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DAIRY FARMING AND SUPERMARKETS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1764A1: tabled on 17 October 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 16 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr Lindsay Hoyle on 16 October 2002. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

after 'milk', leave out to end and add, 'regrets that this increase has not yet reached the farm gate; believes that only when this happens can the action be judged a success; acknowledges the need to review the huge influence of the supermarkets over commodity prices; calls on the Government to do this;and looks forward to action by all supermarkets to support UK farming.

Original motion text

That this House welcomes the decision taken by ASDA and Tesco to give an extra two pence per litre direct to dairy farmers for their milk; acknowledges the help and support given by these two supermarket chains; and looks forward to the same initiative to be taken by other supermarket chains to help dairy farmers through these difficult times and help to ensure British dairy farming has a sustainable future.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.