LORDS

Is the Government committed to protecting the natural environment?

10 October 2017

The Select Committee on the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 continues its inquiry with two evidence sessions. The National Trust and Kent Downs Area of Outstanding National Beauty Unit give evidence as well as a former Chief Executive of the Exmoor National Park Authority.

Witnesses

Tuesday 10 October, Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster

At 11.05am

  • Nick Johannsen, Director, Kent Downs AONB Unit
  • Dr Nigel Stone, Former Chief Executive, Exmoor National Park Authority

At 12.05pm

  • Harry Bowell, Director, North, National Trust
  • Dr David Bullock, Head of Species and Habitat Conservation, National Trust

Possible questions

  • How might the UK's exit from the European Union affect the work of the National Trust and its partners?
  • What are the opportunities and risks for conserving, managing and helping people to access nature in this country?
  • What action is the National Trust taking to conserve biodiversity, and are levels of biodiversity improving or decreasing on National Trust land?
  • To what extent has the loss of the CRC and RCPU affected the Government's ability to address key social and economic issues such as rural housing and rural broadband?
  • To what extent have recent budget cuts affected Natural England's ability to engage in work or partnerships that help to deliver against its core objectives?

Further information

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