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Non-Payment Of Dairy Farmers

EDM number 675 in 2014-15, proposed by William Cash on 12/01/2015.
Categorised under the topic of Farmers.

That this House notes with grave concern that more than 1,000 British dairy farmers will not be paid for their milk from 12 January 2015 because of a financial crisis at the dairy co-operative First Milk; further notes that all farmers' payments will be delayed by a fortnight; further notes that NFU said in December that the number of dairy farmers had dipped below 10,000 for the first time, a 50 per cent fall since 2001; further notes that pint for pint, milk is now cheaper than mineral water in most supermarkets and that the recent milk price cuts, from most processors, have had a significant impact with some farmers now facing their lowest milk price since 2007, at around 11.4p per litre; further notes that farm costs remain about 36 per cent higher than they were eight years ago and the single largest cost component of a dairy farm, animal feed, is more than 50 per cent higher than 2007 levels; supports farmers in their attempts to work together to secure a better deal from large processors and retailers; calls on the Government to enable farmers to work collectively; urges First Milk to speak to its suppliers; and further urges Ministers to take action against processors and retailers who unfairly offer very low prices which severely disadvantage farmers.

This motion has been signed by a total of 38 MPs.

Bob Russell05/01/2015ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
William Cash12/01/2015StoneConservativeProposed
Mike Hancock12/01/2015Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Peter Bottomley12/01/2015Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Jonathan Edwards13/01/2015Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSeconded
Jim Shannon13/01/2015StrangfordDUPSeconded
Andrew George13/01/2015St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
William McCrea13/01/2015South AntrimDUPSigned
Nigel Evans13/01/2015Ribble ValleyConservativeSigned
David Anderson13/01/2015BlaydonLabourSigned
Adrian Sanders13/01/2015TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Gregory Campbell13/01/2015East LondonderryDUPSigned
David Simpson13/01/2015Upper BannDUPSigned
Lady Hermon14/01/2015North DownIndependentSigned
David Ward14/01/2015Bradford EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Margaret Ritchie14/01/2015South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Ronnie Campbell14/01/2015Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Martin Caton14/01/2015GowerLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell15/01/2015Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
John Leech15/01/2015Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeremy Corbyn15/01/2015Islington NorthLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff20/01/2015Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
James Gray21/01/2015North WiltshireConservativeSigned
Elfyn Llwyd21/01/2015Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Menzies Campbell21/01/2015North East FifeLiberal DemocratSigned
Dennis Skinner21/01/2015BolsoverLabourSigned
Annette Brooke21/01/2015Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Greg Knight21/01/2015East YorkshireConservativeSigned
John Pugh22/01/2015SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Williams22/01/2015CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell22/01/2015Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Alan Reid22/01/2015Argyll and ButeLiberal DemocratSigned
Mary Glindon22/01/2015North TynesideLabourSigned
Gerald Kaufman27/01/2015Manchester, GortonLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds28/01/2015Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Caroline Lucas28/01/2015Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
John Hemming03/02/2015Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Stephenson04/02/2015PendleConservativeSigned

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