfth Report of Session 2002-03, The Departmental Annual Report 2003, which was published on 23 July 2003.

The Committee will publish the reply as its Thirteenth Special Report of Session 2002-03, The Departmental Annual Report: Government Reply to the Committee's Report (HC 1175, Session 2002-03).

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Both Special Reports will be published on Tuesday 21 October at 11.00 am and will be available on the Internet from approximately 3.30pm  at http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmenvfru.htm#reports and in due course via the Committee's homepage.

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 21 October at 11.00 am), from The Stationery Office bookshops and other usual outlets.

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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.