MP calls for Commons debate regarding disastrous weather

MP for Montgomeryshire Glyn Davies has proposed a Commons debate to tackle the problem of bad weather affecting livestock for Welsh farmers.

The MP has written a blog post discussing the difficulties faced by Welsh farmers, in which he stresses the importance of the "scale and pain" this has caused farmers.

He said: "Some hill farmers from Montgomeryshire feel very let down by what they describe as the attitude of the Welsh Government Minister, whom they tell me has seemed very dismissive of the problems they face. Not making a political point, but itís what Iím being told.

"All I want to do is make sure MPs understand what has happened. I could be the only MP who has experience of digging sheep out of 10-foot snowdrifts," he added.

Sheep farmers will be able to meet Davies to discuss the disaster at Welshpool Livestock Market next Monday (22 April).

Last week, Welsh red meat promotion agency Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) confirmed fears over a decline in the Welsh lamb population due to the tragic weather conditions, which would then affect the Welsh meat industry.

"It has been a hell of a tragedy, and itís important that the nation knows of its scale and the pain it has caused to our farmers," Davies added.