George Eustice, Minister of State for Agriculture has on several occasions referred to the Uplands Alliance. To ensure there is clarity over what we have said to Minister Eustice we publish our letter dated 29th September 2018 to him. In this we stress the need for a backstop to support the upland farming systems that deliver public benefits.
The Uplands Alliance has asked for an amendment to Part 1 of the bill to include explicit inclusion of the words “farming systems” in part 1 that support the deliver of public benefits. Our full Parliamentary Briefing can be read here