A panel of MPs is set to hold an inquiry into a key piece of legislation for reducing nitrates pollution in England.

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee announced on Tuesday that it will examine Defra’s consultation on the implementation of the Nitrates Directive.

Committee members are expected to discuss Defra’s implementation of the 1991 Directive, whether levels of nitrate pollution have reduced, and the costs and benefits of the revised Nitrates Action Programme.

Kate Martin

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