Lords debates food supply and security
15 May 2020
Members of the Lords debated food supply and security in the UK in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, in a virtual session on Thursday 14 May.
Speakers included the director of the Food Foundation and the chair of the Government's Food Security Programme Steering Board.
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This was a general debate. During debates, members put their experience to good use to discuss current issues and draw the government's attention to concerns.
Baroness Boycott (Crossbench), director and trustee of the Food Foundation, put forward the debate.
- Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle (Green), vice chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Agroecology for Sustainable Food and Farming
- Lord Cameron of Dillington (Crossbench), chair of the Government's Food Security Programme Steering Board
- Lord Duncan of Springbank (Conservative), former Deputy Chief Executive of the Scottish Fishermen's Association
- Baroness Jones of Whitchurch (Labour), trustee of the Waste and Resources Action Programme
- Baroness Young of Old Scone (Liberal Democrats), member of the Commission on Food, Farming and the Countryside.
Lord Gardiner of Kimble (Conservative), Parliamentary Under-Secretary in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, responded on behalf of the government.
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