EFRA Inquiry into Flooding

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (EFRA) is holding an inquiry
into flooding.  Evidence sessions are to begin in October and the Committee's work is intended to contribute to the conclusions of the independently-led 'lessons learned' exercise that the Secretary of State announced on 12 July 2007.  The CLA has produced written comments compiled from members' experiences of the recent flooding and put forward views on what steps public authorities should take to address them

GB Invasive Non-Native Species Framework Strategy-Consultation Response Form

The GB Invasive Non-native Species Framework Strategy is intended to provide a strategic framework within which the actions of government departments, their related bodies and key stakeholders can be better co-ordinated.  Its overall aim is to minimise the risks posed, and reduce the negative impacts caused, by invasive non-native species in Great Britain.


GN11-07 New Payments for Optic Fibre Cables Installed on Overhead Electricity Apparatus

Energis (now trading as Cable and Wireless) has a longstanding agreement with CLA and NFU on recommended rates for fibre optic cable on electricity pylons. The last agreed rate expired on 1 Dec 2004. In the event, following tough negotiations, in April 2007 CLA and the farming organisations agreed to recommend a package deal to our members based on a five year period which is backdated to come into effect on 1 December 2004 and lasts until 30 November 2010.

The Power for National Park Authorities to make Traffic Regulation Orders

The consultation concerns a new power for National Park Authorities (NAOs) to make Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs).  The Government had given assurances to the CLA during that private access should not be affected and that the aim of the power was to restrict damaging recreational access.  Given these assurances we have argued in the current consultation that two aims are important:


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