HC Deb 28 June 1984 vol 62 c515W
19. Mr. William Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he expects to resolve the problems of the new entrants to Northern Ireland milk production caused by the quota system.

Mr. Butler

My noble Friend has decided that those producers who entered the industry after the beginning of January 1983 and before 2 April 1984 will be allocated provisional primary quota on the same basis as in England and Wales, and the Department of Agriculture will be writing shortly to milk producers about this. Producers who entered milk production after 2 April 1984 have no automatic entitlement to quota under the community regulations, but their position will be considered at a later date.