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Supermarkets And British Agriculture

EDM number 992 in 1998-99, proposed by Colin Breed on 05/11/1999.

That this House notes with dismay the growing gap between farm gate prices and increasing supermarket profits; urges the food retail sector to recognise its vital contribution in ensuring a long-term sustainable future for Britain's agricultural producers; condemns the continuing cost of Government regulations and the dominant power of the supermarkets for driving down supplier prices; welcomes the recent Government aid package for farmers but urges Ministers to take a lead role in reforming the Common Agricultural Policy, and move away from a system of subsidies and annual crisis handouts; and urges the Government to take swift action to ensure that the illegal French ban on British beef is quickly lifted to prevent any tit-for-tat response which may further damage Britain's agriculture sector.

This motion has been signed by a total of 20 MPs.

Colin Breed05/11/1999South East CornwallLiberal DemocratProposed
Archy Kirkwood05/11/1999Roxburgh & BerwickshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Moore05/11/1999Tweeddale, Ettrick & LauderdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
Bob Russell08/11/1999ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Adrian Sanders08/11/1999TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Norman Baker08/11/1999LewesLiberal DemocratSigned
Dafydd Wigley08/11/1999CaernarfonPlaid CymruSigned
Brian Cotter09/11/1999Weston-Super-MareLiberal DemocratSigned
Jackie Ballard09/11/1999TauntonLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Hancock09/11/1999Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Donald Gorrie09/11/1999Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Ray Michie09/11/1999Argyll & ButeLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Keetch09/11/1999HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne Jones09/11/1999Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
David Rendel10/11/1999NewburyLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Jones10/11/1999CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Vincent Cable10/11/1999TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Colvin10/11/1999RomseyConservativeSigned
Jeremy Corbyn10/11/1999Islington NorthLabourSigned
Ronnie Fearn10/11/1999SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned

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