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On the point the Minister raised regarding the farmer who might want to retire and take three years’ payments, one question we tried to e
Will the hon. Gentleman give way?
The hon. Gentleman will be aware that many farmers have already entered into multi-annual environmental schemes.
The sorts of policies we are talking about have previously been EU policies, and the decision on whether to scrutinise them has been down
I echo what the hon. Gentleman said from the Opposition Front Bench.
That is precisely the point I was coming to. The European Union instructed OLAF, its own anti-fraud body, to look at that sort of thing.
Is it not also the case that hon.
The shadow Minister rather let the cat out of the bag when he said that this issue was somewhat tangential to the Bill.
My hon. Friend mentioned national organisations such as the RSPB. Does he see a role for local wildlife trusts?