Committee questions Defra on rural policy

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03 July 2018

The Select Committee on the Rural Economy takes evidence on rural policy and rural proofing in its first public evidence session.


Tuesday 3 July in Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster

At 9.45am

  • Andrea Ledward, Director, Natural Environment, Defra
  • Sarah Severn CBE, Deputy Director, Rural Policy, Defra

At 10.45am

  • Lord Cameron of Dillington, former Chairman of the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 Committee

Possible questions

  • Areas of disagreement between the Government and Lord Cameron's former Committee over rural policy and rural proofing
  • Progress on developing the statement of priorities for rural research, and the priority given to rural research in Government generally
  • The mechanisms in place to monitor and review the quality of rural proofing carried out by other Government departments
  • Whether funding for rural communities will be maintained or improved when the Shared Prosperity Fund is implemented
  • The significance of the loss of the Commission for Rural Communities

Further information

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