12 Apr 2011
GOVERNMENT MUST PRIORITISE RETAILER LEGISLATION – IFAUncategorized
IFA President John Bryan has challenged the Government to explain why their ‘Consumer and Competition Bill’ is not a priority for publication during the summer session in the Dáil.
Referring to a recent Government publication announcing the Legislative Programme for the coming parliamentary session, John Bryan said that he was amazed that this Bill was not listed.
Mr. Bryan said that both Government Parties had made a big play of this issue in the run up to the General Election, along with the Programme for Government commitment to ‘enact the Fair Trade Act, which will ban a number of unfair trading practices in the retail sector such as ‘hello money’ which suppliers have to pay to secure a place for their goods on supermarket shelves’.
John Bryan said that IFA was led to believe from the previous administration that this legislation was well advanced and was ready to be brought before Cabinet at the end of last year.
The IFA President has called on the Government to prioritise this ‘Consumer and Competition Bill’ and address the serious inequities in the food supply chain.