Countryside Stewardship Scheme

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 9th September 2019.

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Photo of Tim Farron Tim Farron Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Work and Pensions), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Housing, Communities and Local Government), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (North of England) (Northern Powerhouse)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she make an assessment of the potential merits of offering Higher Level Stewardship rollovers to agreements expiring throughout the transition period in order to maintain environmental delivery and offer stabilisation to farmers struggling to engage with Countryside Stewardship for reasons beyond their control.

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

It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

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