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EU Membership: Economic Benefits (15 Jun 2016)

Simon Hoare: sector has been sacrificed, but I have to think about agriculture. We are all absolutely right to look at this issue from the perspective of our constituents. Agriculture, in particular the dairy sector in North Dorset, would not be able to survive without the continued, guaranteed, politically colour-blind support the EU provides to British agriculture. There are two specific...

Scottish Parliament: Economy (15 Jun 2016)

Lewis Macdonald: ..., a level at which they could make profit, most companies said not before 2018 and most of the large companies that operate globally said 2020 or beyond. Lower for longer is the watchword of the oil and gas industry today. The industry is seeking to adapt to that situation and the workforce is deeply affected by it; it is critical that the Government takes it on board as well. The last...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dairy Products: Origin Marking (10 Jun 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. The UK is able to...

Obesity: Low-fat Diet - Question for Short Debate (9 Jun 2016)

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer: ...unfortunate, because the headlines that resulted were controversial, but that does not mean that everything in the report should be dismissed. The report accuses major public health bodies of colluding with the food industry. I do not know whether that is true but the NOF and the Public Health Collaboration have called for a “major overhaul” of current dietary guidelines. That...

Scottish Parliament: Common Agricultural Policy Payments (31 May 2016)

Bruce Crawford: ...the cabinet secretary outline what discussions he has had with farmers and other stakeholders involved in the working of the CAP payment scheme since his appointment? In future, will he make the dairy industry a priority in that matter, given that the price of milk continues to fall in that hard-pressed sector?

Queen’s Speech - Debate (5th Day) (25 May 2016)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...Act, which will fundamentally reform the financial sector. Notably, as many noble Lords will know, it will strengthen the governance, transparency and accountability of the Bank of England. It will also ensure that senior managers across the financial services industry can be held accountable for failings on their watch through the extension of the senior managers and certification...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (24 May 2016)

Baroness Byford: increase yields for an increasing population against the background of plant and pest diseases and climate change. These past two years have been difficult for UK farmers. In some sectors of the industry, particularly dairy, a crisis point has been reached. The Government have understood and recognised the problem, responding by extending the period for profit assessment through the tax...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Milk: Origin Marking (12 May 2016)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: In 2011, Defra facilitated a set of industry principles on country of origin labelling. These principles ensure that the vast majority of milk and dairy products sold at retail in Britain are clearly labelled with their country of origin. We are continuing to work with the food industry to explore what more can be done to increase origin labelling, as well as in the EU to push for EU-wide...

Northern Ireland Economy (11 May 2016)

David Simpson: ...economy. It contributes 1 billion of added value per annum and has demonstrated a strong track record of export growth, employing over 100,000 people, but the outlook for our farming community remains grim. Dairy farmers have witnessed their incomes fall by over a third in the past year. The realisation is that they are producing milk well below the cost of production. Something more...

Tenant Farming (10 May 2016)

Nusrat Ghani: ...-term process that needs capital investment, patience, good soil management and the ability to balance the profitable years against the bad. Most recently, that problem has affected farmers in the dairy industry.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dairy Farming (9 May 2016)

Simon Hart: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the dairy crisis on (a) jobs in the industry, (b) local economies, (c) supply chains and (d) the environment.

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Badger Cull (5 May 2016)

George Eustice: The Government are taking action to deliver a long-term strategy to eradicate bovine TB in England and protect the future of the dairy and beef industries. That strategy includes strengthening cattle testing and movement controls, improving biosecurity on farm, and badger control in areas where TB is rife. The veterinary advice is clear that there is no example in the world of a country that...

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Milk Price (5 May 2016)

Cat Smith: to be able to make a living. Milk prices plummeted in March this year; they were at their lowest since 2009, with farm-gate prices as low as 16p per litre. This comes at a time when British dairy incomes are dropping; they are forecast to fall by almost half this year. I was disappointed that there was nothing for dairy farmers in this year’s Budget. What action will the...

Anglo-Russian Relations (4 May 2016)

Daniel Kawczynski: I am sorry. As I am sure the hon. Gentleman will come on to say, the Scottish fishing industry is suffering greatly as a result of the sanctions imposed, as is the dairy industry. The Shropshire dairy industry is on its knees as a result of bovine tuberculosis and the lowering of prices that our farmers are paid by supermarkets. My Shropshire dairy farmers are going out of business in...

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.

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