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Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: November Agriculture and Fisheries Council (26 Nov 2015)

Elizabeth Truss: ...Belgium and Hungary, urged caution, warning of the possible danger to EU competitiveness. Commissioner Hogan also provided an update on the dairy aid package. The aid schemes for cheese and skimmed milk powder were accepting applications from Member States, and a pigmeat scheme would be implemented in January. The Agricultural Markets Taskforce will begin its work in early 2016, and report...

Royal Assent: Childcare Bill [Lords] (25 Nov 2015)

Emily Thornberry: ...manifesto. Clearly, the Government like the idea of doubling working parents’ free childcare entitlement; they just have not worked out exactly how to do it. They might as well have written a Bill saying that the land would flow with milk and honey—we would all agree with that. Perhaps inevitably, the most glaring admission involves the cost of the free childcare extension,...

Groceries Code Adjudicator (17 Nov 2015)

Julian Sturdy: ...Government have secured from the European Commission more than 26 million—the third largest support package among member states—to help dairy farmers affected by the current global volatility in milk prices. As the Tenant Farmers Association has argued for some time, however, the GCA could play a hugely positive role in helping dairy farmers by ensuring fairness...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland and Malawi Co-operation Agreement (11 Nov 2015)

Elaine Murray: ...Dumfries campus of Scotland’s Rural College and researchers from Malawi, which has been going on for more than seven years. It started as a staff exchange project that involved work on improving milk yield and quality, but it was developed further by a research group under Dr Mizeck Chagunda of Scotland’s Rural College in Dumfries. In that project, researchers negotiated free...

Asylum Support (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2015 — Motion to Annul (27 Oct 2015)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...and refugees say that there will be increased social isolation, as families are unable to afford public transport —ending trips, for instance, to libraries and child-centred facilities—along with the inability to pay for everything from children’s birthday parties to TV or school uniforms. It is hard to see how this approach meets our obligations under the United Nations...

Child Food Poverty (16 Oct 2015)

Edward Timpson: ...Health’s Healthy Start scheme, which provides nutritional support for pregnant women, new mothers and low income families throughout the UK. Healthy Start is helping half a million families buy milk, fruit and fresh and frozen vegetables. The hon. Lady also highlighted a number of other schemes going on up and down the country, and I have taken time to look at those. The National...

Backbench Business — [2nd Allotted Day]: Superfast Broadband (12 Oct 2015)

Richard Arkless: ...our biggest employers and it is essential that they are given the tools they need to grow. Let us consider our farmers, for example. Ours is a farming region, and our farmers, already squeezed by milk prices and other pressures, are being asked increasingly to rely on an almost non-existent connection. They have to deal with common agricultural policy applications, VAT and pay-as-you-earn...

Scottish Parliament: Agriculture (Challenges and Opportunities) (23 Sep 2015)

Claudia Hamilton Beamish: ..., there was recognition for Peelham Farm’s platters of charcuterie; Galloway Chillies’ soups and preserves; and Canape’s curried Scottish goat, which I have not tried yet. I turn to the contribution of co-operative models to agriculture. First Milk has been a bitter disappointment in its dealings with milk producers, which are as far away from the co-op spirit as one...

Dairy Industry — Question for Short Debate (17 Sep 2015)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ...job was with the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers, and I am proud to wear its tie today. I know of the pressures that farmers are under because of global volatility and a current surplus of milk on the world market. The Government have highlighted the need for EU-wide action to help farmers overcome the severe cash-flow pressures that they are undoubtedly under, and I was able to...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: September’s Extraordinary Agriculture and Fisheries Council (17 Sep 2015)

Elizabeth Truss: ...also help to stabilise prices of products through the distribution of dairy products to vulnerable groups. Renewed efforts will be made to reach an early conclusion to the ongoing negotiations for revised school schemes for fruit and milk. Lord Gardiner thanked the Commission for their approach to this crisis over the last couple of weeks, but urged rapid action and implementation of the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Trade Union Bill (14 Sep 2015)

Alec Shelbrooke: ...They always want to call for strikes rather than sensible negotiations, even through those of us who have had normal backgrounds like everyone else, regardless of our party. [Interruption.] Well, I went to a comprehensive school. I know that Labour Members’ new leader went to a public school, but I did not. Even a founding member of the Labour movement, Robert Blatchford, said:...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Dairy Sector: Action to Address the Current Crisis (14 Sep 2015)

John Dallat: ...empty seats across the Chamber when this critical statement was delivered. I ask the Minister what progress, if any, has been made by the Commission to introduce or finalise negotiations for the school milk scheme. I ask that question in all sincerity because, as the Minister knows, last week there were new figures on child poverty. Primary schools are finding it increasingly difficult...

Public Bill Committee: Education and Adoption Bill: Clause 4 - Power to require governing body to enter into arrangements (7 Jul 2015)

Kevin Brennan: ...someone. The Minister said that there is a requirement in the Bill to notify people of the Government’s decision to use the powers. I might notify him that I have brought him a cup of tea with milk and sugar, but if I had consulted him I might have found out that he wanted a cup of black coffee. There is a big difference between consulting and notifying, and we should not confuse the...

Opposition Day — [2nd Allotted Day]: Productivity (17 Jun 2015)

Oliver Dowden: ...the United Kingdom Hare Krishna community. Their temple is a delightful place, where one can always be sure of a very warm welcome—although perhaps not as warm as that accorded to their cows, which are hand-milked and treated to massages with scented candles and soothing music in a spacious cowshed made of the finest French oak. Their luxurious residence is known locally as the Ritz...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Scotland Bill (8 Jun 2015)

Antoinette Sandbach: ...can be hired for relaxing holidays. The Cheshire plains form the bedrock of the dairy industry in the constituency, whose importance is recorded as far back as 1125 by William of Malmesbury. Concerns about the milk price do not quite go back that far, but the fact that it is cheaper to buy a litre of milk than a litre of water was as true 15 years ago as it is today, and it is something on...

Queen’s Speech — Debate (4th Day) (2 Jun 2015)

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer: ...for me of the coalition Government was when Nick Clegg, then Deputy Prime Minister, announced that the long-held Liberal Democrat policy of starting children off with a good nutritional input would become government policy so that proper school meals would be provided for every single infant school pupil for free. I hope that this Government will continue that drive to make sure that at...

Scottish Parliament: Dairy Industry (31 Mar 2015)

Dave Thompson: ...of food and drink. The plan did not come about by itself, of course. The Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee has also worked hard under the convenership of Rob Gibson. It has engaged with farmers, milk producers, retailers and other bodies such as the UK Groceries Code Adjudicator, the National Farmers Union and the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: School Milk (25 Mar 2015)

Kevin Brennan: ..., Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions officials in her Department have had with their counterparts in EU member states and officials in the European Commission on the revision of the European School Milk Scheme.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: School Milk (25 Mar 2015)

Kevin Brennan: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department plans to participate in the European School Milk Scheme in future years.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: School Milk (25 Mar 2015)

Kevin Brennan: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much the Rural Payments Agency claimed under the European School Milk Scheme in each year since 2005.

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