The Final Report of the Brian Pack Inquiry is Published - Nov 3, 2010
Scottish agriculture has a bright future and a strong argument for continuing public financial support as it delivers against Scottish society's needs said Brian Pack, Chairman of the Inquiry into Future Support for Agriculture and Rural Development at the launch of its Final Report.
Scottish Government Response to the Short-Term Recommendations - August 9, 2010
Moves to tighten the rules allowing farmers access to millions of pounds in European subsidies have been approved by Richard Lochhead.
The Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs has approved rules which will help ensure farmers receive subsidies based on the level of productive and environmental activity.
Potential plans to crack down on Scotland's so-called 'slipper farmers' were unveiled today when Brian Pack released the short-term recommendations from his inquiry.
During an event held at the Royal Highland Show, Mr Pack said that the question of inactive claimants using barren hillsides to activate Single Farm Payments (SFP) had emerged as a major problem.
Brian Pack, Chairman of the Inquiry into Future Support for Agriculture in Scotland, has been given more time to complete his final report.
Speaking last night at a seminar in the European Parliament on the subject of "What will shape the future of farming in the European Union after 2013", Brian Pack, Chairman of the Inquiry into Future Support for Agriculture in Scotland explained the background and work to date completed by the Inquiry, emphasising the consultative nature of the process and the high levels of stakeholder involvement.
Brian Pack, chairman of the inquiry into Future Support for Agriculture in Scotland today announced that he was rearranging the dates for the two public meetings to discuss the Inquiry's Interim Report that were to be held in Benbecula and Stornaway.
Future agricultural support should consist of four strands - direct payments, a top-up fund, rural development programme funding and Less Favoured Area (LFA) support.
That was the main thrust of the interim report of the Pack Inquiry into the future of agricultural funding, published today (Thursday).
The Inquiry's call for evidence has received around 110 responses.
Brian Pack said he was delighted by the response, which included around 47 responses from stakeholder bodies across a full range of interests with the remainder from individuals.
Brian Pack addressed the recent SAC Outlook event at the Thainstone Centre in Inverurie. The meeting was one of three held around the country to replace SAC's annual Outlook Conference and designed to take its industry analysis and future forecasts direct to farming and rural business audiences. Brian Pack's Speech.