HC Deb 12 December 1983 vol 50 c367W
Mr. Gareth Wardell

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will assess the impact on the agricultural sector's income of the proposed new quota system for milk production.

Mr. Nicholas Edwards

The EC Commission's current proposal for a supplementary levy on milk deliveries in excess of the 1983 guarantee threshold, which is equal to 1981 delivery levels plus 1 per cent. would have a marked effect on milk producers' incomes. However, negotiations are continuing and the Government are determined to ensure that there is no discrimination against United Kingdom producers.