Joint Committee on the Draft Marine Bill

Committee Announcement 4, Session 2007-08
Date: 17 June 2008 ( for Immediate Release)


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

Wednesday 18 June: 9.45 am - Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House

Oil and Gas UK, British Energy and British Wind Energy Association; Malcolm Wicks MP, Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (at.10.30 a.m.); Carbon Capture and Storage Association, and Renewable Energy Association (at 11.15 a.m.)

Thursday 19 June: 10.30 am - Committee Room 4A, Palace of Westminster

Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, and the Scottish Association for Marine Science; National Centre for Ocean Forecasting, Proudman Marine Laboratory, and Plymouth Marine Laboratory (at 11.10 a.m.); Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, and the Natural Environmental Research Council (at 11.50 a.m.)

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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