Dáil Éireann - Volume 639 - 16 October, 2007
Written Answers. - Milk Quota.
Deputy Michael Creed Deputy Michael Creed
Deputy Michael Creed asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the likelihood of a super levy on milk production here for 2007/2008; and if in view of the global market for milk and an anticipated 3% quota increase in 2008, she will ensure that there will be no undue financial penalties levied on Irish dairy producers arising from over production in 2007. [24086/07]
Deputy Mary Coughlan Deputy Mary Coughlan
Deputy Mary Coughlan: The current milk  intake position shows Ireland as being 0.35% above quota for the period to September 30, 2007. The super levy penalty on excess milk production is set down under Council Regulation (EC) No 1788/2003. Member States must abide by the terms of the Regulation and I have no discretion in the matter.
Dáil Éireann 639 Written Answers. Milk Quota.