Food Supply: Government Assistance

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered am ar 25 Mawrth 2010.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Ann Coffey Ann Coffey Llafur, Stockport

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.

Photo of Hilary Benn Hilary Benn The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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.

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