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Recall of MPs Bill: Second Reading (17 December 2014)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: My Lords, I thank the Minister for introducing the Bill so clearly. Like him, I look forward to hearing the maiden speech of the noble Lord, Lord Cooper of Windrush, in which he will bring his experience not just from No. 10 but from the SDP—so he will have some insights for us, I think. This is a significant Bill and its heart, I believe, is in the right place. We support constituents...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dairy Farmers (11 December 2014)

George Eustice: ...northern dairy conference. Farmers—including those in the south-west—are experiencing tough conditions with prices having fallen significantly since spring. On 19 November I hosted a meeting of the dairy supply chain forum and we discussed a number of action points, including better country of origin labelling for British products in the EU, opening new markets for exports,...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dairy Farming (10 December 2014)

George Eustice: The Government understands the concerns of British dairy farmers over the current pressures caused by the price volatility of the global market. I brought forward a meeting of the Dairy Supply Chain Forum to 19 November to discuss ways of tackling this issue and Ministers and officials are both in regular contact with industry. In particular, we are working to help farmers to manage the short...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dairy Products: Imports (8 December 2014)

George Eustice: ...with the dairy industry to produce the ‘Leading the Way’ Growth Plan, launched in June 2014. The Plan aims to eliminate the dairy deficit by value by 2025, including growing the UK’s share of the domestic market by displacing imports. We discussed the Growth Plan and how industry might address the dairy trade deficit at the Dairy Supply Chain Forum on 19 November 2014....

Off-patent Drugs Bill (7 November 2014)

George Freeman: Let me be clear. What I am saying is that the Government support the intention behind the Bill, which is to achieve greater use of off-label drugs in different indications, but we disagree with the Bill’s proposal for legislation to require the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency to licence them. For reasons that I will set out, we do not think that is the problem or,...

EU: Counting the Cost of Food Waste (EUC Report) — Question for Short Debate (6 November 2014)

Baroness Byford: My Lords, I declare that I was a member of the sub-committee but sadly had to miss some of it for family circumstances. I remind the House of my family’s farming interest. I belong to a generation brought up after the privations of World War II to eat anything that was put in front of us. Anything that was left over or became inedible was put in the pig bin, fed to the chickens or left...

[Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] — Communicating Climate Science (23 October 2014)

Andrew Miller: ...to present the Select Committee on Science and Technology’s report in your presence, Sir Alan. I know that you take these matters extremely seriously and I hope that, in the remaining months of this Parliament, the House will spend some time talking about the challenges that face us. The Committee published its report in March. In it, we examined the level of understanding among the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Beef Cattle: Nomadic (9 September 2014)

Michelle O'Neill: I have been acutely aware that the beef from cattle born in the South and slaughtered in the North cannot be labelled with a single country of origin and that beef from these so-called nomads has a lower market value than British- or Irish-origin beef. I have been very concerned about the impact of the price penalties applied to these animals on individual farmers and the wider beef...

Business of the House (10 September): Backbench Business — Food Fraud (8 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

George Eustice: I congratulate the hon. Member for Brecon and Radnorshire (Roger Williams) on securing the debate. He expressed some disappointment about the number of Members attending, but we have had a really substantive event; it does not take away from the gravity of the issue, because the speeches made have really got to grips with the issues. Let me start by making it absolutely clear that food fraud...

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

Lord Blencathra: ...stop-gap measure. We must continue with our current powers and the 12-month retention period until we pass new legislation which tackles the so-called capability gap, deals with the vexed question of IP addresses and strikes a proper balance between the needs of the security services and the police on the one hand and the privacy of the individual on the other. For the moment, that means...

Deregulation Bill — Second Reading (Continued) (7 July 2014)

Lord McKenzie of Luton: My Lords, I will speak on housing and, like my noble friends, against the folly of Clause 1 and its changes to the Health and Safety at Work Act. Clause 29 reduces the qualifying period for the right to buy from five to three years. We know that this is part of what the Government have labelled “reinvigorating the right to buy”. It has been accompanied by secondary legislation...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: EU: Agriculture and Fisheries Council (7 July 2014)

Lord de Mauley: My Hon Friend the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (George Eustice) has today made the following statement. I represented the UK at the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council on 16 and 17 June. Alun Davies AM and Richard Lochhead MSP were also present for parts of the meeting. Monday 16 June Dairy sector The Commission presented its report on the development of the market for dairy....

Written Ministerial Statements — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Agriculture and Fisheries Council (7 July 2014)

George Eustice: I represented the UK at the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council on 16 and 17 June. Alun Davies AM and Richard Lochhead MSP were also present for parts of the meeting. Monday 16 June Dairy sector The Commission presented its report on the development of the market for dairy. This was followed by an exchange of views on the draft Council conclusions on the future of the dairy sector. The...

[Mr David Amess in the Chair] — North and West Africa (UK Response) (3 July 2014)

Mike Gapes: Unfortunately, there are a number of examples of groups in different parts of the world that have used illegal activities to finance their organisations. The pattern is not just prevalent among Islamist groups; the IRA used to rob banks, so such criminal activities are not confined to Muslims. I believe that some people use the ideology and label as a way of getting external support. When we...

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

George Eustice: ...industry to improve productivity and competitiveness, the Government is investing 160 million in an industry-led UK Strategy for Agricultural Technologies. Other activities in support of the food and drink sector include: enabling consumers to select British products through country of origin labelling; working with individual sectors, such as dairy and livestock, to increase their...

Iraq — Motion to Take Note (25 June 2014)

Lord Soley: My Lords, I declare my interest in the register as a director of the Good Governance Foundation, which operates in the region. I say straightaway that I do not think that this is, or should be, a debate about the Iraq war of 2003—much as I would actually welcome that, and I hope that we get time for it. I agree with a lot of what my noble friend Lord Campbell-Savours said; like him, I...

Scottish Parliament: Buildings (Recovery of Expenses) (Scotland) Bill (19 June 2014)

Alex Johnstone: Thank you, Presiding Officer. Would that be a whole five minutes? I begin by offering Cameron Buchanan’s apologies. He has been involved in the process of considering the bill in committee, but sadly he has been called away on personal business today. As a result, he has asked me to step in at the last minute. I was handed the papers and told that the bill is uncontroversial. That has...

Scottish Parliament: Rana Plaza Disaster (First Anniversary) (18 June 2014)

Cameron Buchanan: Like many members, I well remember the pictures from the immediate aftermath of the collapse of the factory at Rana Plaza. The aspect that sticks most in my mind was the look of sheer confusion on people’s faces and the general chaos that seemed to characterise the immediate response. Obviously, the scale of the tragedy quickly became apparent and, shortly after, the broader issues with...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Halal and Kosher Meat (12 June 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Albert Owen: Farmers and food producers raise the issue of labelling often with me and other Members. Can the Minister assure the House that his Department is doing everything it can to have clear labelling on all packaging, particularly after the horsemeat crisis and various other issues, so that we can have country of origin and even region of origin labelling on our packaging?

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

George Eustice: There is a requirement for country of origin labelling on all fresh meat. We are holding a summit later this summer to look at the problems experienced by the meat industry. It will consider those issues and how we might increase exports of beef.

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