The Bishop of Exeter received the following written answer on 8th November 2022:
The Lord Bishop of Exeter asked His Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the annual survey conducted by the Grocery Code Adjudicator which identified a deteriorating relationship between food suppliers and retailers; and what steps they will take to improve that relationship.
Lord Callanan (Con): The Government has noted the results of the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) 2022 Groceries Sector Survey and encourages suppliers to raise concerns about non-compliance with the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (the Code), in confidence, with the Adjudicator.
The Government is currently undertaking the third statutory review of the effectiveness of the GCA in enforcing the Code and will consider the results of the GCA’s survey as part of the review alongside responses to the public consultation that ended on 11 October. A report on the findings of the statutory review will be published and laid before Parliament in due course.