22 July 2009
NEW INQUIRY ANNOUNCED: DAIRY FARMERS OF BRITAIN
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has decided to examine the implications of the collapse of Dairy Farmers of Britain (DFB). The Committee will consider in particular:
the impact of the collapse of DFB on dairy farmers and the industry;
the governance and accountability structures of DFB;
Defra’s response to the collapse of DFB; and
the causes and lessons to be learned from the collapse of DFB.
The Committee does not intend to consider the issues surrounding the receivership of the cooperative that are expected to be covered in the report by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
The Committee invites all interested parties to address these matters in writing by Monday 31 August. Further submissions, after the meeting held by the receivers on 7 September, will be considered. A programme of oral evidence will be announced in due course.
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