Rural Related Politics - An RSN weekly review

24 September 2018

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 (17 - 21 September)

On Tuesday 18th, the Government announced £3 million of funding to help farmers reduce ammonia emissions produced by agriculture. Farming is responsible for 88 per cent of emissions of ammonia gas in the UK and the UK loses £138 million worth of nitrogen per year from ammonia emissions. The new scheme, which will provide training events and individual farm visits, will help protect the environment and help farmers to save money.

 

This week in politics (24 - 28 September)

Parliament remains in recess. The Labour Party Conference is taking place in Liverpool from Sunday 23rd to Wednesday 26th September. There are several events which may be of interest:

On Monday 24th at 10am, ‘Can devolution and the industrial strategy unleash the potential of the English regions?’ in the Kings Suite at the Pullman Hotel. Melanie Onn MP, Shadow Minister Housing Communities and Local Government will be speaking.

Then at 12.30pm at Pizza Express, Liverpool Kings Waterfront, there is the Rural Reception with Sue Hayman MP, Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment.

At 12.45pm at the Blundell Street Restaurant, ‘Have we the appetite for sustainable and healthy food?’ with Chris Williamson MP and Helen Browning OBE, CEO, Soil Association.

At 1pm the Institute for Local Government will host, ‘Show us the money: Why the spending review must invest in local services,’ in Concourse Room 4 of the ACC Liverpool.

The Countryside Alliance will host at 5.30pm, ‘Does Labour speak for rural Britain?’ in Meeting Room 8 of the ACC Liverpool. Angela Smith MP and Lord Rooker will attend.

Finally, on Tuesday 25th, the Campaign to Protect Rural England will discuss, ‘Can a green Brexit deliver for farming and the environment?’ at 12.30pm in Albert Suite 5 of the Hilton Hotel.

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