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Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Farmers: Cash Flow Difficulties (20 Sep 2016)

Michelle McIlveen: I am committed to supporting Northern Ireland farmers and to helping build a strong, sustainable and resilient local agrifood industry. I recently announced that, this year, Northern Ireland will be the first region in the United Kingdom to make advance payments from mid-October. I have had one-to-one engagement with banks, and I have met feed merchants to encourage them to be flexible and...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Milk: Prices (8 Sep 2016)

George Eustice: ...or market abuse. Whilst the Government does not generally intervene in what businesses charge consumers for their goods and services we do recognise concerns about transparency and trust in the dairy supply chain. A number of supermarkets have pledged to pay a premium over and above the current market price. This is welcome and gives some respite to farmers. Some retailers have also taken...

Badger Culling/Bovine TB (7 Sep 2016)

George Eustice: ...is the BCG vaccine and, despite decades of research, no one has come up with a more effective vaccine—the BCG vaccine is only partially effective. TB is having a huge impact on our agricultural industry and is causing huge trauma for farmers, with some 28,000 cattle a year being slaughtered. We have put in place a comprehensive 25-year strategy to address bovine TB, and cattle...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dairy Farming (22 Jul 2016)

George Eustice: The voluntary Code of Practice on contractual relationships has been extremely important for improving relationships across the dairy industry through greater transparency and predictability in milk pricing arrangements. It is for the industry to review it and check that it is working. The Code was last independently reviewed in 2014 which showed that it has been effective, but the review...

Farming: Impact of Brexit - Question for Short Debate (21 Jul 2016)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ...British countryside is important to so many of us for domestic or international tourism. These are all jewels in the crown. Some 70% of UK land is agricultural. We have a world-class food and farming industry that generates over £100 billion a year for our economy. Our Great British Food Unit is promoting great British produce at home and abroad, boosting the £18 billion in food...

EU Exit: Devolved Governments — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (21 Jul 2016)

Nia Griffith: ...the EU, unlike the UK as a whole. It is vital that everything is done to keep that marketplace open for us, because some 200,000 jobs in Wales are in effect dependent on that export market for Welsh business, industry and agriculture. Anyone looking to set up a business in Wales must have reassurances about what sort of access they will have to the single market. We are not talking only...

Single Farm Payment Scheme - Question (20 Jul 2016)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord. We both hold the dairy industry extremely dear. On that point, one of our highest priorities of all is to ensure that we are now working on the creation of a domestic agricultural policy that will support our farmers and consumers in our country at large.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dairy Farming: Northern Ireland (14 Jul 2016)

George Eustice: The Secretary of State is writing to the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland to outline the steps we are taking to help our hard-pressed dairy farmers. These include: securing a £26.2 million aid package from the European Commission, introducing a new system of extended tax averaging, and working with the Treasury to assess whether improved access...

Wales Bill: Legislative competence (11 Jul 2016)

Lindsay Hoyle: ...their abolition), (b) in the case of the other benefits, those benefits as they existed on 28 May 2015.” This amendment devolves all working age benefits to be replaced by Universal credit, and any benefit introduced to replace Universal credit. Amendment 101,†page†61,†line†21, at end insert— “Benefits entitlement to which, or the purposes of which,...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Origin Marking (11 Jul 2016)

George Eustice: In 2011, Defra facilitated a set of industry principles on country of origin labelling. These principles ensure that the vast majority of fresh produce, meat, milk and dairy products sold at retail in Britain are clearly labelled with their country of origin. Most food law enforcement is delegated to local authorities throughout the UK to carry out checks of all food businesses in their...

International Trade Opportunities - Motion to Take Note (7 Jul 2016)

Baroness Mobarik: ...on the Arabian Sea. According to analysts, it will place Pakistan at the heart of four out of the five fastest trade flows in the world. The UK has the potential to engage there in a number of areas: in energy, infrastructure, agriculture, dairy and of course education, which is key to building a skilled workforce for this emerging economy. Pakistan is a good example of somewhere with...

Agriculture and Horticulture - Motion to Take Note (7 Jul 2016)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ...our rural and, indeed, our national economy. Farming directly added almost £10 billion to our economy in 2014. The right reverend Prelate the Bishop of St Albans described it as the backbone of the food industry. I decided that I would call it the seedcorn. Farming contributes to the UK’s £108 billion agrifood chain, which provides employment for one in eight workers. It is...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Dairy Products: Children (1 Jul 2016)

Jane Ellison: ...observers on the External Reference Group that advised Public Health England on methodological approaches to refreshing the Eatwelll Guide. Government advice continues to encourage consumption of dairy products as part of a healthy, balanced diet for all age groups. An external reference group was convened to consult with stakeholders during the development of the Eatwell Guide. This...

Scottish Parliament: Dairy Production (North East Scotland) (30 Jun 2016)

Fergus Ewing: Although dairy farming is centred mainly in the south-west of Scotland, it also occupies an important place in the economy of the north-east. As the member will know, the industry faces a number of market-driven pressures, which we have been seeking to address with stakeholders. Dairy farming in the north-east of Scotland, as in other parts of the country, can be maintained only if our...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Farmers: DAERA/DFE Support (28 Jun 2016)

Michelle McIlveen: I thank the Member for his question. Yesterday, I met members of the industry to discuss the outworkings of the result last Friday; it was a very useful meeting, and it is something that I intend to continue to do. That was alongside, as I mentioned, the Department for the Economy, with Simon Hamilton also in attendance. Represented there were the Northern Ireland Food and Drink...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Going for Growth (28 Jun 2016)

Michelle McIlveen: I am concerned about the challenging market conditions that face our agrifood sectors and the particular difficulties in the dairy and pig sectors. I will want to look closely at what action my Department can take to help farmers cope with market volatility. I am keen to press DEFRA and the EU on meaningful action to help address the needs of the local industry in the near future. We will...

EU Membership: Economic Benefits (15 Jun 2016)

Simon Hoare: ...fishing sector has been sacrificed, but I have to think about agriculture. We are all absolutely right to look at this issue from the perspective of our constituents. Agriculture, in particular the dairy sector in North Dorset, would not be able to survive without the continued, guaranteed, politically colour-blind support the EU provides to British agriculture. There are two specific...

Scottish Parliament: Economy (15 Jun 2016)

Lewis Macdonald: ..., a level at which they could make profit, most companies said not before 2018 and most of the large companies that operate globally said 2020 or beyond. Lower for longer is the watchword of the oil and gas industry today. The industry is seeking to adapt to that situation and the workforce is deeply affected by it; it is critical that the Government takes it on board as well. The last...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dairy Products: Origin Marking (10 Jun 2016)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ...food 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. The UK is able to...

Obesity: Low-fat Diet - Question for Short Debate (9 Jun 2016)

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer: ...unfortunate, because the headlines that resulted were controversial, but that does not mean that everything in the report should be dismissed. The report accuses major public health bodies of colluding with the food industry. I do not know whether that is true but the NOF and the Public Health Collaboration have called for a “major overhaul” of current dietary guidelines. That...


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