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Commission for Rural Communities

Volume 693: debated on Monday 9 July 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by Lord Rooker on 18 June (WA 7), which policies have changed as a result of advice from the Commission for Rural Communities. [HL4573]

In the nine months since its vesting, the Commission for Rural Communities (CRC) has provided the Government with advice and evidence on a wide range of issues, including rural post offices, housing, migrant workers and deprivation. Over the same period, the commission’s chair—who is also the Government’s rural advocate—has had discussions with a number of Cabinet and other Ministers on a wide range of matters of importance to rural communities. Through such activities, the CRC is influencing a range of government policies in these areas, and future advice from the CRC will similarly contribute to government policy-making.