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Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
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In April 2017 the then EFRA Committee produced a Report into, Feeding the nation: labour constraints. This Report followed a short inquiry into the availability of labour for work in the agriculture and horticulture sectors and investigated the degree to which there was a labour shortage in those sectors, the main reasons for any such shortage and the effect the UK’s vote to leave the EU was having on recruitment of foreign workers.
The Committee has decided to re-launch and re-open that inquiry to investigate whether the labour situation faced by those working in agriculture, horticulture and food production has improved or deteriorated over the past year, and to inquire into whether the Government’s statements at the time have proven accurate.
Evidence given by Rt Hon Caroline Nokes MP, Minister for Immigration, Home Office, and George Eustice MP, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
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Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee hears from Home Office and Defra ministers