07/14/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/14/2020 02:51
14 July 2020
The Agriculture Bill continues its committee stage in the House of Lords on Tuesday 14 July.
Members are expected to discuss a range of issues including reducing air pollution, advancements in agriculture robotics and genetics, and financial support for businesses producing environmentally sustainable food.
Committee stage day two: Thursday 9 July
Members discussed changes on animal welfare standards, public access and consultation with the devolved administrations.
Committee stage day one: Tuesday 7 July
Members discussed suggested changes on a range of subjects including investment in wind farms on solar panels on green belt land and the incorporation of public access enhancements into financial plans for the protection or improvement of the environment.
Second reading: Wednesday 10 June
Members discussed farming support after the UK's exit from the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), schemes to accelerate tree growing, animal welfare and a free trade deal with the US.
Lord Gardiner of Kimble (Conservative), Parliamentary Under Secretary for Rural Affairs and Biosecurity, opened the debate and responded on behalf of the government.
Members taking part included the chair of the Woodland Trust, chair of the Royal Veterinary College and the president of Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers.
This bill aims to:
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