Food and Drink Sector: South-west

Part of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th June 2018.

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Photo of Scott Mann Scott Mann Conservative, North Cornwall 12:00 am, 12th June 2018

I am grateful to the Secretary of State for that answer, and I do welcome Dairy Crest’s recent announcement. The food and drink sector is flourishing right across the south-west, particularly in North Cornwall. We have some fantastic brands, including Tarquin’s Gin, Kernow Chocolate, Sharp’s brewery and Buttermilk fudge, to name but a few. Many of these small and medium-sized firms are looking to export for the first time. What discussions is his Department having with the Department for International Trade in order to expand some of these opportunities for those firms?