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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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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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MPs take evidence on moving animals across borders
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee holds session of its inquiry into moving animals across borders.
3 June 2021
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Will the Government's new Animal Welfare Bill go far enough? MPs launch inquiry
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee launches a new inquiry
28 May 2021
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MPs call on Government to publish details of Australia Trade Agreement 'without delay'
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee urge the Government to allow 'proper Parliamentary scrutiny' of Australia deal
27 May 2021
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How is Defra engaging with farmers? MPs scrutinise new ELM scheme
Committee to hold second oral evidence session into its inquiry on Environmental Land Management and the Agricultural Transition
20 May 2021
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'Unacceptable delays' have placed British producers 'at bottom of Government's priorities list'
MPs highlight 'unnecessary and costly' uncertainty caused by severely delayed Seasonal Workers Pilot announcements.
14 May 2021
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How has Brexit affected moving horses and pets in and out of the UK?
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee will hold the second evidence session of its inquiry into moving animals across borders.
13 May 2021
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New Environmental Land Management Scheme: Implications for farmers
Representatives of national farming groups to be questioned by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
6 May 2021
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Newton Rigg closure highlights urgent need for land-based education strategy
Parliamentary Committee criticises 'clear dissonance' between plans for UK's greener future and dwindling skills provision
29 April 2021
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MPs urge Government to level playing field for meat and seafood exporters
UK/ EU Trading Relationship: Government must implement delayed checks to EU imports, or risks UK businesses.
29 April 2021
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Government 'failing to demonstrate ambition' on clean air targets
Committee publish Government's response to their report Air Quality and coronavirus: a glimpse of a different future or business as usual
24 April 2021
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The UK's approach to international agri-food trade: MPs to hear from Trade and Agriculture Commission
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee will hold a one-off evidence session to explore the UK's approach to international agri-food trade.
22 April 2021
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Government must drag public food procurement standards into the new decade
A new cross-party report calls on the Government to update public sector food procurement standards and support small producers.
21 April 2021
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Moving animals across borders examined
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee explores the movement of agricultural animals
15 April 2021
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New Report: Government has gathered momentum to act on food security, but must now find 'impetus'
Reaction to the pandemic has demonstrated the Government's ability to address insecurity, and should set a precedent, say EFRA Committee
7 April 2021
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Future of land-based education: Committee to raise concerns with Government
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee raises concerns about national delivery of education for agriculture and the environment
24 March 2021
Total results 342 (page 1 of 18)