EFRA Committee recalled to discuss crisis in farming industry

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South Down MP Margaret Ritchie MP has received confirmation that the Committee Chair has now directed that the EFRA Committee be recalled to discuss the growing crisis in dairy farming.

Speaking after receiving the confirmation Ms Ritchie, who sits on the EFRA Committee said: “The recall of the EFRA Committee is important as we must take every step possible to ensure that the current crisis faced by our dairy industry is recognised and accepted at all levels of Government.

“The committee recall follows my discussions with Minister Eustice yesterday. I look forward to the meeting of the EFRA Committee; a cross party Westminster Committee, and the further gathering of support at all levels of government to pursue meaningful ways to resolve this situation and bring about long-term stability for the dairy industry and our agri-food economy in Northern Ireland.”