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Food Stocks

Volume 451: debated on Monday 30 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when the last Food Stocks Survey was carried out by his Department; and if he will make a statement. (96595)

[holding answer 24 October 2006]: The Department works with the Institute of Grocery Distribution to carry out a Food Stocks Survey across all levels of the food industry every two years. The last survey was completed in 2005 and work on the 2007 survey is underway. The information gathered allows Defra to better represent the food industry in any discussions with other Government Departments during incidents which could impact the industry.