Uplands and Hill Farming APPG

First Registered: 21/04/2021 • Last updated on: 29/12/2021

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To raise awareness and understanding of the issues facing farmers in upland areas and champion hill farmers both inside and outside Parliament. The group will serve as the voice of communities dependent on hill farming throughout the United Kingdom, raising concerns with government ministers, departments and relevant national assemblies.

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Recent Documents related to Uplands and Hill Farming

1. Federation of Cumbria Commners - written evidence
17/10/2018 - Inquiry: Agriculture Bill - Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
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Found: Commoners is a hill farmer owned and managed membership organisation and represents around 500 hill farmers

2. Hill Farming
27/03/2019 - APPGs

Found: promote and protect hill farming interests and the communities that depend upon hill farming throughout the

3. Written Evidence: Key stakeholders on Dartmoor (Dartmoor Hill Pony) (AB01)
12/02/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: submitted by key stakeholders on Dartmoor (Dartmoor Hill Pon y ) (A B01) Regarding: Public Payment

4. Uplands and Hill Farming
21/04/2021 - APPGs

Found: issues facing farmers in upland areas and champion hill farmers both inside and outside Parliament. The

5. Written evidence: Joss Hibbs (AB49) (PDF)
13/11/2018 - Bill Documents

Found: Payment for Public Goods Semi - wild Dartmoor Hill Pony herds 1. Reason for Submitting 1

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Uplands and Hill Farming

1. Support for Hill Farmers
12/02/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: move,That this House has considered support for hill farmers.It is an honour to serve under your chairmanship - Speech Link

2. Upland Farming
04/04/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: generations. They are responsible for a distinct farming and cultural heritage and the production of high-quality - Speech Link
2: underpinned by good delivery systems that keep farmers farming in a wider rural economy including forestry and - Speech Link
3: not succeed. Some 70 million people visit the uplands each year and that sort of payment is essential - Speech Link

3. Leaving the EU: Upland Farming
26/06/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: this House has considered the future of upland farming after the UK leaves the EU.Dioch yn fawr iawn, - Speech Link

4. Farming
08/01/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: agricultural sector and rural communities. In the tenant farming sector, we have consulted on proposals to support - Speech Link
2: farmers and upland farms are the backbone of the farming community? Will he ensure that they have a vibrant - Speech Link
3: land management schemes will be available in the uplands, so that farmers can decide about food production - Speech Link

5. Agriculture Bill
07/07/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: interrelated system and we know that air pollution and farming issues are closely interrelated.I have also attached - Speech Link
2: and hill farms in particular, which produce pasture-fed livestock. There are concerns that hill farmers - Speech Link
3: State must have regard to maintaining support for hill farms and other marginal land previously designated - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Uplands and Hill Farming
1. Hill Farming
asked by: Tim Farron
... what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of the Agricultural Transition Plan 2021 to 2024 on (a) uplands and (b) hill farming businesses.

2. Hill Farming
asked by: Lord Jones
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to enhance the prospects of hill farmers after Brexit.

3. Hill Farming
asked by: Lord Jones
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of hill farmers in England and Wales.

4. Hill Farming
asked by: Nicholas Soames
... what the effect will be on upland sheep farmers of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

5. Hill Farming
asked by: Baroness Kennedy of Cradley
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are giving to hill farmers.

Latest Questions
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6 Current APPG Officers
Jonathan Edwards Portrait
Jonathan Edwards
Vice Chair
Independent - Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Joined: 21st April 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Tim Farron MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8498.

Email: farront@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Tom Goss, National Farmers' Union, 18 Smith Square, London SW1P 3HZ. Tel: 07738 878 113

Email: tom.goss@nfu.org.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Uplands and Hill Farming APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Uplands and Hill Farming APPG