The House of Commons has invited Derbyshire’s food and drink producers to celebrate Derbyshire Day. The event, facilitated by Nigel Mills, MP for Amber Valley and Heather Wheeler, Mp for South Derbyshire, will be held on Tuesday, April 16th.
The Commons Speaker John Bercow, Commons Deputy Speaker, Nigel Evans, Food Minister David Heath, and the Chancellor, George Osborne are some of the notable parliamentarians who will grace the event.
According to George Osborne, Derbyshire food is notable, with many businesses taking part in its production, from Chatsworth Farm Shop all the way down to the local farmers. The House of Commons will be pleased to see the county displaying its finest produce.
The Prime Minister, David Cameron, who also joined in the celebrations, said that he was pleased to attend the event, hosted in the Houses of Parliament, as a way of increasing the region’s profile, thereby increasing tourism in the area.
He went on to say that Derbyshire is renowned for popular brands such as Chatsworth and Thornton’s, and also notable producers such as Hartington Creamery and Bluebell Dairy, whose produce he thoroughly enjoyed sampling. He congratulated the local MPs for organizing the auspicious event, and also the producers for showcasing the best of British food and drink products.
Apart from promoting the flourishing food and drink industry in Derbyshire, the event also promoted the delightful tourist attraction in the county. Visit England and the local tourist board were highlighted the places and attractions that made the county a great place to visit.
Hundreds of MPs and parliamentary staff, who visited the event, on a day that was designed to get the legislators to discuss the merits of the county, got a chance to sample some of the wine, chocolate, cheese, pies, and other notable local delicacies made in the county.