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Global Britain (30 Jan 2020)

Elizabeth Truss: ...tariffs for British producers sending their goods into the EU and also right around the world. This is hugely important for levelling up our country, from the potters of Staffordshire and the sheep farmers of Wales to the robotics manufacturers in the north-east. By lowering tariffs and striking advanced digital agreements, we will give a boost to local economies, which will increase the...

International Trade: Global Free Trade (23 Jan 2020)

Elizabeth Truss: We remain absolutely committed to upholding our high environmental, food safety and animal welfare standards post Brexit. As my hon. Friend points out, there are huge opportunities for farmers for trade—for example, getting lamb into the US market. The US is the second biggest importer of lamb by value in the world. Currently, UK lamb cannot get into the US market, and that is a huge...

International Trade: Welsh Exports (17 Oct 2019)

Elizabeth Truss: ...the Rhayader sheep market and seen it for myself. I can assure her that the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is working with the Treasury to make sure there is support for lamb farmers in the eventuality of potential issues. However, we also need to open up more markets for British lamb. I have particularly got my eye on the US market—it is the second largest importer...

Written Answers — Treasury: Farmers: Northern Ireland (15 Jan 2019)

Elizabeth Truss: ...primarily devolved competence. After we leave the EU, each administration will be able to independently design policies that support agriculture and enhance the environment, working closely with farmers.

Treasury Spending: Grants to Devolved Institutions (3 Jul 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: ...match that we are all looking forward to. My hon. Friend the Member for Ochil and South Perthshire (Luke Graham) talked about the failures of IT to deliver agriculture payments to Scottish farmers and the lamentable results in English and maths education, which show that Scottish children have been let down by the Scottish Government. My hon. Friend the Member for West Aberdeenshire and...

Prisons and Courts Bill (20 Mar 2017)

Elizabeth Truss: ...included in our performance measures and our empowerment of governors. Governors will be given control of their budget for helping prisoners with their family ties. We have had a report from Lord Farmer, and I am meeting him this week to discuss the matter further. In addition to having work and a home to go to, a supportive family can be a very important part of rehabilitation. Governors...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: June Agriculture and Fisheries Council (14 Jul 2016)

Elizabeth Truss: Luxembourg. Commissioner Hogan made a short presentation with an overview of the various agricultural commodity markets and summarised all the support measures already in place to support farmers. The Commissioner urged those Member States yet to declare their expenditure from the September package, to make full use of it. The UK distributed its share of targeted aid in December 2015 to...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Government Departments: Food (7 Jul 2016)

Elizabeth Truss: All fresh milk served in government establishments and more than 90% of butter and cheese served is made from British milk. This represents £11 million of business for British dairy farmers. We are working with all central Departments to ensure their food and catering contracts comply with the balanced scorecard approach. The Ministry of Justice recently launched a tender for supplying food...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Data: Public Availability (7 Jul 2016)

Elizabeth Truss: ..., which means that more than a third of Government data is DEFRA data. This is bringing real benefits to people, providing information about air quality, better flooding data and landscape data for farmers and architects.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Farmers: Support Payments (7 Jul 2016)

Elizabeth Truss: Until we leave the EU it will be business as usual; farmers will continue to receive support payments. We are developing options for future domestic policy. Ultimately this will be a decision for the new Prime Minister. I am working very closely with organisations such as the National Farmers Union, the Country Land and Business Association, and environmental groups, which will have a role to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Farmers: Support Payments (7 Jul 2016)

Elizabeth Truss: I can tell my hon. Friend that 99.6% of farmers have now received a payment. This year, for the first time, the system has had prepayment cheques to make sure that we did not overpay farmers and then end up having to claw back the money. That means that there will be a reconciliation period when we make the adjustments—that is taking place at the moment—so that farmers who had a problem...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Apprenticeships (7 Jul 2016)

Elizabeth Truss: the apprenticeship levy being used by major organisations such as supermarkets and food manufacturers through the food supply chain, so that they can help small and medium-sized enterprises and farmers to take on apprentices.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions (7 Jul 2016)

Elizabeth Truss: ensuring that food, farming and the environment have a strong voice in the exit negotiations and in establishing our new domestic policies. Until we leave the EU, it is business as usual for farmers and the environment, and I am meeting relevant organisations to assure them of that. DEFRA’s work continues: we will shortly be publishing the national flood resilience review; we will be...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: May Agriculture and Fisheries Council (26 May 2016)

Elizabeth Truss: ...and animal disease. Poland introduced the proposed NEC Directive, and described the impact it could have on agriculture. They noted that reducing ammonia emissions would be costly for farmers, particularly medium sized farms. Commissioner Hogan reported that Commissioner Vella was looking for a compromise in trilogues. This statement has also been made...

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Rural Payments Agency (5 May 2016)

Elizabeth Truss: All farmers in England have received their full payment or a bridging payment of half their expected claim. Overall, 90% of eligible farmers have received full payment.

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Rural Payments Agency (5 May 2016)

Elizabeth Truss: I thank my hon. and learned Friend for his question. All eligible farmers should have received a bridging payment by the end of April, and if this is an ongoing issue for his constituent, I would be happy to assist directly. This has been the first year of implementation of the new common agricultural policy system. All payments need to be made within the payment window between December and...

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Rural Payments Agency (5 May 2016)

Elizabeth Truss: I thank my hon. Friend for her question, and I would be happy to assist any constituents who have outstanding issues. We have paid more than 90% of farmers, and the payment window ends at the end of June, so all full payments will have been made by then. The data are now on the system, so next year will be much more straightforward. I add that both Wales and Scotland have made fewer full...

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Rural Payments Agency (5 May 2016)

Elizabeth Truss: I thank my hon. Friend for his question, and I could not possibly imagine what anyone might be doing on 23 June. What I would say, on behalf of all farmers, is that the EU and the single market have brought about massive benefits for food and farming. For example, 97% of lamb exports and 92% of beef exports go to the European Union. There would be a real risk to the future livelihood of...

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Brexit (5 May 2016)

Elizabeth Truss: I can tell the hon. Gentleman that 60% of our food and drink exports go to the EU—that is worth £11 billion to our economy. That is vital income for our farmers and fishermen. If we were to leave, exporters would face crippling tariffs when selling their goods to Europe, such as up to 70% for beef products, which would cost £240 million per year.

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Topical Questions (5 May 2016)

Elizabeth Truss: The Government are taking action to help farmers to manage low prices and market volatility, which is why we have ensured that all eligible farmers have now been paid their full basic payment or a bridging payment for 2015. To help farmers in the future, we have extended the period of tax averaging from two to five years, and this month I am convening farmers, food producers and the European...

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