This is the first session of oral evidence for an inquiry being undertaken by Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee in order to consider the impact of potential changes upon agriculture in the UK.
At a cost of about €57 bn in 2010, the European Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is the EU’s single largest item of expenditure. It affects almost 50% of the EU’s land area and nearly 14 million agricultural holdings.
The CAP is due to be reformed by December 2013. The European Commission recently published its proposals for a new CAP framework in November, prior to issuing draft legislative proposals in summer 2011.
Wednesday 8 December 2010 in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
At 3.00 pm
- Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE); and
At 4.15 pm (approx)
- Tenant Farmers Association (TFA)