Trade and Agriculture Commission: Public Appointments

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 20 July 2020.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the announcement of the membership of the Trade and Agriculture Commission, if she will make it her policy to add independent (a) consumer interest and (b) public health experts to that membership; and for what reasons experts in those fields are not currently included.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands The Minister of State, Department for International Trade

The Trade and Agriculture Commission has a cross-section of representatives covering the interests of the agriculture sector, consumers, animal health, international development, hospitality, food small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and retail.

Beyond the membership of the Commission itself, there will be ways for relevant experts to contribute to the work of the Commission.

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