HC Deb 14 July 1975 vol 895 cc334-5W
Mr. Gwynfor Evans

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the total gallonage of milk produced in England in 1954, 1964 and 1974, respectively.

Mr. Bishop

Total sales of milk in England through the milk marketing schemes for the years in question were as follows:

1954 1,473 million gallons
1964 1,729 million gallons
1974 2,157 million gallons

Mr. Biffen

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food which provisions of the regulations listed in his answer of 4th July to the hon. Member for Oswestry prevent the import of liquid milk from EEC countries.

Mr. Bishop

Regulation 30(2) of the Milk and Dairies (General) Regulations 1959 requires milk for delivery to consumers in England and Wales to be packaged on premises registered by local authorities. The Dealer's (Pre-packed Milk) Licences required under regulation 13 of the Milk (Special Designation) Regulations 1963 limit the use of the special designations, which are mandatory in England and Wales, to milk processed and packaged on premises licensed by the same Local Authorities. Paragraphs 4 and 6 of Part I of Schedule 3 to the Milk (Special Designations) (Scotland) Order 1965 and Sections 1 and 3 of the Milk Act (Northern Ireland) 1950 contain similar provisions applicable to the sale of liquid milk in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The licensing arrangements under the Importation of Carcases and Animal Products Order 1972 rule out imports of raw milk into Great Britain.

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