LORDS

A sweet start: Lords quiz Overseas Development Institute and LMC International

13 June 2012

The Overseas Development Institute and LMC International will appear before the House of Lords Agriculture, Fisheries, Environment and Energy EU Sub-Committee, in the first evidence session of their short follow-up inquiry into the EU Sugar Regime.

Witnesses

At 11.00am, Wednesday 13 June, Committee Room 3A, Palace of Westminster

  • Sheila Page, Senior Research Associate, Overseas Development Institute
  • Anna Locke, Head of Agricultural Development and Policy, Overseas Development Institute
  • John Adams, Senior Research Economist, LMC International

The witnesses are likely to face questions on issues such as:

  • the effectiveness of measures that have been put in place to mitigate the effect of the 2006 reform on African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP)/Least Developed countries (LDC);
  • how the reform of the EU regime could be managed to help the industry in ACP and LDC countries to adjust to the impact of a more liberal sugar market;
  • the role that EU and Member State development policies have; and
  • what changes should be made to Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reforms in order to improve the coherence between the CAP and development.

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