How can the Government improve support for rural communities?

17 October 2017

The Select Committee on the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 holds two evidence sessions considering whether the Government has a coherent rural vision and how it can better deliver on policy decisions for people living in remote areas of the UK.


Tuesday 17 October, Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster

At 11.05am 

  • Tim Bonner, Chief Executive, Countryside Alliance

At 11.50am

  • Christopher Price, Director of Policy and Advice, Country Land and Business Association
  • Guy Smith, Vice-President, National Farmers Union

Possible questions

  • Will new legal powers, or new structures, be needed to compensate for the loss of EU oversight for environmental protection as a result of Brexit?
  • How well does Natural England take account of the economic and social impacts of its policies and actions?
  • What structures need to be put in place to take better account of rural needs in policy making?
  • Where should rural advocacy, advice and monitoring sit within government?

Further information

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