13th June 2018, London- The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dairy, headed by Scott Mann MP have launched a new inquiry to look at the future of dairy exports.
The Dairy APPG will hear from a range of industry speakers later this month, including representatives from Defra and AHDB, who will outline current export data and take a look at what future export strategy could look like post-Brexit.
Commenting on the inquiry launch, Chair Scott Mann MP said: "I'm delighted to launch this inquiry on behalf of the Dairy APPG and understand the framework within which British dairy exports can thrive. These are exciting times but I want to know what practical and realistic help the Government can provide to help the industry post-Brexit."
Scott Mann MP was elected new chair of the Dairy All-Party Parliamentary Group at the Annual General Meeting on the 21st of February. Four Vice-Chairs were also elected as follows: Steve Double MP (St Austell and Newquay), Angela Smith MP (Penistone and Stocksbridge), Chris Davies MP (Brecon and Radnor) and David Simpson MP (Portadown).
About the Dairy All-Party Parliamentary Group
The Dairy All-Party Parliamentary Group is a cross-party group of MPs and Peers which aims to provide a forum for parliamentarians to discuss issues of interest for the dairy industry and ensure parliamentarians are fully briefed on developments in the dairy supply chain. All-Party Groups are informal, cross-party, interest groups that have no official status within Parliament and are not accorded any powers or funding by it.