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Senior officials from BEIS and MHCLG questioned on the rural economy

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04 September 2018

The Select Committee on the Rural Economy questions officials from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MCHLG) on how they are addressing the rural economy.

Witnesses

Tuesday 4 September in Committee Room 2A, Palace of Westminster
At 14.45

  • Sam Lister, Director, Industrial Strategy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, BEIS
  • Joe Manning, Deputy Director, Local Industrial Strategies, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, BEIS

Possible questions

  • What does BEIS understand by 'rural economy'?
  • Is BEIS paying enough attention to the rural economy and rural  businesses?
  • How is 'rural proofing' undertaken at BEIS
  • Does the Industrial Strategy adequately consider rural business?

At 15.45pm:

  • Simon Gallagher - Director of Planning, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
  • Joe Tuke - Director of Local Government Policy, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

Possible questions

  • Is MHCLG paying enough attention to the needs of rural areas?
  • What are your current policy priorities for rural affordable housing?
  • How do you engage with local authorities when rural proofing policies?
  • What level of coordination do you have with Defra in the delivery of EU Structural Funds to support rural businesses and communities?

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