Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Brexit update from Environment Secretary

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 12:02am

The EU Environment Sub-Committee questions Defras Secretary of State George Eustice on his Departments preparations for the end of the transition period and priorities for the UK-EU future relationship negotiations.

Key Points: 
  • The EU Environment Sub-Committee questions Defras Secretary of State George Eustice on his Departments preparations for the end of the transition period and priorities for the UK-EU future relationship negotiations.
  • Rt Hon George Eustice MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
    The Committee has been examining a number of Defras policy areas that either need to be resolved in the UK-EU future relationship negotiations, or need to be implemented before the end of the Brexit transition period.
  • Members will be asking the Secretary of State about:
    Possible ways forward for the fisheries negotiations, particularly in relation to quota allocations

Brexit update from Environment Secretary

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 12:01am

The EU Environment Sub-Committee questions Defras Secretary of State George Eustice on his Departments preparations for the end of the transition period and priorities for the UK-EU future relationship negotiations.

Key Points: 
  • The EU Environment Sub-Committee questions Defras Secretary of State George Eustice on his Departments preparations for the end of the transition period and priorities for the UK-EU future relationship negotiations.
  • Rt Hon George Eustice MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
    The Committee has been examining a number of Defras policy areas that either need to be resolved in the UK-EU future relationship negotiations, or need to be implemented before the end of the Brexit transition period.
  • Members will be asking the Secretary of State about:
    Possible ways forward for the fisheries negotiations, particularly in relation to quota allocations

Committee to hear from new Secretary of State for DEFRA

Saturday, June 13, 2020 - 12:05am

The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) will be holding a one-off evidence session with the new Secretary of State for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), George Eustice, on environmental plans after Brexit, and his future priorities.

Key Points: 
  • The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) will be holding a one-off evidence session with the new Secretary of State for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), George Eustice, on environmental plans after Brexit, and his future priorities.
  • The session will also cover topics such as the environmental implications of COVID-19, biodiversity, chemicals regulation, the Office for Environmental Protection and the Environmental Land Management scheme.

Committee to hear from new Secretary of State for DEFRA

Saturday, June 13, 2020 - 12:05am

The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) will be holding a one-off evidence session with the new Secretary of State for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), George Eustice, on environmental plans after Brexit, and his future priorities.

Key Points: 
  • The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) will be holding a one-off evidence session with the new Secretary of State for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), George Eustice, on environmental plans after Brexit, and his future priorities.
  • The session will also cover topics such as the environmental implications of COVID-19, biodiversity, chemicals regulation, the Office for Environmental Protection and the Environmental Land Management scheme.

Committee to hear from new Secretary of State for DEFRA

Saturday, June 13, 2020 - 12:04am

The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) will be holding a one-off evidence session with the new Secretary of State for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), George Eustice, on environmental plans after Brexit, and his future priorities.

Key Points: 
  • The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) will be holding a one-off evidence session with the new Secretary of State for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), George Eustice, on environmental plans after Brexit, and his future priorities.
  • The session will also cover topics such as the environmental implications of COVID-19, biodiversity, chemicals regulation, the Office for Environmental Protection and the Environmental Land Management scheme.

Lords debates Agriculture Bill at second reading

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 12:04am

Members of the Lords will discuss the main principles and purpose of the Agriculture Bill during second reading, onWednesday 10June.

Key Points: 
  • Members of the Lords will discuss the main principles and purpose of the Agriculture Bill during second reading, onWednesday 10June.
  • The objective of this bill is to underpin a new agricultural system based on the principle of public money for public goods.
  • Lord Gardiner of Kimble (Conservative), Parliamentary Under-Secretary in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, will open the debate.
  • Speakers includea member of the Commission on Food, Farming and the Countryside and the president of Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers.

Lords debates food supply and security

Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 12:06am

Members of the Lordswill debatefood supply and security in theUK in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, in a virtual session onThursday 14 May.

Key Points: 
  • Members of the Lordswill debatefood supply and security in theUK in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, in a virtual session onThursday 14 May.
  • Speakers include the director the Food Foundation and the chair of the Government's Food Security Programme Steering Board.
  • During debates, members put their experience to good use to discuss current issues and draw the government's attention to concerns.
  • Lord Gardiner of Kimble (Conservative), Parliamentary Under-Secretary in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, will respond on behalf of the government.

New funding announced for dairy farmers

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 1:04pm

Chair of the House of Commons EFRA Select Committee, Neil Parish MP, has welcomed new measures announced by DEFRA to support dairy farmers through the coronavirus crisis.

Key Points: 
  • Chair of the House of Commons EFRA Select Committee, Neil Parish MP, has welcomed new measures announced by DEFRA to support dairy farmers through the coronavirus crisis.
  • DEFRA's support for the industry, announced last night , entitles producers to claim up to 10,000 to cover income lost during April and May as a result of lockdown measures.
  • Chair of the EFRA Select Committee, Neil Parish MP, said:
    The pandemic has hit dairy farmers hard, and the support they will need from Government has been one of the most urgent issues in the EFRA Committees ongoing coronavirus and food supply inquiry.
  • I welcome these measures, which will help to sustain livelihoods, and ensure that the British produce used in our industries will be there once we return to normal life.

New funding announced for dairy farmers

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 1:03pm

Chair of the House of Commons EFRA Select Committee, Neil Parish MP, has welcomed new measures announced by DEFRA to support dairy farmers through the coronavirus crisis.

Key Points: 
  • Chair of the House of Commons EFRA Select Committee, Neil Parish MP, has welcomed new measures announced by DEFRA to support dairy farmers through the coronavirus crisis.
  • DEFRA's support for the industry, announced last night , entitles producers to claim up to 10,000 to cover income lost during April and May as a result of lockdown measures.
  • Chair of the EFRA Select Committee, Neil Parish MP, said:
    The pandemic has hit dairy farmers hard, and the support they will need from Government has been one of the most urgent issues in the EFRA Committees ongoing coronavirus and food supply inquiry.
  • I welcome these measures, which will help to sustain livelihoods, and ensure that the British produce used in our industries will be there once we return to normal life.

New funding announced for dairy farmers

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 1:03pm

Chair of the House of Commons EFRA Select Committee, Neil Parish MP, has welcomed new measures announced by DEFRA to support dairy farmers through the coronavirus crisis.

Key Points: 
  • Chair of the House of Commons EFRA Select Committee, Neil Parish MP, has welcomed new measures announced by DEFRA to support dairy farmers through the coronavirus crisis.
  • DEFRA's support for the industry, announced last night , entitles producers to claim up to 10,000 to cover income lost during April and May as a result of lockdown measures.
  • Chair of the EFRA Select Committee, Neil Parish MP, said:
    The pandemic has hit dairy farmers hard, and the support they will need from Government has been one of the most urgent issues in the EFRA Committees ongoing coronavirus and food supply inquiry.
  • I welcome these measures, which will help to sustain livelihoods, and ensure that the British produce used in our industries will be there once we return to normal life.