Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

SESSION 2002-03

19 September 2003

New Covent Garden Market: a follow-up:

Committee to publish its Report

The Committee will publish on Thursday 9 October at 11.00 am its report entitled New Covent Garden Market: a follow-up (Fifteenth Report, Session 2002-03, HC 901).

The report follows an inquiry undertaken on behalf of the Committee by a Sub-committee chaired by Rt Hon Michael Jack MP. The other members of the Sub-committee were David Borrow MP, Rt Hon David Curry MP, David Drew MP, Austin Mitchell MP and Paddy Tipping MP.

The Sub-committee took oral evidence in June and July from the Corporation of London, the Covent Garden Market Authority, Nicholas Saphir (author of the Review of London Wholesale Markets, published in October 2002) and from Lord Whitty, a Defra Minister.


Copies of the report will be available from 11.00 am on Thursday 9 October, 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 Thursday, from Westminster House, 7 Millbank, London.

  • The report will also be available from the usual outlets, including the Stationery Office bookshops (reference: Fifteenth Report of the Committee of Session 2002-03, HC 901).

  • The report will be posted on the internet at approximately 3.30 pm on 9 October, and will be accessible at:


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.