WEDNESDAY 27 FEBRUARY 2002
Mr David Curry, in the Chair
|Mr David Borrow||Mr Michael Jack
|Mrs Gillian Shephard
|Mr David Drew||Mr Eric Martlew
|Mr Keith Simpson||Mr Mark Todd
|Patrick Hall||Diana Organ
The Committee deliberated.
Draft Special Report, proposed by the Chairman, brought
up and read the first and second time, and agreed to.
Resolved, That the Report
be the Fourth Special Report of the Committee to the House.
Ordered, That the Chairman
do make the Report to the House.
Ordered, That the Government's
response to the Fifth Report of the Environment, Transport and
Regional Affairs Committee in Session 2000-2001 [Sustainable Waste
Management] be appended to the Report.(The Chairman.)
Ordered, That those who
submit Memoranda in relation to any inquiry of the Committee have
leave to publish them subject to the agreement of the Clerk of
the Committee.(The Chairman.)
Future of UK Agriculture: Penny Coates, Business
Unit Director, Asda Stores Limited, Mr Ian Merton, Director of
Food, J Sainsbury plc, and Lucy Neville-Rolfe, Corporate Affairs
Director, Tesco plc, were examined.
Katharine Walters, Government Relations Manager,
The Co-operative Group, Mr Simon Hughes, Fresh Meat Buyer, Netto
Foodstores Limited, and Mr Kevin Hawkins, Director of Communications,
Safeway Stores plc, were examined.
[Adjourned till Wednesday 6 March at Ten o'clock.