Barry interviewed witnesses during Tuesday’s Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee regarding food supplies during Covid-19. He interrogated both Professor Lang, Professor of Food Policy at University of London and Anna Taylor, Executive Director of The Food Foundation He pushed witnesses to comment on the differences between the centralised and community based approaches to providing food for vulnerable individuals who were shielding from Covid-19.
Barry was concerned that no account had been taken of what sort of food people would eat and the nutritional value of them depending on the diverse make up of each constituency and whether the Government recognised the importance of community based provision with regards to food parcels for the shielding.
Barry also touched on food voucher schemes and why there appeared to be a disconnect between supermarkets that would normally take part in these schemes to help those that needed these vouchers the most and whether the issues were rectified quick enough.
The full exchange can be viewed below