We the undersigned , call upon The National Assembly for Wales to urge the Welsh Government to safeguard the vital future health and wellbeing of the people of Wales by making food security the direct responsibility of an independent person to ensure future overview of food production. He or she must be answerable to the First Minister. The security of food production is of the first order in importance to the people of Wales. Energy already is the First Minister’s remit.
Whilst acknowledging the significance of safeguarding our natural environment, we earnestly believe that food production must be funded by adequate inflation proof measures, to all sectors of Welsh agriculture and included within the First Ministers remit. This would serve to address the serious malaise and lack of confidence in the future of the industry which has afflicted Welsh farming in recent years. We are convinced that making the reliability and sufficiency of food supply a central objective of Welsh Government policy will ensure national survival in the turbulent years ahead. .
Petitioner: David Hardwick
First considered by the Committee: 23 Medi 2014
Number of Signatures: 2 electronic signatures and 89 paper signatures. Total 91
Business type: Petition
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
Status: For consideration
First published: 17/09/2014