We are carrying out an independent review into the factors that should be considered to make sure that funding for domestic farm support is fairly allocated to the administrations of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Funding allocations have already been made up to 2020, so the review will make recommendations from 2020 to the end of this Parliament.
The review is expected to take up to 6 months. The review will be chaired by Lord Paul Bew, who will be supported by an experienced panel of representatives from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The review’s terms of reference set out what it will look at and how it will be carried out.
Lord Bew was appointed as Chair of the Committee on Standards in Public Life in September 2013 until the Autumn of 2018.
Lord Bew joined Queen’s University Belfast in 1979 and was made Professor of Irish Politics in 1991. He acted as historical adviser to the Bloody Sunday Inquiry between 1998 and 2001 and was appointed as a non-party-political peer by the independent House of Lords Appointments Commission in February 2007 following his contributions to the Good Friday Agreement.
In 2007 he served on the Local London Authority Bill Select Committee and in 2011 served on the Joint Committee on the Defamation Bill, which addressed key issues of academic freedom. He chaired the independent review of Key Stage 2 (SATs) provision in England which reported in 2011 and was accepted by the government. He also served on the Joint Committee on Parliamentary Privilege which produced its report in July 2013.
Lord Bew is a Visiting Professor at King’s College London. Among Lord Bew’s many publications is the Ireland volume of the Oxford History of Modern Europe.