COMMONS

One-off oral evidence sessions

One-off evidence sessions are held by the Committee if it wishes to explore a subject without undertaking an inquiry. They may include scrutiny of an issue of current public concern or be regular 'catch up' meetings with public bodies within the Committee's remit.

Milk Prices

Tuesday 17 July 2012

Mansel Raymond, Pembrokeshire dairy farmer and Chairman, NFU Milk Board, England and Wales, Paul Kelly, Director, External Affairs, Asda Stores Ltd, and Mike Sheldon, Group Milk Procurement Director, Dairy Crest, gave evidence.

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Farming Regulation Task Force: follow up

Wednesday 13 June 2012

Richard Macdonald, Chair of the Independent Farming Regulation Task Force and Chair of the Implementation Group, gave evidence.

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Environment Agency

Tuesday 1 November 2011

Rt Hon Lord Smith of Finsbury, Chairman, Dr Paul Leinster CBE, Chief Executive, and Ed Mitchell, Director, Environment and Business, Environment Agency, gave evidence.

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Rural Payments Agency (RPA)

Wednesday 11 May 2011 

Mark Grimshaw, Chief Executive, RPA, and Katrina Williams, Member of the DEFRA Management Committee and Supervisory Board and Director-General for the Food and Farming Group, DEFRA, gave evidence.

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Comprehensive Spending Review follow up

Wednesday 30 March 2011

Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Bronwyn Hill CBE, Permanent Secretary, Defra, and Peter Unwin, Director General, Environmental and Rural Group, Defra, gave evidence.

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The use of cloned animals and their offspring in agriculture

Wednesday 15 December 2010

Mr James Paice MP, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Lord Rooker, Chairman, the Food Standards Agency, and Mr Tim Smith, Chief Executive, the Food Standards Agency, gave evidence.

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The Outcome of the Comprehensive Spending Review

Tuesday 16 November 2010

Rt Hon Mrs Caroline Spelman MP, Secretary of State, Dame Helen Ghosh DCB, Permanent Secretary, and Peter Unwin, Director General, Environment and Rural Group, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, gave evidence.

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Defra's priorities and annual accounts

Wednesday 15 September 2010

Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP, Secretary of State, and Dame Helen Ghosh DCB, Permanent Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, gave evidence.