• Research Briefing

    Farm funding: implementing new approaches

    Farm support in the UK is changing. Before the UK left the EU, farmers were supported by Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) funds (£4.7 billion in 2019). The Government has committed to maintaining pre-Brexit UK farm funding levels for this Parliament, but under new types of support schemes for farmers in England. From 2021-27 the Government will phase out in England the CAP-style 'direct payments' which are based on how much land is farmed. Farmers and land managers will in future be paid to produce 'public goods' such as environmental and animal health improvements under Environmental Land Management and other new schemes.

  • Debate Pack

    The use of cages for farmed animals

    A debate has been scheduled in Westminster Hall at 4.30pm on Monday 20 June 2022 on a petition concerning the use of cages for farmed animals. The subject for the debate has been nominated by the Petitions Committee, and the debate will be opened by Matt Vickers MP.

  • Debate Pack

    e-petition debate on hunting

    A debate has been scheduled in Westminster Hall at 6pm on Monday 25 April on two e-petitions concerning hunting. The subject for the debate has been nominated by the Petitions Committee, and the debate will be opened by Marsha de Cordova MP.

  • Debate Pack

    Debate on an e-petition relating to greyhound racing

    A debate will be held in Westminster Hall at 4.30pm on Monday 28 March 2022 on an e-petition relating to greyhound racing. The subject for the debate has been nominated by the Petitions Committee, and the debate will be opened by Christina Rees MP.

  • Research Briefing

    Farming and Food Statistics: South West England

    The aim of this paper is to support a Westminster Hall debate on 23 February 2022 on Food and farming in Devon and Cornwall. The statistics are not usually produced for Devon and Cornwall separately, as such, this paper primarily focuses on the statistics for South West England in comparison with the rest of the England. The statistics provided accompany the policy paper on farming (farm funding) and the legislation (Agriculture Act 2020).

  • Research Briefing

    Glue Traps (Offences) Bill

    The Glue Traps (Offences) Bill is a Private Member’s Bill introduced into the House of Commons by Jane Stevenson on 16 June 2021. The Bill would ban the use of glue traps in England and Wales, unless used under licence and under specified circumstances by pest control professionals. The Bill has Government support. Remaining Commons stages are scheduled for 4 February 2022.

  • Research Briefing

    Animals (Penalty Notices) Bill

    A Bill to make provision for and in connection with the giving of penalty notices for certain offences in relation to animals and animal products has its remaining Commons stages scheduled for 4 February 2022 at 9:30am .

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