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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 4th November 2019.

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Photo of Damian Hinds Damian Hinds Conservative, East Hampshire

What recent steps she has taken to help ensure business certainty for farmers after the UK leaves the EU.

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

The Government is taking the necessary steps to ensure the UK leaves the EU with certainty and continuity.

As well as a programme of secondary legislation, the Agriculture Bill, announced in the Queen's Speech, provides the foundation for a smooth transition for farmers to a new public money for public goods approach.

In the event of a no deal we have contingency arrangements in place allowing us to act swiftly if agricultural sectors are adversely affected.

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