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Interest organisations give evidence on Brexit and agriculture

01 February 2017

The EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee questions interest organisations representing tenant farmers, land owners and organic farming about the implications of Brexit on UK agriculture.

Witnesses

Wednesday 1 February in Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster

At 11.00am

  • Tom Macmillan, Deputy President, Soil Association
  • Tim Breitmeyer, Director of Innovation, Country, Land and Business Association
  • George Dunn, Chief Executive, Tenant Farmers Association

Possible questions

  • What are the implications of leaving the Common Agricultural Policy for tenant farmers, organic farming and land owners?
  • What are the critical policy decisions the Government must consider and/or implement before the UK leaves the EU?
  • In repatriating agricultural policy, should the Government review, diminish or strengthen regulations that affect the agricultural sector? What examples are there of legislative areas/legislation that merit de-regulation?
  • How important is trade with the EU to tenant farmers, organic farming and land owners?
  • How will the future trading relationship with the EU and external influences such as WTO rules affect tenant farmers, organic farming and land owners?

Further information

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