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Environmental Liability Directive

Volume 456: debated on Thursday 1 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what meetings on which dates since May 2004 (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have had with (i) industry employees, (ii) members of trade bodies and (iii) members of non-governmental organisations in relation to the implementation of the environmental liability directive in the UK; and what organisations were represented at each meeting. (110764)

The Department has liaised with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs since 2002 (start of the negotiations) to the present concerning the transposition of the environmental liability directive.

Throughout this time, the Department has held meetings, in conjunction with DEFRA, with members of the trade and non-governmental organisations and these are listed in a table which has been placed in the Library of the House as DEFRA's written answer, on 29 January 2007, Official Report, column 12W.

In addition to the above meetings, the Department held a meeting with the Association of Electricity Producers on 29 January 2007.