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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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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
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George Eustice to be questioned on meat and seafood exports to the EU
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee hears from the Rt Hon George Eustice MP, Secretary of State, Defra
18 March 2021
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One-off session on land-based education provision in England
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee examines land-based education provision in England
17 March 2021
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MPs to investigate impact of upcoming checks on EU meat and seafood imports
Committee to hold a second evidence session as part of its inquiry into Seafood and Meat Exports to the EU.
11 March 2021
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Nine Parliamentary Committees agree ‘Committee on COP26’ scrutiny arrangements with COP President Designate Alok Sharma
Environmental Audit Committee leads first cross-Committee COP26 scrutiny session
5 March 2021
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Government's Tree planting targets examined by Committee
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee continues its tree planting and woodlands inquiry with an evidence session.
4 March 2021
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Seafood and meat producers questioned on teething problems at the border
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee examines seafood and meat exports to the EU
25 February 2021
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Ministers to be questioned on food insecurity and support for hospitality
Committee to hold an evidence session with Ministers to follow up on its inquiry into Covid-19 and food supply
18 February 2021
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Improving air quality should be 'at core' of post-pandemic rebuild
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee warns of air pollution's deadliness and its disproportionate impact on disadvantaged communities.
11 February 2021
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Lack of clear flood-resilience targets leaves England at risk of 'playing catch-up' with climate change
New report from cross-party MPs calls on Government to 'show leadership' in the face of escalating climate crisis
8 February 2021
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Food insecurity and Eat Out To Help Out inquiries: Committee follow up
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee hears from the hospitality, food supply and voluntary sectors
3 February 2021
Total results 352 (page 2 of 18)