Members of the Lords, including a former president of the National Farmers' Union and a dairy farmer, debated the role of agriculture and the food industry in the UK economy, on Thursday 24 July.
This was a balloted debate, which usually take place on a Thursday in the Lords chamber. During debates, Lords are able to put their experience to good use, checking and challenging the government.
The debate was requested by Lord Plumb (Conservative), former president of the National Farmers' Union. Other speakers included:
Baroness Northover (Liberal Democrat), contributed on behalf of the government.