Select Committee on European Communities Twenty-Second Report


APPENDIX 6

Programme of visits by members of Sub-Committee C to Denmark and the Republic of Ireland

DENMARK: 29 SEPTEMBER-1 OCTOBER 1999
Members going on visit
The Earl of Cranbrook, Lord Mackie of Benshie, Lord Middleton and Lord Walpole, accompanied by the Clerk and the Specialist Adviser

British Embassy hosts
HE Mr Philip Astley CVO, HM Ambassador
Mr Peter Cook
Mrs Penny Schmith

Copenhagen, Wednesday 29 September
Meeting at the Danish National Forest and Nature Agency (NFNA)

    Mr Hans Henrik Christensen, Director-General

    Mr Veit Koester, Director, Ecological Division

    Mr Christian Prip, Special Consultant on International Affairs

    Mr Olaf Christiani, Head of Section

    Mr Lars Rudfeld, Head of Section

      (also accompanied the committee on visits in Western Jutland)

Copenhagen, Thursday 30 September

Meeting at the European Environment Agency

    Mr Domingo Jiménez-Beltrán, Executive Director

    Mr Gordon McInnes, Programme Manager

    Ms Ulla Pinborg, Project Manager

    Mr Chris Steenmans, Project Manager

Herning, Jutland, Thursday 30 September

Meeting and tour with staff of the Danish National Environmental Research Institute (Department of Streams and Riparian Areas)

    Mr Lars Svendsen, Deputy Director of Research

    Mr Jens Skriver, Senior Biologist

The meeting was followed by a tour of the Skjern River Restoration Project

    (in attendance: Mr Jacob Harekilde, NFNA)

Western Jutland, Friday 1 October

Tour of nature conservation sites in Ribe County

    Mr Bent Poulsen, Chairman, Technology and Environment Committee, Ribe County Council

    Mr Steen Salomonsen, Director, Technology and Environment Departments, Ribe CC

    Mr Kjeld Thandrup, Director, Nature and Ground Water Department, Ribe CC

    Mr Lars Rudfeld, NFNA

    Mr Ullrik Lorentzen, Oxbøl National Forest District, NFNA

    Mr John Frederiksen, Co-ordinator for the Co-operation on the Protection of the Wadden Sea

Included in the tour: River Varde Å, Janderup, Esbjerg, Tjæreborg (wind farm), Kammerslusen, Vester Vedsted (Wadden Sea Centre), Mandø island (view from coast) and Ribe.

DUBLIN: 6-7 OCTOBER 1999

Members going on visit

The Earl of Cranbrook, Lord Middleton, Baroness Thornton and Lord Walpole, accompanied by the Clerk and the Specialist Adviser

British Embassy hosts

HE Mr Ivor Roberts CMG, HM Ambassador

Ms Catherine Royle

Mr Billy Gamble

Mr Harvey Bowyer

Thursday 7 October

Meeting with officials of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development

    Mr David Beehan

    Mr Dan Gahan

Meeting with officials of the Wildlife Service, Department of Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands

    Mr Alan Craig, Director, National Parks and Wildlife

    Mr Philip Buckley (heritage policy and biodiversity)

    Mr Kieran O'Keefe (scientific basis for selection of Natura 2000 sites)

    Ms Liz Sykes (ecologist—marine SACs)



 
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