Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 10th January 2018.

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Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Trade), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to use the biodiversity net gain approach to establish environmental performance criteria for farmers and landowners as part of his approach to public funding for agriculture.

Photo of Therese Coffey Therese Coffey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

In developing a new agri-environment scheme, we will consider how best to achieve it by setting and applying appropriate environmental performance standards.

We will set out our plans in a Command Paper later this spring.

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