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Secretary of State questioned on food supply chain during COVID-19

25 June 2020

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Select Committee holds its sixth and final public evidence session to conclude its inquiry into COVID-19 and food supply.

Purpose of the session

In this session, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs will answer questions concerning the Government's preparedness for the impact of COVID-19 on the UK food supply chain, Government communication with retailers and consumers during panic buying,  and the reopening of the foodservice industry. The session will also consider support available during the pandemic to allow society's most vulnerable groups to access healthy food.
The Committee will furthermore investigate the progression of preparations for leaving the EU, including immigration policy for seasonal workers, and fisheries negotiations. 


Tuesday 30 June

At 2.30pm:

  • Rt Hon George Eustice MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Henry Dimbleby, Independent Lead, National Food Strategy, and;
  • David Kennedy, Director General for Food, Farming, Animal and Plant Health, DEFRA.

Further information

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