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Topical Questions

Part of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – in the House of Commons on 31st October 2019.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

Mr Speaker, our careers have been somewhat in parallel. I had a slight interregnum in the middle of your speakership, but I am pleased to be here today, to top and tail it. We have remained good friends throughout.

The Government committed to keeping the current level of farm spending until the end of this Parliament, which will be in the next couple of days. The Labour party will commit to keep that level of spending and, indeed, even spending more under the new system, which will be expensive to introduce. Will the Government make that commitment?