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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

The hon. Gentleman is absolutely right that there is a role for the Government. We must take action to set aside any obstacles to making the food supply chain operate in a way that ensures that people have food. On food banks, as I said, we are in discussion with supermarkets. We have also had discussions with them about competition law, and we will take whatever action is necessary to ensure that they can jointly plan their approach to these matters. For the most vulnerable, we are working on proposals that my colleagues in MHCLG will announce shortly.