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Notices of Amendments: 30 November 2018                  

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increased administration costs and lack of transparency. It would not prevent these organisations

 

being involved in setting of local priorities or the development of collaborative landscape scale

 

projects.

 


 

Neil Parish

 

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Clause  4,  page  4,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

“(d)    

a payment to farmers in return for enhanced food production.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that farmers are entitled to a new basic payment scheme, which

 

would encourage greater food production.

 


 

Angela Smith

 

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Clause  9,  page  6,  line  29,  at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

If any reduction in direct payments under the basic payment scheme is made

 

during the agricultural transition period, a sum equivalent to the amount of any

 

reduction in those payments must be made available for the purpose of giving

 

financial assistance under section 1(1) or 1(2) of this Act.

 

(2B)    

When phasing out direct payments under this section, the Secretary of State shall

 

have regard to the extent to which the power to give financial assistance under

 

section 1 has been exercised.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that any cuts to the Basic Payment Scheme as part of the

 

agricultural transition period fund improvements in productivity measures for the agricultural

 

industry alongside payments for public goods. It would also ensure that the Secretary of State is

 

taking into account the availability of new schemes when reducing direct payments.

 

Neil Parish

 

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Clause  9,  page  7,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

“(8A)    

The Secretary of State may, after having taken steps to phase out direct payments

 

under the basic payment scheme, reinstitute direct payments if he or she is

 

satisfied that—

 

(a)    

to do so would be in the interests of those persons who formerly received

 

direct payments, and

 

(b)    

any of the criteria under subsection (8B) are met.

 

(8B)    

The criteria for the purposes of subsection (8A) are—

 

(a)    

market failure,

 

(b)    

adverse weather conditions, and

 

(c)    

threat of disease to crops or livestock or to human health.”

 



 
 

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Deidre Brock

 

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Clause  24,  page  17,  line  40,  leave out “to the Secretary of State”

 

Deidre Brock

 

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Clause  24,  page  18,  line  12,  leave out “to the Secretary of State”

 

Deidre Brock

 

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Clause  24,  page  18,  line  20,  leave out “to the Secretary of State”

 

Deidre Brock

 

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Clause  24,  page  18,  line  38,  at end insert—

 

“(6A)    

An application under subsection (1), (3) or (5) is to be made to and determined

 

by—

 

(a)    

the appropriate authority for the part of the United Kingdom in which the

 

applicant has its registered office or principal place of business, or

 

(b)    

where the applicant is made up of producers, producer organisations or,

 

as the case may be, businesses operating in more than one part of the

 

United Kingdom, the appropriate authority for any of those parts.”

 

Deidre Brock

 

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Clause  24,  page  18,  line  45,  leave out “The Secretary of State” and insert “The

 

appropriate authority to which an application is made under this section”

 

Deidre Brock

 

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Clause  24,  page  19,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

““appropriate authority” means—

 

(a)    

in relation to England, Wales or Northern Ireland, the Secretary

 

of State,

 

(b)    

in relation to Scotland, the Scottish Ministers;”

 


 

Deidre Brock

 

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Clause  25,  page  19,  line  36,  leave out “the Secretary of State” and insert “an

 

appropriate authority (within the meaning given in section 24(11))”

 


 

Deidre Brock

 

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Clause  26,  page  20,  line  3,  leave out “the Secretary of State” and insert “an

 

appropriate authority (within the meaning given in section 24(11))”


 
 

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Deidre Brock

 

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Clause  26,  page  20,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

Regulations under section 24 or 25 containing provision that extends to Scotland

 

may be made only with the consent of the Scottish Ministers.”

 


 

Deidre Brock

 

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Clause  27,  page  20,  line  33,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

Regulations under this section containing provision that extends to Scotland may

 

be made only with the consent of the Scottish Ministers.”

 

Deidre Brock

 

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Clause  27,  page  21,  line  34,  at end insert—

 

“(9A)    

Before making regulations under this section, the Secretary of State must consult

 

persons—

 

(a)    

who are representative of—

 

(i)    

producers of, or

 

(ii)    

first purchasers of,

 

    

the agricultural products to which the regulations will apply, or

 

(b)    

who may otherwise be affected by the regulations.”

 


 

Deidre Brock

 

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Clause  28,  page  22,  line  5,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

Regulations under this section containing provision that extends to Scotland may

 

be made only with the consent of the Scottish Ministers.”

 

Deidre Brock

 

26

 

Clause  28,  page  22,  line  13,  leave out from “support” to end of line 15

 

Deidre Brock

 

27

 

Clause  28,  page  22,  line  39,  leave out subsection (6)

 



 
 

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Neil Parish

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

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Clause  36,  page  27,  line  29,  at end insert—

 

“(2)    

No payment may be made under this Act unless the Secretary of State has made

 

regulations in accordance with subsection (3) to implement a multiannual

 

financial framework setting out the sums available under Parts 1 and 2 of this Act

 

during the agricultural transition period.

 

(3)    

Regulations made under subsection (2) shall be made before the beginning of the

 

agricultural transition period and shall be subject to affirmative resolution

 

procedure.”

 


 

Neil Parish

 

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Title,  line  1,  after “purposes;” insert “to encourage, maintain and enhance home-grown

 

food production; to protect the UK’s food security;”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is linked to New Clause 2 and Amendments 4 and 6 which would aim to include

 

the importance of food production and of encouraging food production on the face of the bill and

 

to highlight the importance of food security in post-Brexit farming policy.

 

 

Order of the House [10 OCTOBER 2018]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Agriculture Bill:

 

Committal

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

 

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

 

2.    

Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously

 

concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Tuesday 20 November 2018.

 

3.    

The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on

 

which it meets.

 

Proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading

 

4.    

Proceedings on Consideration and any proceedings in legislative grand

 

committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which

 

proceedings on Consideration are commenced.

 

5.    

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

 

6.    

Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to

 

proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading.

 

Other proceedings

 

7.    

Any other proceedings on the Bill may be programmed.

 


 
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