Andrew George MP, the Liberal Democrats’ rural affairs spokesman, has called on the government to put an end to
“a continuing crisis in dairy and put the supermarkets in their place”.
Action was necessary, not inquiries. “I am surprised that ministers are still so complacent and are so disinterested in taking any action. A third of dairy farmers have gone out of business under the government at a rate of 40 a week.
“Report after report - from Select Committees, the Milk Development Council and others - all confirm that while dairy farmers lose out, the supermarkets are creaming it. The government acted to break up Milk Marque and must now act to protect farmers.”