British Destinations wrote to Neil Parish MP the newly reappointed chairman of the EFR Select Committee in August 2017 urging the new committee, when appointed, to revisit the incomplete rural tourism inquiry, curtailed by the last election: Letter Chair EFRA Select Committee 8 Aug 17 . MPs were selected this week to sit on the EFRA committee, those selected including a number of former members. We have taken the opportunity this news presents to write again reaffirming our view that revisiting would be a popular move: Letter Chair EFRA Select Committee 14 Sep 17.
In August we encourage destinations, rural or otherwise, to consider contacting Neil Parish themselves, or to influence local or regional rural interest groups they may work with to contact him. Clearly if you were able to do this you might want to consider contacting him again , or if didn’t contact him then doing so now off the back of the announcement of the appointment of the committee members.
The EFRA Committee release included the following
For immediate release: 12 September 2017
New Committee membership agreed
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee membership for the 2017 Parliament has been agreed by the House.
The Chair and Members of the Committee are:
- Neil Parish MP (Chair) (Conservative)
- Alan Brown MP (SNP)
- John Grogan MP (Labour)
- Paul Flynn MP (Labour)
- Dr Caroline Johnson MP (Conservative)
- Sandy Martin MP (Labour)
- Mrs Sheryll Murray MP (Conservative)
- David Simpson MP (DUP)
- Angela Smith MP (Labour)
- Julian Sturdy MP (Conservative)
Letters for the Chairman/Committee can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org