Time for Ministers to protect British farmers

13 October 2020

The CLA has responded to the Lords' proposed amendments to the Agriculture Bill made in the House of Commons yesterday (October 12th).

Mark Bridgeman, CLA President, said:

“Government Ministers have successfully convinced MPs they can be trusted to protect food production standards without the need for legislation.

“Time and again Ministers have promised to protect British farmers from a flood of cheap imports produced to animal welfare and environmental standards far below our own.  They must now make good on that promise and show that such trust is well placed.

“Farmers across the country will be watching Government’s every move very closely from hereon in.  The CLA will do all it can to support Government efforts to promote free trade – so long as their guarantee to uphold our standards and values is maintained permanently.”