Joint Committee on Draft Civil Contingencies Bill Written Evidence


Memorandum from the Food and Drink Federation

  Thank you for your letter addressed to the FDF President of 23 July regarding the above, inviting the Food and Drink Federation to comment on the appropriateness of the food and drink industry being listed as a "Category 2 Responder".

  After due consideration, the Food and Drink Federation (which represents the interests of the UK food and drink manufacturing industry) firmly believes that the food and drink industry should be listed as a "Category 2 Responder".

  The industry plays a key, strategic and vital role in the UK Economy and "Category 1 Responders" need to be aware of the "Emergency" impacts on the industry. The "Three day Week" power supply disputes in the early 1970's, the industrial disputes involving steel workers and lorry drivers in the early 1980's, and the more recent Fuel blockades have clearly demonstrated this.

R D Price

Company Secretary


 
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