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Defra: No Brexit farm policy research for six months

The government has commissioned no specific research in the past six months to inform UK agricultural policy post-Brexit, it has emerged.

Defra minister George Eustice confirmed the absence of research in a parliamentary written answer to a question tabled by Green Party MP Caroline Lucas.

Ms Lucas had asked what research the government had commissioned in the past six months to inform the development of post-Brexit agricultural and environmental policy.

Mr Eustice replied by saying Defra invested a significant amount in agricultural and environmental research to underpin policy development and implementation.

But no research specifically to inform agricultural and environmental policy once the UK leaves the EU had been commissioned in the past six months.

(Source: Farmers Weekly)

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