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Direct Payments to Farmers (Legislative Continuity) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:44 pm on 21st January 2020.

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Photo of Karen Bradley Karen Bradley Conservative, Staffordshire Moorlands 2:44 pm, 21st January 2020

I thank my hon. Friend for giving way. I would like to build on the comments of my hon. Friend Simon Hoare in his recent intervention. My farmers in Staffordshire Moorlands contribute so much to the local economy. They often say that what they really want is a fair price for what they produce, but they need support to be able to achieve that. Does she agree that the challenges that the farmers in Staffordshire Moorlands face are different from those of the farmers in her constituency and that therefore we need a scheme for rural payments that recognises the differences across the country?