All 1 Bob Seely contributions to the Agriculture Act 2020

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Mon 3rd Feb 2020
Agriculture Bill
Commons Chamber

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Agriculture Bill

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Monday 3rd February 2020

(4 years, 2 months ago)

Commons Chamber
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Theresa Villiers Portrait Theresa Villiers
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The Bill enables us to provide financial assistance for environmentally friendly farming practices. Providing more space for biodiversity, trees and nature will, I hope, be at the centre of many of the environmental land management schemes that we will be able to take forward under the Bill.

Bob Seely Portrait Bob Seely (Isle of Wight) (Con)
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Is the Secretary of State aware that providing modest support for small-scale farmers could be extremely valuable? That is part of my campaign for an Island deal similar to the one enjoyed by the Scottish islands. It could include support for small-scale abattoirs or humane slaughter on farms, which is the most humane way of slaughtering animals for human consumption, as well as milk storage, grain storage and vegetable box erectors on the Island. Those would work for not only my patch but many other parts of the United Kingdom. How will this excellent Bill help? Will she come to the Isle of Wight to talk to my farmers and see that for herself?

Theresa Villiers Portrait Theresa Villiers
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I would be delighted to meet my hon. Friend to discuss those important suggestions, and I would be more than happy to visit his constituency.