Food Supply

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 11th June 2018.

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Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Trade), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on food security.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The UK has a high degree of food security, as demonstrated by the 2010 UK Food Security Assessment. Defra is currently undertaking a periodic review of the overall assessment. The UK sources food from a diverse range of countries, in addition to a strong domestic production base. The main drivers of food price changes are oil prices and weather events. This will not change after leaving the EU.

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