Policy paper

Food procurement reporting

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Reporting on the coalition government's commitment on food procurement.



In June 2011, the coalition government set out an agreement which included a commitment by the government to “ensure food procured by government departments, and eventually the whole public sector, meets British standards of production wherever this can be achieved without increasing overall cost”. This is supported in the Defra Business Plan to drive sustainable food procurement by the government and the public sector.