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Urban Food Growing (Planning) (4 March 2015)

Kerry McCarthy: ..., it is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Alan. I secured this debate partly to highlight a constituency issue and to ask the Minister how the planning system can better protect food growing in urban areas. There are obviously many pressures on land in our towns and cities. We need employment space, public spaces, and, above all, we really need to start a systematic...

Opposition Day — [15th Allotted Day]: Sustainable Development Goals (28 January 2015)

Kerry McCarthy: ...goals, but much more of course needs to be done. In the time available, I want to concentrate on a few of the goals. Goal 2, on hunger, has among its targets that the world should ensure that “food systems are stable, sustainable and produce enough nutritious food for all”, and that “all people can access and consume adequate, affordable and nutritious food.” Given...

Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day]: Food Banks (17 December 2014)

Kerry McCarthy: I do not know whether my right hon. Friend has yet had a chance to visit the excellent FoodCycle Manchester. I am a patron of the organisation and was at FoodCycle Bristol on Sunday. It uses food waste—surplus food—to provide meals for people who cannot afford them. For the 60 or so people I met there on Sunday, it was probably the only nutritious cooked meal they were going to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food Poverty (11 December 2014)

Kerry McCarthy: We have not made enough progress in the three years since I introduced my Food Waste Bill, which tried to highlight the fact that up to 40% of the food produced in this country does not get eaten. Rather than just having voluntary discussions, has the Minister considered making the industry start to donate the food that would otherwise be wasted?

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Waste Management (28 October 2014)

Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress she has made towards meeting the recovery target for construction and demolition waste in the Waste Framework Directive (2008/98/EC); and what steps she is taking to meet and enforce that target.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Waste Disposal (23 June 2014)

Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to enforce the waste hierarchy in managing food waste and to prioritise prevention and redistribution for human consumption ahead of anaerobic digestion and composting.

Overseas Territories (Sustainability) (8 May 2014)

Kerry McCarthy: ..., Mr Benton. I congratulate the Committee on yet another thoughtful and agenda-setting report. I must admit that I was a little surprised to see the Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the hon. Member for Camborne and Redruth (George Eustice) in his seat, given that this was listed as a Foreign Office debate, which is why I am here. I hope that does not...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (5 March 2014)

Kerry McCarthy: This is the EU year of tackling food waste. Given the absolute scandal of up to 40% of our food being wasted in this country and the huge numbers of people who have to go to food banks because they cannot afford to feed themselves and their families, will the Prime Minister throw his weight behind this initiative and support efforts to reduce food waste in this country?

Business of the House (30 January 2014)

Kerry McCarthy: Given the news of the Crown Prosecution Service’s attempted prosecution of three people who took discarded food from a skip at the back of Iceland—the prosecution has now been dropped—may we have a debate in Government time on the absolutely scandalous levels of food waste in this country in which we can ask the Government to get behind the supermarkets’ attempts to...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Waste (5 December 2013)

Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress his Department has made towards achieving the EU target of reducing food waste by 50 per cent by 2025.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Waste (3 December 2013)

Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions his Department has had with its European counterparts on the European year against food waste in 2014.

Beef Cattle and Sheep (Carbon Footprint) — [Annette Brooke in the Chair] (26 June 2013)

Kerry McCarthy: ...generous in giving way. Raj Patel wrote in “Stuffed and Starved”: “The amount of grains fed to US livestock would be enough to feed 840 million people on a plant-based diet. The number of food-insecure people in the world in 2006 was, incidentally, 854 million”. I also cited figures about the water footprint. It takes 100 times as much water to produce 1 kg of beef...

Jobs and Business (10 May 2013)

Kerry McCarthy: ...bills. That is backed by the Committee on Climate Change, which has said that “continued reliance on unabated gas-fired generation carries the risk of electricity bills for the typical household being up to 600 higher than under a low-carbon power system over the next decades”. In the remaining two minutes, I want to flag up what has become a topic of particular interest...

Food Waste (24 April 2013) See 2 other results from this debate

Richard Benyon: the debate. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Rugby (Mark Pawsey) on securing it and on his continued work to inform policy makers and the House of important issues to do with food and packaging. He rightly emphasised the importance of the subject, not only from an environmental perspective but in terms of household expenditure. Household bills are squeezed at the moment,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: EU Regulation (7 March 2013)

Kerry McCarthy: When I met the Minister on 10 December last year to discuss my Food Waste Bill, he promised he would give me a copy of the advice his Department had received from the Food Standards Agency about whether the provisions in the Bill to remove civil and criminal liability from good faith donors of food waste would be compatible with EU food safety regulations, as it was suggested by his...

Opposition Day — [17th( )Allotted Day] — Horsemeat (12 February 2013)

Tom Harris: ...Chamber, but I am grateful to the Minister of State for that clarification. I know that the Secretary of State has a busy schedule—he told us so. He said that he was meeting again today with the food industry, his second such meeting in four days. I thought that might be the meeting that took him away from the Chamber, and I would have congratulated him, but I realised that...

Food Poverty — [Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] (12 December 2012) See 1 other result from this debate

Kerry McCarthy: I thank my hon. Friend for giving way, because I know she is under time pressure. One initiative, piloted in Bristol, worked with organisations such as FareShare and FoodCycle, to develop a database of exactly where food waste was, so that it could be linked with the outlets and donated to people in need. It was initiated after a Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs summit. The...

Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill [Lords] (19 November 2012) See 1 other result from this debate

Huw Irranca-Davies: War on Want, Traidcraft, the world development unit, the Country Land and Business Association, the National Farmers Union, NFU Scotland, the Farmers Union of Wales, the Ulster Farmers Union, the Association of Convenience Stores—the voice of local shops—Fair Deal Food, Action Aid, Banana Link, CAFOD—the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development—the Campaign to...

[Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair] — Common Agricultural Policy (1 November 2012)

Kerry McCarthy: ...of greening the CAP. There is criticism outlined in the report about the proposed percentage of a holding that would be included in EFAs, with concern that that would mark a return to set-aside and severely limit increases in food production and competitiveness. However, as many environmental organisations have pointed out, because that could include a wide range of landscape features and...

Business of the House: Badger Cull (25 October 2012)

Kerry McCarthy: That device is completely unhelpful. I have taken an interest in food policy in my time in Parliament—I introduced a Food Waste Bill. Food policy is about farming only to an extent, but people eat food, including in urban areas. Food policy is also about food distribution networks and supermarkets. It is completely ludicrous to portray the issue as one that is just for farmers.

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