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Record Copies of Acts (20 Apr 2016)

Iain Stewart: ...if he were not bound by ministerial responsibilities, would be hoping to speak in the debate. My comments can be amplified by him. It is rather ironic that the home to one of the oldest traditions and industries in this country is located in the borough that is perhaps the most modern, the newest of new towns, the innovator of matters digital, autonomous pods, smart cities and the rest,...

UK Dairy Sector — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (20 Apr 2016)

Mark Williams: ...has been labelled the most Europhile part of the United Kingdom. I am proud of that—[Interruption.] Hon. Members knocked me off my perch. A strong reason is the importance of the farming industry, which is a major employer in my constituency. Farmers are fully aware of the necessity of continued EU membership. On that controversial note, I thank all hon. Members for taking part in...

Farm Produce (Labelling Requirements) (19 Apr 2016)

Anne Main: ...standards than others. It took the Europe-wide scandal of horsemeat finding its way into our food chain to jolt the European Commission into action. That scandal was a big wake-up call for the meat industry EU-wide. The UK is already implementing new EU rules on country-of-origin labelling for unprocessed pork, lamb and poultry. I stress that that meat is unprocessed, because there is a...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Labelling (4 Apr 2016)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: Consumers buying meat and dairy products produced in the UK can be reassured that we have some of the highest animal welfare standards in the European Union. We pressed for new EU legislation extending country of origin rules from beef to fresh and frozen sheep, goat, pig and poultry meat to help consumers identify food produced in the UK. These came into force in April 2015. We are also...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Dairy Products (24 Mar 2016)

Jane Ellison: ...drinks we should consume to have a healthy, balanced diet. An external reference group was convened to inform the development of the Eatwell Guide. Members from health, voluntary sector and industry were invited, including trade and levy organisations. Linear programming, the approach considered the most objective and robust by the reference group to inform the sizes of the food group...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Dairy Products (23 Mar 2016)

Baroness Byford: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they support Public Health England's decision to reduce the dairy food group in the revised Eatwell Guide; whether the dairy industry was consulted before that change was made; and on what scientific basis that decision was taken.

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (17 Mar 2016)

Cat Smith: ...people to give tax breaks to the rich was a step too far. He resigned in style. I welcome the principle of the sugar tax as a positive step towards encouraging people to make healthy choices. As an MP with a heavy dairy-farming constituency, I welcome the decision to remove milk-based drinks from the levy. The situation in the dairy industry is far from good right now. Average dairy farm...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Farming and the EU (17 Mar 2016)

Elizabeth Truss: ...European Council on Monday, making the case for UK farmers. I want to see investment from the European Investment Bank helping our farmers to increase productivity, particularly in areas such as dairy in producing more products like cheese and butter to be able to add value to our industry.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dairy Products: Origin Marking (17 Mar 2016)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ...and these efforts have resulted in strong requirements for meat and meat products in the Food Information Regulations EU 1169/2011. We will continue to seek even stronger origin requirements for dairy products, to ensure that where the dairy ingredient of cheese, butter and cream is different from the place of manufacture this is clearly declared on the label. Where there are harmonised...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dairy Farming (16 Mar 2016)

George Eustice: Last November we embarked on a detailed analysis of the scope for better dairy price risk management, including dairy futures, in order to support stability and resilience in the dairy sector. The initial evidence base concluded that futures markets offered the best potential basis for progress and it was agreed to undertake further detailed work in this area. We are now exploring the level...

Scottish Parliament: Rural Payments (9 Mar 2016)

Sarah Boyack: ...last June that agents, farmers and farming representatives knew that the system was not working. From the start, the Scottish Government failed to get to grips with that fundamental issue. There has been chaos for our rural industries and complacency from the cabinet secretary for months. We have seen that in the repeated reassurances that have come to naught, days or weeks after they were...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dairy Farming (7 Mar 2016)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ...put in place in 2009 by the Office of Fair Trading (now the Competition and Markets Authority), following a market investigation by the Competition Commission. The Code will be reviewed shortly. The dairy industry code of best practice on contractual arrangements was created in Great Britain in 2012. Among its provisions is a requirement for 30 days’ notice of a cut to a farmer's...

Backbench Business — Gangs and Serious Youth Violence: Welsh Affairs (3 Mar 2016)

Nia Griffith: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Aberavon (Stephen Kinnock) on securing this important St David’s day debate, and on his work to champion the steel industry. Today he mentioned not just the steel industry, but the need for clear and consistent messages from the UK Government if we are to encourage more investment from a range of different industries. The right hon. Member...

[Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Offshore Oil and Gas Industry (3 Mar 2016)

Peter Aldous: I beg to move, That this House has considered the offshore oil and gas industry. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Walker, for this important debate. I am grateful to the hon. Members for North Tyneside (Mary Glindon) and for Aberdeen North (Kirsty Blackman) for the work they did in helping to secure it. The North sea oil and gas industry is a significant employer in my...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Bovine Tuberculosis (3 Mar 2016)

George Eustice: ...the taxpayer 1 billion over the next decade if we do not take rigorous action now. The Government is delivering a comprehensive strategy to eradicate the disease and protect the future of our dairy and beef industries. This includes strengthening cattle testing and movement controls, improving biosecurity, and badger control in areas where TB is rife. We expect the costs to...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dairy Products: Origin Marking (2 Mar 2016)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: The Government supports the industry voluntary agreement for labelling origin of food, which has resulted in clear and honest origin labelling in the vast majority of dairy products sold in UK shops. We have also been pushing for improved origin labelling for dairy products in Europe, including a proper consideration of mandatory origin labelling for lightly processed dairy products such as...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dairy Farming (26 Feb 2016)

George Eustice: The dairy industry code of best practice on contractual arrangements was created in Great Britain in 2012 in response to concern about fluctuating milk prices. About 85% of producers have signed up to it. There is general acceptance that the code's introduction has led to some improvement for milk producers. Ultimately, the code is voluntary and owned by the industry. However, this is...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dairy Products: Exports (26 Feb 2016)

George Eustice: There is great global demand for quality British dairy products and we are working to maximise this opportunity by opening up new markets around the world. Eight dairy companies accompanied the Secretary of State on a trade mission to China in November, and next month a Chinese dairy delegation is visiting to discuss opportunities for investment in our domestic industry. Further trade...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dairy Farming (25 Feb 2016)

Corri Wilson: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions have taken place with the European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development on the situation in the dairy industry since the early support payments were made in November 2015.


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