§ Mr. Alex Carlile
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make it his policy to allow dairy farmers in Wales who have exceeded their production quota to donate their surplus milk to third-world aid agencies; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Redwood
The European Commission has confirmed that, under the present EC regulations, using surplus milk for food aid purposes would count against producers' quota allocation. I have asked officials to review this matter in consultation with the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Commission.