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Dairy Industry

Volume 80: debated on Thursday 13 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what progress he has made in resolving the problems facing the dairy industry in Northern Ireland.

In recognition of the special problems facing the Northern Ireland dairy industry, the consumer subsidy on liquid milk, worth a maximum of £5…5 million, has been renewed for the 1985–86 financial year. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State is still in consultation with agricultural colleagues on the problem of allocations of quota to certain catgories of producers in Northern Ireland.