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Implications of exiting EU for Cornwall examined

08 February 2017

The Exiting the European Union Committee visits Truro to examine the implications of leaving the EU for the Cornwall economy as well as agriculture, the environment and rural communities.

Witnesses

Thursday 9 February 2017, County Hall, Truro

Panel 1: Cornwall economy and future

At 12.30pm

  • Cllr John Pollard, Leader, Cornwall Council
  • Kate Kennally, Chief Executive, Cornwall Council; Chair, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Futures Group
  • Mark Duddridge, Chair, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership
  • Kim Conchie, Chief Executive, Cornwall Chamber of Commerce

Panel 2: Agriculture, environment and rural communities

At 1.30pm

  • David Rodda MBE, Rural Delivery Manager, Cornwall Development Company
  • Patrick Aubrey-Fletcher, County Adviser for Cornwall, NFU
  • Dr Laurence Couldrick, Board Member, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Nature Partnership
  • Nicola Lloyd, Head of Inward Investment, Invest in Cornwall

Purpose of the session

This session explores a number of themes including:

  • Cornwall voted by 56.5% to leave the EU despite being a net beneficiary of EU funding. The Committee is visiting Cornwall to find out the factors behind the leave vote, the implications of losing EU funding and what should replace it, and the impact of Brexit on agriculture, the environment and rural communities.
  • Following the referendum result, Cornwall Council set up a Futures Group which has held a number of roundtable discussions with different sectors of the local economy on the implications, risks and opportunities of Brexit for Cornwall. The Committee hears about the early findings of the Futures Group and their priorities for Brexit.

Further information

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