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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: ...farmers 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.

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...


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