a1b0dd79-ecfe-4051-8251-d3b08678952aThe Environmental Audit Committee is examining the future of the natural environment after the EU Referendum. The inquiry has a particular focus on the future of agro-environment funding and schemes outside the EU.

Here are the witnesses:
At 10.15am – a scene setting session for the current state of the environment and EU protections, with academics and wildlife bodies.

  • Dr Viviane Gravey, Lecturer in European Politics, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Mr Steve Trotter, Director, The Wildlife Trusts (England)
  • Mr Martin Harper, Conservation Director, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
  • Professor Carolyn Roberts, Vice-president, Institute of Environmental Sciences (IES)

At 11.00am – a scene setting session for land use in the UK and the use of subsidies, with farming and land management bodies.

  • Mr George Dunn, Chief Executive, Tenant Farmer’s Association (TfA)
  • Mr Patrick Begg, Rural Enterprises Director, National Trust
  • Mr Richard Quinn, Chief Executive, Farmcare Ltd
  • Mr Tim Breitmeyer, Deputy President, Country, Land and Business Association (CLA)

The inquiry follows on from the September 7th oral evidence session on environmental policy outside the EU with Dr Thérèse Coffey (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) and Mr Robin Walker (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Exiting the European Union).

You can watch the sessions here.


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