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EU proposals for the dairy sector and the future of the dairy industry - further information

Background to inquiry

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee decided to examine the UK dairy industry. In particular the Committee considered the potential impact of the European Commission’s ‘Milk Package’ proposals for dairy farmers and the UK dairy supply chain.

Report and Government Response

The Report was published on 29 July 2011 and the Government Response was published on 19 October 2011:

Vol I - Report and oral evidence and printed written evidence (html version)   (pdf version)

Virtual Vol II - Additional written evidence received (html version)  (pdf version)

7th Special Report - EU proposals for the dairy sector and the future of the dairy industry: Government response to the Committee's Eighth Report of Session 2010-12 (html version)  (pdf version) 

Oral evidence

The transcripts of the sessions listed below are published with the Report.

Wednesday 8 June 2011

Oral evidence from Pete Nicholson, Milk Procurement Director and Graeme Jack, Communications Director, Robert Wiseman & Sons Limited

Wednesday 18 May 2011

Oral evidence from Rt Hon James Paice MP, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Andrew Robinson, Head of Livestock and Livestock Products, Defra

Tuesday 10 May 2011

Oral evidence from Tesco Stores PLC, David North, UK Corporate Affairs Director and Andy Bloor, Chairman of the Wiseman Tesco Sustainable Dairy Group

Tuesday 3 May 2010 

Oral evidence from The Co-operative Group and The European Commission

Wednesday 27 April 2011

Oral evidence from the National Farmers' Union and Dairy UK

Call for evidence