MP and MSP welcome commission plan

Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale MP David Mundell and Dumfriesshire constituency MSP Oliver Mundell have both welcomed this week's UK Government announcement of a Trade and Agricultural Commission.

 

The development reaffirms the UK Government's plans not to make concessions when it comes to food and animal welfare during negotiations for post-Brexit international trade deals.

 

All three National Farmers' Unions across the UK support the plan to create a Commission tasked with safeguarding existing standards.

 

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David Mundell said: "This move is very welcome in clearing up the uncertainty caused by inaccurate speculation and claims. It demonstrates the Government is fully committed to retaining the highest possible food and animal welfare standards."

 

Oliver Mundell added: "Our agricultural industry and the food produced are amongst the finest in the world and it would not be in the interest of the country, producers or consumers to reduce existing standards."