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Brexit: Environmental and Climate Change Policy - Motion to Take Note (20 Oct 2016)

the Earl of Selborne: ...and local emphasis. I may refer to that a little later. However, it is clearly essential for the Government to plan carefully for environmental and climate change policy in the context of the new industrial strategy—the strategy which the Prime Minister assures us will get Britain firing on all cylinders again. We are expecting the 25 Year Environment Plan soon. It will be a...

South-west Agriculture and Fishing (19 Oct 2016)

Jim Shannon: ...and in Looe; we look forward to working with our fishing comrades in the south-west. We must also remember that companies such as Rich Sauces service places as far away as America, while Pritchitts and Lakeview dairies are looking to markets in the far east. Those are farm products that are farmed and produced at home. We look forward to those opportunities, as do those in the south-west...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Milk: Prices (17 Oct 2016)

George Eustice: ...volatility, our aim is to give farmers improved tools to manage it. We have extended the period over which they can average their tax from two to five years. We are exploring opportunities for a dairy futures market as well as for better branding and labelling in supermarkets in order to improve profitability. We are also exploring opportunities to help farming businesses become more...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food Labelling (13 Oct 2016)

Neil Parish: The dairy industry has not really been able to label properly the Great British cheese, butter and milk that is the best in the world. Can we now take this opportunity to ensure that we get the British flag and label on our dairy products?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Economy: Lakeland Dairies: Banbridge Plant (11 Oct 2016)

Jo-Anne Dobson: ...share my condemnation of a company from the Republic of Ireland purchasing the creamery to great fanfare in May only to close it in September? What steps will he take to avoid future piracy in the dairy industry?

Scottish Parliament: Supporting Farming and Food Production (5 Oct 2016)

Fergus Ewing: ...farming and food production in Scotland, but funding that is provided under pillar 2 of the CAP also makes a vital contribution. On Monday, I announced £8.8 million in funding for food processing with a visit to McQueens Dairies, which is a family-run business. It has a grant, which is part of that funding, to purchase new equipment that will enable the business to grow while...

Scottish Parliament: Rural Economy (European Union Referendum) (27 Sep 2016)

Fergus Ewing: ...uplift money. Secondly, they have refused to progress the repatriation of £1.5 million of red meat levy moneys. Thirdly, they have refused to move on making similar changes to the sea fish levy. Fourthly, they have failed to play fair by Scotland’s dairy farmers in allocating the recent EU emergency support package. Moreover, excessive delay on other matters has become the norm....

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: 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...

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