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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Food: Procurement remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to change regulations to enable local authorities or central government to stipulate that food and drink that is procured centrally must be of local country or UK origin after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
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Martyn Day remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-15more like thismore than 2017-09-15
star this property answer text <p>The <em>Plan for Public Procurement: Food and Catering Services</em> which was published in 2014 already provides UK food businesses with greater access to central government and wider public sector contracts.</p><p>The Plan aims to simplify the public procurement process and open up the market to more SMEs and local producers. It provides a level playing field on which UK producers can compete for the opportunity to supply more of the produce currently supplied from other countries. It includes tools such as the balanced scorecard, to help contracting parties to balance a range of criteria beneficial to the consumer, the environment, and to producers. These criteria include embedding UK production standards, encouraging seasonality of fresh produce and calling for menus which celebrate the provenance of the food. This approach is a UK-led initiative which is not affected by leaving the EU.</p><p>The balanced scorecard approach is mandated for central government departments as existing contracts come up for renewal and it is also strongly encouraged for other public sector bodies. Defra is working closely with buyers and with the industry to ensure they are well prepared to maximise the opportunities.</p><p>The UK’s departure from the EU allows us to re-examine procurement rules to ensure they work in the best interests of UK businesses.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
unstar this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2017-09-15T14:59:06.673Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-15T14:59:06.673Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Martyn Day remove filter