Fruit, Vegetables and Horticulture APPG

First Registered: 14/07/2021 • Last updated on: 25/08/2021

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To raise awareness and understanding of the domestic horticulture industry and be the voice of fruit, vegetable and horticultural growers both inside and outside parliament.

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 Fruit, Vegetables and Horticulture

1. Written Evidence: Sustain (AB41) (PDF)
31/10/2018 - Bill Documents

Found: dive rsity, quality and marketing of fruit an d vegetables and pulses, (b) reduce farm antibiotic

2. Horticulture New Zealand - written evidence
31/01/2018 - Inquiry: Trade and the Commonwealth: Australia and New Zealand - International Trade Committee
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Found: Written evidence - Horticulture New Zealand Written evidence submitted by Horticulture New Zealand Incorporated

3. Latest horticulture statistics
01/08/2019 - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
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Found: of horticulture crops from 198 5 to 201 8 . There are e stimates for around 50 fruit and

4. Public urged not to bring plant pests and disease into the UK
24/04/2019 - Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA)
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Found: Producing and distributing food Crops and horticulture News story Public

5. Historical national statistics on horticulture
02/07/2020 - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
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Found: exports of horticulture crops from 1985 to 201 8. There are e stimates for around 50 fruit and vegetable

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Fruit, Vegetables and Horticulture

1. Fruit and Vegetable Harvest
30/04/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: steps they are taking to ensure that any fruit and vegetables ready for harvest during the COVID-19 pandemic - Speech Link
2: to be taken on board? What is going to happen to fruit and vegetable prices in the shops, and how will - Speech Link
3: conscious of the nutritional value of British fruit and vegetables and of the importance of their being available - Speech Link

2. Food Supply and Security
14/05/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: perishable items such as fruit and vegetables—only 16% of fruit and 53% of vegetables are grown in the UK—which - Speech Link
2: production. I am in Sandy, Bedfordshire: the heart of horticulture. Our horticultural show is 150 years old.Two - Speech Link
3: workers, mostly from eastern Europe, to pick vegetables and fruit in particular. The Countryside Alliance - Speech Link

3. Agriculture Bill
14/07/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: growers produce much-needed high-quality vegetables and fruit for human consumption and, to grow the crops - Speech Link
2: countrywide lockdown, although the future of domestic fruit and vegetable supply may not be guaranteed if there - Speech Link
3: affordability, diversity, quality and marketing of fruit, vegetables and pulses. I want to focus on marketing in - Speech Link

4. Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme
06/07/2017 - Westminster Hall

1: current problems experienced by many in the horticulture and agriculture sectors in recruiting enough - Speech Link
2: that the hon. Gentleman would agree that the soft fruit industry in this country is a big success story - Speech Link
3: is right. We have an extremely successful soft fruit industry. In parts of the country, we have very - Speech Link

5. Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme
30/11/2016 - Westminster Hall

1: including members of the new all-party group for fruit and vegetable farming, of which I am the chair. - Speech Link
2: with a large number of horticulture businesses, including fruit farms, soft fruit and glasshouses. We have - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Fruit, Vegetables and Horticulture
1. Fruit and Vegetables: Horticulture
asked by: John Redwood
... what Government (a) grant and (b) loan assistance is available to people wishing to expand capacity of vegetable and fruit growing under suitable cover to extend the growing season and protect from weather damage.

2. Fruit and Vegetables: Horticulture
asked by: John Redwood
... what steps he is taking to promote and support more protected growing of vegetables and salad crops to extend the UK growing season.

3. Fruit: Horticulture
asked by: John Redwood
... what assessment he has made of the potential to extend the UK fruit growing season; and what support his Department provides to growers to extend their season.

4. Fruit and Vegetables: Production
asked by: John Redwood
... what plans the Government has to expand growing vegetables and fruit in the UK to reduce food miles on imports.

5. Fruit and Vegetables: Production
asked by: Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase the availability of a diverse range of UK-grown vegetables and fruit in areas local to their production.

Latest Questions
8 Current APPG Officers
Huw Merriman Portrait
Huw Merriman
Conservative - Bexhill and Battle
Joined: 14th July 2021
Katherine Fletcher Portrait
Katherine Fletcher
Conservative - South Ribble
Joined: 14th July 2021
2 APPG Memberships
Football Club , Women and Enterprise
Damian Green Portrait
Damian Green
Conservative - Ashford
Joined: 14th July 2021
Lord Taylor of Holbeach Portrait
Lord Taylor of Holbeach
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 14th July 2021
Valerie Vaz Portrait
Valerie Vaz
Labour - Walsall South
Joined: 14th July 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Theo Clarke MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 01785 245444.


Public Enquiry Point:

Liv Phoenix, National Farmers’ Union, 18 Smith Square, London SW1P 3HZ. Tel: 07867 452 525


No benefits in kind are on record for the Fruit, Vegetables and Horticulture APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Fruit, Vegetables and Horticulture APPG