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Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (30 Nov 2016)

Jim Shannon: ...Ireland and throughout the whole of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Those companies could not operate without a seasonal workforce, and I know they are not alone. The NFU said that the industry currently uses about 80,000 seasonal workers, and that figure is expected to rise to 95,000 by 2021. The projected figures show that we need more seasonal workers; we must...

Rural Bus Services - Question for Short Debate (24 Nov 2016)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: ...example, a snapshot of rural living shows that employment opportunities are all too often limited to low-skilled, low-paid, insecure work. Meanwhile, the farmers are having a tough time too. The dairy industry, for example, is caught in a perfect storm of global market saturation and declining milk prices. At the same time, price volatility is now a widespread hazard. Understandably, it...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dairy Farming (24 Nov 2016)

Martyn Day: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations her Department has received from the dairy industry since the March 2016 publication of the revised Eatwell Guide.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Milk (24 Nov 2016)

George Eustice: My hon. Friend has made a good point. These have been two very difficult years for the dairy industry. However, I think we should give credit where it is due, and acknowledge that many of the major supermarkets offer their farmers aligned contracts that are linked to the cost of production. Those farmers have continued to obtain good prices over the last two years. Nevertheless, they are a...

Agricultural Sector (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note (22 Nov 2016)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ...and transparency that gives confidence to consumers. They also play a vital role in managing our countryside. I acknowledge the considerable price volatility that farmers endure. In the last two years the dairy sector has been particularly hard hit, experiencing the challenges of global overproduction, falling demand and the effects of the Russian embargo. These have pushed down milk...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Opposition Business: Agriculture: EU Funding (21 Nov 2016)

Michelle McIlveen: ...for providing the opportunity to discuss this. Mr McGlone is not alone in representing a rural constituency. I, too, represent a largely rural area and one that has a dependency on the fishing industry. I am very mindful of the issues that affect that industry also. I agree with Members that we need to be strategic in our thinking and develop a strategy to provide for and to secure the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Opposition Business: Agriculture: EU Funding (21 Nov 2016)

Gerry Mullan: Like previous Members who have spoken, as an MLA for a constituency with a strong agricultural presence, I welcome the opportunity to contribute to the debate. Our agri-food industry is a key driver for the Northern Ireland economy, with the farming and food processing industries generating turnover in 2014 of around 5 billion. The Going for Growth strategy is hugely important, as it...

Soil Health — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (17 Nov 2016)

Rebecca Pow: ...route of monoculture and least-cost production, and our European Community policies have encouraged that. In fairness, lots of farmers are already doing exceptionally good work. One farmer in my constituency, Tom Morris, is a great friend. He is an organic dairy farmer who has always farmed for the soil. At the Dairy UK breakfast this week, I met a fascinating chap called Lyndon Edwards,...

Scottish Parliament: Single Market and Trade (European Union Referendum) (15 Nov 2016)

Emma Harper: ...food and drink sector. I am acutely aware that the best way to protect the interests of my constituents, and the rural economy, is to maintain that membership. I have spoken to several farmers and dairymen who tell me that the threat of a hard Brexit is very likely to damage their business. They tell me that although subsidy is important and it supports and allows for new ventures and...

Defence Estate: Exiting the EU and Workers’ Rights (7 Nov 2016)

Jonathan Edwards: ..., as was evidenced by the recent court case over the agricultural workers dispute. Returning to trade, we have heard a duality of messages from Brexiters since the referendum. There was supposed to be a protectionist paradise. Such arguments held considerable sway in the steel industry in south Wales in the face of Chinese dumping. Of course, dairy farmers face competition from Ireland and...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dairy Products: Prices (4 Nov 2016)

Andrew Murrison: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on what dates she has met representatives from the milk industry to discuss raising dairy prices.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Waste (31 Oct 2016)

Therese Coffey: ...food and drink businesses representing 95% of the 2016 UK food retail market, as well as many leading brands, manufacturers and hospitality and food service companies. WRAP has established industry-led working groups to address key issues, including reducing waste from fresh produce, meat protein, dairy, hospitality and food services and increasing levels of surplus food redistribution....

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Cheese: Trade Promotion (28 Oct 2016)

George Eustice: Dairy is one of our fastest-growing export sectors, with dairy exports totalling 1.2 billion in 2015. There is increasing global demand for our high-quality dairy products around the world, and we are working to maximise this opportunity by opening up new markets. The UK Food and Drink International Action Plan 2016-2020 was launched earlier this month. This sets out a Government and...

Brexit: Domestic and International - Motion to Take Note (27 Oct 2016)

Lord Leigh of Hurley: ...remembering that while tariffs have been eliminated between member states, they are most certainly imposed on countries outside the EU. It is worth bearing in mind that these tariffs were devised to protect certain EU industries in which the UK may not have any or significant interest. Once outside the customs union, we can reduce tariffs on non-EU countries, meaning low prices for British...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Waste (27 Oct 2016)

Therese Coffey: ...food & drink businesses representing 95% of the 2016 UK food retail market, as well as many leading brands, manufacturers and hospitality and food service companies. WRAP has established industry-led working groups to address key issues, including reducing waste from fresh produce, meat protein, dairy, hospitality and food services and increasing levels of surplus food...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dairy Farming (25 Oct 2016)

Lord Hay of Ballyore: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made working with retailers, supermarkets and farmers to ensure the future of the dairy industry in the UK.

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?


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