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Milk Quotas

Volume 87: debated on Monday 18 November 1985

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will take steps to facilitate the transfer of milk quotas between producers.

originally directed at improving the efficiency of meat production. For that reason it is not possible to identify separately the cost of this work in its early years but the cost of the programme in 1984–85 was £327,000 and the estimated cost for 1985–86 is approximately £286,000. The financial year 1985–86 will be the last year of funding by the Ministry. Considerable progress has been made in devising methods of detecting hormone residues in animal products and further development for commercial application can now be taken up by the industry. The need for general oversight in this area will be met through work by the Ministry's food science division and the Central Veterinary Laboratory.