Agriculture: Food

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 26th June 2012.

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Photo of Huw Irranca-Davies Huw Irranca-Davies Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether her Department has made an assessment of the effect of the situation in the Eurozone on (a) farmers and (b) food manufacturers in the UK.

Photo of James Paice James Paice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

As part of our normal business DEFRA monitors market developments and stays in touch with stakeholders regarding the implications for their sectors. At the moment, we are actively listening to any particular concerns they raise in light of the current market uncertainty.

In terms of the outlook, the Government have contingency plans in place to cover a range of eventualities and risks.

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