Preseli MP Stephen Crabb has welcomed the Government’s decision to set up a new Trade and Agricultural Commission which was announced earlier this week by Secretary of State for International Trade, Liz Truss.
For the first time in 40 years, the UK will be pursuing its own trading policy and the new Commission will be dedicated to protecting the UK’s food and farming standards as it looks to secure new deals across the globe.
Crabb has been a strong advocate of farming matters and recently met with local farmers digitally to discuss the NFU petition, which received over one million signatures, and called for such a Commission to protect British farming interests.
Stephen was able to listen to the concerns of NFU members during the meeting, and was able to feed in the concerns of local farmers which helped deliver the positive response from Government. The meeting also looked at the Government’s support for the dairy sector, which saw challenges due to lockdown and the campaign for better broadband and mobile connectivity in rural areas.
Speaking after this week’s announcement, Stephen Crabb MP said: “ It was a good move from my colleague Liz Truss MP, the International Trade Secretary, to announce a new Trade and Agricultural Commission.”
“I am very clear that the success of British and Welsh farming is based on quality and high standards. The NFU have done a great job in their campaign to support the proposal and I am pleased that I have been able to speak up for local farmers on this important issue. I hope that the Commission has a real clout when it comes to protecting our food and farming standards as we seek to expand our trade globally.”