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Regional Food Specialities

Volume 447: debated on Thursday 22 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to promote local food networks and regional food specialities. (79364)

We are helping to facilitate local sourcing by providing funding to address issues such as distribution, marketing and the encouragement of new outlets and by working with other bodies to highlight and spread best practice. Food from Britain (FFB) takes the lead in the delivery of a national programme of activity to support the quality regional food sector in England which includes many local food producers.