Gibbons, James M.

Tuesday, 27 July 1971

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 255 No. 14

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Milk Prices.

The rates of subsidy paid to milk producers under the creamery milk price allowance and the milk quality bonus schemes were increased with effect from 1st May. In the case of suppliers of between 7,...More Button

I am aware that the market prices for butter in Britain have, as the Deputy said, increased remarkably; but there is a misconception that this butter is still being sold profitably. This is not the c...More Button

That particular question is dealt with in another question which is coming up.More Button

The next question.More Button

Is the Deputy referring to liquid milk?More Button

I am not aware that the situation is as outlined by the Deputy. The Deputy will be aware that the retail price of liquid milk is controlled by the Department of Industry and Commerce.More Button

I am not aware of any complaint being made in this regard.More Button

I will.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Dairy Products and Grain.

With your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I propose to take Questions Nos. 42 and 43 together. Apart from the proposed arrangements for compensatory amounts to take account of price differentials betw...More Button

I am not aware that it does.More Button

The Government have this under constant review and I mentioned that in my original reply to the question.More Button

The milk producers will be kept fully informed of developments as they occur.More Button

Developments as they occur.More Button

I do not accept that there has been any dramatic failure to reach the target set in the Third Programme. The anticipated production of milk in the Third Programme for Economic Development was 550 mil...More Button

This is the idea that the Deputy seems to be seeking to implant in people's minds but I doubt if it will be acceptable because, as I have told the House——More Button

Could you blame me?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Producer Groups.

It is a general aim of the Community to promote and assist the formation of producer groups and associations of such groups and to encourage them to participate in the marketing of their members' prod...More Button

That is ridiculous and injurious also.More Button

The Dairy Disposal Company will pass the management and ownership of the industry to a co-operative of farmers at appropriate rates at any time that these rates are offered.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Milk and Butter Prices.

As the answer is mainly in the form of tabular material, I propose, with your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, to circulate it with the Official Report. Following is the information: (a) £469 per ton ...More Button

The reply is in the form of a tabular statement which, with your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I propose to circulate with the Official Report. As regards the differences in prices, these arise fro...More Button

It is not as simple as that. While what the Deputy says about the answer consisting of six figures is correct, I want to remind him that the purposes for which the milk is used in each case of the si...More Button

The reply is in the form of a tabular statement which, with your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I propose to circulate with the Official Report. Following is the statement: Dairy Products—EEC Common ...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Beef and Veal Prices.

The reply is in the form of a tabular statement which, with your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I propose to have circulated with the Official Report. Following is the statement: EEC Guide Prices for...More Button

The EEC guide price is related, not to a specified quality of beef, but to the overall quantity of beef marketed. Intervention purchasing takes account, by applying appropriate co-efficients to the g...More Button

The reply is in the form of a tabular statement which, with your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I propose to have circulated with the Official Report. Following is the statement:More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Lamb Prices.

The reply is in the form of a tabular statement which, with your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I propose to have circulated with the Official Report. Following is the statement:More Button

Yes.More Button

One of the Deputy's colleagues, Deputy Timmins, has a question down on that subject. That is Question 65 on today's Order Paper.More Button

Surely the Deputy cannot be unaware of the activities of the CBF and their efforts in this regard nor can he be unaware that a great deal more lamb has come on the market during the first six months o...More Button

As the Deputy knows, we have been marketing lamb also on the French market.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Grain Prices.

As the answer is in the form of a tabular statement I propose, with your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, to circulate it with the Official Report. Following is the statement: Common Target and Basic I...More Button

As the answer is in the form of a tabular statement I propose, with your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, to circulate it with the Official Report. Following is the statement:More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Pigmeat Prices.

The basic prices for pigmeat conforming to a prescribed standard quality in the EEC have been fixed at £317.47 and £326.99 per ton deadweight for the years commencing on 1st November, 1970 and 1st Nov...More Button

It is not possible to make a reliable estimate of this kind because there is considerable variation between market prices in the member States. The price the Irish farmer would receive would, therefo...More Button

The question tabled by Deputy Creed is of a hypothetical nature.More Button

I have told the Deputy that it is not possible to make a reliable estimate and I have told him why.More Button


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