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


Members present:

Mr David Curry, in the Chair

Mr David BorrowDavid Taylor
Diana OrganMr Michael Jack
Mr David DrewPaddy Tipping
Mrs Gillian Shephard Mr David Lepper
Patrick Hall

The Committee deliberated.

Draft Report [The Role of Defra], proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

Ordered, That the draft Report be read a second time, paragraph by paragraph.

Paragraphs 1 to 49 read and agreed to.

Summary read and agreed to.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House.

Ordered, That the Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee be reported to the House.

The Committee further deliberated

Water Framework Directive: Ms Jacqui Cuff, Rural and Community Development Consultant, Rural Horizons, was examined.

Baroness Young, a Member of the House of Lords, Chief Executive, Dr Martin Griffiths, Head of Water Quality, and Dr Andrew Skinner, Head of Environmental Quality, Environment Agency, were examined.

  [Adjourned till Tuesday 21 November at half-past Two o'clock.

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