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Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: CF Industries: Ince (9 Aug 2022)

Victoria Prentis: Defra Ministers have not met officials at CF Industries to discuss the closure of its Ince manufacturing plant. However, officials from Defra and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have both held meetings with CF Fertilisers to discuss Ince.

War in Ukraine: UK Farming and Food Production — [Dame Angela Eagle in the Chair] (20 Jul 2022)

Victoria Prentis: ...some cases, although the farmer is still struggling with rising input costs as well—and domestic labour and manufacturing costs. In the farming sector, increased costs are particularly affecting fertiliser, animal feed and fuel, and that is undoubtedly creating short-term pressures on cash flow for farmers. To help, this month we are bringing forward half of this year’s basic payment...

Cost of Living: Support for Farmers — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (12 Jul 2022)

Justin Madders: ...the hon. Member for Rutland and Melton (Alicia Kearns) for her excellent introduction and for raising a comprehensive range of issues. I will focus on just one of the issues she mentioned, which is fertiliser production, as I have a significant constituency interest in the matter. As we know, fertiliser is critical to food production. An increase in its cost has an impact on yields. We are...

Energy-intensive Industries (6 Jul 2022)

Mike Amesbury: CF Fertilisers, which employs many people from my constituency of Weaver Vale, is located in the constituency of my hon. Friend the Member for Ellesmere Port and Neston (Justin Madders) and also has many employees there. Over 300 of those people now face losing their jobs. I know there have been discussions with a consortium that has come forward and some reference to a bridging loan, but...

Agricultural Fertiliser and Feed: Rising Costs - Question for Short Debate (29 Jun 2022)

Lord Benyon: ...closely linked to global gas prices, as the noble Baroness, Lady Bakewell, and the noble Lord, Lord Campbell-Savours, pointed out. Farmers are facing increased input costs, including manufactured fertiliser, livestock feed, fuel and energy. Natural gas is a key input in the manufacture of nitrogen-based inorganic fertilisers, which include the two main mineral fertilisers used in Great...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Grasslands: Fertilisers (27 Jun 2022)

Jo Churchill: While global fertiliser prices have risen and this is undoubtedly a challenging period for our agricultural sectors, the supply chain providing imports of fertiliser to the UK has remained resilient. Within the domestic market, CF Fertilisers continues to produce ammonium nitrate fertiliser from their plant at Billingham. Through our UK Agricultural Market Monitoring Group we are monitoring...

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food Strategy (23 Jun 2022)

George Eustice: Although CF Fertilisers has confirmed its intention to close the Ince plant, it is maintaining production at the Billingham plant, which is the largest of the plants, and I understand that it has full order books until later this year.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fertilisers (22 Jun 2022)

Jo Churchill: Global gas prices have impacted production of fertilisers internationally and domestically. Some international companies halted or reduced production, and some countries, such as China, reduced the export of some fertiliser products to protect their domestic demands. However, supply of all fertilisers in the UK has remained available throughout the last 12 months although high prices reduced...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fertilisers (22 Jun 2022)

Jo Churchill: On 31 March Minister Prentis hosted the first meeting of the Fertiliser Taskforce with key industry bodies to discuss potential mitigations to the challenges which global supply pressures are causing. On 18 May I hosted the second Taskforce meeting. Ministers will continue to meet with key industry bodies for further Fertiliser Taskforce sessions in the coming months, to help identify and...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: CF Industries (20 Jun 2022)

Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department is taking steps to help ensure that (a) fertiliser and (b) CO2 products are available to the (i) agriculture and (ii) food industries, in the context of the recently announced closure of the CF Industries plant in Ince.

Government Food Strategy (13 Jun 2022)

Justin Madders: As has been referenced already, last week, CF Fertilisers in my constituency announced that it would begin consultation on closing the plant, which puts 300 jobs at risk. It also exposes us far more to the international fertiliser market, which is the opposite of what I understood this strategy was meant to achieve. Ministers have had nine months’ notice that there was a problem at the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: CF Fertilisers UK: Subsidies (23 May 2022)

Dave Doogan: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether CF Fertilisers UK Ltd is in receipt of subsidies for maintaining production of CO2 for use in the food and drink industry.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fertilisers (18 May 2022)

Duncan Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of CF Fertiliser's decision to keep certain UK plants closed on the (a) carbon dioxide and (b) nitrogen industries.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fertilisers: Production (28 Apr 2022)

Jo Churchill: In September 2021, the government provided limited financial support for CF Fertilisers’ operating costs for three weeks. The deal enabled CF Fertilisers’ Billingham plant to continue to operate while global gas prices remained high. It meant that key sectors, including food processing and nuclear power, were ensured supplies of CO2. Details of this support will be published in the usual...

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: UK Food Production (28 Apr 2022)

Justin Madders: As the shadow Minister referred to earlier, last autumn CF Fertilisers in my constituency stopped production because of high energy costs, and it has not reopened because the demand for its products simply is not there. It really is a concern that farmers are not putting food into the ground because of the high prices. I wonder what the knock-on effect will be in the next two or three years,...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fertilisers (22 Apr 2022)

Lee Rowley: An industry agreement reached in October ensured that CF Fertilisers on Teesside could continue to operate for 3 months. This market-led agreement was renewed in January 2022 and continue a the current time, even with high global gas prices. The Government welcomes industry’s agreement which is in the best interests of businesses. The continued operations at Billingham, and any decision...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Investment in UK Manufacturing (29 Mar 2022)

Alex Cunningham: ...of the crisis they have created for energy-intensive industries such as those on Teesside. Now that the EU has set aside €50 million to help its firms with energy costs, British firms such as CF Fertilisers, which have no such support, face even tougher competition. I know the Minister is visiting the company tomorrow, but what will the Government do to address the impact of this EU...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Carbon Dioxide: Shortages (27 Jan 2022)

Bill Esterson: ...and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to prepare contingency measures to prioritise users of CO2 in the event that there are supply shortages as a result of the closure of CF Fertilisers’ plant at Billingham.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Carbon Dioxide (17 Jan 2022)

Victoria Prentis: ...solution. This will ensure supplies to UK businesses. Our overriding priority is to protect consumers and deliver value for money for the taxpayer. The agreement between the CO2 industry and CF Fertilisers confirms that the company’s plant in Teesside will continue to operate. The full press notice on this agreement can be seen here:...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fertilisers: Supply Chains (26 Nov 2021)

Victoria Prentis: We are aware that due to the increase in cost of natural gas across the globe, which is a key input for the production of ammonium nitrate-based fertiliser products, the cost of production of these fertiliser types has increased significantly. Increased demand has also increased the cost of other alternative fertiliser types. Rising cost of natural gas is affecting Europe and the global...


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