Written Evidence Submitted by Natural England (SH0106)


Dear Sir Robert,


It was a pleasure to provide evidence to the Environmental Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee at the session on 13th June 2023 as part of your inquiry into Soil Health.


There were a couple of areas where Committee staff have invited some further observations and please find those detailed below.


Additional information on the rollout of the soil health indicators (ref Q267)


Monitoring compliance in ELM (ref Q323)







I trust that these points provide some helpful additional background for the Committee and as ever should you have any queries or require any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact me.


With all best wishes,


Yours sincerely,



Dr Eleanor Reed

Senior Soils Specialist
Natural England



July 2023