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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

Committee news

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Chair and Chief Executive of the Environment Agency questioned
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee considers issues including the impact of covid-19 on the Agency's work and the UK's green recovery
14 January 2021
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EFRA Committee announce final evidence session of Public Procurement inquiry
Committee to hold the final evidence session of its inquiry into Public Sector Procurement of Food
7 January 2021
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Report warns food prices may rise as a result of curbs on workers in the food supply chain
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee publishes the conclusion to its Labour in the Food Supply Chain inquiry
22 December 2020
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MPs give green light to Dame Glenys Stacey as UK's new environmental watchdog
New Report: Pre-appointment hearing for the Chair-Designate of the Office for Environmental Protection
18 December 2020
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Parliamentary Committees to scrutinise appointment of Dame Glenys Stacey as Chair of the Office for Environmental Protection
Environmental Audit and Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committees to question the Government’s preferred candidate to become Chair of the new OEP
9 December 2020
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Environmental Land Management and the agricultural transition inquiry launched
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee scrutinise the pilot's design, and question how the Government will ensure sufficient support
4 December 2020
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EFRA Committee Chair Calls For Long-Term Commitment to Food Security
Neil Parish MP has called again for the Government to appoint a Minister for Food Security.
1 December 2020
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Secretary of State questioned on border disruptions, fishing and farm support
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee explores the work of DEFRA
30 November 2020
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MPs call for evidence on new common framework for food safety
Following the publication of a new Common Framework, the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee announces a call for written evidence.
27 November 2020
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How will the Government prepare England for future severe weather? Ministers to face questions
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee hears from Ministers for Defra and MHCLG on the Government’s approach to managing flood risk
26 November 2020
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MPs to explore procurement of food for the public sector
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee to explore the role of SMEs in supplying food to the public sector
26 November 2020
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MPs press Government to provide support for FareShare scheme
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee publishes letter to the Secretary of State
24 November 2020
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Surge in demand for pets fuels animal cruelty concerns: MPs to investigate illegal pet smuggling
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee to hold evidence session on continuing concerns about illegal smuggling of pets into the UK on Tuesday 24 November 2.30pm
19 November 2020
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Committee to hear Ministers’ evidence on post-transition period agricultural labour
Committee concludes its final hearing into its inquiry Labour in the food supply chain
12 November 2020
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How can the Government support economic recovery while improving air quality?
Committee to hold its final oral evidence session for its inquiry into Air Quality
12 November 2020
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Call for Expressions of Interest for Specialist Adviser to EFRA Committee on Trade
Specialist advisers wanted to scrutinise the impact of forthcoming free trade agreements on the UK's environment, food and rural affairs interests
5 November 2020
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Public Sector Food Procurement inquiry hearing held by committee
Committee holds its first oral evidence session as part of its inquiry into Public Sector Procurement of Food.
5 November 2020
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Chair to lead debate on COVID-19 and food supply
Westminster Hall Debate: 3pm, Thursday 5 November
3 November 2020
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Air pollution - local government leaders questioned on economic impact of the pandemic
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee holds third oral evidence session as part of its inquiry into Air Quality
27 October 2020
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Committee Chairs Question Powers of Stop-Gap 'Independent' Environmental Regulator
Letter comes in response to Government delays to the establishment of the new regulator in holding the Government to account on environmental protections
23 October 2020
Total results 310 (page 1 of 16)