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Pensions Advice — Question (23 July 2014)

Lord Newby: My Lords, this is why we have set up a new framework for regulation and why we established the Financial Conduct Authority. We have given the authority much greater powers than the FSA had to deal explicitly with these problems. We have to be sure that the new products which are coming forward meet the standards that the noble Baroness wishes to see. The FCA is tasked with that job and is...

Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill — Second Reading (16 July 2014)

Lord Blencathra: ...enormous discredit to the main argument. I know that they cannot get access to intercepted communications data and that they are more limited in what they can get access to, but they get some form of access. Let us restrict the new RIPA powers to the police, the security services, the FSA, the NCA, HMRC and the United Kingdom Border Agency—the big players. If we do that, we will go a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Food Safety (Local Authorities) (15 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Jane Ellison: ...and industry to protect food integrity. Professor Elliott said that we have one of the safest systems in the world but there is always more we can do to work more closely together. I know that the FSA is working more closely with local authorities and that Public Health England has begun to have constructive discussions around the issues. But we will obviously respond in more detail when...

Industrial Strategy: British Business Bank — Question for Short Debate (8 July 2014)

Lord Wrigglesworth: ...to regulate our banks we are going to kill the goose that has laid the golden egg in recent years. That is not to say that things have not to be done; but there are over a million paragraphs of regulation in the FSA rulebook. When the Bank of England was given statutory responsibility over bank supervision in 1979, fewer than 80 people were engaged in the supervision of financial firms....

Deregulation Bill: Second Reading (7 July 2014)

Lord Rooker: ...we regulated on the basis of risk, not size. However, we had no problem embracing a growth duty, simply because the meat industry cannot export to Russia and China, for example, where requirements on abattoirs are greater than in the EU, unless the FSA has regulated and can sign off those businesses. We encouraged growth because we ensured those businesses conformed to the rules and...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Agriculture: Bureaucracy (30 June 2014)

George Eustice: ...data by 20% by March 2016. As published in April 2014 in the Independent Farming Regulation Task Force report, incorporating earned recognition into dairy hygiene inspections has reduced the number of FSA inspections taking place on dairy farms by over 8,000 per year. 14 out of 31 on-farm inspection regimes incorporate an element of earned recognition and, overall, we are removing 13...

Written Answers — Health: Food: Charitable Donations (23 June 2014)

Jane Ellison: We are advised by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) that consideration was given to whether an exemption from European Union food safety law was available in respect of donations of food for charitable purposes in 2012. The FSA's view at that time was that no exemption is available and as the FSA's advice has not changed it does not consider that any further assessment of the issue is...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Public Opinion (17 June 2014)

George Eustice: The Food Standards Agency (FSA) conducts a Biannual Public Attitudes Tracker survey on a nationwide basis. While this does not ask specific questions on the authenticity of food, authenticity-related issues are raised by some consumers in spontaneous responses and when prompted. http://multimedia.food.gov.uk/multimedia/pdfs/science-resear ch/biannual-attitudes-tracker-nov-2013.pdf In July...

Written Answers — Health: Food: Fraud (17 June 2014)

Jane Ellison: The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is the competent authority for the food hygiene regulations. The FSA Board has, on a number of occasions, highlighted its concern that the level of sanction imposed by the courts for food hygiene offences has not been sufficient to deter offending. The sentences imposed are often small when set against the potential profits to be accrued from non-compliance...

Written Answers — Health: Food: Fraud (17 June 2014)

Jane Ellison: The Food Standards Agency (FSA) works with local authority enforcement officers to ensure that food law is applied across the entire food chain. Direction and guidance on the approach that local authority food law regulatory services should take is given in the statutory Food Law Code of Practice (the Code). The FSA regularly assesses the effectiveness of tools available to these enforcement...

Written Answers — Health: Food: Fraud (17 June 2014)

Jane Ellison: The main role for the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in combating food fraud is to provide assistance and resources to United Kingdom local authorities (LAs) food fraud related investigations through the provision of financial support, expert advice and training. The FSA continues to develop its capability in relation to food fraud, working closely with other Government Departments, LAs and...

Written Answers — Health: Food: Fraud (17 June 2014)

Jane Ellison: The Food Standards Agency (FSA) continues to develop its capability in relation to food fraud, working closely with other Government Departments including the Department of Health, local authorities and industry to detect and deter food fraud. The FSA is building an enhanced intelligence gathering network to increase the opportunity to capture and act on intelligence which may be indicative...

Written Answers — Health: Food: Fraud (17 June 2014)

Jane Ellison: The Food Standards Agency (FSA) collects food law enforcement monitoring returns from local authorities annually. Data for the period 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014 is currently being collected. Following collation and analysis, the FSA plans to publish this data in November 2014. The FSA advises that the following local authorities did not report any food composition sampling in 2012-13 via...

Written Answers — Health: Genetics (17 June 2014)

Jane Ellison: The Food Standards Agency (FSA) advises that no Trichinella infection has been found in United Kingdom domestic livestock in the past 30 years. Trichinellainfection in food producing animals is controlled by European Union regulations, which are directly applicable in the UK. UK industry routinely tests export pigs as required by their export markets, and all sows and boars, horses and feral...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Trichinella in Pigs (12 June 2014)

Therese Coffey: I thank my hon. Friend for that answer. Outdoor or free-range pigs are very prominent in Suffolk, where the industry is important, and it feels there has been a stitch-up by the FSA with the pig marketing association. I recognise the FSA is not my hon. Friend’s ministerial responsibility, but it is very important that free-range and organic pigs are not literally the sacrificial pig to...

Queen’s Speech — Debate (3rd Day) (Continued) (9 June 2014)

Lord Rooker: ...of the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine have said that during these three years—2011-14—some 12,000 people may have died needlessly as a result of strokes and heart attacks. The policy and staff were taken from the FSA in 2010, into the Department of Health, where they were broken up and the policies conducted behind closed doors—unlike what happened when the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Farm Animals: Illegal Slaughter (19 May 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Michelle O'Neill: Responsibility for regulating the slaughter of farm animals lies with the Food Standards Agency (FSA). District council environmental health officers, on behalf of the FSA, investigate allegations of animals slaughtered illegally, from a public health perspective. However, my Department has responsibility for investigating any animal health or welfare breaches associated with that...

Written Ministerial Statements — Cabinet Office: Handling Member's Correspondence (13 May 2014)

Francis Maude: ... 10,362 71 - Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency 15 113 94 - Rural Payments Agency 15 179 91 Food Standards Agency * *DH Ministers replies 20 141 87 *FSA Chair/CE replies 20 114 89 Foreign and Commonwealth Office 20 10,043 95 Department of Health 18 18,918 95 - Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory...

Financial Services Authority and Connaught Income Fund (7 May 2014) See 6 other results from this debate

Andrea Leadsom: ...for my hon. Friend’s constituents and mine. I see many Members in Westminster Hall today whose constituents have also suffered as a result of investing in the fund, so it is important that the FSA, as was, and now the FCA take the matter extremely seriously. I reassure him and all other Members here today that that is indeed the case. Many investors have lost their life savings as a...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Hill Farming (7 May 2014)

Jane Ellison: .... There are no longer any restrictions in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland on upland farms contaminated by radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear accident. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) previously restricted the movement of sheep in certain upland areas to prevent sheep with higher levels of contamination entering the food chain. Over time, controls were removed where the...

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