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Council for Food Policy Advisers

Volume 481: debated on Tuesday 21 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how the newly established Council for Food Policy Advisers will work with EU partners. (227010)

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State announced on 6 October 2008 that he will be establishing a council of advisers on food policy. The Council will advise the Government on food affordability, security of supply and the environmental impact of food production.

Details of how the Council will work with EU and global partners will be discussed when the Council has been convened. The Council’s primary focus will be on food production, distribution and consumption in the UK, but it will also consider the impacts of global trends.

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs who the members are of the Council for Food Policy Advisers; and how they were selected. (227011)

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State announced on 6 October 2008 that he will be establishing a council of advisers on food policy. The Council will advise the Government on food affordability, security of supply and the environmental impact of food production.

Further details including the membership of the Council will be announced in due course.