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Volume 978: debated on Thursday 14 February 1980

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food by what percentage the price of a pint of milk to the consumer has risen during the last two years.

The maximum retail price of ordinary pasteurised milk is currently 20 per cent. higher than on the same date two years ago.


asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, whether he is satisfied that the grant available on milk from the EEC will continue, at least at its present level, or be increased.

I assume that my hon. Friend is referring to the EEC subsidy on the supply of milk to school children. The Council regulation authorising the subsidy provides for its continuation until at least March 1982, and I am not aware of any proposal to amend the present rate of subsidy.