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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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National Food Strategy leader questioned by Committee
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee is to hold a one-off evidence session on the independent National Food Strategy (NFS) review with Henry Dimbleby MBE, who led the review.
16 September 2021
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How are labour and trade issues affecting the food supply chain? MPs launch inquiry
Committee launches an inquiry into the impacts of factors such as Brexit, covid-19, and rising commodity prices on the food supply chain
16 September 2021
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Government pushes ahead with trade negotiations while 'running down the clock' on establishing new Trade and Agriculture Commission
Cross-party MPs write to the International Trade Secretary, Liz Truss MP
14 September 2021
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Committee probe forestry approval processes
This session is to focus on targets and incentives for woodland creation, as well as forestry approval processes
10 September 2021
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Animal Sentience Bill: MPs to quiz Minister
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee is to hold the second evidence session of its Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill inquiry. MPs will explore whether this Bill is the right approach to ensuring Government policy has all due regard to protecting the welfare needs of sentient animals.
3 September 2021
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Minister addresses Environmental Land Management Scheme concerns
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee takes evidence on Environmental Land Management and the Agricultural Transition
15 July 2021
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Animal Sentience Bill examined by MPs
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee examines whether it will be sufficiently independent and have the necessary expertise
14 July 2021
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Seafood and meat exports to the EU: MPs call on Government to 'adopt pragmatic stance'
Committee publish Government response to the Committee's report on Seafood and meat exports to the EU
12 July 2021
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Will Government measures to reduce plastic waste be just a drop in a plastic-polluted ocean?
MPs launch a new inquiry into Plastic Waste, scrutinising how the UK Government intends to tackle its plastics problem
9 July 2021
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Tree Planting and Woodlands: MPs gather more evidence
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee to explore targets and financial incentives for tree planting and woodland creation
8 July 2021
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Trophy hunting and elephant rides: Will proposed new laws be effective in tackling cruelty to animals overseas?
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee launches new inquiry into Animals Abroad
2 July 2021
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MPs scrutinise progress made to establish new environmental watchdog
Joint Committee evidence session with Chair-designate, Dame Glenys Stacey
1 July 2021
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Land-based education: MPs call for clear national leadership
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee highlights dwindling skills provision facing future of UK farming  
30 June 2021
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Minister questioned on air quality
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee scrutinises Defra’s funding of local authorities to improve air quality
29 June 2021
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Puppy smuggling and live animal exports: Ministers to be questioned
MPs hold final evidence session of their inquiry into Moving animals across borders
24 June 2021
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Government's response fails to address 'very pressing issue' of food insecurity
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee publishes response to Covid-19 and the issues of security in food supply report
18 June 2021
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New ELM Scheme: What do rural experts and environmental groups think?
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee is to hold its third oral evidence session as part of its inquiry into Environmental Land Management and the Agricultural Transition
17 June 2021
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Government pushes ahead with Australian deal- but risk TAC recommendations 'left to gather dust'
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee express disappointment that the Government has yet to respond to recommendations
15 June 2021
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Evidence Session: Tree Planting and Woodlands
Committee to hold an evidence session as part of its Tree Planting and woodlands inquiry
10 June 2021
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Chair responds to Kept Animals Bill
Neil Parish responds to a new Bill which introduces restrictions on smuggling puppies and other domestic pets over the UK border
8 June 2021
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