Amendment 236A

Part of Agriculture Bill - Committee (6th Day) – in the House of Lords at 9:00 pm on 23rd July 2020.

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Baroness Worthington:

Moved by Baroness Worthington

236A: After Clause 34, insert the following new Clause—“Agriculture carbon levy and carbon sequestration reward schemeWithin six months of the day on which this Act is passed, the Secretary of State must conduct a consultation on—(a) the introduction of a carbon levy for greenhouse gas emissions resulting from agricultural and land use activities in the United Kingdom;(b) the implementation of a payment scheme for farmers and connected persons with the objective of reducing and sequestering greenhouse gas emissions; and(c) the application of a carbon levy to imported agricultural products.”Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment requires public consultation on: the introduction of an agricultural carbon levy, applied to greenhouse gases for which the agricultural and land use sector is responsible; introducing incentive payments that reward actions to mitigate and sequester carbon emissions; and the application of the levy to imported products.