What is the Government's plan for British agriculture and Brexit?
08 March 2017
The EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee questions the Minister for Agriculture on the UK's agriculture policy and future relationship with the EU following the vote to leave the European Union.
Wednesday 8 March in Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster
- George Eustice MP, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Defra
- Mike Rowe, Deputy Director for Future Agriculture Policy and the CAP, Defra
Questions likely to be covered include:
- What assessment has the Government made of the implications of Brexit on UK farmers?
- What plans has the Government made, if any, for a transitional period once the Common Agricultural Policy no longer applies in the UK?
- What funding, if any, will the Government make available to farmers after Brexit and for what purpose?
- What are the Government's priorities for agri-food trade with the EU after Brexit?
- How does the Government plan to cope with the high demand for skilled and unskilled, seasonal and permanent labour on farms and in the food supply chains?
- What powers will be devolved and what will be repatriated to the UK Government? Will we see a UK-wide agricultural policy after Brexit?
- Is the Government confident that Defra has the resources to manage the many competing demands related to agriculture that arise from Brexit?
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