Neil Parish MP asks about UKTI

Earlier this week Neil Parish MP asked the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what she was doing to promote our Great British food overseas: 

Neil Parish (Tiverton and Honiton) (Con): I very much welcome the Secretary of State going to China to promote great British food that is being produced to high welfare standards. What more would she like to do in co-operation with UK Trade & Investment to liberate more exports of great British food?

John Mann (Bassetlaw) (Lab): Stilton.

Elizabeth Truss: Of course, we will be promoting Stilton in China, alongside other British cheeses. It looks as though the hon. Member for Bassetlaw (John Mann) would like to accompany me on the visit. It is not too late, if he gets in touch with my office. We are linking up UKTI and the DEFRA export—[Interruption.]

Mr Speaker: Order. I am all agog. I want to hear the rest of it.

Elizabeth Truss: What I want to say is that we are creating a one-stop shop so that any food business—a cheese maker, a pork producer, a “gin-trepreneur”—can have a single point of contact to deal with the Government, and get their products overseas as soon as possible.