Food Import Requirements - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords am 11:36 am ar 14 Chwefror 2024.

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Photo of Lord Bellingham Lord Bellingham Ceidwadwyr 11:36, 14 Chwefror 2024

My Lords, I declare my interests in the register. The Minister will be aware that we import 45% of the food in this country, and surely one of the lessons from the Ukraine war is the added emphasis on food security. Can the Minister say something about import substitution, and can he also give the House some assurance that the sustainable farming incentive does not always prioritise environmental schemes over food production?