Ending Exploitation in Supermarket Supply Chains

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:29 pm on 18th October 2018.

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Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Conservative, South Holland and The Deepings 1:29 pm, 18th October 2018

I am grateful to my hon. Friend for her complimentary remarks, which were delivered with her usual style. Will she also consider making the groceries code statutory? The code is voluntary and is largely ignored. In my judgment, a statutory code would protect suppliers, with all the beneficial effects that that would have right down the supply chain.