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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.

Written Ministerial Statements — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Agriculture and Fisheries Council (11 June 2014)

Owen Paterson: The next Agriculture and Fisheries Council will be on 16 and 17 June in Luxembourg. The Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, my hon. Friend the Member for Camborne and Redruth (George Eustice), will represent the UK. Richard Lochhead MSP and Alun Davies AM will also attend. There are both fisheries and agriculture items on this month’s agenda. On...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: EU: Agriculture and Fisheries Council (11 June 2014)

Lord de Mauley: My Right Hon Friend the Secretary of State (Owen Paterson) has today made the following statement. The next Agriculture and Fisheries Council will be on 16 and 17 June in Luxembourg. My honourable friend, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (George Eustice), will represent the UK. Richard Lochhead MSP and Alun Davies AM will also attend. There...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Farming Unions (14 May 2014)

Stephen Crabb: The hon. Gentleman raises an important point, and we have recently discussed labelling on the Floor of the House. We need to be careful about not putting extra burdens on business at this time, but clearly, high-quality labelling which provides good, relevant information for consumers, particularly about country of origin, is an important way of marketing Welsh produce on a wider level.

Prohibition of Unpaid Internships: New Clause 8 — Right to supply tickets to events of national significance (13 May 2014)

Lindsay Hoyle: ...the following: New clause 12—Right to full refund: ticketed events— ‘An event organiser must issue a full cash refund where their tickets are returned to them up to 24 hours before the start of the event.’. New clause 13—Goods to be as described: meat products— ‘(1) All products containing halal and kosher meat shall be labelled as such at the...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Standards (28 April 2014)

George Eustice: DEFRA has not recently carried out its own assessment of consumer confidence in the authenticity of British food. However in 2013 consumer research carried out by both IGD and Mintel showed an increase in consumer trust in British food. The IGD ShopperVista survey carried out in March 2013 found that shoppers are now nearly one and a half times more likely to buy British food than they were...

Written Ministerial Statements — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Agriculture and Fisheries Council (3 April 2014)

George Eustice: I represented the UK at the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council on 24 March. Richard Lochhead MSP was also present. Promotion of agricultural produce The Council agreed its political approach to national co-financing and selection of programme proposals for promotion of agricultural produce. It set the ceiling for EU funding at 75%—85% in times of crisis—with producers making up...

[Dr William McCrea in the Chair] — Elliott Review and Food Crime (2 April 2014)

Huw Irranca-Davies: ...We understandably focused very much post-horsemeat on meat products, their provenance and so on, but Operation Opson II, the joint Interpol-Europol initiative two years ago, dealt with the seizure of potentially harmful products such as soup cubes, olive oil—a massive area of potential food crime—caviar, coffee and many other products. We need to be wise to the fact that the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food: Meat (27 March 2014)

Lord de Mauley: The Government is committed to honesty in food labelling and has supported more and better country of origin labelling of fresh and frozen meat. Defra facilitated the creation of a set of industry principles on origin labelling, which has resulted in most meat carrying a voluntary indication of its origin. The Government is firmly of the view that consumers should have the necessary...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: EU: Agriculture and Fisheries Council (24 March 2014)

Lord de Mauley: My Right Hon Friend the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Owen Paterson) has today made the following statement. The next Agriculture and Fisheries Council will be on 24 March in Brussels. My honourable friend, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for farming, food and marine environment (George Eustice), will represent the UK. Richard Lochhead MSP will also...

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