Lords investigates impact of Natural Environment & Rural Communities Act

Lords investigates impact of Natural Environment & Rural Communities Act

The House of Lords has appointed a new committee chaired by Lord Cameron of Dillington that will report by the end of March 2018

How healthy is our countryside? a new Lords committee aims to find out

The Natural Environment & Rural Communities Act was passed in 2006 with ambitious objectives to protect the environment, enhance biodiversity, support rural communities in England and it saw the creation of Natural England.
 
Eleven years on and the House of Lords wants to know whether the act has achieved its goals. To do this it's appointed a new committee to examine how the act has been working and whether it needs to be updated to better protect natural ecosystems and rural communities.
 
Committee members are:
 
Earl of Arran                                    Baroness Byford                              
 
Countess of Mar                              Lord Harrison
 
Earl of Caithness                              Baroness Parminter
 
Lord Faulkner of Worcester             Baroness Scott of Bybrook
 
Lord Foster of Bishop Auckland      Baroness Scott of Needham Market
 
Baroness Whitaker                          Lord Cameron of Dillington (chairman)
 
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