Select Committee on Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Minutes of Proceedings Report


Members present:

Mr David Curry, in the Chair

Mr David BorrowPatrick Hall
Diana OrganDavid Taylor
Mr Colin BreedMr Michael Jack
Mrs Gillian Shephard Paddy Tipping
Mr David DrewMr Austin Mitchell
Mr Keith Simpson

The Committee deliberated.

Ordered, That Mr David Borrow do visit Tromsø in August to attend the Fifth Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region in a representative capacity.—(The Chairman.)

Role of Defra: Mr Gregor Hutcheon, Head of Policy (Rural), Council for the Protection of Rural England, was further examined and Mr Neil Sinden, Assistant Director (Policy), and Mr Paul Hamblin, Head of Policy (Transport & Natural Resources), Council for the Protection of Rural England, were examined.

Ms Ellie Robinson, Policy Officer, was further examined and Mr Tony Burton, Director of Policy and Strategy, National Trust, was examined.

Mr Jeff West, Director, Conservation Management, and Mr Stephen Trow, Head of Countryside Policy, English Heritage, were examined.

  [Adjourned till Wednesday 10 July at Ten o'clock.

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