Amendment 35

Agriculture Bill - Report (1st Day) – in the House of Lords at 9:20 pm on 15th September 2020.

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Lord Gardiner of Kimble:

Moved by Lord Gardiner of Kimble

35: Clause 4, page 5, line 22, leave out “before the beginning of the plan period” and insert—“(a) in the case of the first plan, as soon as practicable before the beginning of the plan period for the plan, and(b) in the case of a subsequent plan, at least 12 months before the beginning of the plan period for the plan.”Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment provides that the first multiannual financial assistance plan under Clause 4 must be published as soon as practicable before the beginning of the applicable plan period, and that any subsequent plan must be published at least 12 months before such time.

Amendment 35 agreed.

Photo of Lord Lexden Lord Lexden Deputy Chairman of Committees, Deputy Speaker (Lords)

We now come to the group beginning with Amendment 36. I remind noble Lords that Members other than the mover of the amendment and the Minister may only speak once and that short questions of elucidation are discouraged. Anyone wishing to press this amendment or anything else in this group to a Division should make that clear in debate.

Clause 8: The agricultural transition period for England and the termination of relevant payments