HC Deb 17 July 1997 vol 298 c272W
26. Mr. Alasdair Morgan

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what plans he has to reform the system of milk quotas. [7303]

Dr. Jack Cunningham

Reforming the CAP dairy regime and its system of milk quotas is a high priority for the Government. I shall continue to press in the Agriculture Council for cuts in support prices and the removal of quotas, to be accompanied by time limited, degressive and non-discriminatory aid payments to dairy farmers, decoupled from production, in order to facilitate adjustment to these reforms.