Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - Ninth Report
Work of the Committee: 2010-15

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 17 March 2015.


Terms of Reference

1 Scrutinising Defra

The work of the Committee

The work of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

2 Environment

Natural Environment

Natural Environment White Paper

Tree health and plant biosecurity


Draft Water Bill


Flood insurance

Marine Policy Statement

National Policy Statement on Waste Water

Air quality

Environmental regulation of hydraulic fracturing

Waste Management

Hazardous Waste National Policy Statement

3 Food

Food security

Food safety

Food contamination

Elliott Review: food supply networks

Desinewed meat


Common Fisheries Policy

4 Rural issues


Common Agricultural Policy

Farming regulation

Farming in the Uplands

Rural communities

Rural broadband

Rural broadband and digital-only services

Canal and River Trust

5 Animal issues

Vaccination against bovine TB

Dog control and welfare

Horse welfare

Wild animals in circuses

Primates as pets

6 Conclusion

Key achievements

Key areas for follow-up

Taking scrutiny forward

Formal Minutes


Published written evidence  

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

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