This session will explore the full implications of Comprehensive Spending Review for Defra and its associated public bodies.
Discussion may range from efficiency savings within the department to the future shape of Internal Drainage Boards and planned changes to Natural England, the Environment Agency and British Waterways.
Key areas of policy delivery will also be discussed including scientific research, nature reserves, biodiversity, marine management, forestry, agriculture, food, flood protection and coastal defence.
At 3pm, Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster:
- Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
- Bronwyn Hill CBE, Permanent Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
- Peter Unwin, Director General, Environment and Rural Group, Defra
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