British Food Prices

Kristian Healey-Ryder made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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Kristian Healey-Ryder

Dear Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,

As you are no doubt aware, food prices have been rising in the UK.

I would like to know:

1) Food price rises. What are the government's most recent projections for food price inflation each year for the next five years 2018-2023, or part thereof if this period has not been forecast fully?

2) Availability of food. What effect will leaving the European Union have on the range of food available to UK consumers in the next five years 2028-2023? Will there be a limited supply of any foodstuffs?

Yours faithfully,

Kristian Healey-Ryder

Helpline, Defra (MCU), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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Kristian Healey-Ryder

Dear Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,

I appreciate that your department is busy but, by law, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs should normally have responded promptly and by 20 October 2017 at the latest.

Yours faithfully,

Kristian Healey-Ryder

Helpline, Defra (MCU), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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Best wishes,
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Kristian Healey-Ryder

Dear Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs's handling of my FOI request 'British Food Prices'.

The Freedom of Information Act requires that requests are handled promptly and within 20 days. By law, the response should be issued by 20 October 2017; it is now 30 October. Despite sending a reminder email to yourselves, I have received no reply beyond automated email replies.

As per my original request, I would like to know what the latest forecasts are for the impact on food prices in leaving the European Union.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/b...

Yours faithfully,

Kristian Healey-Ryder

Helpline, Defra (MCU), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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Best wishes,
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Dear Kristian Healey-Ryder,
 
Please see the attached response to your request for information. Please
also accept my sincerest apologies for the delay in responding to your
request.
 
With regard to your e-mail below, we remain happy to conduct an internal
review of our response to your request. We’d be grateful if you could
confirm whether you would like us to do so.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
 
Mark Shotton
Information Rights Team
[1][email address]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Kristian Healey-Ryder

Dear Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs's handling of my FOI request 'British Food Prices'.

Thank you for your response, albeit outside of the timescale mandated by law. Given that you have declined to share any meaningful information, I fail to see why your department was unable to respond to my request promptly or within 20 days.

I am greatly concerned that your department is declining to disclose what will happen to food prices. Regardless of the negotiations with the EU, I have a right to know what is predicted to happen to food prices as a result of government policy.

HM Government is using the FOI Act's exemptions as a blanket excuse to refuse to disclose information to avoid transparency and scrutiny. I do not agree that disclosing what will happen to food prices will prejudice the negotiations with the EU, and assert that my right to know what will happen to the food I eat outweighs the permitted exemptions to disclosing information.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/b...

Yours faithfully,

Kristian Healey-Ryder

Helpline, Defra (MCU), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Thank you for your email. We have a target of replying to emails within 15
working days where a response is required, and 20 working days where a
case is handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or the
Environmental Information Regulations 2004. If you need a reply before
then, please call the Defra Helpline on 03459 33 55 77, or visit
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We often receive thousands of identical emails each month from organised
campaigns. Ministers and officials are made aware of these campaigns, but
unfortunately we cannot reply to each email when such large volumes are
received.
Best wishes,
Ministerial Contact Unit
 
 

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)

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once it has left our systems.
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