Food Strategy

Part of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – in the House of Commons at on 23 June 2022.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Edward Leigh Edward Leigh Conservative, Gainsborough

The Secretary of State has just mentioned that we lack total self-sufficiency in wheat production. Presumably, given the skyrocketing prices in the wheat market because of what is happening in Ukraine, the Government food strategy is more about producing more of our own wheat. I do not ask him to comment on a particular planning application, but what does he think of an application to build a solar farm covering 7,000 acres of good agricultural land in my constituency? I am not asking him to comment on that proposal around Gainsborough, but will he consult his colleagues to ensure that we maximise food production on our farmland?