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Falling Milk Prices

EDM number 710 in 2014-15, proposed by Timothy Farron on 20/01/2015.
Categorised under the topics of Agriculture and Farmers.

That this House notes with great concern the negative consequences that falling milk prices are having on British dairy farmers; wishes to call to attention that the number of dairy farmers in the UK has been halved in the last 10 years, from over 20,000 to under 10,000 farmers, due to the falling price of milk coupled with the rising costs of production; further notes that dairy farmers are now only receiving around 20 pence per litre of milk sold, down from 33 pence last year, a level which is much less than the cost of production; and calls on the Government to take steps to ensure that companies selling milk raise milk prices to sustainable levels that ensure the continued existence of Britain's dairy farmers.

This motion has been signed by a total of 33 MPs.

Tim Farron20/01/2015Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratProposed
Bob Russell20/01/2015ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
Margaret Ritchie20/01/2015South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Mike Hancock20/01/2015Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Peter Bottomley20/01/2015Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Alan Meale21/01/2015MansfieldLabourSeconded
Jim Shannon21/01/2015StrangfordDUPSigned
Annette Brooke21/01/2015Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
William McCrea21/01/2015South AntrimDUPSigned
Nigel Evans21/01/2015Ribble ValleyConservativeSigned
Martin Caton21/01/2015GowerLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd21/01/2015Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Jonathan Edwards21/01/2015Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Ronnie Campbell21/01/2015Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
James Gray21/01/2015North WiltshireConservativeSigned
Mary Glindon22/01/2015North TynesideLabourSigned
Alan Reid22/01/2015Argyll and ButeLiberal DemocratSigned
John Leech22/01/2015Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Williams22/01/2015CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Dennis Skinner22/01/2015BolsoverLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff26/01/2015Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
David Simpson27/01/2015Upper BannDUPSigned
Gregory Campbell27/01/2015East LondonderryDUPSigned
Gerald Kaufman27/01/2015Manchester, GortonLabourSigned
Lady Hermon28/01/2015North DownIndependentSigned
Greg Mulholland28/01/2015Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Dodds28/01/2015Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Sandra Osborne28/01/2015Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
Roger Williams28/01/2015Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
David Wright28/01/2015TelfordLabourSigned
Hywel Williams29/01/2015ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
Chris Ruane03/02/2015Vale of ClwydLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell05/02/2015Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned

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