Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 4th December 2020.

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Photo of Stuart Anderson Stuart Anderson Conservative, Wolverhampton South West

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his timeline is for the second part of the National Food Strategy; and how members of the public can engage with that strategy.

Photo of Victoria Prentis Victoria Prentis The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

In 2019, Defra commissioned Henry Dimbleby to carry out an independent review of the food system. Part Two of the independent review is expected to be published in Spring 2021 and the Government has committed to responding to this final report with a Food Strategy White Paper within six months.

The independent review held a call for evidence in autumn 2019 and received a large number of responses from the public. The review also held a public dialogue process throughout 2020, engaging with 200 members of the public from five geographic locations to understand their values and priorities relating to the food system. It will continue to undertake a wide-ranging engagement programme as part of its development process.

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