Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

Session 2002-03

21 July 2003 The Departmental Annual Report 2003:

21 July 2003 The Departmental Annual Report 2003:

Committee to publish its Report

The Committee will publish on Wednesday 23 July at 11.00 am its report into the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) Departmental Annual Report 2003 (Twelfth Report, Session 2002-03, HC 832).

The report follows evidence taken from the Permanent Secretary of Defra in June, and correspondence between the Committee and Defra about the Departmental Annual Report.


Copies of the report will be available from 11.00 am on Wednesday 23 July, in the following ways:

• Members of the media can collect them from the Press Gallery, House of Commons.

• They will be sent by post to all witnesses (including those who submitted written evidence), or, if preferred, they can be collected either by witnesses or by their representatives at 11.00 am on Wednesday, from Westminster House, 7 Millbank, London.

• The report will also be available from the usual outlets, including the Stationery Office bookshops (reference: Twelfth Report of the Committee of Session 2002-03, HC 832).

• The report will be posted on the internet at approximately 3.30 pm on 23 July, and will be accessible at http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmenvfru.htm#reports

There will not be a press conference to launch the report nor will advance copies be available.


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.