Transformative Agriculture Bill moves forward with return to Lords

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Key legislation on track to become law in time to kickstart agricultural transition period next year

Legislation that will transform British farming is back in the House of Lords for the next stage in its journey to becoming law today (7 July).

Defra Lords Minister Lord Gardiner will be leading several sittings of the whole house as part of the Bill’s Committee stage, expected to take place over the next two weeks.

Last week, the government also announced it will establish a Trade and Agriculture Commission, which will ensure that the UK’s trade policy fully considers our agricultural industry and our commitment to maintain the UK’s high environmental protection, animal welfare and food safety standards.

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