Press Notice No 14, Session 2003 - 04


DfID’s Agricultural Policy

In December the Department for International Development (DfID) published its policy paper entitled ‘Agriculture and poverty reduction: unlocking the potential’. DfID is  consulting on its proposals and the Committee plans to produce a short report by way of a submission to the consultation.  The Committee plans to hold an evidence session in late April with relevant organisations. Details will be announced in due course.

The Committee will be receiving copies of consultation responses sent to DfID. It is not necessary, therefore, to send the Committee copies of submissions already sent to DfID. Any individual or organisation wishing to make a separate submission to the Committee, or wishing in any other way to contribute to the inquiry, should contact Sarah Hartwell, Second Clerk, on 020 7219 0851 or


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The membership of the Committee is as follows: Tony Baldry (Chairman) (Conservative, Banbury), John Barrett (Liberal Democrat, Edinburgh West), Mr John Battle (Labour, Leeds West), Hugh Bayley (Labour, City of York), Ann Clwyd (Labour, Cynon Valley), Mr Tony Colman (Labour, Putney), Mr Quentin Davies (Conservative, Grantham and Stamford); Mr Piara S. Khabra (Labour, Ealing, Southall), Chris McCafferty (Labour, Calder Valley), Mr Andrew Robathan (Conservative, Blaby) and Tony Worthington (Labour, Clydebank and Milngavie).