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Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

Commons Select Committee

Looking at issues from the air we breathe to the food on our plates, Parliament’s Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (EFRA) exists to scrutinise the administration, spending and policy of the Government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. You can follow the Committee on Twitter @CommonsEFRA

For information about the work of committees before 2020 please go to inquiries before 2020 and publications before 2020. For information on former committees before 2020, please visit former committees.

Committee news

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COVID-19 and food supply examined
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee explores panic buying in supermarkets and the rise in food prices
1 June 2020
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Chair raises 'pressing challenges' faced by those struggling to access food
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs publishes letter to Secretary of State
20 May 2020
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COVID-19 and food supply: third public evidence session announced
Committee announces third public evidence session for their inquiry into Covid-19 and food supply
14 May 2020
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COVID-19 and food supply: second public evidence session announced
COVID-19 and food supply: second public evidence session announced
7 May 2020
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New funding announced for dairy farmers
New funding announced for dairy farmers
7 May 2020
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Committee receives briefing from fisheries experts
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee publish note of meeting
30 April 2020
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Committee to hold first evidence session into COVID-19 and food supply
Questions will focus on restaurant closures, the supply of seasonal labour, Government support and the impact on international trade
29 April 2020
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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and food supply: MPs seek assurances from Secretary of State
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee writes to the Secretary of State
24 April 2020
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MPs launch online survey into coronavirus and access to food
Public invited to have their say: MPs launch online survey into coronavirus and access to food
9 April 2020
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Inquiry on food supply during the Coronavirus pandemic launched
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee launches inquiry into food supply during the Coronavirus pandemic
3 April 2020
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Cancelled: COVID-19 and food supply: MPs to question Secretary of State
Evidence session cancelled
19 March 2020
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Labour in the food supply chain inquiry launched
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee launches inquiry into labour in the food supply chain
13 March 2020
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EFRA Committee stand firm on food trade standards
EFRA Members have tabled an amendment to the Agriculture Bill, calling on Government to enshrine commitments to upholding food standards in law.
12 March 2020
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Budget statement is 'just the first step' says Chair
Budget statement sees funding for flood defences in England doubled
11 March 2020
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Tackling illegal puppy smuggling: Government must put money where its mouth is
DEFRA Minister says department are 'committed to cracking down' on the 'abhorrent practice', but despite roll-out of major new awareness campaign, questions about the Government's strategy remain. 
7 March 2020
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MPs to question standards of imported food in future trade deals
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee takes evidence from senior representatives from the agriculture, animal welfare and trade sectors
6 March 2020
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Government's approach to managing flood risk inquiry launched
The future of flooding: MPs to probe Government's approach to managing flood risk
4 March 2020
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Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee membership agreed
See the committee membership for Parliament 2019
2 March 2020
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Neil Parish confirmed as Chair-elect of Committee
New Chair-elect of the Environment Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee is Neil Parish MP
28 January 2020
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General Election 2019
Following the Dissolution of Parliament on 6 November 2019, all select committees have ceased to exist
6 November 2019
Total results 524 (page 1 of 27)