Northern Ireland Agricultural Producers Association (NIAPA) and Farmers For Action UK NI, as members of Northern Ireland Farm Groups have met with Claire Sugden, Independent based in Coleraine.
Claire has to date been a good friend to NIAPA and FFA’s call for legislation on farm gate prices in Northern Ireland. Claire attended our packed farm gate price crisis meeting with many other politicians in Cookstown last November where she made her fellow MLA’s sit up and take notice by announcing that she was of mind to put forward the proposal for legislation in Stormont after the election providing she gets the votes to return to Stormont.
This latest meeting with Claire left the members of NI Farm Groups in no doubt of her commitment to this pledge, nor any doubts about her being a very well informed politician.
She knows that this legislation were enacted it would as reflected in the Gosling Report create 20,000 new jobs initially in towns, cities and countryside alike and save almost £300 million in welfare and give NI the long awaited prosperity it deserves.