Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Common Agricultural Policy Negotiations: Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

3:30 pm

Mr. Brendan Gleeson:

I am not sure if this has happened before. It would roll over. Considering that post-2020 we will not have the UK's budgetary contribution, if it is rolled over, there will be a reduced budget. That is another issue we will have to manage as well.

Then one would have multi-annual schemes such as GLAS. We would have to consider how long the next partial programme rolls on. Would existing contracts be extended or a new cycle entered into? There would be many complex decisions to be made. It would be a new issue to manage.