HC Deb 30 November 2000 vol 357 c880W
Mr. Baker

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what assessment he has made of the impact of the CAP on intensification in the(a) beef and veal and (b) dairy sectors; and if he will make a statement. [140786]

Ms Quin

[holding answer 29 November 2000]: The CAP has increased unit returns from the production of beef and milk (among other products). This has encouraged the use of a greater volume of inputs per unit of output and some increase in stocking rates. In recognition of this the EU has introduced measures to begin to mitigate these effects—extensification payments for beef and agri-environmental schemes in other sectors.