COMMONS

Committee hears from the Secretary of State

28 November 2018

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee holds evidence sessions for two of its inquiries. The first will hear from the Secretary of State for its inquiry on Is Defra ready for Brexit? and the second will examine the Work of the Chief Veterinary Officer.

Witnesses

Is Defra ready for Brexit?

Wednesday 28 November, Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster

At 9.30am

  • Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Clare Moriarty, Permanent Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Likely topics for discussion include Defra’s staffing, legislative programme and efforts to replace or negotiate access to EU systems after Brexit.

Work of the Chief Veterinary Officer

Wednesday 28 November, Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster

At 10.30am

  • Dr Christine Middlemiss, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Likely topics for discussion include the UK’s veterinary workforce, animal welfare and disease surveillance.

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