Reports on impact on consumers

Part of Agriculture Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:45 pm on 15th November 2018.

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‘(1) The Secretary of State shall lay before both Houses of Parliament reports on the impact of the provisions of this Act on—

(a) the availability in England of agricultural products produced within the United Kingdom,

(b) the cost to the consumer in England of agricultural products produced within the United Kingdom, and

(c) the health and welfare of consumers in England.

(2) The first report under subsection (1) shall be laid no later than 31 March 2020, and subsequent reports shall be laid no later than 31 March in each calendar year.

(3) “Agricultural product”, for the purposes of this section, means a product that falls within a sector listed in Part 2 of Schedule 1.’ —

This new clause would require the Secretary of State to report annually on the impact of the Bill’s provisions on food security, availability and affordability, and the impact on consumer health and welfare.