Agriculture Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:30 pm on 10th October 2018.

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Photo of Mary Creagh Mary Creagh Chair, Environmental Audit Committee 3:30 pm, 10th October 2018

While we may welcome payments that enable farmers to exit farming, does the hon. Gentleman agree that there should be protections for the taxpayer in the statutory instruments that flow from this Bill? We cannot have a farmer taking seven years’ payments up front to retire and then signing the farm over to his son or daughter the next day, thereby double claiming on the same land for the next seven years.