Agriculture Bill (HL Bill 112)


Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Department for Environment, Food
and Rural Affairs, have been ordered to be published as HL Bill 112—EN.


Lord Gardiner of Kimble has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of
the Human Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Agriculture Bill are compatible with the Convention


  1. Part 1

    Financial assistance

    1. Chapter 1

      New financial assistance powers

      1. 1.Secretary of State’s powers to give financial assistance

      2. 2.Financial assistance: forms, conditions, delegation and publication of information

      3. 3.Financial assistance: checking, enforcing and monitoring

      4. 4.Multi-annual financial assistance plans

      5. 5.Annual and other reports on amount of financial assistance given

      6. 6.Monitoring impact of financial assistance etc

    2. Chapter 2

      Direct payments after EU exit

      1. 7.Meaning of “basic payment scheme” and other expressions in Chapter 2

      2. 8.The agricultural transition period for England and the termination of relevant payments

      3. 9.Power to modify legislation governing the basic payment scheme

      4. 10.Power to provide for the continuation of the basic payment scheme beyond 2020

      5. 11.Power to provide for phasing out direct payments

      6. 12.Power to make delinked payments

      7. 13.Power to provide for lump sum payments in lieu of relevant payments

    3. Chapter 3

      Other financial support after EU exit

      1. 14.General provision connected with payments to farmers and other beneficiaries

      2. 15.Aid for fruit and vegetable producer organisations

      3. 16.Support for rural development

  2. Part 2

    Food and agricultural markets

    1. Chapter 1

      Food security

      1. 17.Duty to report to Parliament on UK food security

    2. Chapter 2

      Intervention in agricultural markets

      1. Exceptional market conditions

        1. 18.Declaration relating to exceptional market conditions

        2. 19.Exceptional market conditions: powers available to Secretary of State

      2. Retained direct EU legislation relating to public market intervention and private storage aid

        1. 20.Modification in connection with exceptional market conditions and for general purposes

  3. Part 3

    Transparency and fairness in the agri-food supply chain

    1. Chapter 1

      Collection and sharing of data

      1. 21.Agri-food supply chains: requirement to provide information

      2. 22.Meaning of “agri-food supply chain”

      3. 23.Requirement must specify purposes for which information may be processed

      4. 24.Requirements under section (1): duty to publish draft requirement

      5. 25.Provision of required information and limitations on its processing

      6. 26.Enforcement of information requirements

    2. Chapter 2

      Fair dealing with agricultural producers and others in the supply chain

      1. 27.Fair dealing obligations of business purchasers of agricultural products

    3. Chapter 3

      Producer organisations

      1. 28.Producer and interbranch organisations etc: application for recognition

      2. 29.Recognised organisations: competition exemptions and further provision

      3. 30.Regulations under sections and

  4. Part 4

    Matters relating to farming and the countryside

    1. 31.Fertilisers

    2. 32.Identification and traceability of animals

    3. 33.Red meat levy: payments between levy bodies in Great Britain

    4. 34.Agricultural tenancies

  5. Part 5

    Marketing standards, organic products and carcass classification

    1. 35.Marketing standards

    2. 36.Organic products

    3. 37.Organic products: supplementary

    4. 38.Carcass classification

    5. 39.Power to reproduce modifications under section for wine sector

  6. Part 6

    WTO Agreement on Agriculture

    1. 40.Power to make regulations for securing compliance with WTO Agreement on Agriculture: general

    2. 41.Regulations under section : limits on provision of domestic support in the United Kingdom

    3. 42.Regulations under section : classification of domestic support and provision of information

  7. Part 7

    Wales and Northern Ireland

    1. 43.Wales

    2. 44.Duration of provision in relation to Wales

    3. 45.Northern Ireland

  8. Part 8

    General and final provisions

    1. 46.Data protection

    2. 47.Regulations

    3. 48.Interpretation

    4. 49.Consequential amendments

    5. 50.Power to make consequential etc provision

    6. 51.Financial provision

    7. 52.Extent

    8. 53.Commencement

    9. 54.Short title

    1. Schedule 1

      Agricultural sectors relevant to producer organisation provisions

    2. Schedule 2

      Recognised organisations: competition exclusions

    3. Schedule 3

      Agricultural tenancies

      1. Part 1

        Amendments to the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986

      2. Part 2

        Amendments to the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995

    4. Schedule 4

      Agricultural products relevant to marketing standards provisions

    5. Schedule 5

      Provision relating to Wales

      1. Part 1

        Financial support after EU exit

      2. Part 2

        Intervention in agricultural markets

      3. Part 3

        Collection and sharing of data

      4. Part 4

        Marketing standards and carcass classification

      5. Part 5

        Data protection

    6. Schedule 6

      Provision relating to Northern Ireland

      1. Part 1

        Financial support after EU exit

      2. Part 2

        Intervention in agricultural markets

      3. Part 3

        Collection and sharing of data

      4. Part 4

        Marketing standards and carcass classification

      5. Part 5

        Data protection

    7. Schedule 7

      The CMO Regulation: consequential amendments

      1. Part 1

        Exceptional market conditions: England

      2. Part 2

        Exceptional market conditions: Wales

      3. Part 3

        Marketing standards and carcass classification: England

      4. Part 4

        Marketing standards and carcass classification: Wales

      5. Part 5

        Marketing standards and carcass classification: Northern Ireland