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


Members present:

Mr David Curry, in the Chair

Mr David BorrowMrs Gillian Shephard
Mr Austin Mitchell Mr Michael Jack
Mr Colin BreedPaddy Tipping
Diana OrganDavid Lepper
Patrick HallMr Mark Todd

The Committee deliberated.

Ordered, That Mr Mark Todd be Chairman of the Sub-committee on the Rural Payments Agency when that Sub-committee is appointed.—(The Chairman)

Ordered, That Mr David Borrow do visit Copenhagen on 14 and 15 November to attend the meeting of Parliamentary Environment Committees from European Union, applicant states and EEA countries in a representative capacity.—(The Chairman.)

The Committee further deliberated.

Water Framework Directive: Mr Maurice Terry, Council Chairman, and Ms Sheila Reiter, Council Member and Chairman of the WaterVoice European Group, WaterVoice, were examined.

Mr Rob Oates, River and Wetlands Officer, World Wildlife Fund, and Ms Kirsty Lewin, Head of Water Policy, and Ms Ruth Davis, Senior Water Policy Officer, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, were examined.

  [Adjourned till Wednesday 6 November at Ten o'clock.

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