Agriculture Bill falls due to prorogation

The UK could leave the EU without firm plans to replace the Common Agricultural Policy with a scheme to reward farmers’ environmental performance as a result of prime minister Johnson’s suspension of parliament.

The Agriculture Bill, intended to provide ‘public money for public goods’, will not enter the statute books as had been anticipated. Due to Johnson’s planned prorogation of parliament, alongside expectations of a general election, the bill would have to be reintroduced in the next session of parliament, its progress beginning from fresh.

Both the Trade and Fisheries Bills are in the same situation.

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