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Government Support For Farmers

EDM number 1411 in 2015-16, proposed by Liz Saville Roberts on 26/04/2016.
Categorised under the topics of Agriculture, Common Agricultural Policy and Farmers.

That this House recognises the increasing pressure on farmers as a result of falling farm-gate prices, on oversupply of dairy products in the international market, challenging weather conditions and a decreased EU budget; notes the particular challenges facing the dairy sector with the price of milk having fallen by 26 per cent over the past 30 months; regrets that the Government did not join other Member States in calling for further aid ahead of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council in March; welcomes the package of measures announced by the European Commission which incudes allowing Member States to provide up to €15,000 per farmer per year without falling foul of state aid rules; and calls on the Government to take advantage of the new package and provide the full amount of funding to farmers across the UK.

This motion has been signed by a total of 23 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Liz Saville Roberts26/04/2016Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruProposed
Margaret Ritchie26/04/2016South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Alan Meale27/04/2016MansfieldLabourSeconded
Jonathan Edwards27/04/2016Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSeconded
Alasdair McDonnell27/04/2016Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Lady Hermon27/04/2016North DownIndependentSeconded
Mark Williams28/04/2016CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Durkan28/04/2016FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Angus MacNeil03/05/2016Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law03/05/2016Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Tasmina Sheikh03/05/2016Ochil and South PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
Jim Cunningham04/05/2016Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell04/05/2016Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Paul Monaghan04/05/2016Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossScottish National PartySigned
Phil Boswell05/05/2016Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillScottish National PartySigned
Jim Shannon09/05/2016StrangfordDUPSigned
Alan Brown09/05/2016Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Hywel Williams09/05/2016ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
Martyn Day09/05/2016Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Virendra Sharma10/05/2016Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Douglas Chapman11/05/2016Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySigned
Jeffrey M Donaldson11/05/2016Lagan ValleyDUPSigned
Angela Crawley11/05/2016Lanark and Hamilton EastScottish National PartySigned

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