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Food Supply: Government Assistance

Volume 508: debated on Thursday 25 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to assist the food industry in the current economic climate. (324059)

Government are taking a number of steps to support the UK food industry which is our biggest manufacturing sector, including the Food 2030 Strategy, more investment in research and development, consulting on a supermarket ombudsman, the agri-skills plan and the work of the task forces to assist the pig sector and to encourage more production and consumption of fruit and vegetables.