HC Deb 29 April 1998 vol 311 cc158-9W
Mr. Drew

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what proposals he has to secure an updating of the butterfat base to give a better representation of the milk quota.[39866]

Mr. Rooker

An update of the butterfat base for the UK milk quota would be equivalent to an increase of quota. In the context of the Agenda 2000 proposals for the reform of the EU dairy regime, the Government are pressing for an increase in milk quotas as a transitional measure towards their removal.

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