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Agriculture Bill 2019-21

Type of Bill:
Government Bill
George Eustice
Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs
Lord Gardiner of Kimble
Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Commons

  1. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Next event

  • 3rd reading: House of Lords 3rd reading: House of Lords | 01.10.2020

Latest Bill

House Bill Date
Lords HL Bill 130 (as amended in Committee) | PDF version 28.07.2020

Latest news on the Agriculture Bill 2019-21

A chance to closely scrutinise elements of the bill and make changes took place during the second day of report stage on 22 September. Amendments discussed covered clauses 34, 35, 40, 42, 48, 50, 51, 52 and 53 of the Bill.

Third reading - a final chance to amend the Bill - is scheduled for 1 October.

Summary of the Agriculture Bill 2019-21

A Bill to authorise expenditure for certain agricultural and other purposes; to make provision about direct payments following the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union and about payments in response to exceptional market conditions affecting agricultural markets; to confer power to modify retained direct EU legislation relating to agricultural and rural development payments and public market intervention and private storage aid; to make provision about reports on food security; to make provision about the acquisition and use of information connected with food supply chains; to confer powers to make regulations about the imposition of obligations on business purchasers of agricultural products, marketing standards, organic products and the classification of carcasses; to make provision for the recognition of associations of agricultural producers which may benefit from certain exemptions from competition law; to make provision about fertilisers; to make provision about the identification and traceability of animals; to make provision about red meat levy in Great Britain; to make provision about agricultural
tenancies; to confer power to make regulations about securing compliance with the WTO Agreement on Agriculture; and for connected purposes.

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