Environment Food and Rural Affairs
Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether her Department has made an assessment of the effect of the situation in the Eurozone on (a) farmers and (b) food manufacturers in the UK.
James Paice (Minister of State (Agriculture and Food), Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; South East Cambridgeshire, Conservative)
As part of our normal business DEFRA monitors market developments and stays in touch with stakeholders regarding the implications for their sectors. At the moment, we are actively listening to any particular concerns they raise in light of the current market uncertainty.
In terms of the outlook, the Government have contingency plans in place to cover a range of eventualities and risks.