Daniel Kawczynski MP is meeting next Monday with a Director of
British Sugar, to discuss the proposed closure of the sugar processing
factory at Allscott.
Allscott Sugar Factory
British Sugar announced last month that it would be closing the
sugar beet factory at Allscott, which lies at the border of Daniel's
Shrewsbury & Atcham constituency, with the loss of up to 150
The meeting, which will be held at 2pm at Daniel's constituency
office in Shrewsbury, is with British Sugar Director Mr Chris Carter.
"The Government have written to me this week claiming that
they are not able to do anything to prevent the closure of this
plant," said Daniel. "This means that the massive loss
of jobs for local people - many of whom are my constituents - looks
likely to go ahead, in addition to the serious loss of markets
for so many farmers in Shropshire and nearby areas."
Daniel will be talking to Mr Carter in detail about the reasons
for the proposed closure and the recent call by the NFU to delay
the plans for a year or more while the farmers seek alternative
markets for their crops.
"I am also keen to talk about the potential for biofuel crops
and processing," added Daniel, "whether at Allscroft
or elsewhere in Shropshire."
Another topic on the agenda is the cost of transport, which will
greatly increase for the sugar farmers if they have to take their
sugar beet to processing factories elsewhere in the UK.
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