The comments made by George Eustice, the then Minister for Farming, Food and Fisheries, on 7 November 2013.
During the past seven years, Yorkshire has received about £50 million of Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) funding, supporting the creation of hundreds of jobs.
We want to channel more of the CAP budget into the kinds of projects that have had given such a boost to Yorkshire’s rural economy.
But we want to make sure that all our choices are made with the input of people who live and work in the countryside. I’m looking forward to taking your views in Harrogate today.