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[Mr Jim Hood in the Chair] — Food Security (27 November 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

George Eustice: ...measure to use for food security. Global food security depends on free trade as much as it does on sustainable production. The UK Government’s position is clear: we want a successful, vibrant farming industry and a sustainable increase in food production. We are doing a huge amount to promote exports and to try to open new markets for our products. We are also keen to deliver import...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dairy Farming (27 November 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to encourage supermarkets to better support the UK dairy industry.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dairy Farming: Northern Ireland (24 November 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she has had discussions with representatives of the dairy industry in Northern Ireland on financial difficulties facing dairy farmers; and if she will make a statement.

EU Reform — [John Robertson in the Chair] (18 November 2014)

Jim Shannon: ...are patented, fewer sales are made, fewer goods are produced and fewer jobs are created. The burden falls most on small and medium-sized firms, which make up the vast majority of businesses. I would like to give two examples. In farming, whether it is the dairy industry, the poultry or the pig business, or any of the goods produced on farms on the land in the United Kingdom of Great...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Milk: Prices (6 November 2014)

George Eustice: I chair regular meetings of the Dairy Supply Chain Forum which includes key representatives from the whole of the supply chain, including colleagues from Wales and from the farming industry. The next meeting is on 19 November. It will focus on the key issues and opportunities that the dairy sector is facing, including the latest market situation. In addition, Defra officials maintain...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Milk: Prices (6 November 2014)

George Eustice: Milk prices are falling as a result of the ban on dairy imports to Russia and falling returns from global commodity markets. Despite these challenges, the long-term outlook for UK dairying remains positive. Over the next decade, the UK dairy industry estimates global demand to rise by 2.5% a year with growing world incomes and an expanding population. UK dairy exports are already at record...

Dairy Industry — [Mrs Linda Riordan in the Chair] (5 November 2014) See 29 other results from this debate

George Eustice: ...West and South Pembrokeshire (Simon Hart) on securing this debate. The over-subscription of the debate, which has necessitated such a tight time limit on contributions, shows the importance of the dairy industry. Many cheese varieties have been mentioned, and the hon. Member for Somerton and Frome (Mr Heath) said that the best cheese is in the west country. I say that the cheese gets...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: EU: Agriculture and Fisheries Council (4 November 2014)

Lord de Mauley: ...Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) The Council discussed the impact of the Russian trade restrictions on EU fisheries products. I highlighted the impact on the Scottish pelagic fishing industry with Russia making up 18% of the UK’s mackerel exports in 2013. I was successful in securing agreement from the Council to increase quota banking rates from 10% to 25%...

Written Ministerial Statements — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Agriculture and Fisheries Council (4 November 2014)

George Eustice: ...for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT). The Council discussed the impact of the Russian trade restrictions on EU fisheries products. I highlighted the impact on the Scottish pelagic fishing industry with Russia making up 18% of the UK’s mackerel exports in 2013. I was successful in securing agreement from the Council to increase quota banking rates from 10% to 25% for...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Badger Cull (30 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Elizabeth Truss: Bovine tuberculosis is a terrible disease which threatens the future of our beef and dairy industries. We are pursuing a comprehensive strategy which includes improved cattle movement controls, vaccination in the edge areas, and culling badgers in areas where the disease is rife. We will publish all the data and the results of this year's culls once the quality assurance processes and the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions (30 October 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Elizabeth Truss: I met the board of Dairy UK last week. I am keen to work to help our industry become competitive and deal with the increasing exposure to international markets. There are things that can be done on price volatility, and I have spoken to the supermarkets and the intermediaries on the matter.

Infrastructure Investment (Stroud) (21 October 2014)

Neil Carmichael: ...we can focus on engineering and provide appropriate skills for our growing manufacturing sector, particularly in advanced manufacturing, an area in which Stroud already has an excellent reputation. Firms such as Renishaw, Delphi, Dairy Crest, Omega Resource Group and others contribute to an exceptional level of growth and huge opportunities for young people. That is why we currently enjoy...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Fishing Quota (30 September 2014)

Michelle O'Neill: ...deal with, and we are actively involved in conversations about that at a European level. I was in Brussels about three weeks ago to talk about that issue and the fact that there is an implication for the dairy sector, particularly the cheese sector. We have made it clear to the Commission that we need to see timely intervention and support coming at an appropriate time. The...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Farming:  Russian Import Ban (9 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Michelle O'Neill: The ban is particularly affecting our dairy industry, and we are quite concerned about how it will impact on other sectors further down the line. The ban has mainly affected cheese. Last week, I went to Brussels and took part in a special meeting the EU had convened to get all the member states together to talk about the issue. I made sure that I impressed on the DEFRA Secretary...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Going for Growth (9 September 2014)

Michelle O'Neill: I am delighted that the Executive have endorsed the growth aspirations of the industry, as set out in 'Going for Growth' and agreed a proposed response as part of the package of significant support on CAP and the rural development programme announced at the end of June 2014. Since then, my officials have been working with colleagues across Departments to refresh and update the response prior...

Written Ministerial Statements — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Bovine TB (9 September 2014)

Elizabeth Truss: ...has the highest incidence of TB in Europe—greater than the sum of all other EU member states combined. Between 1997 and 2010, TB in cattle increased ninefold, threatening the future of our beef and dairy industries and our nation’s food security. That is why this Government are pursuing a comprehensive strategic approach, based on best international practice, supported by...

Business of the House (10 September): Backbench Business — Food Fraud (8 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Julian Sturdy: ...largest export sector, with sales booming by about 5% a year. Indeed, some of the UK’s most lucrative exports are now from the farming sector, with lamb exports up 8% year on year, cheese exports up 9% and dairy produce up an incredible 18%. Such successes play an important part in creating jobs and fuelling our economic recovery and must be encouraged to continue. We must also take...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan (8 September 2014)

Mark Durkan: ...Council area and aims to facilitate expansion and economic growth, with a focus on locus and Lisburn’s favourable location along key transport routes. Key designations include the primary retail core, promoting city centre living and creating 24-hour vitality through protected city centre housing areas. As previously referred to, the plan sets out the complementary role...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Agricultural Products: Russia (4 September 2014)

George Eustice: ...for 2013 at 18.9 billion. UK producers may face lower prices in some products as producers sell what was originally intended for Russia on the EU market. Some UK businesses had goods in transit, including dairy, poultry and fish consignments, which were turned away. Our investigations show very limited market impact caused by the ban with stable prices for most products. We recognise...

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