Alicia Kearns MP joins the Agriculture Bill Committee

Rutland and Melton MP, Alicia Kearns, today joined the Agriculture Bill Committee to examine the details of the Agriculture Bill.

Following her election campaign commitment to ‘get the Agriculture Bill moving’, Alicia Kearns has today sat in the first of many sessions to scrutinise the Bill. Having passed through both its first and second reading in the House of Commons, the Committee will report back to the Commons by Tuesday 10th March.

The Agriculture Bill introduces a range of new approaches to; support farmers and food producers in England, increase transparency and fairness in the supply chain and sets out provisions to ensure the UK meets its obligations under the World Trade Organisation Agreement on Agriculture.

Rutland and Melton’s MP, Alicia Kearns, said:

“I am pleased to sit on the Committee and scrutinise the Agriculture Bill on behalf of Rutland and Melton’s farmers and food producers and welcome the opportunity to recognise their contribution to protecting our environment.

“I hope to use my time on the Committee to ensure a meaningful and tailored strategy to replace EU subsidies is implemented and that food producers are at the heart of any plans.

“I am proud to represent the rural capital of food in Parliament and will endeavour to ensure that the wonderful farmers and food producers in Rutland and Melton have certainty now that we have left the European Union.”

Alicia Kearns continues to work with local stakeholders to deliver on these commitments and campaigns for her constituents and wider society to better understand the benefits of buying British; high welfare and environmental standards as well as supporting local economies.