COMMONS

MPs question Food & Farming minister about the EU proposals for the dairy industry

12 May 2011

Wednesday 18 May 2011

Location: Committee Room 16 - watch here

Witness:

At 3.00 pm

  • Rt Hon James Paice MP, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

    The Committee will consider in particular:

    • Legislative proposals that would provide for written contracts between milk producers and processors, and measures for enhancing transparency in the market. The proposals are intended to boost the position of the producer in the dairy supply chain and prepare the sector for a more market oriented and sustainable future; and
    • A report on the dairy market and the conditions for smoothly phasing out the milk quota system. The Commission wishes to end production quotas in 2015 because most countries’ output is well below the levels mandated by the limits. The report also includes proposals to help ensure a ’soft landing’ when quotas end.
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