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Brexit: Food Prices - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:51 pm on 14th November 2017.

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Photo of Lord Redesdale Lord Redesdale Liberal Democrat 2:51 pm, 14th November 2017

My Lords, I declare an interest as the owner of two hill farms: I understand the economics of hill farming. The Minister said that he was confident in British agriculture but, without subsidies, hill farming, which is already almost uneconomic, will become disastrous. Can the Minister say whether the subsidies, including the environmental subsidies through entry-level and high-level stewardships, will be confirmed to the end of this Parliament? Sorry—I had better say “by 2022”.