11. COMMISSION GREEN PAPER ON SEA
PORTS AND MARITIME INFRASTRUCTURE (13615/97)
Letter from Lord Tordoff, Chairman of
the Committee, to Glenda Jackson CBE MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary
of State, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
The above proposal was considered by Sub-Committee
B at its meeting this morning.
Your Explanatory Memorandum, dated 23 January,
states that the Department of the Environment, Transport and the
Regions is currently undertaking a consultation exercise on the
Green Paper with a view to responding to the Commission by 1 April.
The Committee would be grateful to be informed
of the results of this consultation exercise and the subsequent
submission to the Commission, particularly with regard to two
issues: the public funding of port infrastructure; and the liberalisation
of port services. In the meantime, this letter maintains the scrutiny
12 March 1998
Letter from Glenda Jackson CBE MP, Parliamentary
Under-Secretary of State, Department of the Environment, Transport
and the Regions, to Lord Tordoff, Chairman of the Committee
Your letter dated 12 March asked for the Select
Committee on the European Communities to be kept informed of the
consultation exercise undertaken by this Department, in respect
of the EC Green Paper on Sea Ports and Maritime Infrastructure.
Following consultation with a broad range of
interested parties, the Government response to the Green Paper
was sent to the Commission on 1 April. I attach a copy of the
response, together with an annex showing the results of the consultation
exercise (not printed). You will note that the two initiatives
of particular interest to the Select Committee, namely public
funding of port infrastructure and liberalisation of port services,
are covered in some detail on pages 7 and 15.
6 May 1998