Agriculture Bill – including background papers

Here is the Agriculture Bill published on September 12.

The second reading is set for October 10

And here are two papers from Defra as background to the Bill:

i) A Policy Statement setting out the government’s “ambition for the future of food, farming and the environment” and how the Bill “will help achieve the ambition”. It introduces the principle of public money for public goods that “enhance our environment and protect our countryside”.

ii) A summary of the responses to the consultation on the Command paper, Health and Harmony: the Future for Food, Farming and the Environment in a Green Brexit held between February and May this year

Finally:

EFRACom has set up a short inquiry. Written responses are invited on the scope, provisions and powers proposed in the Agriculture Bill by Monday 8 October 2018. Evidence to be submitted through the Committee’s Agriculture Bill inquiry page.

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