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Food: Storage

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 27th August 2019.

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Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Labour, Bristol East

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on 31 October 2019 on the UK’s food warehousing and storage capacity.

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

Defra Ministers and officials meet regularly with the food industry to understand the potential impacts of a no deal exit and support contingency planning by the industry. This has included discussion on storage capacity in the UK at that time of year.

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