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Rural Disadvantage

Volume 447: debated on Thursday 22 June 2006

18. To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will make a statement on the findings of the Commission for Rural Communities’ report on rural disadvantage. (79361)

I welcome the report and its emphasis on meeting the needs of disadvantaged people living in rural areas.

This is the first major output from the Commission for Rural Communities, demonstrating early action on its mandate to act as a watchdog and advocate for rural people and communities, especially those suffering disadvantage.