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To ask Her Majesty's Government how many staff are employed within the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the campaign to market British food abroad.
Five full-time members of the Defra communications team currently work on the Food is GREAT campaign. The campaign team work closely with Defra Policy, Department for International Trade, VisitBritain, Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the central GREAT team to deliver the campaign. In addition to the food is great campaign team, there are 24 people working at Defra on food and drink exports and market access.
Department for International Trade also has teams focusing on food and drink export and inward investment activity. This includes officials working on trade policy, trade promotion, foreign direct investment and marketing the UK to a global audience.