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Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Internal Drainage Boards (3 Feb 2023)

Rebecca Pow: ...the greatest flood risk benefit. IDBs are independent locally funded and operated, statutory public bodies. They are mainly funded by the beneficiaries of their work receiving drainage rates from farmers/landowners and special levies from local authorities. The Government recognises the ongoing pressure the public sector is experiencing due to high energy prices and has extended energy...

Wild Deer Management and Sustainable Food (2 Feb 2023)

Charles Walker: Before I turn to the topic of my debate, I was lucky enough to hear the last 40 minutes of the previous debate. When I was a young Member of Parliament, I sat on what was then the Public Administration Committee, and the then Government wanted to identify what made a great Briton. I did not intervene in the last debate, because I had not listened to it all, but I have mulled over that...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Bills Rebate (2 Feb 2023)

Graham Stuart: The GOV.UK page in February 2023 will include an overview of eligibility for the Energy Bills Support Scheme Alternative Funding. This is likely to include care home residents, residents of park homes, tenants in certain private and social rented homes, residents of caravans and houseboats on registered sites, farmers living in domestic farmhouses, and off-grid households. The Government will...

Raising the State Pension Age to 68 (1 Feb 2023)

Wendy Chamberlain: I congratulate the hon. Member for Amber Valley (Nigel Mills) on securing this debate. How to calculate the state pension age is an intensely technical topic, but it fundamentally impacts on people’s lives, and what we have heard so far this afternoon illustrates that, because there is a great deal of consensus across the Benches. I congratulate the hon. Member for Dover (Mrs Elphicke) on...

Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill - Third Reading: Motion (1 Feb 2023)

Lord Benyon: It is my privilege to move the Third Reading of the Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill in this House today. As we have discussed in debate, it is essential that we forge ahead with the Bill now to help address the many challenges we are facing across our food system and environment. During the Bill’s passage through the other place, we saw record-breaking heat and drought and now,...

Agricultural Transition Plan - Statements (1 Feb 2023)

Lord Benyon: On the farmer situation, about 2,200 have entered the sustainable farming incentive to date. That is not particularly surprising, because the amount of money that was available was between £22 and £60 a hectare, and now there will be considerably more. There will be farmers who will not join the scheme because they can farm profitability without support, or for whatever reason. We monitor...

Environmental Improvement Plan 2023 (1 Feb 2023)

Richard Foord: These environmental targets will be a complete waste of paper if there are very few farmers left to put them into practice. Farmers have had their basic payment cut by 5% in 2021 and by 20% in 2022, and it will be cut by 35% later in 2023. Farmers are struggling to access schemes to supplement their income, and they are struggling to meet the inflated costs of feed, fuel and fertiliser. When...

Bee-killing Pesticides — [Caroline Nokes in the Chair] (1 Feb 2023)

Mark Spencer: ...to this decision. It is not an easy decision to make. We have to consider lots of scientific advice on the risk to pollinators and to the sugar beet crop. We have just published our indicative plan for the roll-out of the sustainable farming incentive standards, which includes the introduction of paid integrated pest management actions. That includes paying farmers to carry out an...

Public Bill Committee: Equipment Theft (Prevention) Bill: Clause 1 - Requirements for sale of equipment (1 Feb 2023)

Greg Smith: I thank all right hon. and hon. Members on the Committee for their support. The last Committee I sat on was for the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill, which did not enjoy quite so much unanimity of belief and support. I am grateful to all Members and to the two principal parties for the cross-party support that the Bill has enjoyed. Let me address the remarks made in the debate. I agree with...

Public Bill Committee: Procurement Bill [Lords]: Clause 13 - The national procurement policy statement (31 Jan 2023)

Florence Eshalomi: I thank my hon. Friend for that important point; I will highlight that further as I make progress. It would be completely wrong, especially when households up and down the country are struggling to put the heating on during this cold winter, to not carry out the due diligence and get every bit of public value out of our procurement budget. Again, this is public money and, as my hon. Friend...

Public Order Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 1 (30 Jan 2023)

Lord Hope of Craighead: I was looking to identify the threshold at which one reaches the point where, on my approach, one moves beyond a minor disturbance to something that becomes significant. That is why I use “more” for the point at which, I suggest, given these particular offences, it is right that the police should then intervene. I asked the question: once one reaches that point, in the case of the...

Agricultural Transition Plan (26 Jan 2023)

Daniel Zeichner: I thank the Minister for advance sight of the statement. It provides detail following announcements made not to this House, Mr Deputy Speaker, but to the Oxford farming conference some weeks ago. It will be scrutinised closely as farmers rightly try to work out what it will mean for them. With intense cost pressures on fertiliser, fuel and labour supply, many people are hurting and worrying....

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Update to the agricultural transition plan (26 Jan 2023)

Mark Spencer: We are undertaking the most significant reform of agricultural policy and spending in England in decades as we take England out of the EU’s bureaucratic and damaging Common Agricultural Policy. Today I am setting out detailed plans for the nation’s farming sector, supporting farmers to be profitable and resilient as they produce food sustainably while protecting nature and enhancing the...

Scottish Parliament: Budget 2023-24 (Committees’ Pre-budget Scrutiny) (26 Jan 2023)

Finlay Carson: ...that have been made to tackle the cost of living crisis has had an impact, with more than £60 million of those savings coming from the RAINE budget, including £33 million in savings from rural support. The rural support savings were described as a deferral of UK Government ring-fenced funds, which are to be returned to the RAINE portfolio in future years. The committee will continue to...

Environmental Targets (Biodiversity) (England) Regulations 2022 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (25 Jan 2023)

Lord Harlech: I thank all noble Baronesses for their valuable contributions tonight. This is a very important subject, regardless of the time or the fact that this is an SI as opposed to a piece of legislation. The environment and environmental targets are one of the reasons why I joined this place, so this is a subject that is very important to me. As a Government, we put the requirement to set targets...

Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill - Report: Amendment 22 (25 Jan 2023)

Lord Trees: I am grateful for the excellent introduction of the noble Baroness, Lady Parminter, which carries my name and those of two other noble Baronesses. I am also very grateful to the Minister for our meetings. As he and others in the House will be aware, I strongly support the Bill, and I commend the Government on including animals in it. Alongside existing animal welfare legislation, the new...

Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill - Report: Amendment 1 (25 Jan 2023)

Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle: ...group. Many Peers will no doubt have received overnight the joint briefing on the Bill from Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland; the Landworkers’ Alliance; the Consortium for Labelling for the Environment, Animal Welfare, and Regenerative Farming —known as CLEAR; the Soil Association; GM Freeze; Organic Farmers and Growers; and the Organic Research Centre. The tone...

Public Bill Committee: Electricity and Gas Transmission (Compensation) Bill: Clause 1 - Independent mechanism to determine claims for compensation (25 Jan 2023)

Liam Fox: It is a pleasure, Mr Hosie, to have you chair our Committee, which I intend to be brief. On Second Reading, I set out the cases that form the basis for sponsoring the Bill, and I feel no need to go through them again, except to say that when one of my constituents approached National Grid with a problem that was unresolved and said, “I’m going to take it to my Member of Parliament”, he...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Agriculture: Subsidies (25 Jan 2023)

Mark Spencer: Outside the bureaucratic Common Agricultural Policy, we are freeing farmers to enhance the natural environment alongside food production, supporting our drive to reach net-zero by 2050. We will deliver this by pressing ahead with our Environmental Land Management schemes and phase out direct payments. As we set out in the Agricultural Transition Plan, we are providing a package of ongoing...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Avian Influenza: Disease Control (25 Jan 2023)

Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support farmers with bird flu outbreaks.


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