The Common Agricultural Policy after 2013 - Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee Contents

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee is appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration, and policy of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and its associated bodies.

Current membership

Miss Anne McIntosh (Conservative, Thirsk and Malton) (Chair)

Tom Blenkinsop (Labour, Middlesborough South and East Cleveland)

Thomas Docherty (Labour, Dunfermline and West Fife)

Richard Drax, (Conservative, South Dorset)

Bill Esterson (Labour, Sefton Central)

George Eustice (Conservative, Camborne and Redruth)

Barry Gardiner (Labour, Brent North)

Mrs Mary Glindon (Labour, North Tyneside)

Neil Parish (Conservative, Tiverton and Honiton)

Dan Rogerson (Liberal Democrat, North Cornwall)

Amber Rudd (Conservative, Hastings and Rye)

Nigel Adams (Conservative, Selby and Ainsty) and Mr David Anderson (Labour, Blaydon) were members of the Committee during this inquiry.


The Committee is one of the departmental select committees, the powers of which are set out in House of Commons Standing Orders, principally in SO No. 152. These are available on the Internet via


The reports and evidence of the Committee are published by The Stationery Office by Order of the House. All publications of the Committee (including press notices) are on the Internet at

Committee staff

The current staff of the Committee are Richard Cooke (Clerk), Lucy Johnson (Second Clerk), Sarah Coe (Committee Specialist—Environment), Rebecca Ross (Committee Specialist—Agriculture), Clare Genis (Senior Committee Assistant), Jim Lawford and Anna Browning (Committee Assistants), and Hannah Pearce (Media Officer).


All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, House of Commons, 7 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA. The telephone number for general enquiries is 020 7219 5774; the Committee's e-mail address is: Media inquiries should be addressed to Hannah Pearce on 020 7219 8430.

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