DEFRA Questions: Farming Regulation

Speaking in the House of Commons, Neil Parish calls on the Government to reduce the bureaucracy faced by farmers and movement orders in particular.Neil Parish (Tiverton and Honiton) (Con): May I follow up an earlier question on the movement of animals? During the winter, a sheep farmer in Honiton had to fill in a form every time she moved her sheep in and out of a field for lambing because she did not own that field-it was not part of her holding. We have got to find ways of simplifying movement orders.Mr Paice: I welcome my hon. Friend to the House and to DEFRA questions. I entirely agree with him: that is one of countless regulations that appear on the face of it to be nonsensical, and which the taskforce will consider.| Hansard