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star this property date less than 2018-11-02more like thismore than 2018-11-02
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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 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 ensure the sustainability of the livestock farming sector when the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Na h-Eileanan an Iar more like this
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Angus Brendan MacNeil more like this
star this property uin 187315 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>The Agriculture Bill currently going through parliament provides the powers necessary to support sustainable livestock production by making payments to farmers for adopting approaches to farm husbandry that improve animal health and welfare and which protect the farmed environment. It also creates the powers needed to improve fairness and transparency in the supply chain so that livestock farmers can provide a fairer price for the food they produce. Finally, the government aims to secure a deep and comprehensive free trade deal with the EU that continues to provide for frictionless, tariff-free trade.</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 2018-11-12T17:25:32.44Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:25:32.44Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Angus Brendan MacNeil more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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 remove filter
unstar 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 is his Department is taking to ensure agricultural policy across the constituent parts of the UK does not distort market prices within the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shrewsbury and Atcham more like this
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Daniel Kawczynski more like this
star this property uin 188091 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
star this property answer text <p>Following the Joint Ministerial Committee (EU Negotiations) communique on 16 October 2017, on agreed principles, Defra and the devolved administrations started discussions in November 2017 on where a common approach or framework may be needed. Officials have met several times since then to discuss the internal market in relation to the agriculture sector. We intend to have in place an administrative framework for co-ordinating agricultural support spending and changes to marketing standards to ensure effective co-ordination and dialogue between the administrations on how any changes to policy in one part of the UK may affect other parts.</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 2018-11-16T11:37:29.053Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T11:37:29.053Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Daniel Kawczynski more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 remove filter
unstar 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 plans he has for farming policy after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock more like this
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Bill Grant more like this
star this property uin 909370 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
star this property answer text <p>Our plans for future farming policy are set out in the Agriculture Bill. At the heart of our new policy in England will be a system that pays public money for public goods, rewarding farmers for enhancing animal welfare, improving soil health and creating habitats for wildlife. We are also introducing measures to support investment in farm productivity and to improve fairness in the supply chain.</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 2019-02-21T16:50:43.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-21T16:50:43.397Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Grant more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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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 steps they are taking to help boost growth in the UK agriculture and farming sector; and whether they anticipate that there will be a slowdown in growth in those industries in the event of a no-deal Brexit. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL13940 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
star this property answer text <p>As we leave the EU and move into the future farming policy, we will help our farmers take advantage of the new opportunities that will become available.</p><p> </p><p>Our future policies will support farmers to provide more home grown, healthy produce made to high environmental and animal welfare standards. We will use powers in the Agriculture Bill to provide support for farmers to invest in equipment, technology and infrastructure to improve their productivity. We will work with industry and other partners to develop new approaches to research and development that build on investments such as the AgriTech Strategy and the £90 million Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Transforming Food Production initiative. We will explore how we can work with local authorities and other landowners to create more opportunities for new entrant farmers to get into the industry. We will improve access to data, so that farmers have the information that they need to benchmark their performance and track and manage the risks to their business. We will also introduce statutory codes of practice to improve fairness in the agricultural goods supply chain and protect producers from unfair trading practices.</p><p> </p><p>The Agriculture Bill creates new powers to improve how the supply chain functions, to support farmers through extreme market disturbance, safeguard producer organisations and provide diverse new sources of income for farming business. We are in new discussions about how to go further to support the sustainability of food production and protect our high food standards that are integral to supporting a competitive trading environment.</p><p> </p><p>Agriculture is devolved, and future policy in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is a matter for the respective administrations. The devolved administrations do however benefit from UK wide investment such as through the 2013 AgriTech Strategy and the Industrial Strategy.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst preparing for all outcomes, as any responsible Government would, we are also preparing for the possibility of no deal. As such, we are working to understand and anticipate the effects of a no deal for the UK’s agriculture and farming sector, and extensive work is underway to ensure the country continues to operate as smoothly as possible from the day we leave.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-03-05T12:42:19.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-05T12:42:19.687Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
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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 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 his Department is taking to encourage new entrants to the (a) farming and (b) crofting sectors. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lanark and Hamilton East more like this
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Angela Crawley more like this
star this property uin 236540 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-29more like thismore than 2019-03-29
star this property answer text <p>It is a key priority of this Government to enable an innovative, productive and competitive agricultural and horticultural sector.</p><p>Attracting young talent into agricultural and horticultural careers and having a skilled workforce in place is vital for the future of UK food and farming.</p><p>The Government is working with industry bodies, such as the Food and Drink Sector Council, to raise awareness of agriculture as an exciting and attractive career path and to improve access to the talent and skills required by the industry.</p><p>The Government is reforming post-16 technical education to provide clear routes to skilled employment in agriculture and other sectors. A key part of this is the introduction of new T levels programmes, which alongside apprenticeships, will sit within 15 routes, including an Agriculture, Environmental and Animal Care route.</p><p>We are also exploring how to help Local Authorities with council farm estates and other organisations and landowners who want to invest in providing more opportunities for new farmers to start a foundation business and gain the experience they need to progress onto a larger unit.</p><p>As agriculture is a devolved matter the question on crofting will need to be asked of the Scottish Government.</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 2019-03-29T12:07:49.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-29T12:07:49.807Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Angela Crawley more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 2 more like this
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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 report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation The future of food and agriculture—Alternative pathways to 2050, published on 4 October 2018; and what assessment they have made of which elements of that report apply to UK agriculture. more like this
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Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer more like this
star this property uin HL14868 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
star this property answer text <p>Defra has not specifically made an assessment of the report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation: ‘The future of food and agriculture – alternative pathways to 2050’. However, the issues addressed in this report are a priority for Defra. Defra Group’s Strategy sets out our ambition for the UK to be a world-leading food, farming and fishing nation; that we will grow more, sell more, and export more food around the world. It also sets out our ambition is to be the first generation to leave the natural environment of England in a better state than that in which we found it.</p><p> </p><p>We are committed to changing UK farming for the better as we leave the EU. The Agriculture Bill will help farmers in England to grow high quality food in a more sustainable way, enhancing the environment for future generations.</p><p> </p><p>Defra Research and Development (R&amp;D) also seeks to develop our knowledge in these areas, including research on sustainable intensification, through which farming systems can maintain or increase outputs while enhancing environmental and societal benefits; and breeding to improve the productivity, sustainability and resilience of food production, through our Genetic Improvement Networks.</p><p> </p><p>Together with existing R&amp;D, new cross-cutting measures for innovation, being developed alongside the Agriculture Bill will balance the needs to increase productivity and promote environmental benefit, enabling long term resilience and sustainability.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-04-09T15:21:38.787Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-09T15:21:38.787Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
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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 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 recent steps he has taken to ensure the sustainability of the UK agriculture sector in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Alex Sobel more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
star this property answer text <p>It is in everyone’s interests to secure a good deal with the EU and that is what we are committed to.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst preparing for all outcomes, as any responsible Government would, we have also been preparing for the possibility of no deal, which is why we have contingency plans in place to minimise disruption for the food and farming sector as much as possible.</p><p> </p><p>We remain confident in the resilience of our world leading agricultural sectors and their ability to thrive outside the EU.</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 2019-04-25T11:41:17.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T11:41:17.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 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 effect on investment in (a) farm infrastructure and (b) agri-environment schemes of uncertainty about when and on what terms the UK will leave the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 246957 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
star this property answer text <p>In the ‘Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment in a Green Brexit’ consultation, which ran from February to May 2018, we asked ‘what are the main barriers to new capital investment that can boost profitability and improve animal and plant health on-farm?’ Over 3,000 responses were submitted to this question, and the most frequently selected option (77% of respondents) selected ‘uncertainty about the future and where to target new investment’.</p><p> </p><p>The UK Government <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/funding-from-eu-programmes-guaranteed-until-the-end-of-2020" target="_blank">has guaranteed</a> that any Rural Development Programme projects where funding has been agreed before the end of 2020 will be funded for their full lifetime. This applies in both a negotiated and a no-deal scenario. It will ensure continued funding for these projects until they finish and means that Defra and the devolved administrations can continue to sign new projects after the UK leaves the EU during 2019 and 2020. The Government has also committed to provide the same total level of funding for farm support in cash terms until the end of this parliament, expected in 2022.</p><p> </p><p>The Countryside Stewardship scheme is open for applications for both multi-annual agreements starting on 1 January 2020 and capital works, such as for water quality and hedgerows and boundaries. For agri-environment schemes we are developing proposals for the scheme offer from 2021.</p><p> </p><p>As we develop the new Environmental Land Management system and evolve the Countryside Stewardship offer, we will work to ensure we can offer a smooth transition from Countryside Stewardship to the Environmental Land Management system when it becomes fully operational from 2024.</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 2019-04-30T12:34:02.51Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-30T12:34:02.51Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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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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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 his Department is taking to support the agricultural sector after the UK leaves the EU; and whether he plans to introduce a distinct and internationally recognised UK standard for agricultural goods based on a high level of animal health and welfare. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Cornwall more like this
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Scott Mann more like this
star this property uin 257535 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s plans for agriculture and for supporting the sector as the UK leaves the European Union are underpinned by the Agriculture Bill. The Bill is a central part of the Government’s programme of legislation to deliver as smooth a departure as possible and achieve a green Brexit. At the heart of our new policy in England will be a system that pays public money for public goods. Our future agriculture policy will help farmers continue to provide a supply of healthy, home-grown produce made to high environmental and animal welfare standards.</p><p> </p><p>We are committed to putting in place a Gold Standard of metrics which will provide a framework of sustainability metrics, establishing a common vocabulary for environmental and animal welfare measurements in food and farming that can be used across public and private sectors.</p><p> </p><p>We already have some of the highest welfare standards in the world, as well as a number of voluntary labelling schemes which provide assurances as to the welfare of the animals, both of which ensure consumers are not misled by the labelling of products that contain meat or dairy products. Once we leave the EU, we will review food labelling to ensure that we have a framework that meets the needs of UK consumers and producers. Labelling for welfare outcomes is one area that the review will cover.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-06-10T16:58:59.093Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T16:58:59.093Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Scott Mann more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 the Government has to support UK farmers in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harborough more like this
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Neil O'Brien more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>As any responsible Government would, we are preparing for the possibility of no deal, which is why we have contingency plans in place to minimise disruption for the food and farming sector as much as possible.</p><p> </p><p>We are in close contact with the farming unions and other farmer representatives across the UK. Alongside the publication of technical notices, we continue to work closely with farmers, businesses and trade associations across the food and drink sector, from farm to fork, to keep them informed of exit preparations.</p><p> </p><p>We have committed to the same funding for farm support until the end of this Parliament, whether the UK leaves with or without a deal. In a no deal scenario, the current EU Common Agricultural Policy legislation will be retained under the Withdrawal Act 2018 and modified through secondary legislation. This will provide a legal basis for its continuation until the passage of the Agriculture Bill. We have also already guaranteed that any projects where funding has been agreed before the end of 2020 will be funded for their full lifetime, including in a no deal scenario. The guarantee also means that the Government and the devolved administrations can continue to sign new projects after the UK leaves the EU during 2019 and 2020.</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 2019-07-15T15:13:31.42Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T15:13:31.42Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Neil O'Brien more like this