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MPs investigate impact of proposed reforms to Common Agricultural Policy

14 January 2011

This is a 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.

Witnesses

Wednesday 19 January 2011 – Committee Room 16

At 3.00 pm

  • Dr Joan Moss, Principal Agricultural Economist at the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI); and

At 3.45 pm (approx)

  • Professor Alan Swinbank, Emeritus Professor of Agricultural Economics, University of Reading

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