Power to provide for phasing out direct payments and delinked payments

Part of Agriculture Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:30 pm on 1st November 2018.

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Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill Conservative, Scarborough and Whitby 3:30 pm, 1st November 2018

On the point the Minister raised regarding the farmer who might want to retire and take three years’ payments, one question we tried to explore during the evidence sessions was what would happen to the new entrant coming on to that farm, who perhaps for the first two years on that farm would not receive any support, which might make it difficult for him to establish that business.