Steven Paterson – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Steven Paterson on 2016-02-01.

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress she has made on ensuring that farmers receive a fair price for milk.

George Eustice

We continue to support our hard-working dairy farmers by reducing inspections, extending the system of tax averaging, and opening new export markets.

The £26.2 million aid package we secured from the European Commission has helped to provide some immediate relief. A number of supermarkets have also pledged to pay a premium over and above the current market price.