Committee holds second evidence session on the Draft Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill

16 June 2011

Topics that the Committee will consider include:

  • The need for the Groceries Code Adjudicator
  • Compliance with the Groceries Code to date
  • The specific provisions of the Bill
  • The functions and powers appropriate for any Code Adjudicator
  • The appropriate location for the Adjudicator
  • Enforcement powers, penalties, appeals, and funding
  • Coverage of indirect suppliers
  • Powers to investigate anonymous reports

The draft Bill and its accompanying documentation can be found on the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills website:

Thursday 23 June 2011 at 10.00 am

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House


  • Paul Kelly, Director of External Affairs and Corporate Responsibility, Asda
  • Andrew Opie, Director of Food and Sustainability Policy, British Retail Consortium
  • Sean Toal, Commercial Director, The Co-operative Food
  • Tim Fallowfield, Group Company Secretary, J Sainsbury plc

Further Information

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