The Select Committee on the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 holds two evidence sessions considering whether the Government has a coherent rural vision and how it can better deliver on policy decisions for people living in remote areas of the UK.
Tuesday 17 October, Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster
- Tim Bonner, Chief Executive, Countryside Alliance
- Christopher Price, Director of Policy and Advice, Country Land and Business Association
- Guy Smith, Vice-President, National Farmers Union
- Will new legal powers, or new structures, be needed to compensate for the loss of EU oversight for environmental protection as a result of Brexit?
- How well does Natural England take account of the economic and social impacts of its policies and actions?
- What structures need to be put in place to take better account of rural needs in policy making?
- Where should rural advocacy, advice and monitoring sit within government?