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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...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Leaving the EU: Policy Framework (26 Oct 2017)

Alistair Carmichael: In that case, the Secretary of State should be aware that the UK does not have a single agricultural industry; we have several. The needs of farmers and crofters in my constituency will be very different from those of dairy farmers in the south-west of England, but all will have to be accommodated in the framework. Will the right hon. Gentleman therefore continue to engage with both NFU...

Brexit: Agriculture and Farm Animal Welfare (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (17 Oct 2017)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ...Committee. In addition, the Animal Health and Welfare Board for England has strategic oversight of Defra’s animal health and welfare policy and supports the department in its partnership working with industry. We will continue to work closely with Defra’s delivery bodies, including the Animal and Plant Health Agency, on the enforcement of animal welfare standards to make sure...

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.

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