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Agriculture Act 2020

Government Bill

Originated in the House of Commons, session 2019-21

Last updated: 12 November 2020 at 09:41

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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.

Sponsoring organisations

Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs
George Eustice
Conservative, Camborne and Redruth
Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs
Lord Gardiner of Kimble
Conservative, Life peer

Current version of bill

Agriculture Act 2020 (c. 21)
11 November 2020

Bill passage

Bill started in the House of Commons
First reading
Second reading
Committee stage
Report stage
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Bill in the House of Lords
First reading
Second reading
Committee stage
Report stage
Third reading
Final stages
Consideration of amendments
Royal Assent
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