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ICE in action

ICE in action is intended to inform members what the Institution is doing on their behalf.

The President visited Paris on 7 October to meet members of the ICE local association in France.

Deputy Secretary for Inter- national Affairs John Whitwell recently visited Bangladesh as well as attending meetings of the European Society for Engineering Education in Finland and the European Council of Civil Engineers in Munich.

ICE librarian Mike Chrimes has given an interview to the British Satellite News channel about the history of the ICE.

The ICE is advising a senior Radio 4 producer preparing four programmes on major civil engineering projects in the UK. They are likely to be broadcast in December.

The ICE has responded to the Audit Commission's consultation paper on the development of Key Performance Indicators for local authorities.

Yesterday, Lord Whitty, Minister for Roads, and Tessa Jowell, MP, Public Health Minister, were due to attend a meeting at ICE organised by PACTS, a parliamentary group concerned with transport safety.

Briefing sheets are available on: Home Zones and the Government's Housing Policy - Planning for the Communities of the Future. For copies send an A4 SAE to AME office, ICE.

The ICE has responded in the past month to consultation papers on: sustainable business; water abstraction licensing in England and Wales; the 1991 Building Regulations; BSI's review of the standards for road equipment; sustainable construction; draft regulations on town and country planning. Contact: Rebecca Liddy on: (0171) 665 2211; e-mail: liddy_r@ice. org.uk

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