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Dairy Farming

Volume 494: debated on Wednesday 24 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will request the supermarkets to assist in dealing with the consequences of the failure of dairy farmers of Great Britain. (281924)

[holding answer 23 June 2009]: This is a commercial issue, and we have not specifically asked supermarkets to assist with the consequences of the closure of dairy farmers of Britain.

We have asked banks and others directly involved to be sympathetic in their dealings with those farms and businesses affected by the collapse.