Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

Session 2007-08

6 March 2008


The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee will hold the following oral evidence sessions in relation to its further inquiry into British Waterways:

Tuesday 18 March 2008
2.30pm British Waterways

Wednesday 19 March 2008
2.30pm Jonathan Shaw MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Marine, Landscape & Rural Affairs), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs


1. Further details about this inquiry can be found at: www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/environment__food_and_rural_affairs/efra_british_waterways.cfm

2. The Committee published its Seventh Report of Session 2006-07 [HC 345-I] on British Waterways on 23 July 2007. The Report is available at: www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200607/cmselect/cmenvfru/345/345.pdf

3. British Waterways announced on 4 February 2008 that it is withdrawing from the Cotswold Canal Partnership. BW's press release can be found at: www.britishwaterways.co.uk/newsroom/stories/BW_to_withdraw_from_Cotswold_Canals_Partnership.html

4. The Committee announced its intention to hold further evidence sessions on 22 February (PN 20).

5. The Committee normally meets in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House, however the meeting on Tuesday 18 March will be held in the Wilson 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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