NFU takes Command Paper response to Parliament

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The NFU's External Affairs team hosted a drop-in event in the Houses of Parliament on 8 May giving MPs from all political parties and members of the House of Lords the opportunity to pick up a copy of the NFU's summary response to the government's Health & Harmony consultation, and to discuss the response in more detail. 

NFU President Minette Batters said: 

“It was really encouraging to see so many politicians drop in to our event today as it demonstrates that they understand what a pivotal moment this is for the UK farming and horticulture industry. 

“Their reaction to our response has been very positive so far and I look forward to engaging with members of both the House of Commons and Lords to help deliver the NFU’s vision for the future of food, farming and the environment.”

Luke Pollard, MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport, said: 

"Farming is a hugely important sector but it faces considerable uncertainty because of Brexit. Organisations like the NFU are getting on and proposing very credible and serious suggestions that will help farmers."

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