APPG publishes 2018 AGM and Financial Report


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On Wednesday 5th September 2018, the AGM had it’s 2018 AGM and Financial Report. Attached below are the full minutes and report. Highlights include:

Elections

Kerry McCarthy MP re-elected as Chair

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer re-elected as Co-Chair

Zac Goldsmith re-elected as Vice-Chair

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb elected as Officer

Baroness Boycott elected as Officer

 

Greetings were given to new members: Alan Whitehead MP, Bill Wiggin MP, Deidre Brock MP, John McNally MP, Owen Smith MP, Baroness Parminter, Lord Truscott, Lord Willoughby de Broke

 

Upcoming Programme

  • An upcoming APPG panel event on the carbon footprint of agriculture in November
  • The Agriculture Bill is expected to be published on Monday, and the APPG will be doing work around the Bill in September/October.
  • The APPG intends to present a report at the Oxford Real Farming Conference
  • The possibility was raised of doing an event on Gove’s Food Policy in January – ‘How do we afford the Eatwell Plate?’ – Chaired by Baroness Boycott, jointly hosted with the Parliamentary Food and Health Forum.

 

Peter Melchett

A minute of silence was held to remember Peter Melchett, who sadly passed away recently. Peter Melchett was an ardent environmental campaigner and a strong supporter of the APPG since it was founded. Peter most recently spoke at the APPG’s panel event on the Health and Harmony paper in May 2018.