Sustainable Food - Environmental Audit Committee Contents

Formal minutes

Monday 30 April 2012

Members present:

Joan Walley, in the Chair
Peter Aldous 
Mark Lazarowicz 
Caroline Lucas 
Mr Mark Spencer 
Dr Alan Whitehead 

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Draft Report (Sustainable food), proposed by the Chair, brought up and read.

Peter Aldous declared an interest as a partner in a family farm near Halesworth, Suffolk, and having beneficial interest in a farm near Ipswich, Suffolk. Mark Spencer declared an interest as receiving rental income from Spring Lane Farm, Sherwood, and Floralands Garden Centre, Sherwood, as a partner in CH Spencer and Son, Nottinghamshire and as a member of the National Farmers Union.

Ordered, That the Draft Report be read a second time, paragraph by paragraph.

Paragraphs 1 to 72 read and agreed to.

Summary agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Eleventh Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Chair make the Report to the House.

Ordered, That embargoed copies of the Report be made available, in accordance with the provisions of Standing Order No. 134.

Written evidence was ordered to be reported to the House for printing with the Report, in addition to that ordered to be reported for publishing on 24, 30 and 31 March 2011, 27 April 2011, 11 May 2011, 22 June 2011, 26 October 2011, 14 December 2011 and 11 January 2012.

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[Adjourned till 10 May at 2.00 p.m.

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