Nigel was successful today in securing a debate in Parliament on the plight of the dairy industry. The Adjournment Debate on the plight of the dairy industry will be held on Wednesday 4th February and Mr Evans made the application for the debate in light of recent coverage of the milk price war between supermarkets, with some retailers selling 4 pints for as little as 89p, and is seeking to ensure that the interests of dairy farmers are given sufficient coverage.
Speaking this morning from Westminster Mr Evans said, “I am delighted that there will now be an opportunity for MPs to debate the difficult situation faced by many dairy farmers. I have been contacted by several farmers from the Ribble Valley who have told me how it is not only the supermarket price war that is hurting them, but also the rising costs of feed and energy. I have already spoken to the Farming Minister George Eustice MP and hope that there will be enough strength of feeling across Parliament to demonstrate how important the dairy industry is to the whole country.”