Soil Health Contents


Terms of Reference


1 Introduction: the importance of soil to society

Our inquiry

2 Contaminated land

Funding for remediation

Data gathering on contaminated land

3 Soil carbon and climate change

Carbon emissions from soil degradation

Declining soil carbon in arable and peat soils

Peatland degradation

Action to improve soil organic matter

4 Agricultural soil protection: incentives and regulations

The cross compliance regime

Subsidies for maize for anaerobic digestion

5 Monitoring soil trends

Monitoring schemes in the devolved administrations

6 Conclusion

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal Minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

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27 May 2016