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Leaving the EU: Farming

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 2nd March 2017.

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Photo of Angela Smith Angela Smith Labour, Penistone and Stocksbridge 12:00 am, 2nd March 2017

The strength of the farming sector will depend on whether it has an adequate supply of labour. Earlier the Minister suggested that there was not yet a problem here, but we know that workers from the European Union are already reluctant to come to the UK to work, so when is the Secretary of State going to make it clear that we are going to have a seasonal agricultural workers scheme? What is the timeline?