Agriculture Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:44 pm on 10th October 2018.

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Photo of Richard Benyon Richard Benyon Conservative, Newbury 2:44 pm, 10th October 2018

When I was a Minister at DEFRA, I was quite shocked at the attitude of some people—even those who were quite senior in the local national park—who had an aggressive attitude towards precisely the kind of farmers that the hon. Gentleman is talking about. Rewilding has its place in certain areas, but a landscape that has been formed and created by human beings since the time of the Norse people surely needs to be supported, not attacked, by those who have responsibility for it.