Food Prices and Food Poverty

Part of Opposition Day — [Un-allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 6:37 pm on 23rd January 2012.

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Photo of Huw Irranca-Davies Huw Irranca-Davies Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) 6:37 pm, 23rd January 2012

I am happy to say that the code is in place, and that happened while the Labour party was in government. I agreed with the hon. Gentleman when he said last September:

“Every week the government fails to act, farmers are finding themselves in more difficulty.”

So let us get on with it.

We do not want bluff and bluster; we do need action. As my hon. Friend Mary Creagh said, we ignore the perfect storm of rising prices, falling incomes and food poverty at our peril. I urge the House to support the motion.