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Farming rules for water

Non-inquiry session

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee will be holding a one-off evidence session to discuss the Farming Rules for Water Regulation on 11 January. 

The Farming Rules for Water aim to tackle diffuse water pollution from agriculture and are set out in these regulations. The Environment Agency’s guidance for farmers on what they need to do to comply with the regulation can be found here.  

We’ve previous written to the Environmental Agency about these regulations following concern from the sector about the impact the rules are having on their ability to spread of organic manure in the autumn, to meet the need of the spring crop. You can read out letter here and their response here.  

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Friday 10 December 2021.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Oral evidence transcripts

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11 January 2022
Work Farming rules for water (Non-inquiry session)
Witnesses Environment Agency, and Environment Agency
Committees Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
11 January 2022
Work Farming rules for water (Non-inquiry session)
Witnesses Tenant Farmers Association, Stuart Colville (Director of Policy at Water UK), and Prof. Andrew Neal (Soil Microbiologist at Rothamsted Research)
Committees Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
FR0091 - Farming rules for water
Witnesses Jacob Wallace (Campaigns and External Affairs Manager at Water UK)
Committees Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
Written Evidence
FR0078 - Farming rules for water
Witnesses AWT Farm Services
Committees Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
Written Evidence
FR0092 - Farming rules for water
Witnesses Defra
Committees Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
Written Evidence

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  • Address: Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA