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Scottish Parliament: Food and Drink Strategy (14 Sep 2017)

Edward Mountain:, Presiding Officer. I will continue where I left off. Since 2011, farm incomes have fallen by 75 per cent, and 59 per cent of farmers make less than the minimum agricultural wage an hour. The dairy industry is perhaps the best example; dairy farmers get a very low gate price that does not reflect the effort that they put in. Without realistic prices for produce, farmers cannot invest...

Foreign Direct Investment 2016-17 — [James Gray in the Chair] (12 Sep 2017)

Jim Shannon: ...we also have to look at the advantages we will have elsewhere across the world. We are most effective when we are attracting investment in partnership with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and other Departments. It is always good to see the Minister in his place, and we look forward to his response to the points we are making. Will he touch upon some of the facts...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (7 Sep 2017)

Owen Paterson: ...burdens on our citizens, which we could not debate or amend. One day, a couple of Labour members were ill and a Lib Dem member got stuck in the lift, so we were able to vote for a most pernicious measure affecting the dairy industry in my constituency to be debated on the Floor of this House. We could not have amended it, but we could at least have debated it. However, the then Leader of...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Bovine Tuberculosis: Cheshire (21 Jul 2017)

George Eustice: ...should have been: The Government is determined to implement all available measures necessary to eradicate this devastating disease as quickly as possible to create resilient and successful dairy and beef industries in Cheshire and elsewhere. That includes providing direct financial support, in the form of compensation for slaughtered cattle and for TB testing costs, as well as...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Health (19 Jul 2017)

George Eustice: ...while the disease is still present in England. We are determined to implement all available measures necessary to eradicate this devastating disease as quickly as possible to create resilient and successful dairy and beef industries. Copies of the cattle controls consultation and the badger control summary of consultation responses have been placed in the Libraries of the House. ...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Agriculture: West Sussex (10 Jul 2017)

Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Agriculture Bill on the (a) dairy industry and (b) horticultural industry in West Sussex.

Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (6 Jul 2017)

David Drew: of the achievements of the 1945 Labour Government—one that perhaps most people do not know about but was nevertheless important, because it tried to provide some stability in the agricultural industry and, more particularly, a strategy whereby we could recruit people when we needed them. The report is a good one and, as I have said, I concur with it and with the points made by...

Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing Bill (3 Jul 2017)

Alister Jack: ...maiden speech. I will say no more on that subject. Thanks to Kirkpatrick Macmillan, in 1840 Dumfries and Galloway gave the world the first bicycle, which I see has really caught on in this city. Today our industry is centred on agriculture, tourism, forestry and food processing. In particular, the tourism and farming industries are the bedrock of the local economy, and are based around the...

Debate on the Address: Education and Local Services (27 Jun 2017)

Laura Pidcock: ...West Durham is the most magnificent of places, and I am truly blessed to represent such a beautiful part of our country. The green, lush countryside is simply breathtaking, peppered with arable, dairy and upland hill farms; the richness of our culture and history is astounding; and the people are hard workers, proud and strong. Some in here would have us in the north painted as uncultured...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (Continued) (26 Jun 2017)

Lord Plumb: ...we have all enjoyed the contributions made so far, certainly from colleagues who have just joined the House. It is appropriate at this hour to concentrate for a few moments on the food and drink industry. As the Minister opened the batting, we were reminded that the economy is very much dependent on economic stability. That has to come first, and so it should. Industry is part of...

Food and Farming: Employment Opportunities — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (25 Apr 2017)

George Eustice: ..., I recently met a group of Tesco young farmers who were investing in developing their business, leadership and management skills and their understanding of the wider supply chain issues, while balancing busy jobs on poultry, dairy, arable and sheep farms. The food and farming sector is also important to our nation as an industry that has a presence right across the country. It is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: New Markets (20 Apr 2017)

George Eustice: We have a strong dairy industry in this country, and there are lots of opportunities of that nature. We have established the food innovation networks, and we have the agritech fund and a number of other funds to support innovative product development of that kind.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dairy Farming: Job Creation (12 Apr 2017)

Baroness Kennedy of Cradley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the dairy industry's labour requirements, and of the opportunities for job creation in that sector.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Origin Marking (31 Mar 2017)

George Eustice: Mandatory requirements for origin labelling already exist for a number of foods, such as beef, lamb, poultry and pork. Rules on origin labelling are not in place for dairy and processed meat products, such as bacon and burgers, but this is often provided on a voluntary basis. Most dairy and processed meat products are compliant with industry's voluntary principles for origin labelling and we...

Animal Welfare (30 Mar 2017)

Theresa Villiers: ...welfare standards, for example, through compliance with recognised schemes such as those run by RSPCA Assured or the Pasture-Fed Livestock Association. We need to provide incentives to move away from industrial livestock production towards free-range systems. In particular, we should aim for an end to the zero grazing of dairy cows. Industrial systems that keep cattle indoors all year...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dairy Farming: Research (29 Mar 2017)

George Eustice: The table below shows the total value of dairy focused science projects for each of the last 5 financial years. This does not include proposed spend for this financial year. 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2015/2016 2016/2017 £ 1,551,115 £ 1,325,926 £ 709,378 £ 652,394 £ 639,389 Savings from core Defra’s programme evidence budgets have...

Children’s Health: Access to Milk (28 Mar 2017)

Edward Timpson: As a Member of Parliament with a strong dairy industry in his constituency, I am always keen to find ways of bringing children closer to the land and helping them to understand the importance of the industry and its produce to them and their health as they grow up. My hon. Friend’s suggestion is helpful. The more we can do to bind those things together, the better. Through the likes of...

Badger Culling — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (27 Mar 2017)

Sue Hayman: ..., as did the hon. Member for The Cotswolds (Geoffrey Clifton-Brown). As we have heard today, bovine TB has a significant impact on farmers by causing loss of livestock, particularly for small dairy farmers, who are already under significant financial pressure on a daily basis. The compensation they receive for slaughtered cattle is not good—up to a maximum of £1,225 for...

Brexit: Environment and Climate Change - Motion to Take Note (23 Mar 2017)

Lord Grantchester: box 2 at paragraph 18. I draw attention to the significant role farming plays in managing the environment. After all, it has to look after its land resource for future generations. I declare my interest in a dairy enterprise in Cheshire which is in receipt of EU funds. Agriculture is best placed to cherish the landscape and implement national priorities. The noble Baroness, Lady...

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