Agriculture (Retained EU Law and Data) (Scotland) Bill


About the Bill

The Agriculture (Retained EU Law and Data) (Scotland) Bill was introduced by the Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy on 6 November 2019.

A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to confer powers to modify certain retained EU law relating to agriculture, including power to make new provision about marketing standards in relation to agricultural products and the classification of carcasses; to make provision about the collection and processing of information connected with food supply chains and agricultural activities; and for connected purposes.

SPICe Briefings

Stage 1


20 November 2019  Evidence session with the Scottish Government Bill Team 
27 November 2019  Evidence session with data and research organisations
4 December 2019  Evidence sessions with rural policy interests and wider agricultural policy interests
18 December 2019 Evidence session with agricultural industry representatives
15 January 2020 Evidence session with the Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy


Stage 2

The Committee considered the Bill at Stage 2 at its meeting on 17 June. You can read the Minutes (64 KB pdf) and Official Report of the meeting.


A call for evidence was published on 15 November 2019, and closed on 3 January 2020.

Read the submissions received


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