Food and Drink APPG

First Registered: 08/04/2020 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To act as the voice of food and drink in parliament. The Group serves to raise the profile of the food and drink industry, allowing MPs and Peers to explore issues affecting the industry through a programme of events, topical discussions, and site visits.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Food and Drink

1. Food and Drink Federation - written evidence
10/10/2018 - Inquiry: Brand Britain: Promoting and Marketing British food and drink - Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
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Found: Written evidence - Food and Drink FederationWritten evidence submitted by The Food and Drink Federation (FDF)

2. 17th Special Report - Brand Britain: Promoting and Marketing British food and drink: Government Response to the Committee’s Fifteenth Report
09/09/2019 - Inquiry: Brand Britain: Promoting and Marketing British food and drink - Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
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Found: British food and drink: Government Response to the Committee’s Fifteenth Report - Environment, Food and Rural

3. COVID-19 and food supply
03/04/2020 - Inquiry: COVID-19 and food supply - Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
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Found: Neil Parish MP Chair of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee House of Commons

4. Multivac UK Ltd - written evidence
14/05/2019 - Inquiry: Plastic food and drink packaging - Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
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Found: to, and reducing consumers’ use of plastic food and drink packaging.   Barriers to and opportunities

5. Food and drink waste hierarchy: deal with surplus and waste
01/04/2021 - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
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Found: Statutory guidance Food and drink waste hierarchy: deal with surplus and waste

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Recent Speeches related to Food and Drink

1. Welsh Food: Protected Status
15/12/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: move,That this House has considered Welsh food and protected status.Môn Mam Cymru translates - Speech Link
2: hon. Friend agree that protected status for food and drink can be a source of great community pride as - Speech Link
3: the world. As GIs represent around 25% of UK food and drink exports by value, approaching £6 billion in - Speech Link

2. Agricultural Products, Food and Drink (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020
30/11/2020 - Grand Committee

1: Committee do consider the Agricultural Products, Food and Drink (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 - Speech Link
2: Agricultural Products, Food and Drink (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 and the Food (Amendment) (EU - Speech Link

3. Draft Calorie Labelling (Out of Home Sector) (England) Regulations 2021
17/06/2021 - General Committees

1: display the calorie content of non-prepacked food and drink items, except alcohol, that are sold ready - Speech Link

4. Petition
18/06/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: consideration of a food standards commission. They are rightly concerned about food quality in the UK - Speech Link

5. Petition
09/07/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: genuinely concerned about the post-Brexit future for food standards, which are clearly on the chopping block - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Food and Drink
1. Food
asked by: Stuart Anderson
18/12/2020
... what steps his Department is taking to encourage (a) growth and (b) production of food in the UK for the domestic market.

2. Food
asked by: Stuart Anderson
04/12/2020
... what his timeline is for the second part of the National Food Strategy; and how members of the public can engage with that strategy.

3. Food
asked by: Lord Blencathra
20/08/2020
... what that definition is.

4. Food
asked by: Andrew Lewer
22/09/2021
... what plans he has to consult UK-based food and drinks manufacturers on the recommendation that that he should bring forward a Good Food Bill before Parliament in the fourth session of the 2019–2024.

5. Food
asked by: Ben Bradley
22/09/2021
... what plans his Department has to engage with the food and drink manufacturing industry ahead of publication of the Government’s Food Strategy White Paper.

Latest Questions
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5 Current APPG Officers
John Stevenson Portrait
John Stevenson
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Carlisle
Joined: 8th April 2020
Baroness McIntosh of Pickering Portrait
Baroness McIntosh of Pickering
Co-VIce Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Nigel Mills Portrait
Nigel Mills
Treasurer
Conservative - Amber Valley
Joined: 8th April 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

John Stevenson MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 3000.

Email: john.stevenson.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Julie Byers, Food and Drink Federation, 10 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2SL. Tel: 020 7420 7114

Email: parliament@fdf.org.uk

Secretariat:

Food and Drink Federation acts as the group's secretariat. http://www.fdf.org.uk/

Group's Website:

http://www.appgfooddrink.org.uk

Benefits in Kind
Date
17 Mar 2021
Source
Food and Drink Federation
Description
Secretariat   From : 17/03/2021 To : 16/03/2022
Value
£3,001
Date
17 Mar 2020
Source
Food and Drink Federation
Description
Secretariat   From : 17/03/2020 To : 16/03/2021
Value
£3,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Food and Drink APPG

Former APPG Officers
David Linden Portrait
David Linden
Co-Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Glasgow East
Joined: 8th April 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021