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Food: Imports

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 5th December 2018.

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Photo of Baroness Jones of Whitchurch Baroness Jones of Whitchurch Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they have prepared for householders on the availability of food supplies previously imported from the EU in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

Photo of Baroness Jones of Whitchurch Baroness Jones of Whitchurch Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they have prepared for householders concerning stockpiles of non-perishable food in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

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

The UK has a high degree of food security as shown by the UK Security Assessment. This is built on access to diverse sources of supply, including our excellent domestic production. Consumers will continue to have a wide choice of food after we leave the EU.

While we are making sensible preparations for all eventualities as we leave the EU, there are no plans for the Government to store food.

Defra recently published a series of Technical Notices outlining preparations in the event of leaving the EU without a deal. This information can be found on the GOV.UK website.

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