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Agriculture Committee Publications

Agriculture - Seventh Report

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 28 March 2001.


CONTENTS



Terms of Reference

SEVENTH REPORT

I. INTRODUCTION

Conduct of inquiry

The IACS and Inspections Working Group

Structure of the Report

II. IACS ADMINISTRATION IN THE MEMBER STATES

Division of responsibilities

Differences in practices in other Member States

The view of the European Commission and disallowance

Suspicions and secrecy

Increasing understanding and best practice

III. SIMPLIFICATION OF EC RULES

Development of the IACS system

Livestock schemes

Small farmers' scheme

Penalties

Environmental schemes

MAFF and the Commission

Conclusion

IV. SIMPLIFICATION WITHIN THE UK

Responsibility for the implementation of IACS in the UK

The IACS Report

Application forms and scheme literature

Simplification of forms

Electronic forms

A paperless system

Consultation on scheme literature

Harmonisation of scheme requirements

Information technology

CAPPA

Appeals

Culture

MAFF's performance

Role of farmers

V. CONCLUSION AND SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS

PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE RELATING TO THE REPORT

LIST OF WITNESSES

LIST OF MEMORANDA INCLUDED IN THE MINUTES OF EVIDENCE

LIST OF APPENDICES TO THE MINUTES OF EVIDENCE

LIST OF UNPRINTED MEMORANDA

LIST OF REPORTS PUBLISHED IN THE CURRENT PARLIAMENT

MINUTES OF EVIDENCE

APPENDICES TO THE MINUTES OF EVIDENCE


 
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