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Agriculture (Retained EU Law and Data) (Scotland) Act 2020

Section 8 – Power to revoke the EU Food Promotion Scheme

122.This section provides for the Scottish Ministers to be able, by regulations subject to the negative procedure, to modify the CAP legislation establishing the EU Food Promotion Scheme(24) as specified in subsection (2), for the purpose of ensuring that it ceases to have effect in Scotland.

123.The Scheme aims to promote food from the EU, both within the EU and internationally. It combines programmes operating within single Member States and multi-national programmes. Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) received €1.2 million in the period 2015 to 2017 for a campaign to enhance knowledge of protected geographical indication symbols, and to stimulate demand for Scotch beef and Scotch lamb in northern Europe. There is however no significant ongoing benefit for Scotland, such that Ministers may consider it appropriate to revoke the Scheme.


See paragraph 49 of the Policy Memorandum that accompanied the Bill for this Act.

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