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Backbench Business: Leaving the EU: Agriculture — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (1 Feb 2018)

Luke Graham: ...differently; and thirdly, I will stress the importance of the environment and infrastructure in the development of UK frameworks. In my constituency of Ochil and South Perthshire, agricultural industries are a cornerstone. They are involved in land and environmental management. They create jobs. They help integrate the economies of the villages and towns that make up the constituency....

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Service Industries: Non-tariff Barriers (1 Feb 2018)

Antoinette Sandbach: ...Trade to the American Enterprise Institute of 24 July 2017, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of the increase in non-tariff barriers to trade between 2010 and 2015 on the UK dairy industry after the UK leaves the EU.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (30 Jan 2018)

Lord Rooker: ...future for generations to come. The danger that Northern Ireland has been placed in is clear. There are international treaties relating to all-Ireland issues, such as food safety, animal disease, electricity supply and integrated dairy production, that Brexit cannot take account of. The island of Ireland has 15% of the world’s infant milk formula market—a world player that will...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: School Milk (23 Jan 2018)

George Eustice: The Secretary of State and I have regular discussions with ministers in other government departments on a range of matters. We want children to be healthy and well-nourished and the dairy industry makes an important contribution to this. Alongside the European Union (EU) scheme, the Government is already doing a great deal nationally to promote children’s dairy consumption through,...

RBS Global Restructuring Group and Smes (18 Jan 2018)

Jim Shannon: ...have been upheld, the moneys are still lingering somewhere other than where they should be—with the complainants. In the short time I have, I want to illustrate my point with the case of a large family dairy farm in Northern Ireland. It took out a £1 million loan with Danske Bank on the day of the highest LIBOR rate, on 1 October 2008, and since the day of £1 million loan...

Brexit: Deal or No Deal (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (16 Jan 2018)

Lord Bew: ...of Irish farmers meet, that was the subject of conversation. Is there any reference in our report to the consequences of no deal for Ireland and that obvious fear? No, there is not. Instead, there is a reference to the dairy industry in Northern Ireland and the possibility that it will have more difficulty selling into the Irish Republic. I invite your Lordships to a little thought...

Scottish Parliament: Developing the Young Workforce (11 Jan 2018)

Emma Harper: ...Dumfries and Galloway Council and NFU Scotland vice-president Gary Mitchell to encourage young persons to think about farming as a career path. Gary now has a young man from Stranraer toon working full time on his dairy farm, and Gary was even presented with the champion in developing the young workforce award at the Dumfries and Galloway business awards in 2016. He is the only dairy...

Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill (8 Jan 2018)

Anneliese Dodds: ..., but can also, of course, destroy jobs. We have heard powerful contributions from Opposition Members. My hon. Friend the Member for Hornsey and Wood Green (Catherine West) talked about the beef and dairy sectors, and my hon. Friend the Member for Coventry South (Mr Cunningham) talked about vehicle manufacturing. My hon. Friend the Member for Sedgefield (Phil Wilson) talked generally...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Bovine TB (21 Dec 2017)

George Eustice: ...the disease, causing devastation and distress for hard-working farmers and rural communities. The Government is continuing to take strong action to eradicate the disease and protect the future of our dairy and beef industries. Today I am announcing plans to enhance and strengthen our disease surveillance programme, calling for applications to our badger vaccination grant scheme and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Dec 2017)

Theresa May: I am very happy to join my hon. Friend in commending the work of our dairy farmers. He talks about the importance of dairy. He is, rightly, a great advocate for rural issues. It is one of the most efficient, innovative and high-quality dairy industries in the EU. I am sure my right hon. Friend the Environment Secretary will be very happy to discuss the particular points he raises, but I join...

Scottish Parliament: Year of Young People (12 Dec 2017)

Emma Harper: ...College campus in my area. It provides vital training opportunities. The SRUC was recently awarded the Queen’s anniversary prize for higher and further education, for its world-leading research into the genetics of dairy kye at the Crichton campus in Dumfries. The Scottish Government has supported that work through the environment, agriculture and food strategic research programme,...

Plans to Improve the Natural Environment and Animal Welfare - Motion to Take Note (7 Dec 2017)

Baroness Hodgson of Abinger: ...;and pies and suchlike that contain meat. We should require our supermarkets to trace their products, to ensure that they are all raised to the high standards we require. I welcome the fact that the Government’s Industrial Strategy White Paper contains positive recognition of the importance of UK food production to the country’s economic prosperity, including the intention to,...

Trade and Customs Policy - Motion to Take Note (5 Dec 2017)

Baroness Kramer: ...move unimpeded across our border—often more than once a day, particularly for larger companies. That is the whole just-in-time concept, about which we had very little discussion but which is critical to the economics and efficiency of virtually every one of our major industries. It underpins lower-cost production and makes the UK a place where it is viable to build a business. I was...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: “Creation of UK-wide frameworks (4 Dec 2017)

Tonia Antoniazzi: ...on how we can protect it. It is more important than ever for Members of Parliament to engage with the farming community and the farming unions, which is something that I am proud to do. In my constituency, farming focuses on dairy, lamb and beef. I have met many farmers, and have discussed the post-Brexit situation with dairy farmer Andrew Stevens of Llannant Farm and with Dan Pritchard of...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Agriculture: Antibiotics (23 Nov 2017)

George Eustice: ...government set a target to reduce the overall veterinary use of antibiotics in UK livestock from 62 mg/kg (2014 data) to 50 mg/kg by 2018. The government also committed to working with the livestock industry to set sector specific targets for further reductions in future veterinary antibiotic usage. The intention for the sector targets was that future reductions should be greatest where...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Leaving the EU: Immigration Rules (20 Nov 2017)

Amber Rudd: I am aware of the issue with dairy farmers, as well as the other needs of industry for migrant workers. Rest assured that, when we decide on the right immigration policy after we leave the European Union, we will make sure it continues to support our economy.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dairy Farming: South West (8 Nov 2017)

Scott Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the growth in the dairy industry in the South West.

Written Answers — Wales Office: Trade Agreements: Wales (3 Nov 2017)

Alun Cairns: Wales is key to understanding where concerns and opportunities lay and, last week, I was pleased to host a visit with the Secretary of State for International Trade and representatives from the dairy industry to explore their perspective in more depth. My Department is working to ensure we get the best possible deal for Wales and for the UK as a whole. Leaving the EU will result in...

Agriculture, Fisheries and the Rural Environment - Motion to Take Note (2 Nov 2017)

Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist: .... Objectives can now be set with a more holistic approach to rural communities that go beyond the business of farming. We need to encourage vertical integration of the quality and scale of Robert Wiseman Dairies, Green & Black’s and the Covent Garden Soup Company, which started in a Suffolk farm. Such diversification creates rural employment and adds value in the food chain. The...

Railways: Reliability - Question for Short Debate (31 Oct 2017)

Lord Patten: ...loop—a kind of railway Bermuda Triangle in my experience. It is a black hole waiting for the delayed up or down train to pass, held up successively by maybe the wrong kind of leaves, the wrong kind of ice, or—once, late at night, it being dairy country—the wrong kind of heifers on the line. There is no solution to this sort of thing from HMG. I am sorry to land these...

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