Session 2017-19
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House of Commons


Thursday 25 October 2018


Public Bill Committee Proceedings


Agriculture Bill


[Third and Fourth Sittings]




This document shows the fate of each clause, schedule, amendment and new clause.


The following terms are used:


Agreed to: agreed without a vote.


Agreed to on division: agreed following a vote.


Negatived: rejected without a vote.


Negatived on division: rejected following a vote.


Not called: debated in a group of amendments, but not put to a decision.


Not moved: not debated or put to a decision.


Question proposed: debate underway but not concluded.


Withdrawn after debate: moved and debated but then withdrawn, so not put to a decision.


Not selected: not chosen for debate by the Chair.




George Eustice


That on Thursday 25 October, after hearing oral evidence in accordance with the


motion agreed to by the Committee on Tuesday 23 October, the Committee shall hear oral


evidence from the following until not later than 4.30pm—


  (1) Ulster Farmers’ Union;


  (2) NFU Scotland;


  (3) Scottish Government;


  (4) Quality Meat Scotland.


Agreed to



The following witnesses gave oral evidence:



John Cross, Chair, Traceability Design User Group, Professor Pete Fox, Director Water, Land


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Agriculture Bill, continued


and Biodiversity, Environment Agency, and Helen Taylor, Programme Manager for the Future


Agriculture Programme, Environment Agency.



Jack Ward, Chief Executive, British Growers Association, and Helen Browning OBE, Chief


Executive, Soil Association.



Professor Erik Millstone, Professor of Science Policy, University of Sussex, David Baldock, Senior


Research Fellow, Institute of European Environmental Policy, Vicki Hird, Farm Campaign


Coordinator, Sustain, and Professor Terry Marsden, Professor of Environmental Policy and


Planning, Director of PLACE, Cardiff University.



Diana Holland, Assistant General Secretary, Transport - Equalities - Food & Agriculture, UNITE,


and Ed Hamer, Policy Officer, Landworkers’ Alliance.



Jonnie Hall, Director of Policy, NFU Scotland, Ivor Ferguson, President, Ulster Farmers’ Union,


Wesley Aston, CEO, Ulster Farmers’ Union, George Burgess, Deputy Director, Trade Policy,


Food & Drink, Scottish Government, and Alan Clarke, Chief Executive, Quality Meat Scotland.



[Adjourned until Tuesday 30 October at 9.25 am



Revised 25 October 2018