The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee invites the public to submit questions to be put to Defra ministers. The evidence session will focus on Defra’s preparations for Brexit and the Committee wants to ensure that their questions reflect public concerns.
On Wednesday 27 March, the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee will hold evidence sessions with all ministers from the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
Witnesses will include:
- The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs;
- Robert Goodwill MP, Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food;
- Dr Thérèse Coffey MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Environment;
- Lord Gardiner of Kimble, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Rural Affairs and Biosecurity;
- David Rutley MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Food and Animal Welfare.
Neil Parish MP, the Chair of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, said:
“Defra is one of the Government departments most affected by Brexit and is facing huge challenges.
“We want to ensure that important policy areas are not being neglected. I hope that you will take this opportunity to share the questions that matter most to you about the work and future direction of Defra.”
Submit your questions
Submit your question either via Twitter to @commonsefra using #askDEFRAministers or online here. Questions must be submitted by 12pm on Wednesday 20 March. All questions received will be considered, but it will not be possible to respond to submissions individually.