Trade and Agriculture Commission: Public Appointments

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 24th September 2020.

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Photo of Lord Rose of Monewden Lord Rose of Monewden Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to widen the membership of the Trade and Agriculture Commission to include representatives from (1) animal welfare groups, and (2) environmental groups.

Photo of Lord Grimstone of Boscobel Lord Grimstone of Boscobel The Minister of State, Department for International Trade, The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Membership of the Trade and Agriculture Commission was announced by my Rt Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade on 10 July.

Beyond the membership of the Commission itself, there are ways for relevant representatives to engage with and contribute to the work of the Commission, most notably as part of three technical working groups that have now been established around the themes of competitiveness, consumers and standards.

Further details on the terms of reference and membership of the Commission can be found on (

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