Consultation on Abolition of Food From Britain
Food From Britain (FFB) was a Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) sponsored Non- Departmental Public Body which promoted UK food exports between 1983 and 2009.
Although FFB closed its operations in March 2009 and no longer functions as a public body, the legislation which established FFB is still in place. The Government proposes to repeal this legislation, thereby enabling FFB to be formally dissolved in law.
The Government is proposing to abolish Food From Britain by means of an Order under the Public Bodies Act 2011. This requires that there should be a public consultation before an Order to abolish a public body can be laid before Parliament.
Below is the link to the UK public consultation which is being undertaken by Defra. If you have any comments on the consultation please respond directly to Defra as indicated in the consultation document. The closing date for the consultation is 31 October 2013.