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Agriculture: Subsidies

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN HL6271, tabled on 22 February 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implications for British farmers of the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU.

Answered on

7 March 2016

At the February European Council the Government negotiated a new settlement, giving the United Kingdom a special status in a reformed European Union. The Government's view is that the UK will be stronger, safer and better off in a reformed EU.

Separately, the UK continues to make the case for improvement to the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) so that it is simpler and more effective. Reducing the administrative burden of the CAP on farmers is a necessary part of increasing the competitiveness of our food and farming industries.