HC Deb 27 November 2002 vol 395 c281W
Mr. Steinberg

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of UK food was locally produced in the last 12 months; and what the projection is for the next(a) five and (b) 10 years. [82898]

Mr. Morley

This information is not available. The local food sector is highly diverse and any attempt to assess its size and impact is very difficult. In addition, as the Policy Commission on the Future of Food and Farming has recognised, there is no commonly accepted definition of locally produced food.