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Owen Paterson MP faces badger, GM and CAP questions

29 October 2013

The Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee questioned the Secretary of State, Owen Paterson, about key policy issues including the badger cull, genetically modified (GM) foods, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and climate change.

The evidence session, held on Tuesday 29 October, is part of the Committee’s review of the Department’s Annual Report for 2012-13, and an inquiry into the implementation of the CAP.

Departmental Annual Report 2012-13

At 2.30pm, evidence from:

  • Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Bronwyn Hill, Permanent Secretary, Defra
  • Peter Unwin, Director General, Policy Delivery Group, Defra
  • Ian Trenholm, Chief Operating Officer, Defra

Read the transcript here (PDF 262 KB)

CAP implementation

At 3.45pm, evidence from:

  • Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Ian Trenholm, Chief Operating Officer, Defra
  • Sarah Hendry, Director, Rural Development, Sustainable Communities & Crops
  • Martin Nesbit, Acting Director General, Strategy, Evidence and Customer (but until recently Director EU, International and CAP Reform)
  • Amy Holmes, Acting Director, EU, International and CAP Reform

Read the transcript here (PDF 98 KB)

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