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Economic Evaluation of the UK Milk Quota System - ER02031

Milk quotas were introduced in the Community in April 1984 to restrain rising milk production. They were introduced initially for a five year period, but this was extended for a further three years in 1989 and a further eight years in 1992. The current legal authority for the quota system expires on 31 March 2000.

Most Member States (including the UK) were allocated national quotas on the basis of milk production in 1981. National quotas were distributed to individual dairy farmers on the basis of their 1983 production less 9 per cent.
Project Documents
• Executive Summary : Economic Evaluation of the UK Milk Quota System   (24k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1997

To: 1998

Cost: £17,550
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University - Manchester
Agriculture and Food Chain              
Economic Policy Evaluation              
Milk Quotas