National Pollinator Strategy: First evidence session

18 June 2014

The Environmental Audit Committee will hold its first public evidence hearing on National Pollinator Strategy at 2.15pm on Wednesday 18 June 2014 in Committee Room 5, Palace of Westminster


At 2.15 pm  (Panel 1)

  • Professor Ian Boyd, Chief Scientist, Defra
  • Matt Shardlow, Chief Executive, Buglife
  • Dr Julian Little, Head of Government Affairs, Bayer Crops
    Professor Dave Goulson, Sussex University

At 3.00 pm  (Panel 2)

  • Alick Simmons, Director & Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer, Defra
  • Liz McIntosh, Strategic Policy—Pollinators and Plant Health Team, Defra
  • Dr Chris Hartfield, National Farmers’ Union
  • Sandra Bell, Friends of the Earth
  • Marylyn Haines Evans, Chair of Public Affairs, Women’s Institute

Purpose of session

The Environmental Audit Committee is taking evidence from representatives of Defra, pesticide manufacturers, farmers’ associations and NGOs as part of its inquiry into the draft National Pollinator Strategy. The Committee is focussing on pollinator research and protection measures featured in the draft NPS ahead of the release of its final version. The inquiry follows the EAC report on Pollinators and Pesticides, published in 2013.

Further information

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