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Agriculture: Brassicas

House of Lords written question – answered on 6th June 2011.

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Photo of Lord Kennedy of Southwark Lord Kennedy of Southwark Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the cold weather in the United Kingdom on the production of brassicas.

Photo of Lord Henley Lord Henley The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Defra officials are in regular communication with the industry, especially during difficult times, such as now, following the past winter's cold weather. Brassica growers are based across the country and grow a variety of different brassica crops. Consequently, the cold weather effects varied based on location, crop and where they were in their cropping cycle.

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