Exiting the European Union (Agriculture)

Part of Integrated Care Regulations – in the House of Commons at 10:44 pm on 18th March 2019.

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Photo of Peter Heaton-Jones Peter Heaton-Jones Conservative, North Devon 10:44 pm, 18th March 2019

I am grateful to my hon. Friend. She raises exactly the right point. It is good to see so many south-west constituencies represented across the House today. It is a very important region for producers in the organic sector. The crucial point is that many of them are very small businesses. They are often not large farms or large producers but small farmhouse-table businesses. These small producers with narrow margins have to know where they stand and get certainty. That is why this statutory instrument, and all the work that was done under the previous Minister and is being done under the current Ministers, is vital.