Food and Drink Supply Chain

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at on 28 April 2022.

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Photo of Brian Whittle Brian Whittle Conservative

Does the cabinet secretary agree that, through supporting and enhancing the public procurement process to ensure that the maximum level of food in our public services is locally produced in the UK and especially in Scotland, the Scottish Government has a major tool with which to tackle food insecurity and better health outcomes, especially in our younger population? Does she agree that, over and above that, doing so could make a major contribution to reducing food miles and, therefore, achieving better environmental outcomes?