Thursday, 30 May 2019

Questions (118)

Charlie McConalogue

Question:

118. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has examined the possibility of introducing a whole farm scheme such as REPS here for the next CAP reform; and if it is possible to introduce a whole farm scheme post-2020 based on the European Commission proposals published in June 2018. [23173/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Agri-environment policy is subject to the CAP reform negotiations that are currently under way. A CAP consultation process with farming bodies and stakeholders in relation to this process commenced this week.

Any future agri-environment scheme will be dependent on the outcome of these CAP negotiations.