Officeholder responsibilities

NFU officeholders 2018-2020_52033

 

See what our officeholders are up to this week here.


President Minette Batters
 

Minette Batters on farm Feb 18_51725

Representation / chairs

Chairs:

Council
Policy Board
Officeholders
Farming Brexit Roundtable

NFU representation on:

Secretary of State meetings
COPA Praesidium
AFS Board
Food and Drink Sector Council

Policy leads

Environment
Next Generation
International trade
EU relations
Animal welfare
Farm assurance
Food chain: Retailers / brands
Brexit
Grocery Code
Animal ID and movements
Industrial strategy
Education
Annual Conference

Deputy President Guy Smith

Guy Smith on farm Feb 18_51772

Representation

Chair:

NFU Regional Board

Co-chair:

Campaign for the Farmed Environment

NFU representation on:

Agri-Skills Council

Policy leads

Organics
Potatoes
Food safety and labelling
Plant health
Banking
Taxation and fiscal policy
Planning policy
Renewables and climate change
Regulation
Training, skills and apprenticeships
Science and research and development (R&D)
Rural crime
DAP including environment, productivity and volatility

 

Vice President Stuart Roberts

Stuart Roberts NFU Vice President_51705

Representation

Chair:

NFU Governance Board
Farm Safety Partnership

Policy leads

Uplands
Tenants
BPS
Agricultural transport
Health and safety
Waste
Flooding and coastal protection
Water quality and abstraction licensing
Infrastructure projects (eg HS2)
Rural development
Broadband
Inputs (fertiliser, red diesel)
Primary sector processing
Tenancy issues
Animal health including bovine TB
 

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  • Posted by: D MallenderPosted on: 26/05/2013 08:28:01

    Comment:
    Dear

    Please look at this consultation below. There is now some urgency to this as the consultation process ends in June.

    One of the main concerns is the low culpability/ no culpability thread throughout this document. Put simply the situation where the individual is blamed for the Act of God/ Act of Nature.

    Within farming particularly throughout 2012 water was seeping from very high water tables possibly/probably running through muck lying on grass. In such a scenario will the farmer be culpable if subsequently water is contaminated? Strict liability under these circumstances or circumstances where ordinarily defences would hold against flooding is patently unfair and against the principles of serving justice.

    Please look at this consultation from the Sentencing Council below and let me know what you think.


    By way of an update, the Sentencing Council proposals have now been published: http://sentencingcouncil.judiciary.gov.uk/consultations-current.htm The proposed guideline would apply to the main environmental permitting offences - ie
    • illegal discharges to air, land and water under regs 12&38 of the Environmental Permitting Regs 2010
    • additional waste offences, including under s33 EPA 1990.
    As predicted, the proposals would introduce a tariff-based approach to fines.

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