Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee explores the work of DEFRA

25 April 2018

The Committee hears evidence from animal health and welfare charities, academics and representatives from different farming sectors. The Committee's inquiry focusses on the Government’s consultation: ‘Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment in a Green Brexit.’


Wednesday 25 April, Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

At 2.45pm

  • Professor Janet Dwyer, Professor of Rural Policy, University of Gloucester and Director of Countryside and Community Research Institute
  • Phil Stocker, Chief Executive, National Sheep Association
  • Jilly Greed, co-founder, Ladies in Beef
  • Peter Dawson, Policy and Sustainability Director, Dairy UK

At 3.45pm

  • Peter Stevenson, Chief Policy Advisor, Compassion in World Farming
  • Vicki Hird, Sustainable Farming Campaign Coordinator, Sustain
  • Professor Tim Lang, Centre for Food Policy, City University
  • Helen Browning OBE, Chief Executive, Soil Association

Likely topics of discussion

The likely topics of discussion for this evidence session are; the impact of withdrawing agricultural subsidies, devising a new system based on public goods, and maintaining animal welfare standards.

Further information

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