Mary Creagh MP, Labour’s Shadow Environment Secretary, responding to the latest OECD figures on rising food prices said:
“The Tory-led Government is failing to get a grip with the impact of rising food prices on family budgets. At a time of rising living costs and squeezed family incomes the Conservative-led Government has no strategic response to the food challenges the country faces. The latest OECD figures show food prices in the UK rising three times as fast as the G7 average providing more evidence about the impact of food costs on families already feeling the strain from the VAT increase, inflation and petrol price hike.
”In 2010, Labour published the first government food strategy for 60 years to deal with rising costs and food security. The Tory-led Government have failed to bring forward any plans to deal with rising food prices or problems being faced by UK farmers.”