Neil's Select Committee launches Brexit Food Trade Inquiry

The EFRA Committee, chaired by Neil, is launching an inquiry into post-Brexit food trade examine how a potential trade deal could affect farmers, food processors and consumers.

Neil said:

"The food and farming sector is a key part of the UK economy, contributing some £108 billion annually and employing around 3.9 million people. The country’s half a million farmers produce 60% of the food eaten in the UK and manage some 70% of the land area.

It is vital that future trade arrangements allow farmers and food processors to compete effectively. We welcome views on the steps that the Government and agri-food sector need to take to enable farmers and processors to sell more of their produce at home and abroad.  We also want to hear views on how trade policies can best allow UK consumers access to affordable, good quality food after Brexit."

The Committee has opened its call for evidence. You can submit your views at this link. The deadline is 20 October 2017.