Commenting in the aftermath of the vote on the General Principles of the Food (Wales) Bill, Member of the Welsh Parliament for Monmouth, Peter Fox MS said:
“It is incredibly disappointing that both Labour and the sole Liberal Democrat in the Welsh Parliament failed to back the Food (Wales) Bill today. In the light of Putin’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, food security should be at the forefront of our minds.
“Be in no doubt, this was a vote against increased food security, a vote against creating a more joined up food strategy and a vote against urgent action to tackle food poverty. At the very least, Labour and the Lib Dems have kicked the can very far down the road to the detriment of the people of Wales.
“Rest assured that Welsh Conservatives will continue to push hard for policies that benefit our farmers and rural communities, no matter the Labour Government and Liberal Democrats’ indifference today.”