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Agriculture, animals, food and rural affairs

Agriculture, animals, food and rural affairs news from UK Parliament.

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Environment Bill returns to the Lords
Lords considers Commons reasons for changes on storm overflows, air quality targets and protecting ancient woodland. Find out more
14 October 2021
MPs to debate petition relating to animal testing
MPs to debate a petition relating to animal testing
14 October 2021
Water company CEOs questioned on pollution failures
The Environmental Audit Committee quiz bosses from five of the largest water and sewerage companies in England
07 October 2021
Government 'unprepared to press go' on 'evident and ready solutions' to post-Brexit movement of animals between UK and EU
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee publishes Moving animals across borders report
30 September 2021
Lords campaigning on folic acid
Find out about Lord Rooker's campaigning in the House of Lords to fortify UK flour with folic acid
20 September 2021
National Food Strategy leader questioned by Committee
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee is to hold a one-off evidence session on the independent National Food Strategy (NFS) review with Henry Dimbleby MBE, who led the review.
16 September 2021
How are labour and trade issues affecting the food supply chain? MPs launch inquiry
Committee launches an inquiry into the impacts of factors such as Brexit, covid-19, and rising commodity prices on the food supply chain
16 September 2021
Committee probe forestry approval processes
This session is to focus on targets and incentives for woodland creation, as well as forestry approval processes
10 September 2021
Impacts of trade and environmental policy on family farms in Wales to be explored by MPs
Welsh Affairs Committee launches economic and cultural impacts of trade and environmental policy on family farms in Wales inquiry
23 July 2021
Lords considers new regulations and raises concerns
Members debate regulations relating to COVID-19 tests and the mandatory vaccination of care home staff, voting to 'regret' the lack of operational guidance and impact assessment. Catch up
22 July 2021
Nature-based solutions for climate change – inquiry launched
Science and Technology Committee launch inquiry into nature-based solutions to climate change
21 July 2021
Line by line check of Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill concludes in the Lords
Members examine changes in relation to medical science, invertebrates and more as committee stage concludes. Catch up
21 July 2021
House of Lords chamber
Lords debates private members’ bills
Members discuss elderly social care, organ tourism and environment education. Catch up
19 July 2021
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