Environmental Audit Committee

Nitrates inquiry

Inquiry status: open

Accepting written evidence.

Scope of the inquiry

The Environmental Audit Committee will consider the nature, scale and impacts of nitrate pollution on the environment and human life, and review the Government’s approach to the regulation of the chemicals concerned and its approach to reducing them.

Terms of reference: Nitrates Send a written submission

Latest evidence

  • 06 Mar 2018 - Nitrate - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF312 KB) HC 656 | Published 13 Mar 2018

    Evidence given by Dr Lucinda Gilfoyle, Head of Catchment and Coastal Strategy, Anglian Water, Paul Stanfield, Catchment Delivery Manager, Wessex Water, and Mark Morton, Senior Hydrogeologist, Yorkshire Water Services Ltd; Paul Cottington, Environment and Land Use Adviser, SW National Farmers Union, Aileen Lawson, Senior Policy Officer Ulster Farmers Union, Fraser McAuley, Land Use Policy Adviser, CLA, Jane Salter, Head of Environment Policy, Agricultural Industries Confederation, and Helen Browning, Chief executive, Soil Association (at 11.15am).

Next meeting(s)

21 March 2018 2:15 pm

Oral Evidence Session

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George Eustice MP, Minister of State, DEFRA
Helen Wakeham, Deputy Director of water quality, groundwater and land contamination, Environment Agency


The Grimond Room, Portcullis House

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