Government committee launches inquiry into new Agriculture Bill

Neil Parish, Chair of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, has welcomed the Government’s publication of a new Agriculture Bill.

The Committee is launching a short inquiry on the scope, provisions and powers proposed in the Agriculture Bill. The Committee invites written submissions by Monday 8 October 2018.  

Commenting on the introduction of the Bill in the House of Commons on 12 September by the Department of Environment, Culture and Rural Affairs, Neil Parish MP said:

“The Agriculture Bill will be a landmark piece of legislation with potential to transform UK farming and commit to environmental protections.

“As Chair of the cross-party EFRA Committee, I look forward to scrutinising the details it contains, and consider what practical implications it will have for the British farming sectors.”

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