UK agriculture – public goods post-Brexit

22 February 2017

The EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee questions experts on conservation and the rural economy about the implications of Brexit for public goods and agriculture.


Wednesday 22 February in Committee Room 4A, Palace of Westminster

At 10.30am

  • Richard Hebditch, External Affairs Director, National Trust
  • Professor Ian Hodge, Professor of Land Economy, Cambridge University
  • Tom Lancaster, Agricultural Policy Officer, RSPB

Possible questions

  • What are the implications of withdrawing from the Common Agricultural Policy for the management of the countryside and the agri-environment?
  • What are public goods or ecosystems services in the context of agriculture and the rural environment?
  • What is the case for subsidising farmers to deliver public goods or ecosystems services?
  • To what extent would subsidies to farmers for the delivery of public goods be compatible with World Trade Organization rules?
  • Does the devolution of agricultural and environmental policy have implications for the provision of public goods and ecosystems services post-Brexit?

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