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star this property date less than 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
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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
star this property hansard heading Common Agricultural Policy remove filter
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unstar 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, what assessment he has made of the regulatory effect of recent changes to the common agricultural policy on farmers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ogmore more like this
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Huw Irranca-Davies more like this
star this property uin 201043 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
star this property answer text <p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>In implementing the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in England a number of decisions have been taken around how the budget should be spent.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In October 2013 Defra published an evidence paper alongside the consultation on CAP reform. This assessed the overall impact of the new CAP and the associated decisions being consulted on in England (<a href="https://consult.defra.gov.uk/agricultural-policy/cap-consultation" target="_blank">https://consult.defra.gov.uk/agricultural-policy/cap-consultation</a>).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Throughout the consultation period we actively sought further evidence, and further analysis took place. Further assessments of impacts on farmers, the rural community and Defra delivery bodies were made, and the findings of these have been included in publications setting out government decisions. These include:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>· The December 2013 Government response to the consultation, which included estimates of the aggregate impact of changes to Pillar 1 on Farm Business Income - <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/common-agricultural-policy-reform-implementation-in-england" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/common-agricultural-policy-reform-implementation-in-england</a>;</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>· A draft impact assessment of the new Regional Development Programme for England, published in December 2013 and updated in June 2014 <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/319445/rdpe-ia-201406.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/319445/rdpe-ia-201406.pdf</a>;</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>· The Government decision on the moorland rate including an assessment of impact on farmers, published by Defra in May 2014 - <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/common-agricultural-policy-reform-implementation-in-england" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/common-agricultural-policy-reform-implementation-in-england</a>; and</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>· The Government decisions on cross compliance together with a summary of the evidence, published by Defra in June 2014 - <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/common-agricultural-policy-reform-implementation-in-england" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/common-agricultural-policy-reform-implementation-in-england</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We will continue to publish further evidence as final CAP implementation decisions are made.</p><p> </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 2014-06-23T10:30:27.372085Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-23T10:30:27.372085Z
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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 Huw Irranca-Davies more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
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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
star this property hansard heading Common Agricultural Policy remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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, what assessment has been made of the regulatory impact of the changes to the CAP on farmers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ogmore more like this
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Huw Irranca-Davies more like this
star this property uin 202110 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-26more like thismore than 2014-06-26
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>I refer the hon. Member to my previous answer of 23 June 2014. Official report: column 63W.</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 2014-06-26T10:22:36.4397475Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-26T10:22:36.4397475Z
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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 Huw Irranca-Davies more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
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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
star this property hansard heading Common Agricultural Policy remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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, when his Department plans to issue further guidance on ecological focus areas; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Peterborough more like this
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Mr Stewart Jackson more like this
star this property uin 202227 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-01more like thismore than 2014-07-01
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Owen Paterson, made a Statement to the House on 10 June covering a range of Common Agricultural Policy Reform implementation decisions. A number of subsequent decisions have to be made in relation to the greening Ecological Focus Area requirements, and we plan to issue further guidance to claimants within the next two months.</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 2014-07-01T10:28:02.8923756Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-01T10:28:02.8923756Z
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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 Mr Stewart Jackson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
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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
star this property hansard heading Common Agricultural Policy remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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, pursuant to the contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs of 7 July 2014, Official Report, columns 127-31, on Common Agricultural Policy, where the 10 centres for digital assistance for farmers will be located. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bishop Auckland more like this
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Helen Goodman more like this
star this property uin 204672 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>There will be three trial Digital Support Centres (DSCs) for specific invited applicants to test the service which will be run over the summer. These will be based in Cumbria and in Devon. Further DSCs will become available in the autumn to support farmers across England as more farmers from other areas are invited to register. The RPA is working now to identify the most appropriate locations for the DSCs to support this staged roll out. This analysis will include likely demand alongside information we have on Broadband not-spots and areas where trusted intermediaries are operating. It is anticipated that there will be more than 10 DSCs available as demand grows.</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 2014-07-14T11:52:06.8776691Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-14T11:52:06.8776691Z
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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 Helen Goodman more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
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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
star this property hansard heading Common Agricultural Policy remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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, what assessment she has made of the effects of the CAP reforms on farmers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ogmore more like this
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Huw Irranca-Davies more like this
star this property uin 205877 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>I refer the hon. Member to my previous answer of 23 June 2014, Official Report, column 63W.</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 2014-07-21T13:40:15.6623292Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T13:40:15.6623292Z
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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 Huw Irranca-Davies more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-17more like thismore than 2014-07-17
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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
star this property hansard heading Common Agricultural Policy remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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, what recent representations she has received on the implementation of the Common Agricultural Policy on 1 January 2015 in England; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thirsk and Malton more like this
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Miss Anne McIntosh more like this
star this property uin 206402 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>I have received the Committee’s letter of 16 July and I intend to engage widely with agricultural, environmental and other interested groups.</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 2014-09-01T14:29:48.5710976Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-01T14:29:48.5710976Z
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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 Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
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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
star this property hansard heading Common Agricultural Policy remove filter
unstar 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, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of greening measures included in reform of the Common Agricultural Policy on UK farming. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thirsk and Malton more like this
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Miss Anne McIntosh more like this
star this property uin 212642 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
star this property answer text <p>An assessment of the economic and environmental impacts of Greening in England was published in the evidence paper which accompanied the consultation of the Common Agricultural Policy in October 2013. A revised assessment will be published alongside the associated Statutory Instruments towards the end of the year.</p><p>The Crop Diversification requirement was assessed to affect 7% of farms, containing 12% of the arable area. The costs in terms of foregone production were estimated to lie between £12.3m and £99.5m per annum, with a central estimate of £55.9m.</p><p>The Ecological Focus Area requirement was assessed to affect between 20% and 40% of farms, containing between 30% and 50% of the arable area. The costs in terms of foregone production were estimated to lie between £24.6m and £49.2m per annum.</p><p>The evidence paper was published here:</p><p><a href="https://consult.defra.gov.uk/agricultural-policy/cap-consultation/supporting_documents/131022%20CAP%20Evidence%20Paper%20%20Final.pdf" target="_blank">https://consult.defra.gov.uk/agricultural-policy/cap-consultation/supporting_documents/131022%20CAP%20Evidence%20Paper%20%20Final.pdf</a></p><p> </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 2014-11-06T17:34:03.7153474Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T17:34:03.7153474Z
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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 Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
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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
star this property hansard heading Common Agricultural Policy remove filter
unstar 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, what steps the Government has taken to (a) return control of agricultural policy to member states and (b) reduce subsidies under the Common Agricultural Policy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hove more like this
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Mike Weatherley more like this
star this property uin 221523 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
star this property answer text <p>The Government has consistently argued that the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) should provide best value for money for taxpayers, not impose undue burdens on businesses or administrations, and provide greater discretion for Member States in its implementation.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We continue to believe that expenditure on market price support and direct payments to farmers under Pillar 1 of the CAP represents very poor value for money. The UK has always made clear that we would like to move away from subsidies in the long run. However, we recognise that there is scope for using taxpayers’ money to pay farmers for public goods that the market otherwise would not reward, such as protecting the natural environment, supporting biodiversity and improving animal welfare. We will shortly be commencing preparation for the next round of CAP reform.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Within the EU budget for 2014-2020, CAP was allocated €362.8 billion (equal to circa €52 billion per year). This amounts to a real terms cut of 13% or €55 billion, which is roughly equal to the annual level of spending on the CAP budget. This was a significant development and made an important contribution to the overall reduction in the EU budget.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Most of the cut was delivered through a cut to Pillar 1 direct payments, which fell from €320 billion over 2007 to 2013 to €277.9 billion. Pillar 2 rural development received €84.9 billion, down from €98 billion.</p><p> </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 2015-01-27T10:45:49.603Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-27T10:45:49.603Z
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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 Mike Weatherley more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-29more like thismore than 2015-01-29
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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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unstar 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, how her Department defines the term active farmer for the purposes of applications for basic farm payments under the reformed CAP; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thirsk and Malton more like this
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Miss Anne McIntosh more like this
star this property uin 222673 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-03more like thismore than 2015-02-03
star this property answer text <p>The active farmer test is set out in the European Regulations, but aspects remain to be interpreted by Member States. Farmers who operate certain non-agricultural activities, comprising waterworks, railway services, airports, real estate services, or permanent sport and recreational grounds, will be ineligible for direct payments unless they meet the ‘readmission criteria’ or received less than €5,000 in direct payments in the previous year.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A business will be readmitted if it: provides evidence that its annual amount of direct payments is at least 5% of the total receipts that it obtained from non-agricultural activities; has an eligible area of at least 36 ha (the median average size of a farm in England); or provides evidence that its agricultural receipts are at least 40% of its total receipts.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We believe the active farmer test risks discouraging farm diversification and may lead to needless restructuring, while offering no benefit to tenants or others who make their living from farming. It is also a burden on both applicants and administrators. We will be arguing in future reform negotiations that the test be optional for the Member State.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><br></p><p> </p><p> </p><p><br></p><p> </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 2015-02-03T13:02:23.427Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-03T13:02:23.427Z
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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 Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-03more like thismore than 2015-02-03
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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
star this property hansard heading Common Agricultural Policy remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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, what recent representations her Department has made to the Council of the European Union on reforming the Common Agricultural Policy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clacton more like this
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Mr Douglas Carswell more like this
star this property uin 223226 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
star this property answer text <p>I welcome Commissioner Hogan’s commitments to simplifying the CAP and the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has already set out her priorities to reduce red tape, in particular an immediate review of the Greening measures.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>UK Ministers attend the monthly Council of European Agriculture Ministers, where we are committed to working with the European Commission and other Member States to secure the most ambitious action on CAP simplification. My officials are currently engaging with stakeholders across the UK on this agenda, and their views will be incorporated into my Department’s response to Commissioner Hogan later this month.</p><p> </p><p> </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 2015-02-09T17:35:58.573Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-09T17:35:58.573Z
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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 Mr Douglas Carswell more like this