Memorandum from the Food and Drink Federation
Thank you for your letter addressed to the FDF
President of 23 July regarding the above, inviting the Food and
Drink Federation to comment on the appropriateness of the food
and drink industry being listed as a "Category 2 Responder".
After due consideration, the Food and Drink
Federation (which represents the interests of the UK food and
drink manufacturing industry) firmly believes that the food and
drink industry should be listed as a "Category 2 Responder".
The industry plays a key, strategic and vital
role in the UK Economy and "Category 1 Responders" need
to be aware of the "Emergency" impacts on the industry.
The "Three day Week" power supply disputes in the early
1970's, the industrial disputes involving steel workers and lorry
drivers in the early 1980's, and the more recent Fuel blockades
have clearly demonstrated this.
R D Price