This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'LBC Request : Stockpiling'.


 
 
 
 
 
 
Freedom of Information 
xxx@xxxxx.xxx.xx 
Team 
www.gov.uk 
Correspondence Unit 
 
9 Downing Street 
SW1A 2AG 
 
 
Rachael Venables 
Via: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx 
Our ref: DEX001366 
 
29 August 2018 
 
Dear Rachael Venables​, 
 
I refer to your request, where you asked: 
 
 
Ministers admitted on Tuesday 24th July that the UK would be making preparations 
to ensure an adequate supply of food, medicines and even blood in the event of a 
no-deal Brexit. 
 
Can you provide me with a full copy of your guidance and preparations for this 
stockpiling plan? Including, but not limited to: 
 
- Any guidance on what items to store, or lists of products specifically you wish to 
purchase. 
 
- The locations you have planned for storing these goods, how much has been spent 
on vacating or purchasing these spaces. 
 
- Estimations of how long your planned supplies will last. 
 
- Estimations of how much this policy will cost. 
 
I can confirm the information you have requested is not held by the Department for Exiting 
the European Union (DExEU).  
The Government does not have any plans to stockpile food. The UK has a high degree of 
food security with access to a diverse range of sources of food supply, including domestic 
production. This will continue to be the case after we leave the EU. The Government is 
committed to securing the best deal for the food, fishery and farming sectors, whilst ensuring 
that consumers continue to have a wide range of choice of high quality food products at 
affordable prices. 
The Department of Health and Social Care has published information relating to ‘no 
deal’ Brexit scenario and the potential impact on the supply of medicines, and you may wish 
 

 
to contact them for further information. 
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/dhsc-publishes-brexit-guidance-for-pharmaceutical-ind
ustry-and-suppliers-of-medical-devices
 
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Yours sincerely, 
Freedom of Information Team, DExEU.