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star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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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 Agriculture: Subsidies remove filter
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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, what steps he is taking to support the farming and agriculture industry in (a) the UK, (b) Yorkshire and the Humber and (c) Haltemprice and Howden constituency. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Haltemprice and Howden more like this
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Mr David Davis more like this
star this property uin 277642 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>Farming has a bright future outside the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy. The Great Yorkshire Show demonstrated the strengths that British farming has to offer with a record-breaking number of entries for sheep and cattle, and great produce from Wensleydale cheese to North Yorkshire game.</p><p> </p><p>I know very well the importance of supporting these farmers in Yorkshire and Humber, home to my own constituency and farm, as well as my Rt Hon friend’s constituency, Haltemprice and Howden. As we prepare to leave the EU, the UK Government is taking a number of steps to support our farmers and industry in England and across the UK.</p><p> </p><p>For the UK as a whole, the Government has pledged to continue to commit the same cash total in funds for farm support until the end of this Parliament, expected in 2022; this includes all funding provided for farm support under both Pillar 1 and Pillar 2 of the current Common Agricultural Policy.</p><p /><p>The Government has also guaranteed that any projects where funding has been agreed before the end of 2020 will be funded for their full lifetime. This means, in the event the UK leaves the EU with no deal, the UK Government would fund any remaining payments to farmers, land managers and rural businesses due after October 2019. This would ensure continued funding for these projects until they finish. The guarantee also means that Defra and the devolved administrations can continue to sign new projects after the UK leaves the EU during 2019 and 2020.</p><p> </p><p>As agriculture is devolved, each administration will have the flexibility to develop agricultural policy suited to their own unique circumstances, once the UK has left the EU. It is for the Scottish, Welsh and future Northern Ireland Governments to decide upon future agricultural policies for their respective nations.</p><p> </p><p>For farmers in England, the Agriculture Bill marks a decisive shift in our support. We will create an ambitious new system based on paying “public money for public goods”. Public goods will include improving air and water quality, and habitats for wildlife. By paying for things the public value, we can also improve animal welfare and reduce the use of antibiotics in our food chain. Financial support for innovations like precision farming can help farmers become more productive, reduce the use of expensive chemicals and protect the environment.</p><p> </p><p>Critically, our Agriculture Bill also includes a seven year transition period of 2021–2027 for Direct Payments to help farmers in England to plan for the future. In the meantime direct payments for 2019 and 2020 will be made on the same basis as they are now, with simplifications where possible.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T12:01:27.743Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T12:01:27.743Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Davis more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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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 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, what steps he is taking to ensure the equity of the transition to environmental land management payments for farms of different sizes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 277105 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The seven year agricultural transition period in England, as set out in the Agriculture Bill, will make sure there is a gradual transition from the current system to the new, avoiding a cliff edge for farm businesses of all sizes. It will give all farmers sufficient time to adapt and prepare for the new Environmental Land Management system which will be piloted and rolled out during the transition.</p><p>During the transition, we will apply reductions to Direct Payments in a fair way, with higher reductions initially applied to amounts in higher payment bands.</p><p>This method balances the views of those who feel recipients of the highest payments should initially face higher reductions with the strong calls for the reductions to be shared amongst all farmers from the start of the transition.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:11:56.317Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:11:56.317Z
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unstar 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
1135315
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star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to replace the funding the Welsh Government receives from the EU for direct payments to farmers after 2022 if the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Arfon more like this
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Hywel Williams more like this
star this property uin 270302 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 2019-07-05more like thismore than 2019-07-05
star this property answer text The Government has pledged to continue to commit the same cash total in funds for farm support until the end of the parliament. It has also set out its plans for English agriculture policy after we have left the EU, including phasing down direct payments from 2021 over seven years. Agriculture is a devolved matter, so it is for the Welsh Government to decide whether to continue with direct payments in Wales. We will continue to engage with the Welsh Government on arrangements for domestic replacement funding after 2022, but have already committed not to simply apply the Barnett Formula to agriculture funding in England. This means that funding will not just be allocated according to the population of each nation. more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
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less than 2019-07-05T11:23:04.133Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-05T11:23:04.133Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Hywel Williams more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has for replacing the funding the Welsh Government receives from the EU for farm payments if the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carmarthen East and Dinefwr more like this
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Jonathan Edwards more like this
star this property uin 270338 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-05more like thismore than 2019-07-05
star this property answer text <p>HM Treasury ministers and officials have regular discussions with counterparts in the Welsh Government on matters relating to EU Exit, including funding. On agriculture funding, the Government has committed to provide the same cash total in funds for farm support until the end of the Parliament. Under this commitment, the average annual cash total for farm support under the existing 2014-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework, and the average annual Exchequer funding provided for farm support under Pillar 2, will be rolled forward year by year until the end of this parliament. An independent advisory panel, led by Lord Bew of Donegore, is considering what factors should determine the distribution of convergence funding across the UK during this period. We expect the review to report over the summer in advance of decisions at the Spending Review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 270339 more like this
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less than 2019-07-05T11:21:11.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-05T11:21:11.95Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jonathan Edwards more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on replacing the funding it currently receives from the EU for farm payments if the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carmarthen East and Dinefwr more like this
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Jonathan Edwards more like this
star this property uin 270339 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 2019-07-05more like thismore than 2019-07-05
star this property answer text <p>HM Treasury ministers and officials have regular discussions with counterparts in the Welsh Government on matters relating to EU Exit, including funding. On agriculture funding, the Government has committed to provide the same cash total in funds for farm support until the end of the Parliament. Under this commitment, the average annual cash total for farm support under the existing 2014-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework, and the average annual Exchequer funding provided for farm support under Pillar 2, will be rolled forward year by year until the end of this parliament. An independent advisory panel, led by Lord Bew of Donegore, is considering what factors should determine the distribution of convergence funding across the UK during this period. We expect the review to report over the summer in advance of decisions at the Spending Review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 270338 more like this
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less than 2019-07-05T11:21:12.027Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-05T11:21:12.027Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jonathan Edwards more like this
1133579
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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
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 Agriculture: Subsidies remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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, 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
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 267163 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 2019-06-25more 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
unstar 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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unstar 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 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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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 Agriculture: Subsidies remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many tenant farmers in England are awaiting their (1) Environmental Stewardship (ES) payments, (2) Countryside Stewardship (CS) payments, for 2018; and whether all ES and CS payments for 2017 have been made. more like this
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Baroness Byford more like this
star this property uin HL16082 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 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>The Rural Payments Agency has paid all CS 2017 eligible claims bar those held for legal reasons such as probate. On CS 2018, 95% of eligible claimants received an advance payment by early April; 30% of eligible claims have received their final payment and we expect to pay 95% of eligible claims by August 2019.</p><p> </p><p>On ES, around 92% of 2017 eligible claims have now received a payment and we are on track to complete 95% by the end of July 2019. Just over 52% of 2018 eligible claimants have received their advance payment and just under 21% have received their final payment.</p><p> </p><p>Regrettably, we cannot confirm how many of these are tenant farmers as we do not record the agreement holders’ occupant status.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T11:34:39.253Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T11:34:39.253Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Byford more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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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 Agriculture: Subsidies remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of the timescale of their plan for UK farming subsidies after Brexit. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL16120 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>The Health and Harmony Consultation closed on 8 May 2018. Over forty thousand responses were received from a wide range of people including farmers, environmental and food/farming related organisations and the general public. All responses have been analysed and are being used to inform our policies on future farm support.</p><p> </p><p>The Government published its policy response on 14 September setting out a future for food, farming and the environment in a green Brexit, together with reports on its analysis of the impacts of removing direct payments and economic rationales for future government intervention.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s assessment was to adopt a gradual transition from the current approach to the new, avoiding a cliff-edge for farm businesses - noting the negative experiences in New Zealand when rapid changes were adopted. Our proposals therefore outline a 7 year transition period.</p><p> </p><p>We are applying reductions to Direct Payments in a fair way, with higher reductions initially applied to amounts in higher payment bands. All farmers will see some reductions from the start of the transition. We plan to begin making these reductions in 2021, with the final year for Direct Payments being 2027. We believe that this approach balances the views of those who feel recipients of the highest payments should initially face higher reductions, with the strong calls for the reductions to be shared amongst all farmers from the start of the transition and in a way that prepares the industry for change. The transition period also needs to be long enough to give farmers sufficient time to adapt and prepare for the new Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme, which starts in 2024.</p><p> </p><p>The ELM National Pilot, starting in late 2021, will assess the end to end operability and deliverability before the scheme is rolled out in 2024. This will allow us to identify and refine any issues or barriers that occur in practice. We are working closely with a range of agricultural and environmental stakeholders to collaboratively design the new scheme, and to test and trial new approaches and investigate innovative mechanisms for the delivery of environmental outcomes.</p><p> </p><p>Defra recognises the challenges around the uncertainty and outcome of the timing of leaving the EU. It is planning for every contingency to ensure a smooth departure from the EU, including detailed ’no deal’ plans.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T11:32:45.53Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T11:32:45.53Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick 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
star this property hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies remove filter
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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 more like this
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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
unstar 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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unstar 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
star 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 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 more like this
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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
unstar 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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unstar 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