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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

I am happy to look at the specific issue that my hon. Friend raised. However, it is also worth noting that while there has been an increase in demand at retail shops, notably in supermarkets, there has been a sharp fall in demand in the service trade, as restaurants, pubs and so forth find that demand for their services has plummeted. Our understanding at the moment is that there are not issues in the food service supply chain, but I am happy to take up any particular case that he might have.