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The 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 associated public bodies.

Current membership

Neil Parish MP (Conservative, Tiverton and Honiton) (Chair)

Ian Byrne MP (Labour, Liverpool, West Derby)

Geraint Davies MP (Labour (Co-op), Swansea West)

Dave Doogan MP (Scottish National Party, Angus)

Rosie Duffield MP (Labour, Canterbury)

Barry Gardiner MP (Labour, Brent North)

Dr Neil Hudson MP (Conservative, Penrith and The Border)

Robbie Moore MP (Conservative, Keighley)

Mrs Sheryll Murray MP (Conservative, South East Cornwall)

Julian Sturdy MP (Conservative, York Outer)

Derek Thomas MP (Conservative, St Ives)

The following were also members of the Committee during this inquiry:

Mary Glindon MP (Labour, North Tyneside)

Toby Perkins MP (Labour, Chesterfield)


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 www.parliament.uk.


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Committee reports are published on the Committee’s website at www.parliament.uk/efracom and in print by Order of the House.

Evidence relating to this report is published on the inquiry publications page of the Committee’s website.

Committee staff

Ian Blair (Committee Operations Officer), Ian Bradshaw (Committee Clerk), Louis Dawson (POST Fellow), Jonathan Finlay (Committee Specialist), Andy French (Committee Specialist), Tim Jarrett (Second Clerk), Xameerah Malik (Senior Committee Specialist), Emily Pritchard (Media Officer), Annabel Russell (Committee Operations Officer) and Chloe Sawyers (Committee Operations Manager).


All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. The telephone number for general enquiries is 020 7219 1119; the Committee’s email address is efracom@parliament.uk.

You can follow the Committee on Twitter using @CommonsEFRA.

Published: 8 February 2021 Site information    Accessibility statement