Groceries Code Adjudicator

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 8th December 2014.

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Photo of Michael Weir Michael Weir Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Business), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, on how many occasions the Groceries Code Adjudicator has met stakeholders engaged in production and processing within the (a) beef and (b) grain industry.

Photo of Michael Weir Michael Weir Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Business), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, on how many occasions the Groceries Code Adjudicator has met stakeholders engaged in production and processing within the (a) egg and (b) dairy industry in 2013-14.

Photo of Michael Weir Michael Weir Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Business), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, on how many occasions the Groceries Code Adjudicator has met stakeholders engaged in production and processing within the (a) potato- and (b) vegetable-growing industry in 2013-14.

Photo of Jo Swinson Jo Swinson Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Education) (Women and Equalities) , The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

Relations with stakeholders in the supply sectors are operational matters for the office of the Groceries Code Adjudicator, which is an independent statutory regulator established by the Groceries Code Adjudicator Act 2013.

The GCA’s first Annual Report for the period ending 31st March 2014 confirms that the Adjudicator had by that date participated in events attended by over 3,000 suppliers and their representative bodies – including those from the dairy, arable and livestock sectors.

The Annual Report may be viewed at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/322415/10143-GCA-Annual_Report_2014.pdf

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