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Agriculture and environment news from UK Parliament.

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Four short debates in the Lords
Members discuss human rights sanctions, housing developments on flood plains, Official Development Assistance and the Child Maintenance Service. Learn more
25 June 2021
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Puppy smuggling and live animal exports: Ministers to be questioned
MPs hold final evidence session of their inquiry into Moving animals across borders
24 June 2021
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New ELM Scheme: What do rural experts and environmental groups think?
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee is to hold its third oral evidence session as part of its inquiry into Environmental Land Management and the Agricultural Transition
17 June 2021
MPs take evidence on moving animals across borders
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee holds session of its inquiry into moving animals across borders.
03 June 2021
How is Defra engaging with farmers? MPs scrutinise new ELM scheme
Committee to hold second oral evidence session into its inquiry on Environmental Land Management and the Agricultural Transition
20 May 2021
New Environmental Land Management Scheme: Implications for farmers
Representatives of national farming groups to be questioned by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
06 May 2021
Lords debates the economic value of biodiversity
'The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review' report in the spotlight for House of Lords debate. Find out more
29 April 2021
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Four short debates in the Lords
Members discuss Body Mass Index, alcohol harm, COVID-19-related evictions and biodiversity emergency
23 April 2021
Lords debates net zero emissions targets
Members debate case for integrated UK policy-making
22 April 2021
Future of land-based education: Committee to raise concerns with Government
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee raises concerns about national delivery of education for agriculture and the environment
24 March 2021
Four short debates in House of Lords
Short debates are a chance for members to discuss policy issues and raise matters of concern. 
21 January 2021
How did the House of Lords push to protect food standards in the Agriculture Bill?
Find out about the progress of the Agriculture Bill through the House of Lords
09 December 2020
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Secretary of State questioned on border disruptions, fishing and farm support
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee explores the work of DEFRA
30 November 2020
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