Consultation on a Proposed Bill to Amend Legacy EU Common Market Organisation (CMO) Schemes

Consultation opened on 03 April 2024. Closing date 27 May 2024.


The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA/the Department) sought views on a proposal to bring forward new legislation that would provide scope to amend the legislation that governs two legacy EU schemes, the Fruit and Vegetable Aid (FVAS) and Agri-food Information and Promotions Schemes (Promotions Schemes).


Consultation description

The Department proposed to bring forward a small ‘Bill’, which is the name given to proposed law when introduced into the Assembly and then (after debate and approval by MLAs and then Royal Assent), becomes law as an ‘Act’. The proposal was to bring forward a Bill which will make legacy FVAS funding discretionary and provide the Department with the scope to amend the law governing these schemes so that they can be amended as needed to reflect future policy developments.

It is this narrow proposal that the Department was specifically seeking views on in this consultation. Stakeholders were also invited to consider the equality and rural impacts of this proposal.

Further details can be found in the consultation document.

Outcome of consultation

Seven written responses were received which have been summarised and analysed, which can be viewed in the Summary of Outcome consultation document above, along with the copies of the stakeholders comments in full.

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