Outcome of the independent Farming Regulation Task Force

Inquiry concluded, Report and Government Response published

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee decided to take evidence about the independent Farming Regulation Task Force’s report, which was published on 17 May 2011.

The Committee considered in particular:

  • whether it is desirable for Defra to change its culture of regulation in the manner suggested by the report,
  • how this cultural shift could be implemented, particularly focussing on strengthened partnership with the farming and food processing industries and more proactive engagement with EU institutions;
  • how a system of ‘earned recognition’ for regulation and inspection recommended by the Task Force would work in practice.




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