Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

Pre-appointment hearing with the Government’s preferred candidate for Chair of Natural England inquiry

Scope of the inquiry

The Committee is holding a pre-appointment hearing for the Government’s preferred candidate to fill the post of Chair of Natural England. Natural England is an arms-length public body within the Defra Group and acts as a statutory advisor to Defra and a regulator.
The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs will announce a preferred candidate after an open recruitment process. The Committee will take oral evidence from the candidate and will report its findings.



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