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Rural Related Politics - An RSN weekly review

07 January 2019

Below is an RSN review of last week's rural related politics as well as a look forward to the week ahead:

Last week in politics
 (31 December 2018 -  04 January 2019)

Environment Secretary Michael Gove MP attended the Oxford Farming Conference on January 3, where he delivered a speech on the fourth agricultural revolution and his long-term plans for food production in the UK. Farming minister, George Eustice MP, and Shadow International Trade and Climate Change Secretary, Barry Gardiner MP, contributed to a panel session at the Oxford Farming Conference entitled ‘The World Beyond Brexit‘, discussing exports and how agri-food businesses can find a competitive advantage in post-Brexit trade.

Parliament remained recess for the Christmas break.


This week in politics (07 January -  11 January)

Parliament returned from recess on Monday 7 January.

On Tuesday 8 the Communities, Housing and Local Government Committee convenes to hear evidence as part of its ongoing inquiry into the future of the high street. Elsewhere, the Lords Economic Affairs Committee hears evidence on social care funding in England.

On Wednesday 9 the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Housing and Care for Older People will meet to present their social care green paper: ‘The lives we want to lead’.


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