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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....

Sport: Football Clubs — Question for Short Debate (30 October 2014)

Lord Knight of Weymouth: ...enabled Arsenal fans to buy a part share in Arsenal. As the price of one share is now 15,000, the scheme allowed fans to come together to own an affordable part of a share—called a fan-share. The FSA-regulated scheme was successful at its launch and hailed by many, including the FA, the Premier League, Michel Platini of UEFA, and Jeremy Hunt and Hugh Robertson, who were...

Public Bill Committee: Pension Schemes Bill: Clause 25 - Investment performance reports (30 October 2014)

Gregg McClymont: The Minister is being a little credulous if he takes that as gospel. Of course, when one talks about the FCA it is understood that we are also talking about its predecessor the FSA. Let us be clear about this. For several years the Opposition and outside organisations have been arguing for the disclosure of investment costs so as to empower trustees and managers in a way hinted at by clause...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Aspartame (24 October 2014)

Earl Howe: The Food Standards Agency (FSA) advise that the paper is still in the peer-review process. Publication in a scientific journal is expected and is the preferable route as it makes the data more readily available to the scientific community. Once this happens the FSA will publish the final report on foodbase, the FSA’s open access repository.

Public Bill Committee: Pension Schemes Bill: Examination of Witnesses (21 October 2014)

Gregg McClymont: ...FCA? It strikes me that the FCA and its predecessor, the Financial Services Authority, were and are focused on banks and financial services. Certainly my sense is that, in the past at least, the FSA was much less focused on pensions than on those other important areas. Can we be confident that the FCA has sufficient capacity and expertise in pensions to do the job it has been asked to do?...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Slaughterhouses (16 October 2014)

George Eustice: The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is due to complete a review into its monitoring and reporting of breaches of welfare legislation by the end of October. Previously, only major and critical breaches were recorded, along with the actions taken to correct these. The FSA review is now also looking to strengthen recording of minor breaches. These minor breaches include where back-up stunning...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Fraud (15 October 2014)

George Eustice: In 2010, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) had 12 full time staff working in its Food Standards and Authenticity branch, which included food composition and standards as well as authenticity. In the years 2008-2010, the FSA had between 3.5 and 4 staff members working solely on its Food Authenticity Research Programme, although other areas of authenticity-related policy work were carried out...

Bills Presented: Ukraine, Middle East, North Africa and Security (10 September 2014)

Alistair Burt: ...Syrian Army spokesman just this afternoon, and he reminded us: “We are the west’s partners—we share the west’s values and are protecting our children from terrorism just as you want to protect yours. We are paying in blood for the values of freedom, dignity and justice.” The FSA is already fighting ISIS on the ground, just as the Kurds are. What is the...

Written Answers — Health: Food: Crime (9 September 2014)

Jane Ellison: The Food Standards Agency (FSA) advises that the Food Crime Unit is likely to include seconded police officers and other experts, as appropriate. The exact mix of background and skills has not been finalised. In addition to officers working within the Unit, the FSA will continue to work with an extensive network of law enforcement partners (including the police and Local Authorities) to...

Written Answers — Health: Food: Crime (9 September 2014)

Jane Ellison: The Food Standards Agency (FSA) advises that the set up and operating costs will be resourced from the FSA's operating budget. The FSA has committed to a review of likely future needs after two years. The Elliott report estimates that the Food Crime Unit will cost between 2-4 million per year. It is too early to predict exact costs at this stage.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Crime (9 September 2014)

George Eustice: Professor Elliott estimates that the Food Crime Unit will cost between 2 million and 4 million per year. The costs of a unit this size will be met within the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) existing budgets, however it is too early to predict exact figures. No other budgets within the FSA will be cut and their core remit will remain food safety and consumer protection. Instead...

Business of the House (10 September): Backbench Business — Food Fraud (8 September 2014) See 15 other results from this debate

George Eustice: ...at next and where we think there might be additional problems. This is an area that we highlighted very early on. That is why we have been developing testing in the area. At the end of last year, the FSA set up a new intelligence hub to collect, analyse and share information on emerging risks. We have also taken action to empower consumers to understand where their food comes from. That...

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