Brexit: Food Security - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:50 pm on 23rd October 2018.

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Photo of Baroness Boycott Baroness Boycott Crossbench 2:50 pm, 23rd October 2018

My Lords, the cost of the Government’s “eatwell plate” for a healthy diet is already completely unaffordable for the poorest 20% of our population. What measures do the Government have in place so that, if prices go up after Brexit, we do not make a bad situation worse? Does the Minister agree that it is shocking that in this morning’s meeting of the Environmental Audit Committee, not one of the four Ministers present has responsibility for hunger in the UK? The Ministers represented the Cabinet Office, DfID, Defra and the DWP.