Grocery Ombudsman

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 14th January 2010.

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Photo of Simon Hughes Simon Hughes Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when his Department plans to announce its decision on the Competition Commission's recommendation on a grocery supply chain ombudsman.

Photo of Danny Alexander Danny Alexander Shadow Minister without Portfolio

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when his Department plans to announce its decision on the Competition Commission's recommendation on a grocery supply chain ombudsman.

Photo of Kevin Brennan Kevin Brennan Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (also Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Further Education, Skills, Apprenticeships and Consumer Affairs) (also Department for Children, Schools and Families)

My Department published the Government's response to the Competition Commission's recommendation for the creation of a grocery supply chain ombudsman on 13 January.

Government have accepted the need for independent enforcement of the groceries supply code of practice (GSCOP) and plan to consult in February on who that body might be and the powers that it might have.

Copies of the Government's response have been placed in the Library of the House and it is available on the BIS website.

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