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SUPPORT FOR DAIRY FARMERS IN LANCASHIRE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1289A1: tabled on 15 May 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 2 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 13 May 2002. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

at end add 'further notes that DEFRA expects the net farm income for dairy farms in England to increase from ú14,000 in 2000-01 by 120 per cent. to ú32,000 in 2001-02 and that the previous decline in farm incomes has been matched by a major increase in the values of farm assets with the average price of farm land appreciating by 20 per cent. in the past year following above inflation increase in values of farms and farm buildings over the past decade.'.

Original motion text

That this House notes the drastic fall in milk prices for dairy farmers with prices falling by two and a half pence per litre in the last two months; recognises that dairy farmers in Lancashire cannot sustain their businesses with milk prices as low as 17 pence per litre; further notes that prices may fall again; and calls on the Government to apply for agrimoney aid to support dairy farmers in Lancashire who are still recovering from the impact of foot and mouth as well as declining milk prices.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.