§ Angus Robertson
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when the EU committee for the adaptation to scientific and technical progress of the directive on protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources is next due to meet; whether experts nominated by the Scottish Executive(a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Meacher
The committee last met on 17 June 2002. No date has yet been set for the next meeting but the committee usually meets every six months. A representative from the Scottish Executive is invited to attend each meeting as part of the UK delegation.