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Grocery Ombudsman

Volume 503: debated on Thursday 14 January 2010

19. To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when his Department plans to announce its decision on the Competition Commission's recommendation on a grocery supply chain ombudsman. (310595)

21. To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when his Department plans to announce its decision on the Competition Commission’s recommendation on a grocery supply chain ombudsman. (310597)

My Department published the Government’s response to the Competition Commission’s recommendation for the creation of a grocery supply chain ombudsman on 13 January.

Government have accepted the need for independent enforcement of the groceries supply code of practice (GSCOP) and plan to consult in February on who that body might be and the powers that it might have.

Copies of the Government’s response have been placed in the Library of the House and it is available on the BIS website.