Common Agricultural Policy: Scotland

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 12th September 2017.

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Photo of Alan Brown Alan Brown Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Infrastructure and Energy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with Scottish farming stakeholders on the practicality of the Common Agricultural Policy's three crop policy; and how any successor programme will take cognisance of existing Scottish farm land bio diversity.

Photo of Alan Brown Alan Brown Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Infrastructure and Energy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with Scottish farming stakeholders on the adequacy of the Common Agricultural Policy's set-aside policy; and how any successor programme will take cognisance of (a) Scottish land topography and (b) the standard farm in Scotland.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Secretary of State discussed farming issues extensively on his visit to the Royal Highland Show in June. Ministers and officials continue to work closely with the Scottish Government and Scottish stakeholders on a future farming policy that works for all parts of the United Kingdom.

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