Agriculture: Subsidies

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 4th September 2018.

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Photo of Sandy Martin Sandy Martin Labour, Ipswich

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to incorporate incentives to enhance and maintain higher animal welfare standards in any future scheme of agricultural payments.

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

The UK has some of the highest animal welfare standards in the world and we will maintain these once we leave the EU. We have recently consulted on our future agricultural policy, which included proposing using public money to fund public goods including animal welfare. We are considering the responses and will publish a report of the findings in due course.

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