HL Deb 22 March 2000 vol 611 cc27-8WA
Lord Hylton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will seek to amend European Union milk quota legislation so as to free certified organic milk production from quota restrictions, given the unsatisfied demand for this commodity. [HL1531]

Baroness Hayman

The availability of quota does not serve as a brake on those wishing to enter organic production. Our policy remains to seek an orderly removal of all milk quotas, rather than introducing further complications into the system.