National Food Strategy Report - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:11 pm on 17th November 2021.

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Photo of Baroness McIntosh of Pickering Baroness McIntosh of Pickering Conservative 3:11 pm, 17th November 2021

It was an excellent report, and the national food strategy advocates upholding our own high standards in food production and that imports should meet these same standards. Given the fall in our self-sufficiency in food and the fact that tenant farmers will be in breach of their agricultural tenancies if they apply for any environmental schemes, will the Government ensure that these high standards of animal welfare and food safety that our farmers meet are met also in imported food products agreed under any free trade deals, to prevent substandard imports from putting our hill farmers in particular out of business?