Food Security

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 3:45 pm on 31st March 2022.

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Photo of Alyn Smith Alyn Smith Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) 3:45 pm, 31st March 2022

It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. I also pay tribute to my hon. Friend Deidre Brock for securing this important debate, which has never been more timely.

Neil Parish and I have been banging on about food security for the best part of two decades, as we were both Members of the European Parliament’s agriculture committee. I was looking through the always informative and excellent newspaper, The Scottish Farmer, and came across this quote:

“‘Last week’s events really brought home the fragility of the world we live in and our over-dependence on potentially disrupted…transport links,’ said Mr Smith”—

I am quoting myself here.