The agricultural transition period for England

Part of Agriculture Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:30 pm on 1st November 2018.

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Photo of Roger Gale Roger Gale Conservative, North Thanet 2:30 pm, 1st November 2018

With this it will be convenient to discuss amendment 104, in clause 7, page 5, line 18, at end insert—

“(c) increasing or varying direct payments in relation to England over the whole or part of the agricultural transition period for England.”.

This amendment would ensure that the Secretary of State is empowered to increase payments during the transition period if that is necessary in the circumstances, for example to utilise any unspent monies or to protect the industry from harm.