HC Deb 11 June 1997 vol 295 c504W
Mr. Ancram

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if his Department insists on duly completed milk quota transfer forms being submitted before proceeding with dairy produce quota regulation apportionment. [2482]

Mr. Rooker

Yes. However, in cases where the parties are in dispute as to the apportionment of quota or where the Intervention Board has reasonable grounds for believing that a correct apportionment of quota may not have been made, the Dairy Produce Quotas Regulations 1997 provide for the matter to be referred to arbitration. Once the arbitrator has arrived at his decision on the appropriate apportionment, the quota register held by the Intervention Board will be amended, if required, in accordance with the arbitrator's findings.

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