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Written Answers — Department of Health: Meat: Imports (25 Apr 2016)

Lord Prior of Brampton: ...(all consignments must also be pre-notified prior to arrival). Whilst the United Kingdom imports little in the way of processed meat[1] from non-EU (third) countries the Food Standards Agency (FSA) did undertake a two month sampling programme starting on the 4 March 2013 on bovine meat and meat products presented for import from third countries at UK borders to test for traces of horse...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Food: Testing (21 Apr 2016)

Jane Ellison: The Food Standards Agency (FSA) collects sampling data from local authorities on an annual basis. Food standards sampling is the responsibility of county councils, unitary authorities, the London Boroughs and some but not all metropolitan borough councils. Sampling for food standards covers analyses for chemical (other) contamination, composition, and labelling and presentation. Sampling...

Bank of England and Financial Services Bill [Lords]: Appointment of Financial Conduct authority chief executive (19 Apr 2016)

Andrew Tyrie: ...the protection that we wanted. The FCA needs a strong and demonstrably independent chief executive, accountable to Parliament. It endured a difficult birth and struggled to emerge from the rubble of the failed FSA. Some of its best staff have been poached by the Prudential Regulation Authority, the Bank and the private sector, and it has been hitting the headlines for all the wrong...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Campylobacter (4 Apr 2016)

Lord Prior of Brampton: Although progress continues to be made, the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) agreed target with industry to reduce the numbers of the most contaminated birds at the end of slaughter to less than 10% by 2015 was not met. However, given the interventions expected to come on stream within industry, the FSA Board agreed to roll the target to 2016, when it is expected that the target will be...

Written Answers — Department of Health: National Food Crime Unit (24 Mar 2016)

Jane Ellison: ...investigative interventions by law enforcement partners and local authorities to identify and disrupt specific instances of food crime. At the end of this year, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) will review progress on food crime, in line with Professor Elliott’s recommendations following the horsemeat incident. This review will inform decision-making about the Unit’s future...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department of Health: The Food Standards Agency's Triennial Review of Six Scientific Advisory Committees - Final Report (24 Mar 2016)

Jane Ellison: On 10 September 2015, I announced (HCSW183) the commencement of the triennial review by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) for the six Scientific Advisory Committees (SACs) for which the FSA is the sole or lead sponsor. The six Committees are: the Advisory Committee on Animal Feedingstuffs (ACAF); the Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food (ACMSF); the Advisory Committee on...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Slaughterhouses: Veterinary Services (23 Mar 2016)

Lord Prior of Brampton: In 2014/15 the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) full cost normal time hourly charge rate for an Official Veterinarian (OV) in Great Britain was 37.30. Discounts are applied to FSA charges and as a consequence the average hourly rate of charge for an OV was 16.81. The range of normal time hourly rates charged for FSA OVs in Great Britain in 2014/15 was 0.00 to 37.30.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Caffeine: Children (22 Feb 2016)

Jane Ellison: The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has advised us that the safety of caffeine has been reviewed by the European Food Safety Authority, which specified a level of caffeine for children and adolescents which does not raise safety concerns. For a 10-year-old child this is equivalent to the amount of caffeine in one 250 ml can of high caffeine drink. The FSA does not collect data on the sale of...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Aspartame (15 Feb 2016)

Jane Ellison: We are advised by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) that aspartame is permitted in all European Union Member States. It is also permitted in those countries aligned to EU legislation participating in the European Economic Area and European Free Trade Association. Aspartame has also been evaluated for safety by The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives and provisions for its use are...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Game: Lead (15 Feb 2016)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ...unlikely to be a significant source of exposure for the majority of consumers but recognises that it may be a significant additional contribution for frequent consumers and vulnerable groups. The FSA has advised that those consuming high levels of such game should reduce their intake, especially vulnerable consumers such as children and pregnant women. The FSA is considering what further...

Public Bill Committee: Bank of England and Financial Services Bill [Lords]: Clause 18 - Financial Conduct Authority (11 Feb 2016)

Rob Marris: ...of interests and so on. There is someone on the FCA board, Jane Platt—she also joined in April 2013—who is the chief executive of National Savings and Investments. Sir Brian Pomeroy, CBE, joined the FSA board in November 2009. I think that he may still be on the FCA website. The FSA was abolished because it was, shall we say, pretty useless. Private Eye, correctly in my mind,...

Public Bill Committee: Bank of England and Financial Services Bill [Lords]: Clause 12 - Bank to act as Prudential Regulation Authority (11 Feb 2016)

Harriett Baldwin: .... Firms did fail, and no one should be under the illusion that we are in a zero-failure regime for banks. However, it is clear that the decision to separate that microprudential function and move it to the FSA created a system that was tested to destruction. That separation under the failed regulatory regime of tripartite arrangements meant there was insufficient communication between the...

Schools: Food Nutrition Standards — Question (11 Feb 2016)

Lord Rooker: ...Standards Agency any and all work related to nutrition. Who is doing the guidelines? Is it now done behind closed doors in the Department of Health, where policy is not done openly as it is in the FSA?

Written Answers — Department of Health: Game: Lead (11 Feb 2016)

Lord Prior of Brampton: The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has identified the particular risk to children who frequently consume lead shot game. The FSA has advised since 2012 that those consuming high levels of such game should reduce their intake, and that this is especially important for vulnerable consumers such as children and pregnant women. This advice was widely reported in the media and on special interest...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: North/South Ministerial Council: Agriculture (10 Feb 2016)

Michelle O'Neill: ...raise that issue with Minister Coveney, and I am very keen that we have the issue resolved, given the traditional pattern of trade across this island. I have spoken to the Food Standards Agency (FSA), which is content with the label that I have proposed. I have spoken to DEFRA in England, which is content with the approach that I have proposed, and I have spoken to the European...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Miracle Mineral Solution (9 Feb 2016)

Jane Ellison: The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued advice that Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS) is not safe and should not be sold as a supplement. It has been working with local authorities across the country to share knowledge, investigate and disrupt the sale of MMS and other similar products. Further activity is being conducted with the support of the Medicine and Healthcare products Regulatory...

Financial Conduct Authority (1 Feb 2016)

Rebecca Long-Bailey: ...Tracey), who shared his experiences of running his own insurance firm and how regulation affected his business. The hon. Member for Wyre Forest (Mark Garnier) highlighted the positive things the FSA was doing—for example, in supporting innovation in “fintechs”—and said that, although there were failings that needed to be addressed, it was important not to throw the...

Bank of England and Financial Services Bill [Lords] (1 Feb 2016)

Robert Jenrick: ...a subsidiary of the Bank. I did note, and I am sure the Minister and the Treasury have already seen this and decided it makes sense, that whereas previous legislation had deliberately kept the supervisory role then exercised by the FSA separate from the resolution role, the new landscape brings them together. In other words, it used to be believed by the sector and by the Government that...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Food: Hygiene (28 Jan 2016)

Jane Ellison: The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has responsibility for the Food Hygiene Ratings Scheme. The FSA is currently collecting evidence on the impact of the mandatory display of food hygiene ratings at food outlets in Wales. The Government will consider this evidence carefully once it is available. In the meantime, the FSA will continue working with its local authority partners to encourage...

Financial Ombudsman Service: Strathclyde Mining Group Pensions (25 Jan 2016)

Marion Fellows: ...to be fair and impartial. As the Minister is aware, the Financial Ombudsman Service was set up to resolve individual cases and, indeed, it wrote to my constituent, Mr John Aitken, saying exactly that. It pointed out that if there was a systemic problem it would be a matter for the Financial Services Authority to consider. However, when the FSA was approached by my predecessor, Mr Frank...


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