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Results 1–20 of 343 for country of origin labelling

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Rural Areas: Productivity (22 Jul 2015)

George Eustice: Defra is improving productivity in the rural economy through a number of measures, including: through the Rural Development Programme in England investing in rural businesses and supporting the farming, food and forestry sectors to access new technology;working with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to achieve the Government’s commitment to treble the number of...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Origin Marking (6 Jul 2015)

Laurence Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what checks her Department carries out on the traceability of food labelled with its country of origin; and if she will make a statement.

Colin Worton (1 Jul 2015)

Ian Paisley Jnr: ...to help Colin in the many different forums in which he has been a representative. He has also lobbied constantly and, more important, kept applying for a debate as well. It was really only the luck of the draw, so to speak, that my name came up. I am delighted that he has been so supportive of this case over the years. As I said, Colin Worton never had his name cleared properly. I welcome...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Labelling (30 Jun 2015)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: The regulations governing food labelling are largely set at EU level, establishing common rules in support of the operation of the single market. These Regulations were reviewed in depth resulting, in 2011, in the Regulation on the Provision of Food Information to Consumers (1169/2011). The UK took the opportunity of this review to press for better country of origin labelling for meat. The...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: June Agriculture and Fisheries Council (30 Jun 2015)

George Eustice: I represented the UK at the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council on 16 June in Luxembourg. Aileen McLeod MSP was also present Organic production and labelling of organic products The Council discussed the Presidency’s latest compromise text on the Organic proposal with some Member States continuing to call for further changes. On the issue of the presence of non-authorised substances on...

North of England: Transport — Motion to Take Note (17 Jun 2015)

Lord Beecham: My Lords, it is a particular pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Jopling, with his long experience of the north and his great service to it as a Member of Parliament and as a Minister. It is a pleasure enhanced by the fact that he represents all of 50% of the contributions that Conservative Members of your Lordships’ House, apart from the Minister, will be making to this debate. I...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture and Rural Development: Lamb Labelling (16 Jun 2015)

Michelle O'Neill: I have been concerned about the impact of the new EU country of origin labelling rules on the trade of sheep reared in the North and slaughtered in the South. I am doing everything in my power to support solutions to the current situation and to head off any potential problems for other products. I have been in regular contact with Minister Coveney in the South and his Department on...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Agenda for the June Agriculture and Fisheries Council (10 Jun 2015)

Elizabeth Truss: The next Agriculture and Fisheries Council will be on 16 June in Luxembourg. My hon. friend, the Minister of State for Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs (George Eustice), will represent the UK. We are expecting Dr Aileen McLeod MSP and Rebecca Evans AM to attend. As the provisional agenda stands, the following items will be discussed. On agriculture, the Presidency will aim to...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dairy Farming: Government Assistance (9 Jun 2015)

George Eustice: The dairy sector is a vital part of the food and farming sector. The Government is doing all it can to help during this difficult period and we have already committed to extending the system of tax averaging which will help farmers manage the fluctuations in income caused by weather or global events. We are constantly looking to open new markets for our industry and pushing for better country...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: UK Membership of EU (4 Jun 2015)

Lord Blencathra: ...currently discussing with the European Commission and other European Union member states, with regards to renegotiation: (1) a United Kingdom opt-out from "ever closer union"; (2) reducing the impact of red tape and "excessive interference" from Brussels on businesses, in particular small and medium-sized enterprises, start-ups, and the City of London; (3) the balance of competences...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Consumption (3 Jun 2015)

George Eustice: This Government is helping to grow the UK’s food and drink industry, which remains the country’s biggest manufacturing sector contributing 103 billion a year to our economy and employing 1 in 8 people. Consumers both here and abroad want to buy great British food and drink. We are championing British produce overseas using the GREAT campaign, supporting companies to increase...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture and Rural Development: Lambs: Labelling (28 Apr 2015)

Michelle O'Neill: The Member is right: historically, a significant number of our lambs have gone to the Twenty-six Counties for slaughter and then further export into premium markets across Europe. Recently, there was an issue when some processors refused to take lambs in some instances, while others took them but the farmers had to take a reduction in the money they were offered. I am very concerned about...

Bill Presented: Finance (No. 2) Bill (25 Mar 2015)

Chris Leslie: That is interesting. This sort of postcode lottery has afflicted many people, so my hon. Friend makes an important point. I now want to move on. This Finance Bill contains a series of measures relating to vehicles and emissions. On clauses 7 to 9, will the Minister take some time in his response to explain the direction of travel—if he will pardon the pun—in the differential for...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: March’s Agriculture and Fisheries Council (25 Mar 2015)

George Eustice: ...EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council on 16 March in Brussels. Rebecca Evans AM and Richard Lochhead MSP were also present. There were only agriculture items on the agenda. Organic production and labelling of organic products The Council held an orientation debate on the proposal for a Regulation on organic production and labelling of organic products. Most Member States agreed that good...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dairy Farming (16 Mar 2015)

George Eustice: The dairy sector is a vital part of the food and farming sector. Long term prospects are good but current prices are causing some of our farmers to struggle. Government is doing all it can to help during this difficult period. We are working with HMRC to allow farmers to access “Time to Pay” arrangements, urging banks to treat dairy farmers sympathetically, and giving the...

[Annette Brooke in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Police and Children (12 Mar 2015)

Tim Loughton: .... I am pleased that we have been granted the opportunity to debate this important subject; it is a shame that the 643 other hon. Members were not able to join us, or at least a good portion of them. However, the relationship between children and the police is important and topical. We come here in an environment of falling youth crime figures, which is welcome, and a falling number of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dairy Farmers (12 Mar 2015)

Elizabeth Truss: Currently, 50% of the dairy products consumed in Britain are imported. I want to see more British products produced and sold in this country. That is why I am pushing the European Commission for compulsory country-of-origin labelling to make sure that British consumers can go into supermarkets and find out which products are from Britain.

British Agriculture — Question for Short Debate (26 Feb 2015)

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer: My Lords, in his opening remarks, the noble Lord, Lord Willoughby de Broke, reminded me that we have often debated these issues in this House, even in the 16 years I have been here. We always seem to come to the same conclusions. I respectfully suggest to him that the reason for that is nothing to do with Europe. It is more to do with the fact that our food system has been so broken over...

[Mr James Gray in the Chair] — Backbench business — Animal Welfare (Non-stun Slaughter) (23 Feb 2015)

Huw Irranca-Davies: .... Members for South East Cambridgeshire (Sir James Paice) and for Clwyd West (Mr Jones), and the hon. Members for Watford (Richard Harrington), for Thirsk and Malton (Miss McIntosh), for Hendon (Dr Offord), for Tiverton and Honiton (Neil Parish), for Finchley and Golders Green (Mike Freer) and for Harrow East (Bob Blackman). All brought well informed views to the debate and spoke...


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