To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the summary of the Trade and Agriculture Commission meeting held on 2 October 2020, if she will publish a list of the (a) stakeholder forum events her Department has held since 5 October 2020 and (b) attendees at each of those events.
The Trade and Agriculture Commission is an independent advisory board. Whilst the Department for International Trade provides logistical and technical support to these events through its Secretariat, these events are run by the Commission, and are led by its Chair, Tim Smith.
On behalf of the Commission I can inform that since 5 October 2020 it has held 7 stakeholder forum events with industry experts, farmers, agri-food business, local food producers and MPs. These events include:
These events are part of a programme of stakeholder engagement activities the Commission is carrying out to help inform its work.