Brexit: Food Security - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:45 pm on 20th November 2018.

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Photo of Earl Cathcart Earl Cathcart Conservative 2:45 pm, 20th November 2018

My Lords, as a farmer I find the idea of food shortages if there is no deal both scaremongering and proven nonsense. Does my noble friend agree that domestic production plays a crucial role in our food security and that the high standards and quality of our produce is recognised both abroad and at home? Surely we should encourage people to buy British.