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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.

Witnesses

Wednesday 8 March in Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster

At 10.30am

  • George Eustice MP, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Defra
  • Mike Rowe, Deputy Director for Future Agriculture Policy and the CAP, Defra

Possible Questions

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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