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Ministers and Chief Scientific Advisors questioned on Planetary Health

29 March 2019

The Environmental Audit Committee holds an evidence session on the issue of Planetary Health – the state of Earth’s natural systems and the implications for human health.

Witnesses

Tuesday 2 April 2019, Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster

At 10.15am

  • Sir Patrick Vallance, Government Chief Scientific Advisor
  • Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department of Health and Social Care
  • Professor Ian Boyd, Chief Scientific Advisor, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Professor Charlotte Watts, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department for International Development
  • Professor Phil Blythe, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department for Transport

At 11.15am

  • Dr Thérèse Coffey MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Environment, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Kit Malthouse MP, Minister of State for Housing, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
  • Jonathan Marron, Director General, Community and Social Care, Department for Health and Social Care
  • Professor Paul Cosford, Director of Health Protection and Medical Director, Public Health England

Purpose of the session

In the first panel of Chief Scientific Advisors, MPs will examine their advice, and processes for giving advice, to Government on this issue. The second panel, which includes Ministers, will be an opportunity to assess political action.

Further information

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