MPs to call for 'OfMilk' watchdog to help dairy industry

UK - One hundred MPs, from parties across the political spectrum, are to call on the government to create an independent watchdog with the power to tackle the crisis in the dairy industry, Farmers Weekly has learned.
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The MPs make up the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Dairy Farmers , which has concluded its long-awaited milk industry report and will present its findings to DEFRA secretary David Miliband next week.

The report will press for the toughest of lines to curb supermarket dominance over the dairy sector, including a regulatory body with the power to fine retailers which abuse their dominant position.

Group chairman, Conservative MP Daniel Kawczynski, told Farmers Weekly that the industry urgently needed this watchdog "with teeth".

Source: Farmers Weekly

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