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Anger as MP fails to back local dairy farmers
Anger as MP fails to back local dairy farmers
Thursday 15th March 2007 (Andrew Griffiths)
Burton MP Janet Dean has been criticsed as she failed to take part in a debate in Parliament about the plight of Diary farmers in the region organised by her Labour colleague South Derbyshire MP Mark Todd. Conservative Parliamentary Spokesman Andrew Griffiths said, "Dairy farmers in Burton and Uttoxeter have had a terrible time over recent years, and many of them face going to the wall unless conditions...
Conservatives welcome Tescos Milk Price Rise
Conservatives welcome Tescos Milk Price Rise
Tuesday 13th March 2007 (Andrew Griffiths)
Burton and Uttoxeter Conservatives have given a guarded welcome to an announcement by supermarket chain Tesco that it will increase its milk prices for dairy farmers. Local Conservative spokesman, Andrew Griffiths, said: "It is encouraging that a chain as big as Tesco has begun to wake up to the damaging effect that such low prices are having on Staffordshire farmers, but supermarkets must ensure the money actually...
Action needed to tackle deadly new hospital superbug
Action needed to tackle deadly new hospital superbug
Tuesday 27th February 2007 (Andrew Griffiths)
Worrying increase in deaths from ‘C-diff’ bug – a bigger threat than MRSA. Andrew Griffiths, Conservative Spokesman for Burton and Uttoxeter, expressed concern this week at new official figures which have exposed an alarming spread of a new hospital superbug - Clostridium difficile (‘C-diff’). T wice as many people are now dying from major hospital-acquired superbugs than are killed...
Government incompetence must not hurt Uttoxeter farmers
Government incompetence must not hurt Uttoxeter farmers
Thursday 22nd February 2007 (Andrew Griffiths)
Revelations that the Government could be fined up to £300 million because of failure to issue farming payments must not effect Uttoxeter farmers say Conservatives. UK taxpayers could face a £300m fine because of the government's failure to pay European subsidies on time to farmers in England . The Rural Payments Agency, a government body, is charged with allocating about £1.5bn each year under the EU's single farm...
Tories urge Burton MP to abandon support for ID cards
Friday 9th February 2007 (Andrew Griffiths)
Burton MP Janet Dean has been urged to drop her support for the Governments Identity Card scheme, and add her name to a new cross-party petition against ID Cards on the Downing Street website. This comes as Conservatives have launched a new campaign against Labour’s plans for ID Cards; David Cameron has pledged to scrap the £20 billion scheme. Burton and uttoxeter Conservative candidate Andrew Griffiths...

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