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Farm Produce (Fair Practice)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – in the House of Commons at 9:30 am on 5th November 2015.

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Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Conservative, Faversham and Mid Kent 9:30 am, 5th November 2015

I thank my hon. Friend the Minister for his response to last week’s debate on the impact of the living wage on fruit farmers. As he knows, fruit farmers in my constituency support the living wage, but they are worried that supermarkets will not pay them a price that recognises the increased cost of production. What steps is he taking to support the fruit farming industry on this issue?