Supermarkets

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 7th November 2001.

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Photo of Peter Luff Peter Luff Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to ensure that the code of practice on the relationship between suppliers and supermarkets is made available to farmers and growers in Worcestershire; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Elliot Morley Elliot Morley Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

holding answer 6 November 2001

The Secretary of State for Trade and Industry published the code of practice on 31 October 2001 and asked the Director General of Fair Trading to seek to obtain undertakings from four leading supermarket chains within four weeks.

The code can be found as an attachment to the relevant press release on the Department of Trade and Industry's website: http://www.dti.gov.uk

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