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Written Answers — Department of Health: Gun Sports (17 December 2014)

Jane Ellison: In October 2012, the Food Standards Agency assessed the risk to human health from exposure to lead from lead bullets and shot used to shoot wild game animals. The FSA concluded in its risk assessment that frequent consumption of game meat could increase exposure to lead. This increased exposure would be a concern in the case of toddlers, young children and pregnant women because of the...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Drinks: Sugar (17 December 2014)

Jane Ellison: The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has policy responsibility for the safety of high caffeine drinks. The FSA advises that children and other people who are sensitive to caffeine should consume caffeine only in moderation. Recent changes to labelling require that high caffeine drinks must now state that they are not recommended for children. Whilst caffeine has short-term effects on the...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Staff (16 December 2014)

Daniel Poulter: ...the board and temporary staff (contractors, agency staff, casuals and staff on fixed term contracts). The average FTE staff including temporary staff and Board members was 1,787. Both figures exclude staff who are members of the FSA Scientific Advisory committees. The last annual report and accounts for the FSA can be found at: ...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions (11 December 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

George Eustice: I can tell the hon. Lady that there is a project being run by the FSA and BOC to try to develop a treatment system of blast-chilling poultry to deal with this disease. Earlier this year the FSA ran an information campaign to raise awareness among the public of this problem, and as she is aware, the FSA has also recently published information about the incidence of campylobacter in poultry...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Poultry Meat (11 December 2014)

Jane Ellison: The United Kingdom Food Standards Agency (FSA) is working in partnership with industry to tackle Campylobacter, exploring a range of interventions targeted at different points in the food chain to reduce contamination levels before the meat reaches the consumer. Also, in publishing the quarterly results of its UK-wide microbiological survey of Campylobacter contamination in fresh whole...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Financial Services: Fines (8 December 2014)

Andrea Leadsom: This is a matter for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the successor body to the Financial Services Authority (FSA), who are operationally independent from Government. This question has been passed on to the FCA. The FCA will reply directly to the honourable member by letter. A copy of the letter will be placed in the Library of the House.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Labelling (4 December 2014)

George Eustice: ...Local Authorities throughout the UK who carry out checks of food businesses in their area to ensure compliance with food safety, traceability and labelling requirements. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) supports Local Authorities by providing funding for additional sampling and providing expert advice and training. A total of 2 million is being provided in 2014-15 to support...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Campylobacter (3 December 2014)

Earl Howe: Supermarkets do not provide this information to customers. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is publishing quarterly results from its year-long retail survey of campylobacter on whole fresh chickens in order to further drive the implementation of poultry production methods that reduce campylobacter throughout the supply chain. The prime objective is to lower the levels of campylobacter on...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Money Laundering (27 November 2014)

Andrea Leadsom: The FCA/FSA has not prosecuted a case solely involving allegations of money laundering; however money laundering offences have been included on indictments in prosecutions for insider dealing and prosecutions relating to fraudulent investment scheme, in a number of cases over the past 5 years. In addition to prosecuting offences of money laundering, the FCA also supervises how...

Point of Order (26 November 2014)

Huw Irranca-Davies: ...of State for Health, asking them to respond to these allegations so that the individual could be cleared of inappropriate lobbying, which would be a breach of his terms of conduct on leaving the FSA—and potentially a breach of the ministerial code as well. To her credit, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs responded to me within seven days—on 19...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Money Laundering (25 November 2014)

Andrea Leadsom: ...in November 2014. It found that most small banks are failing effectively to manage ML risk. The results of thematic reviews are published on the FCA’s website: http://www.fca.org.uk/your-fca/documents/fsa-aml-final-repor t and http://www.fca.org.uk/news/tr14-16-how-small-banks-manage-mo ney-laundering-and-sanctions-risk

Backbench Business: Money Creation and Society (20 November 2014)

Peter Lilley: ...Services Authority…it is difficult to see how…the Bank remains, as it surely must, responsible for ensuring the liquidity of the banking system and preventing systemic collapse.” And so it turned out. I added: “setting up the FSA may cause regulators to take their eye off the ball, while spivs and crooks have a field day.”—[ Official Report, 11 November...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Burges Salmon Solicitors (18 November 2014)

Andrea Leadsom: The publication of material produced as a result of Financial Services Authority (FSA) investigations are a matter for its successor bodies, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA). The FCA have confirmed that the FSA did not undertake any inquiry into Burges Salmon in 2009. Burges Salmon was investigated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Avian Influenza (17 November 2014)

Maria Eagle: ...areas? At this important time for the industry, and for consumers, what is her advice to consumers considering ordering their Christmas birds, whether ducks, geese or turkeys? We have heard that the FSA has been clear about this, but what is the Secretary of State’s advice? Does she expect trade impacts on exports to the European Union and around the world? What steps is her...

Public Bill Committee: Taxation of Pensions Bill: Examination of Witnesses (11 November 2014)

Andrew Stephenson: My background is in general insurance, not life or pensions. In that sector, when voluntary regulation was replaced by statutory regulation under the FSA, there was a shift in non-advised sales. Many small high street brokers went out of business, because providing advised sales became very risky, whereas providing non-advised sales on websites became much easier and less risky, and they...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Food: Arsenic (11 November 2014)

Jane Ellison: ...and rice products is currently under discussion. These limits will be directly applicable to all member states and are expected to come into force from mid-2015. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is working hard in Europe on behalf of the United Kingdom to ensure that the agreed limits are effective, proportionate and enforceable. The FSA supports more stringent limits for infants and...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Meat (11 November 2014)

Jane Ellison: The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is responsible for the delivery of official controls in approved meat establishments (slaughterhouses, cutting plants and game handling establishments) subject to veterinary control within the United Kingdom. This work is carried out for the FSA by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) in Northern Ireland (NI) through a Service Level...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Rice: Arsenic (11 November 2014)

Jane Ellison: In 2003 the Food Standards Agency (FSA) carried out a study to assess infants’ exposure to metals and other elements from weaning foods. The Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment, were reassured that arsenic intakes did not appear to have increased since the previous 1999 survey. They advised that exposure to inorganic arsenic from all sources...

[Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — Animal Slaughter (Religious Methods) (4 November 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

George Eustice: ...were observed by the official veterinarians in the slaughterhouse. We always accepted that that would not pick up every single mis-stun. Following representations that have been made, which is proof that this Parliament works when people ask questions of Ministers, I can confirm that we looked at this issue again and in future the FSA intends basically to monitor and record all breaches,...

Public Bill Committee: Pension Schemes Bill: Clause 44 - Commencement (4 November 2014)

Gregg McClymont: ...us on to the regulator. The Financial Services Authority and, so far, the FCA, do not have a wonderful track record on pensions, and we can see why: they have so many other things to regulate. The FSA was simply not equipped, in my opinion, to deal with pensions. The obvious rejoinder is to say that that has been going on a long time and is not just a product of the current Government....

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