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star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many Environmental Land Management scheme pilots have been identified and agreed; what the names are of those pilots; how many of those pilots are (a) underway and (b) pending; and how many applications were rejected. more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>Environmental Land Management schemes (ELM) are scheduled to be rolled out from late 2024, with a national pilot beginning in late 2021. Detailed planning of the pilot is in train. The pilot will run for three years and will aim to assess the end-to-end operability and deliverability of the scheme, and allow us to identify and refine any issues or barriers that occur in practice.</p><p> </p><p>To support the development of ELM we are undertaking a number of test and trials. The work is being facilitated by a range of stakeholders, including farmer groups, representative bodies and non-governmental organisations, and it covers a range of geographies and sectors. 47 proposals are being taken forward in phase 1. We are working closely with stakeholders to finalise these. Depending on the complexity of the test or trial we anticipate the first of these commencing shortly. We have received over 200 proposals for phase 2. We will prioritise those proposals that fill gaps in scheme delivery components, outcomes and land management sectors identified from the coverage of the first 47 proposals. At the present time, no proposals have been rejected.</p><p> </p><p>We are working with stakeholders to understand how much funding they might require from the Government to support the delivery of the tests and trials in line with value for money principles.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T12:03:46.203Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T12:03:46.203Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reasons the number of pilot projects initially envisaged as part of the environmental land management scheme has been reduced. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 259848 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>My officials are currently developing plans for the National Pilot of the Environmental Land Management scheme. Among other things, this will involve deciding how many farmers and other land managers will take part. Decisions on specific numbers have not yet been made. The pilot is likely to begin with relatively small numbers of participants to help test the prototype system, identify problems and make improvements. The intention is to increase numbers of participants throughout the three year pilot period to test the system on a larger scale.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T09:52:43.21Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T09:52:43.21Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1128925
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to publish a regular progress report on the operation of the Environmental Land Management Scheme’s tests and trials; and the funding from the public purse is available to participants in those trials. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 258953 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
star this property answer text <p>In advance of the introduction of the new Environmental Land Management System, we will use tests and trials as a means to work with farmers, land managers and stakeholders so that they can contribute to the contents and design of the new system. This will enable us to test and trial elements of the new system with different user groups to understand how and if they work in a real life environment. We expect to be able to approve the first of the tests and trials in the near future. The level of funding will be based on an assessment of the expected outcomes of the individual proposals and the provision of value for money.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2019-06-06T09:49:42.757Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-06T09:49:42.757Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has for funding for rural development after the end of the LEADER programme and when the UK ceases to have access to EU Structural Funds; and what priority will rural businesses, communities and the environment receive in relation to the Shared Prosperity Fund. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
star this property answer text <p>Through the socio-economic schemes within the Rural Development Programme for England we are investing over £500 million in rural business and communities. This includes over £250 million for rural business growth and broadband infrastructure through the Growth Programme and £150 million for locally-identified business and community priorities through LEADER.</p><p> </p><p>Our manifesto committed to establishing the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) to reduce inequalities between communities by raising productivity, following our departure from the EU. The Fund will operate across the UK in rural and urban areas. It will tackle inequalities between communities, especially in those parts of our country whose economies are furthest behind. Leaving the EU will allow us to spend money according to our own priorities rather than those set by the EU.</p><p> </p><p>It is intended that simplified administration will ensure that investments are targeted effectively to align with the challenges faced by places across the country and supported by strong evidence about what works at the local level. This includes considering current European investments in rural economies and lessons from the community-led LEADER programme.</p><p> </p><p>We want to ensure that the UKSPF works for rural businesses, communities and the environment, and the design of the fund will take into account the dynamics of rural economies and the particular challenges faced by rural communities. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is responsible for delivering the UKSPF. Defra officials are working closely with MHCLG to develop the ways in which the UKSPF will support the rural economy after we leave the EU.</p><p> </p><p>We will consult widely on the design of the UKSPF. Over the past year we have held 25 engagement events across the UK with over 500 representatives from a breadth of sectors, in order to aid policy development. The consultation will build upon these early conversations with decisions on how it will operate, its priorities and budget to be determined at the forthcoming spending review.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2019-06-06T15:20:45.923Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-06T15:20:45.923Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish the (a) names and (b) locations by region of each of the Environmental Land Management Scheme pilots. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 256211 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>The Environmental Land Management (ELM) pilot is planned to run for three years starting from late 2021 and will cover the whole of England. The first tests and trails, informing different elements of ELM, should start shortly and the proposals ELM have received to date are spread across the whole of England.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T13:06:07.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T13:06:07.967Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Rural Payments Agency is on target to meet the payment commitments that he set out at the 2019 NFU conference. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 242002 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-15more like thismore than 2019-04-15
star this property answer text <p>Yes. The Rural Payments Agency is on track to achieve the commitments set out at the 2019 NFU Conference.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2019-04-15T12:08:24.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-15T12:08:24.397Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to meet the Government commitment that no-one in any existing Countryside Stewardship or Environmental Stewardship scheme will be unfairly disadvantaged when the UK transitions to new arrangements. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 242003 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-15more like thismore than 2019-04-15
star this property answer text <p>As we develop the new Environmental Land Management (ELM) system and evolve the Countryside Stewardship (CS) offer we will work to ensure we can offer a smooth transition from CS to ELM when it becomes fully operational from 2024.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2019-04-15T12:02:27.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-15T12:02:27.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-15more like thismore than 2019-02-15
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reason the the Rural Payments Agency will not deal directly with hon. Members' offices over delayed payments to farmers and land owners. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 221976 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
star this property answer text <p>The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) established a dedicated MP Helpline in December 2016. The Helpline deals directly with hon. Members’ offices on all aspects of RPA activity. Members’ correspondence to the agency is reviewed at a senior level.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Farmers and landowners can also deal directly with the RPA through their main customer service helpline (03000 200 301). Call handlers can often resolve common queries and will offer a call-back from the team handling the claim if they are unable to resolve more complex queries at the first point of contact.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>RPA continue to implement improvements to assist those farmers who cannot be paid straight away.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2019-02-20T12:07:24.587Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-20T12:07:24.587Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish the (a) number and (b) regional breakdown of farms and other organisations that have applied to take part in the pilots for the introduction of Environmental Land Management Schemes contracts. more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
star this property answer text <p>We received 113 proposals and ideas for tests and trials up to the 30 September 2018.</p><p> </p><p>We are taking 50 forward in phase one. Those selected for the first phase of testing will help us to test critical elements and building blocks of the new system.</p><p> </p><p>The 50 proposals we are taking forward are based around four broad themes:</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>Testing how the land management plan will work with different groups, sectors and geographies. We will explore what information, tools and support land managers will need to develop the plan and who would be involved.</p></li><li><p>Area based approaches looking at the way in which local priorities can be determined at different spatial scales.</p></li><li><p>How we value and pay for natural capital so the new schemes reward farmers and land managers for the true value of delivering the environmental benefits.</p></li><li><p>The role of new or innovative delivery mechanisms such as payment by results and reverse auctions.</p></li></ul><p> </p><p>Thirty-five of the proposals we are taking forward in phase one have a specific regional focus or bounded geographic interest:</p><p> </p><ul><li>The North</li><li>The Midlands</li><li>Anglia</li><li>The South and South East</li><li>The South West</li></ul><p> </p><p>The number of farmers and land managers to be involved in each Test and Trial are extremely variable and not known at this stage. We are working with proposers to develop their proposals into tests or trials.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Below is a breakdown of the 35 organisations by region:</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>The North</strong></p><p> </p><p>Cumbrian Catchments Pioneer (Environment Agency)</p><p>Northumberland National Park</p><p>North Yorkshire Moors National Park</p><p>Federation of Cumbrian Commoners</p><p>23 Burns Collective (Farmer led collaboration)</p><p>Cheshire Wildlife Trust</p><p>Northern Forests (Woodland Trusts)</p><p> </p><p><strong>The Midlands</strong></p><p> </p><p>Peak District National Park</p><p>Forest of Bowland National Park</p><p>Staffordshire Wildlife Trust</p><p>Cheshire Wildlife Trust</p><p>Payment by Results Trials</p><p>Wildlife Trust/ Farmers Management Plan Collective (Worcestershire and Gloucestershire)</p><p> </p><p><strong>Anglia</strong></p><p> </p><p>Payments by Results Trials</p><p>Essex Water</p><p> </p><p><strong>The South and South East</strong></p><p> </p><p>South Downs National Park</p><p>Kent Downs AONB</p><p>Cucksmere and Pevensey Levels</p><p>Kent and Sussex Wildlife Trust</p><p>Wildlife Trust/ Farmers Management Plan Collective (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire and Isle of White)</p><p>En-Trade (Wessex Water)</p><p> </p><p><strong>The South West</strong></p><p> </p><p>North Devon Landscapes (Natural England)</p><p>Exmoor National Park</p><p>Dartmoor National Park</p><p>Cotswolds AONB</p><p>Quantocks AONB</p><p>Blackdowns AONB</p><p>Cranbourne Chase AONB</p><p>Cornwall AONB</p><p>Cornwall Local Enterprise Partnership</p><p>Gloucestershire Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group</p><p>South Devon RSPB</p><p>Clinton Devon Estate</p><p>Somerset Levels (Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group)</p><p>Cornish Wildlife Trusts</p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2019-01-29T13:20:50.79Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T13:20:50.79Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-02more like thismore than 2018-02-02
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, until what date is the current level of agricultural support to landowners guaranteed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 126355 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-09more like thismore than 2018-02-09
star this property answer text <p>The government has pledged to continue to commit the same cash total in funds for farm support until the end of the parliament, expected in 2022 and to phase in a replacement scheme during a transitional period thereafter.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2018-02-09T10:27:38.937Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-09T10:27:38.937Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this