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One-off session on land-based education provision in England

17 March 2021

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee will be holding a one-off session on land-based education provision in England. A highly skilled land-based sector will be required to deliver the Government’s new Environmental Land Management scheme and targets to expand woodlands and restore other habitats. MPs will investigate the current provision of education in areas such as agriculture and forestry, and any implications for Government policy. This will include looking at the example of the provision of land-based education in Cumbria and the impact of the planned closure of Newton Rigg College.


Tuesday 23 March - remote participation by witnesses and Committee members

Panel 1 - at 2.30pm

  • Tom Bradshaw, Vice President, National Farmers Union
  • Shireen Chambers MBE, Executive Director, Institute of Chartered Foresters
  • Alex Payne, Chief Executive, Landex

Panel 2 - at approx. 3.30pm

  • Lord Inglewood, Chair, Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership
  • Jo Lappin, CEO, Cumbria local enterprise partnership
  • Dr Tim Whitaker, Chief Executive Officer, Askham Bryan College
  • Judith Clapham, Director of Governance, Askham Bryan College

Further information

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