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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: ...in 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...

Scottish Parliament: European Union Referendum (Reports on Implications for Scotland) (15 Mar 2017)

Richard Lochhead: ...WTO rules. David Davis has acknowledged that we will lose financial passporting and the EU open skies agreement. When he was challenged by Hilary Benn, he acknowledged that, if we end up with WTO rules, meat and dairy producers in Scotland and throughout the UK will be hit by tariffs of between 30 per cent and 40 per cent. It is no wonder that he has been unwilling to come before the...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control (6 Mar 2017)

George Eustice: We are taking strong action to deliver a long-term plan to eradicate the disease and protect the future of the UK’s dairy and beef industries. In addition to badger control in areas where TB is rife, our comprehensive strategy includes strengthening cattle testing and movement controls and improving biosecurity on farm and when trading. A summary of current measures and additional...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (1st Day) (27 Feb 2017)

Lord Pendry: ...that their fears will not be heard during these negotiations. Smaller producers especially are clearly worried, and this is where I come to the point that smaller producers and traders—fisheries, dairy farmers and meat producers, for example—cross the border daily to trade. It is of the utmost importance that we work to maintain existing trade connections between the north and...

Commonwealth: Trade — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (22 Feb 2017)

Paul Beresford: ...stroke. The barriers he introduced crippled the economy. We then had a Labour Government, who introduced what we in New Zealand called Rogernomics. They tore down barriers and told the whole of the agriculture industry, “No ties, no restrictions, no subsidies.” I think of that when I look round my farms. We have a dairy farm in my area that is supposed to be big—it has...

Informal European Council: Parliamentary oversight of negotiations (6 Feb 2017)

Jim Shannon: .... There is an argument that they do not make it clear to whom the protections apply, and that is to do with their scope. I am proud of the fact that I hail from a constituency that has a massive agri-food industry, which includes businesses that not only supply to the UK, but are globally recognised and trusted. I have manufacturers which ship to the middle east, America and Europe, and...

Written Answers — Wales Office: UK Trade with EU: Wales (6 Feb 2017)

Alun Cairns: The information below detail the value of exports to the EU for all industries in Wales at Standard International Trade Classification (SITC) levels 1 & 2 in Quarter 3 2016. Due to recent revisions in HMRC methods, data before this currently uses the previous methodology. My officials have been in contact with HMRC and have been told the historic figures using the new methods will be...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill (31 Jan 2017)

Phil Boswell: This hard Tory Brexit has unknown ramifications, but we in Scotland know one thing: it will be painful. Bitter experience tells us that. My constituency faces its local industry being decimated by the UK leaving the EU. Last year, prior to the referendum, Müller, the Germany dairy producer, announced it would be investing an additional £15 million in its Bellshill plant. The single...

School Milk - Question (25 Jan 2017)

Baroness Sugg: My Lords, milk production and milk prices are slowly recovering. The market is still volatile and many British dairy farmers suffer daily losses. Can my noble friend explain what steps the Government are taking to support the milk industry?

Backbench Business: Leaving the EU: Animal Welfare Standards in Farming (24 Jan 2017)

Lisa Cameron: ...farmers? Animal welfare standards have to be at the heart of everything we do. Ensuring that our farming animal welfare is world class is something of which we can be extremely proud. The zero-grazing of dairy cows was brought to my attention when I attended a meal with people from the dairy farming industry. I was told that cows prefer not to graze, as though they had been asked for their...

Scottish Parliament: Rural Development (Funding) (19 Jan 2017)

Willie Coffey: ...and I commend it to colleagues. Ayrshire and the south-west of Scotland—in particular, Dumfries and Galloway—play a huge part in the agricultural economic landscape of rural Scotland, with 80 per cent of Scotland’s dairy herd and nearly 800 specialist dairy farms being located in that wonderful part of our country, so it is important that the potential consequences of the...


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