Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

SESSION 2002-03
20 November 2003 Milk Pricing

20 November 2003 Milk Pricing
New inquiry announced

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee today announced that it intends to undertake a new inquiry into Milk Pricing.

The terms of reference for the inquiry are simply:

"The Committee will examine the market price and farm-gate price of milk, and will investigate why recent rises in the former have not led to increases in the latter."

The Committee invites all interested parties to submit written evidence which addresses these terms of reference. The deadline for the submission of evidence is Friday 9 January 2004.

Evidence should be submitted in Word or WordPerfect formats, and should be sent by e-mail to devineg@parliament.uk. The body of the e-mail must include a contact name, telephone number and postal address. The e-mail should also make clear who the submission is from.

Submissions should be as brief as possible, and certainly no more than 3,000 words. Paragraphs should be numbered for ease of reference, and the document should include a brief executive summary. Those submitting evidence are reminded that evidence should be original work, not previously published or circulated elsewhere. Once submitted no public use should be made of it, but those wishing to publish their evidence before it is published by the Committee are invited to contact the Clerk of the Committee to obtain permission to do so.

Oral evidence sessions will be announced in due course.