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Milk Cessation Scheme

Volume 79: debated on Monday 20 May 1985

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1) what is the number of producers who have applied but who have not yet confirmed their participation in the milk cessation scheme; and what volume of quota could potentially be realised in each region if they decide to participate;(2) what are the most recent figures of the milk cessation scheme in

(a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland;

(3) what is the latest number of producers who have agreed to participate in the milk cessation scheme, and the volume of quota which will he realised in each region of the United Kingdom by their participation.

The most recent figures for the outgoers scheme are for Friday 10 May 1985, and are as follows:

Producers already participating in the Scheme
England1,353producers with quota of241·8million litres
Wales242producers with quota of23·3million litres

Producers already participating in the Scheme

Scotland130producers with quota of29·4million litres
Northern Ireland194producers with quota of12·3million litres
TOTAL1,919producers with quota of306·8million litres

Producers still to confirm their participation

England25producers with quota of18·56million litres
Wales7producers with quota of1·67million litres
Scotlandproducers with quota ofmillion litres
Northern Ireland1producer with quota of0·07million litres
TOTAL33producers with quota of20·30million litres