To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 5 March 2012, Official Report, column 508W, on environment protection: EU law, what the names of the (a) independent counsel and (b) representatives from each organisation are.
The members of the High Level Advisory Group for DEFRA’s habitats directive implementation review are not appointed, have no decision making powers and receive no remuneration. Representatives have attended meetings on a voluntary basis and provided input on the review on behalf of their organisations. I am therefore informing them of my hon. Friend’s request before putting their details in the public domain.
I will write to my hon. Friend once I have received their acknowledgement.