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Agriculture Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 7:14 pm on 3rd February 2020.

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Photo of Sharon Hodgson Sharon Hodgson Shadow Minister (Public Health) 7:14 pm, 3rd February 2020

As a member of the Children’s Future Food Inquiry, which I co-chaired, my hon. Friend will be aware that we made recommendations to the Government to establish an independent children’s food watchdog to implement policies that could improve families’ access to affordable and healthy food. Does she agree that the small nod to food security in the Bill by way of a report to Parliament every five years is just not good enough in this regard? Does she also agree that the Government should look into implementing a food watchdog?