Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Common's Committee scrutiny of the MMO tomorrow afternoon.

Will we see another MMO ray and skate ban this year?

Work of the Committee 2010-15 evidence sessions

15 January 2015

As part of the Committee’s review of its scrutiny of Defra over the course of this Parliament, the Committee is holding one-off evidence sessions with Defra agencies to examine key achievements and challenges of the past five years and priorities for the coming Parliament.


At 3.00pm, Wednesday 21 January 2015, Committee Room 16, Palace of Westminster
  • Sir Bill Callaghan, Chair
  • John Tuckett, Chief Executive Officer
  • Andy Beattie, Acting Chief Executive Officer
Purpose of session
The first evidence session will hear from the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) and will examine the role of the MMO’s work in protecting the marine environment and supporting the sustainable growth of coastal communities, including regulation of fishing.

Future evidence sessions

At 3.00pm, Wednesday 4 February 2015
  • Dr Paul Leinster CBE, Chief Executive
  • Sir Philip Dilley, Chair
Purpose of session
This evidence session will hear from the Government Agency and aims to examine the role of the Environment Agency’s work in relating to the protection and enhancement of the environment in England, including flooding, water abstractions, and fracking.
At 3.00pm, Wednesday 11 February 2015
  • Richard Macdonald, Chair of the Independent Farming Regulation Task Force and Chair of the Implementation Group
  • George Eustice MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for farming, food and marine environment, Defra
Purpose of session
This evidence session will examine progress of implementing the recommendations of the Task Force on farming regulation.
The meetings will take place in a committee room in the House of Commons. Visitors should check the exact location nearer the time on the Committee’s website.