Agriculture and Fisheries Council

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written statement – made on 18th June 2013.

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Photo of Owen Paterson Owen Paterson The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The next Agriculture and Fisheries Council is on Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 June in Luxembourg. I will be representing the UK, accompanied by Richard Lochhead MSP, Alun Davies AM and Michelle O’Neill MLA.

Monday and Tuesday will concentrate on the common agricultural policy (CAP) reform package. There are no fishery items scheduled for this Council.

Council negotiations will centre on the four regulations that make up the CAP reform package. The Irish presidency will be looking to obtain a full political agreement on the CAP reform package during this Council.