Thursday 30 July 2020 / 12:01 AM Food / Luke Pollard

Luke Pollard responds to Environment Select Committee report on Covid-19 and food supply

Luke Pollard MP, Shadow Environment Secretary, responding to the Environment Select Committee report on Covid-19 and food supply, said:

“This is a balanced and measured report that endorses what we have been saying: the Government dithered over food supply and outsourced responsibility to the big supermarkets.

“The real reason for surging food poverty is not a lack of food, it is too much poverty. We need action to ensure families can feed themselves, including improving the chaotic and unfair free school meal voucher scheme.

“Food insecurity is a national security issue. Covid-19 has laid bare serious weaknesses in our food supply chain, which is approaching another severe test this December when the Brexit transition period ends.”