Defra minister George Eustice has conceded that a “big question” remains over the future of farm policy in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Giving evidence to a House of Lords inquiry, Mr Eustice said it had yet to be decided how much power the four countries should have to decide their own post-Brexit agricultural policies.
Asked how potential conflicts in agricultural policy between UK nations would be resolved, Mr Eustice said: “The final shape of this hasn’t been decided yet and there is clearly going to be a lot of discussion to be had with the devolved administrations about how we do it.”
Mr Eustice was giving evidence on Wednesday, 8 March, to the House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee, which is conducting an inquiry into the impact of Brexit on agriculture.
(Source: Farmers Weekly)