Question to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she plans to meet with Baroness Kate Rock to discuss the recommendations of her Tenancy Working Group Report.
A diverse and vibrant tenanted sector is vital to the future of agriculture, and we want all types of farmers and other land managers, including tenants, to get involved with the new schemes. I therefore welcome the recommendations in the Rock Review and will be meeting with Baroness Rock to discuss those very soon. We have already implemented some of the recommendations, including designing the Sustainable Farming Incentive scheme to be accessible to tenants, including those with shorter term agreements. The Government is considering the further recommendations made in the Rock Review, including those on taxation and the new Environmental Land Management schemes, and will publish a formal response in due course.