Reform of the CAP

Delegated Legislation – in the House of Commons at 7:30 pm on 1 February 2012.

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That this House takes note of European Union Documents No. 15396/11, relating to a draft Regulation establishing rules for direct payments for farmers under support schemes within the framework of the Common Agricultural Policy, No. 15425/11, relating to a draft Regulation on support for rural development by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and No. 15688/11, relating to a Commission Staff Working Paper: Executive Summary of the Impact Assessment—Common Agricultural Policy Towards 2020; and supports the Government’s view that fundamental change to much of the Commission’s regulatory proposals is required to deliver the legislative basis necessary to support an innovative, competitive and market-orientated farming industry, genuine additional environmental, biodiversity and climate change benefits and strong, viable rural communities in a sufficiently simple manner to allow effective implementation by paying agencies and farmers.—(Mr Paice .)

Question agreed to.

Motion made, and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)),