Peers hear from Tate and Lyle and Nestlé on EU’s Sugar Regime

27 June 2012

Ian Bacon, President of Tate and Lyle Sugars, will be quizzed by the House of Lords Agriculture, Fisheries, Environment and Energy EU Sub-Committee on Wednesday 27 June, in the third evidence session of their follow-up inquiry into the EU Sugar Regime. 


At 11.00am, Wednesday 27 June, Committee Room 3A, Palace of Westminster

  • Tim Innocent, Chair of UK Industrial Sugar Users Group (UKISUG) and Head of Purchasing (Direct Materials) at Nestlé; and
  • Dominic Goudie, Trade Policy Executive, UKISUG.

At 11.30am, the Committee will hear from:

  • Ian Bacon, President, Tate and Lyle Sugars
  • Gerald Mason, Vice President, Tate and Lyle Sugars

The witnesses are likely to face questions on issues including:

  • UKISUG’s ideas on how the EU might resolve tensions between sugar for food and for non-food purposes;
  • whether the 2005 reforms improved the sugar market;
  • market prospects, including the future of 850 jobs at Tate and Lyle Sugars’ plant in East London; and
  • whether industrial users of sugar are assured of a fair price for refined cane sugar from Tate and Lyle Sugars.

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