Science and Technology in Agriculture APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 17/11/2021

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To provide a forum for parliamentarians and stakeholders to debate and highlight the value of science and technology in agriculture.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Science and Technology in Agriculture

1. Further education and skills: July 2020
16/07/2020 - Department for Education
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Found: 10580 4560 4680 1340 69030 1.0 Subject Area Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care 820 350 - - - -

2. Written Evidence: Crop Protection Association (AB46)
25/02/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: Agriculture Bill Written evidence submitted by the Crop Protection Association (CPA) (AB46) We welcome

3. agricultural biotechnology council - written evidence
19/12/2018 - Inquiry: The impact of UK-EU arrangements on wider UK trade policy - International Trade Committee
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Found: to promote the sustainable intensification of agriculture by tackling challenges such as pests, diseases

4. Trends in Agriculture
08/11/2018 - Parliamentary Research

Found: The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA; Tel: 020 7219 2840;

5. Agricultural Biotechnology Council - written evidence
10/10/2018 - Inquiry: Agriculture Bill - Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
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Found: to promote the sustainable intensification of agriculture by tackling challenges such as pests, diseases

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Science and Technology in Agriculture

1. Agriculture: Genome-edited Crops
04/03/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: in the register. The UK Government will take a science-based approach to reconsidering the position that - Speech Link
2: and producers all around the world from this technology, reducing dependence on chemicals —a race to - Speech Link
3: that consumers will be properly reassured by the science only if it is published openly and shared for the - Speech Link

2. Agriculture Bill
28/07/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: Foulkes of Cumnock, relate to the WTO Agreement on Agriculture. The noble Lord made the case for the Secretary - Speech Link
2: amendments—relating to Part 6 and the WTO Agreement on Agriculture—by moving Amendment 264, to which the noble Baroness - Speech Link
3: as well as reconciling different ambitions of agriculture among the big trading blocs and developing countries - Speech Link

3. BioYorkshire and the Bio-Economy
22/11/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: and is already demonstrating the power of its science. It is a green industrial revolution waiting to - Speech Link

4. Agriculture GCSE
07/02/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: House has considered the introduction of an agriculture GCSE.It is a pleasure to serve under your - Speech Link
2: she does, but I do not want to see a GCSE in agriculture only in North Herefordshire. I want to see it - Speech Link
3: makes a valuable point.My support for the agriculture GCSE is based on two central arguments: first - Speech Link

5. Gene Editing
30/01/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: Its four panellists were people steeped in the science and application of gene editing and each was familiar - Speech Link
2: of how the science might develop. It is right and proper that society decides what science output to control - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Science and Technology in Agriculture
1. Agriculture: Technology
asked by: Ben Everitt
24/11/2020
... what steps the Government is taking to use AgriTech innovation to open up new export markets for British agricultural businesses.

2. Agriculture: Technology
asked by: Luke Evans
28/09/2021
... what steps he is taking to support innovation and the use of new technology by farmers.

3. Agriculture: Technology
asked by: Angus Brendan MacNeil
04/05/2020
... which Minister of her Department is responsible for international trade relating to agri-tech.

4. Agriculture: Technology
asked by: Damien Moore
11/02/2019
... what steps his Department is taking to mitigate the effects of tech farming initiatives on the livelihood of people employed in the farming industry.

5. Agriculture: Digital Technology
asked by: Esther McVey
23/03/2021
... what steps his Department is taking to (a) incentivise and (b) encourage farmers and growers to use digital technology to boost productivity in the agriculture and horticulture sectors.

Latest Questions
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5 Current APPG Officers
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Julian Sturdy MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7199.

Email: julian.sturdy.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Daniel Pearsall, Front Foot Communications Ltd, The Old Dairy, Fellnaw Farm, Ringford, Castle Douglas DG7 2AP. Tel: 01557 820 504

Email: daniel.pearsall@frontfoot.uk.com

Secretariat:

Front Foot Communications Ltd acts as the group's secretariat. http://www.frontfoot.uk.com/

Group's Website:

http://www.appg-agscience.org.uk/

Benefits in Kind
Date
11 Feb 2021
Source
Front Foot Communications Ltd
Description
Front Foot Communications is paid by the following to act as the group's secretariat: Agricultural Biotechnology Council, Agricultural Industries Confederation, British Society of Plant Breeders, Crop Protection Association, Maltsters Association of Great Britain, National Association of British & Irish Millers, National Farmers Union, and NIAB   From : 11/02/2021 To : 10/02/2022
Value
£16,501
Date
11 Feb 2020
Source
Front Foot Communications Ltd
Description
Front Foot Communications is paid by the following to act as the group's secretariat: Agricultural Biotechnology Council; Agricultural Industries Confederation; British Society of Plant Breeders; Crop Protection Association; Maltsters Association of Great Britain; National Association of British & Irish Millers; National Farmers Union; NIAB   From : 11/02/2020 To : 10/02/2021
Value
£16,501
Date
11 Jul 2018
Source
Front Foot Communications Ltd
Description
Secretariat   From : 11/07/2018 To : 10/07/2019
Value
£16,501
Date
11 Jul 2017
Source
Front Foot Communications Ltd
Description
Secretariat   From : 11/07/2017 To : 10/07/2018
Value
£16,501
Date
6 Jul 2016
Source
Front Foot Communications Ltd
Description
Front Foot Communications Ltd is paid by the following clients to act as the APPG's secretariat: National Farmers Union, National Institute of Agricultural Botany, FERA, British Society of Plant Breeders, British Growers Association, Agricultural Biotechnology Council, Crop Protecion Association, Agricultural Industries Confederation   From : 06/07/2016 To : 05/07/2017
Value
£16,501
Date
1 Jan 2015
Source
Front Foot Communications Ltd
Description
Front Foot Communications Ltd is paid by the following clients to act as the APPG's secretariat: National Farmers Union, National Institute of Agricultural Botany, FERA, British Society of Plant Breeders, British Growers Association, Agricultural Biotechnology Council, Crop Protecion Association, Agricultural Industries Confederation   From : 01/01/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£15,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Science and Technology in Agriculture APPG

Former APPG Officers
Lord Haskins Portrait
Lord Haskins
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Retired on 1 December 2020
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 4th November 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Angela Smith Portrait
Angela Smith
Vice-Chair
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Penistone and Stocksbridge
Joined: 3rd June 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Earl of Selborne Portrait
Earl of Selborne
Vice-Chair
Non-affiliated - Retired on 26 March 2020
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Earl of Selborne Portrait
Earl of Selborne
Vice Chair
Non-affiliated - Retired on 26 March 2020
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Mark Spencer Portrait
Mark Spencer
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Sherwood
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 21st July 2016
No other APPG Memberships
Huw Irranca-Davies Portrait
Huw Irranca-Davies
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Ogmore
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 16th March 2016
No other APPG Memberships