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Dairy Industry

Volume 974: debated on Thursday 29 November 1979

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is satisfied with the state of the dairy industry; and if he will make a statement.

I am aware that milk producers are currently under pressure as a result of depressed yields and increasing costs, and I am keeping the position under review. In the meantime, the two devaluations of the green pound made since the Government took office, together with the recent increase in the maximum wholesale price for liquid milk, will be of benefit to the industry.