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Food Supply

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 20000, tabled on 24 February 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure that local British food producers have access to a fair, competitive and transparent supply chain after the transition period.

Answered on

2 March 2020

We want all food producers to get a fair price for their produce and are committed to tackling the unfairness that can exist in the agri-food supply chain.

Through the Government’s Agriculture Bill, introduced on 12 September, we will launch a range of initiatives to improve the position of primary producers. We will introduce and enforce statutory codes of practice to address unfair trading practices which can occur between food producers and purchasers. We will also introduce measures to increase transparency throughout the agri-food supply chain, using strengthened powers to collect and share data.