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Milk Quotas

Volume 116: debated on Monday 11 May 1987

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what were the reasons for choosing 1981 as the year on which the United Kingdom's milk quota was based; and if he will estimate the difference from choosing 1983 as the base year.

[pursuant to his reply, 8 May 1987]: 1981 was chosen as the base year for fixing member states' quotas because the level of production in that year was closest to the overall level which the Community was hoping to achieve in order to bring supply into better balance with demand. The difference in quota award for the United Kingdom between a 1981 and a 1983 base was about 200,000 tonnes.

Authority and name of scheme

Estimated Cost

Worthing B.C.—Seafield Avenue and George V Avenue205,000
Scarborough B.C.—Sandsend Sea Wall15,000
Bournemouth B.C.—Hengistbury Head Stages lA(2)–52,257,324
Thanet D.C.—Marina Pool, Ramsgate360,000
Christchurch—Gundimore to Avon Beach125,000