Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

Session 2005 - 06

13 January 2006

Inquiry into the Government's "Vision for the Common Agricultural Policy", extension of deadline for written submissions.

On 15 December 2005, the Committee announced a new inquiry into the joint HM Treasury and Defra paper, 'A Vision for the Common Agricultural Policy'.  Details of the inquiry including terms of reference can be found in the Committee's press notice no 17, dated 15 December 2005 (available at: http://www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/environment__food_and_rural_affairs/efra_pn17_051215.cfm )

The Committee has decided to extend the deadline by which interested parties should submit written evidence to the inquiry to Friday 24 February 2006. More information about the required format of submissions is given below.

Details of oral evidence sessions in this inquiry will be announced in due course.



Submissions should be in Word or rich text format and sent by e-mail to littlej@parliament.uk. The body of the e-mail must include a contact name, telephone number and postal address. The e-mail should also make clear who the submission is from.

Submissions must address the terms of reference. They should be as brief as possible, and certainly no more than 3,000 words. Paragraphs should be numbered for ease of reference, and the document must include an executive summary, ideally no more than one page long.

Committees make public much of the evidence they receive during inquiries. If you do not wish your submission to be published, you must clearly say so. If you wish to include private or confidential information in your submission to the Committee, please contact the Clerk of the Committee to discuss this. Please bear in mind that Committees are not able to investigate individual cases.

Personal information, such as address and contact details, should be provided separately from the body of your submission. You should be aware that there may be circumstances in which the House of Commons will be required to communicate information to third parties on request, in order to comply with its obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Submissions should be original work, not previously published or circulated elsewhere. Once submitted, no public use should be made of the submission unless you have first obtained permission from the Clerk of the Committee.

For further details about this inquiry, please contact Jonathan Little, Agriculture Specialist, on 020 7219 3279.

Information about the Committee can be found at: http://www.parliament.uk/efracom