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British Agriculture — Question for Short Debate (26 February 2015)

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer: My Lords, in his opening remarks, the noble Lord, Lord Willoughby de Broke, reminded me that we have often debated these issues in this House, even in the 16 years I have been here. We always seem to come to the same conclusions. I respectfully suggest to him that the reason for that is nothing to do with Europe. It is more to do with the fact that our food system has been so broken over...

[Mr James Gray in the Chair] — Backbench business — Animal Welfare (Non-stun Slaughter) (23 February 2015)

Huw Irranca-Davies: .... Members for South East Cambridgeshire (Sir James Paice) and for Clwyd West (Mr Jones), and the hon. Members for Watford (Richard Harrington), for Thirsk and Malton (Miss McIntosh), for Hendon (Dr Offord), for Tiverton and Honiton (Neil Parish), for Finchley and Golders Green (Mike Freer) and for Harrow East (Bob Blackman). All brought well informed views to the debate and spoke...

Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill — Report (2nd Day) (Continued) (4 February 2015)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: ...were broadly in support—although I fear that we may not be able to persuade the noble Lord, Lord Butler, that this is a good idea. However, I will come to what the independent reviewer thinks of it later. One thing that is important to say right at the beginning will answer, to a certain extent, the points made by my noble friend Lord Thomas, the noble Lord, Lord Butler, and some...

[Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] — Dairy Industry (4 February 2015) See 3 other results from this debate

George Eustice: I begin by congratulating my hon. Friend the Member for Ribble Valley (Mr Evans) on securing this important debate. Given the sheer number of Members who have wanted to speak today, it is clear that he has touched a nerve and alighted on a serious problem, which is the current state of affairs in the dairy industry. I am well aware that many dairy farmers are suffering at the moment....

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Milk: Origin Marking (2 February 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Jesse Norman: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to improve the labelling of milk products so that it is easier to identify their country of origin.

Schools: Reforms — Motion to Take Note (29 January 2015)

Lord Farmer: My Lords, I join other noble Lords in congratulating my noble friend Lady Perry on initiating this end-of-term debate on school reforms. I want to touch on one aspect of the Government’s school reforms which has not been touched on today—namely, promoting fundamental British values. To avoid all doubt, I wholly subscribe to the values of democracy, the rule of law, individual...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions (29 January 2015)

Elizabeth Truss: DEFRA’s priorities are leading the world in food and farming; protecting our country from floods and animal and plant diseases; improving the environment; championing the countryside; and rural services. The British dairy industry is world leading, and we are doing all we can to make sure that our hard-working farmers are able to get through this tough period. That is why we are working...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dairy Farming (27 January 2015)

George Eustice: Food labelling rules are set at EU level and require that food information must not mislead. There are currently no milk labelling rules or criteria that define the method of farming. The Commission is due to publish a report into the feasibility of extending mandatory country of origin labelling to milk and milk products.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dairy Farming (26 January 2015)

George Eustice: ...Chain Forum to discuss issues such as collaboration, risk management and market volatility. I chaired the Farming Resilience Group meeting on 14 January where we discussed with the NFU and a range of industry bodies how to help manage volatility. The Groceries Code Adjudicator was set up to help suppliers if they feel they are being treated unfairly by retailers and we encourage...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Milk (22 January 2015)

Lord de Mauley: The French system for the marketing of milk helps dairy producers maximise their revenue through the use of Geographical Indicators (GIs). We are already supporting the marketing of high value cheese and other dairy products by encouraging British food specialities to apply for protected status. We are also pushing for better Country of Origin labelling to help promote British dairy products....

Written Answers — House of Lords: Milk (21 January 2015)

Lord de Mauley: The Government understands the concerns of British farmers over the current pressures on milk prices caused by the volatility of the global market. We want a competitive and resilient dairy industry that can take advantage of opportunities. We will continue to work closely with the dairy industry as a whole to manage price volatility. At last week’s farming resilience summit George...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Rabbits: Meat (20 January 2015)

George Eustice: Food labelling rules are set at EU level and require that food information must be accurate and must not mislead. This Government has pressed for better information for consumers during negotiations relating to food labelling in Europe. The European Commission has no plans to introduce further production method labelling for rabbit or any other farmed game. However, the Commission is...

Business of the House: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (15 January 2015)

Eilidh Whiteford: ...whatever that the treaty will expose the Scottish Government to investor-state dispute settlement mechanisms. People’s legitimate fears are not being assuaged. The Commission has sounded a note of caution regarding these mechanisms, because they are being misused around the world. We have seen an escalation in the number of aggressive cases being brought against countries that have...

Milk Production — Question (15 January 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord de Mauley: My Lords, we share farmers’ concerns over the pressures on milk prices caused by the volatility of the global market and we are working closely with industry. It is important to remember that the long-term prospects are good, with exports at record levels. We are helping the dairy industry take advantage of opportunities such as opening new export markets and pushing for better country...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dairy Farming (15 January 2015)

George Eustice: I have spoken to the Chairman of First Milk to discuss the recent announcement on milk prices and the impact this will have on farmers. We are closely monitoring the situation and are in contact with milk industry experts to consider if any further action is appropriate. I will continue to work closely with the dairy industry as a whole to manage price volatility. At this week’s farming...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dairy Farming (13 January 2015)

George Eustice: There is a place in UK agriculture for all sustainable production systems that meet our comprehensive environmental and animal health and welfare standards. The Government is taking a number of steps to support UK dairy farmers. We are promoting UK exports, and pushing for better Country of Origin Labelling. The new 141 million Countryside Productivity Scheme will include measures...

Recall of MPs Bill: Second Reading (17 December 2014)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: My Lords, I thank the Minister for introducing the Bill so clearly. Like him, I look forward to hearing the maiden speech of the noble Lord, Lord Cooper of Windrush, in which he will bring his experience not just from No. 10 but from the SDP—so he will have some insights for us, I think. This is a significant Bill and its heart, I believe, is in the right place. We support constituents...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dairy Farmers (11 December 2014)

George Eustice: ...northern dairy conference. Farmers—including those in the south-west—are experiencing tough conditions with prices having fallen significantly since spring. On 19 November I hosted a meeting of the dairy supply chain forum and we discussed a number of action points, including better country of origin labelling for British products in the EU, opening new markets for exports,...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dairy Farming (10 December 2014)

George Eustice: The Government understands the concerns of British dairy farmers over the current pressures caused by the price volatility of the global market. I brought forward a meeting of the Dairy Supply Chain Forum to 19 November to discuss ways of tackling this issue and Ministers and officials are both in regular contact with industry. In particular, we are working to help farmers to manage the short...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dairy Products: Imports (8 December 2014)

George Eustice: ...with the dairy industry to produce the ‘Leading the Way’ Growth Plan, launched in June 2014. The Plan aims to eliminate the dairy deficit by value by 2025, including growing the UK’s share of the domestic market by displacing imports. We discussed the Growth Plan and how industry might address the dairy trade deficit at the Dairy Supply Chain Forum on 19 November 2014....

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