Joint Committee on the Draft Marine Bill

Committee Announcement 3, Session 2007-08
Date / Embargoed: 4 June 2008, for Immediate Release


The Committee will take oral evidence in public from the following witnesses:

Wednesday 11 June 2008 at 9.45 am, Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House

National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations, Seafish Industry Authority, Scottish Fishermen's Federation; (at 10.30 a.m.) National Federation of Sea Anglers, Sea Anglers' Conservation Network

Thursday 12 June 2008 at 10.15 am, Committee Room 4A (Please note change of room)

Derek Twigg MP, Under-Secretary of State for Defence; (at 11.00 a.m.) British Marine Federation, British Sub Aqua Club, Royal Yachting Association; (at 11.45 a.m.) Country Land and Business Association, The Ramblers Association

Further evidence sessions are to be announced; it is advisable to ring the office on 020 7219 8387 to check the precise venue of each meeting a few days in advance.

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A transcript of each public meeting will be placed on the Committee's web pages. The web pages also contain the Committee's call for written evidence, and will contain much of the written evidence received by the Committee:


1. Committee Membership is as follows:

Linda Gilroy MP, Plymouth Sutton, Labour Co-op
Nia Griffith MP, Llanelli, Labour
Anne Main MP, St Albans, Conservative
Martin Salter MP, Reading West, Labour
Sir Peter Soulsby MP, Leicester South, Labour
Mr Robert Syms MP, Poole, Conservative
Paddy Tippping MP, Sherwood, Labour
Mr Charles Walker MP, Broxbourne, Conservative
Joan Walley MP, Stoke-on-Trent North, Labour
Dr Alan Whitehead MP, Southampton Test, Labour
Mr Roger Williams MP, Brecon and Radnorshire, Liberal Democrats

Baroness Byford, Conservative
Earl of Caithness, Conservative
Lord Greaves, Liberal Democrats
Lord Greenway (Chairman), Cross Bench
Lord Haworth, Labour
Lord Hunt of Chesterton, Labour
Baroness Jones of Whitchurch, Labour
Lord Lewis of Newnham, Cross Bench
Lord MacKenzie of Culkein, Labour
Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer, Liberal Democrats
Earl of Selborne, Conservative

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