EFRA Committee asks public to identify key work in this Parliament

The EFRA Committee wants to hear from the public. 

The 2015 EFRA Committee wants the public to tell it what key issues should be addressed this Parliament.

The Committee’s job is to scrutinise what the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs does and how it spends its budgets.  The Committee also covers major agencies including the Environment Agency, the Rural Payments Agency, Natural England and the Food and Environment Research Agency.

The Committee’s 11 MPs, from parties across the House of Commons and from across the whole UK, want to find out which issues the public and key stakeholders want them to focus on.

New Committee Chair, Neil Parish MP said:

“I am delighted to have been elected Chairman of the EFRACommittee and to be joined last week by the full membership.  We now start the important job of prioritising from across Defra’s wide remit the issues where we focus attention.

We all very much look forward to working with you, the public, and to hearing your ideas of how the environment, food and rural affairs Committee can take action to help create a cleaner environment, greater food security and a more prosperous farming industry.”

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Mr Parish added:

“Any of my Committee’s inquiries will only be as good as the evidence we receive, and we want to make sure that as wide a range of people as possible contribute to our work.  With limited time we can’t promise to tackle everything but we want our work programme to take into account of the public’s views on what the top topics should be. We all look forward to a lively debate.


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