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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...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Rural Economy (19 Jan 2017)

George Eustice: ...animal welfare standards in trade negotiations, and that remains a commitment of the Government. There are opportunities for our agricultural sector in the US, particularly in sectors such as dairy, and possibly in sectors such as lamb as well. My colleagues in the Department for International Trade will obviously lead on these matters once we leave the European Union, but there will be...

Leaving the Eu: the Rural Economy (17 Jan 2017)

Jim Shannon: ...State and the Minister of State to do the job that we want them to do. We look forward to their doing it, and we support them entirely. When the Brexit vote took place, I met many of the agri-food industries in my area, and I arranged for the Secretary of State to come to Northern Ireland to discuss their needs in a post-Brexit market. Their view is clear, and the Minister knows it. I know...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Bovine Tuberculosis (17 Jan 2017)

George Eustice: ...TB. Farmers are given full support and guidance throughout this process. The Government is taking strong action to deliver a long-term plan to eradicate the disease and protect the future of our dairy and beef industries. Our comprehensive strategy includes strengthening cattle testing and movement controls, improving biosecurity on farm and when trading, and badger control in areas...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dairy Farming: Health Education (11 Jan 2017)

Nicholas Dakin: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effect of the Eatwell Guide, published in March 2016, on the milk and dairy industry.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Waste (19 Dec 2016)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) worked with the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Defra in 2010 to produce guidance to industry on best practice in the application of date labels on food. WRAP has also worked with retailers and manufacturers through the Courtauld Commitment to help improve labelling. Defra published data labelling guidance in 2011. WRAP has made significant...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Bovine TB (16 Dec 2016)

Andrea Leadsom: ...devastation and distress for hard-working farmers and rural communities. The Government is taking strong action to deliver a long-term plan to eradicate the disease and protect the future of our dairy and beef industries. The comprehensive strategy includes strengthening cattle testing and movement controls, improving biosecurity on farm and when trading, and badger control in areas...

Scottish Parliament: Climate Targets (14 Dec 2016)

Mr Mark Ruskell: ...also concluded that an all-energy target of 50 per cent by 2030 is a desirable yet achievable stretch target. Such a target would provide confidence and certainty, as our early targets on renewable electricity did for industry. Of course, targets on their own are not enough. I accept the point that was raised by the minister in last week’s debate that research surrounding...

Cancer Strategy (8 Dec 2016)

David Tredinnick: ...afternoon. Like most colleagues, I have a big enough postbag already and I do not want to hear the defence. Anyone attending a big clinic in America, such as the Mayo Clinic, can say goodbye to dairy and sugar, and hello to more juices. The Haven in Fulham certainly uses a lot of raw juices and raw vegetables. Diet is absolutely fundamental. When I worked in the computer industry, we used...

Food Waste - Question (7 Dec 2016)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ..., from farmer to producer and from retailer to consumer. It goes further than before, with targets to be reached by 2025 including a 20% reduction in UK food and drink waste. WRAP has established industry-led working groups to address key issues including reducing waste from fresh produce, meat protein, dairy, and the hospitality and food sector, and increasing surplus food redistribution.

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...


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