Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee:

Land Use and Rural Affairs

On this page you can view all reports, special reports and oral evidence published by the Committee this Parliament relating to land use and rural affairs matters. You can also view any Government progress reports received by the Committee and details of any current inquiries in this subject area. This is divided into sections which are linked below:

Wildlife, Countryside, Land Use and Better Regulation   |  Rural Policy




Wildlife, Countryside, Land Use and Better Regulation


Draft Marine Bill: Coastal Access Provisions

Government Response to the Ninth Report of the Committee Published September 2008

Ninth Report of the Committee session 2007-08 HC 656-I Report published 22 July 2008

Oral and written evidence HC 656-II also published 22 july 2008


Sites of Special Scientific Interest

Eighteenth Special Report, Government Reply to the Commitee's Fourteenth Report 2003-04 HC 1255 published 15 November 2004

Fourteenth Report of the Committee session 2003-04 HC 475 published 15 July 2004


Gangmasters (including follow up)

Twelfth Special Report, Government Reply to the Committee's Eighth Report session 2003-04 HC 1035 published 14 September 2004

Follow up Report, Eighth Report of the Committee session 2003-04, HC 455  published 20 May 2004

First Special Report, Government Reply to the Committee's Fourteenth Report session 2002-03, HC 122 published 17 December 2003

Fourteenth Report of the Committee session 2002-03, HC 691 published 18 September 2003




Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000

Fifth Special Report, Government Reply to the Committee's Fifth Report of session 2002-03, HC 748 published 10 June 2003

Fifth Report of the Committee session 2002-03, HC 394 published 18 March 2003




Rural Policy

The potential of England's rural economy

Eleventh Report of the Committee, session 2007-08 HC 544-I, published 29 October 2008

Oral and Written Evidence HC 544-II  was also published on 29 October 2008

First Special Report of 2008-09, Government Response to the Committee's Eleventh Report of 2007-08 HC 155, published 21 January 2009




The Government's Rural Strategy and the draft Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill

Government's Response to the Committee's Fifth Report 2004-05, Cm 6574, published 26 May 2005

Fifth Report of the Committee session 2004-05, HC 408-I published 26 March 2005




Rural Delivery Review

Lord Haskins Rural Delivery Review, oral evidence taken on 17 December 2003 and memoranda, HC 148-i published 25 March 2004

Rural Delivery Review, oral evidence taken on 25 June 2003, HC 874 published 6 August 2003 




Rural Broadband

Twelfth Special Report, Government Reply to the Committee's Eleventh Report session 2002-03, HC 1174 published 21 October 2003

Eleventh Report of the Committee session 2002-03, HC 587 published 15 July 2003




The Delivery of Education in Rural Areas

Tenth Special Report, Government Reply to the Committee's Ninth Report session 2002-03, HC 1085 published 16 September 2003

Ninth Report of the Committee session 2002-03, HC 467 published 5 June 2003




Rural Payments Agency and the implementation of the Single Payment Scheme

Third Report of the Committee, session 2006-07 HC 107-I, published 29 March 2007

Oral and Written Evidence (HC 107-II) was also published 29 March 2007

The House of Commons debated this report on Monday 9 July 2007

Third Special Report of session 2006-07, Government Response to the Committee's Third Report of session 2006-07 HC 956, published 24 July 2007

Fifth Report of the Committee session 2005-06, HC 840 published 25 January 2006