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Milk Quotas

Volume 116: debated on Thursday 14 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will publish the figures for the amount of milk quotas sold by Welsh producers to producers outside Wales, the amount bought by Welsh producers from outside Wales, and the net loss or gain to Wales, since the scheme came into operation and differentiating between north and south Wales.

Movement of quota in and out of Wales as recorded by the Milk Marketing board during the period 1 April 1985 to 17 February 1987 has been as follows:

Million litres
North WalesSouth WalesAll Wales
In+4·84·0+8·8
Out-4·6-12·5-17·1
Net loss or gain+0·2-8·3-8·5
Loss as a percentage of total quota-0·8-0·54