Dáil Éireann - Volume 628 - 29 November, 2006

Written Answers. - Milk Quota.

Mr. English asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food her position on the abolition of milk quota; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40475/06]

  Mary Coughlan: The current position is that the EU milk quota regime was extended to 2015 as part of the Luxembourg Agreement on the reform of the CAP. The Commission may bring forward proposals on the future of milk quotas as part of the 2008 ‘Health Check’, which may require a Council decision. I will keep the position under review and will evaluate any proposals that may be made by the Commission with a view to ensuring the best outcome for the Irish dairy sector.