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Vulnerable People: Food Supplies

Part of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – in the House of Commons on 19th March 2020.

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Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

As I have said, we have taken a number of steps to ensure that we can get food to supermarkets. I have been in daily calls with the food supply sector. Those have included discussions about food banks, and we are in dialogue with supermarkets to ensure that they get access to the supplies they need. I welcome the constructive approach that the shadow Secretary of State is taking. We are also working on specific proposals to help the most vulnerable—those with clinical problems—to ensure that we can get food to them should they be self-isolating.