More options
Sort by relevance | Sorted by date: newest / oldest | Show use by person

Results 1-20 of 284 for country of origin labelling

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...

Written Ministerial Statements — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Agriculture and Fisheries Council (24 March 2014)

Owen Paterson: The next Agriculture and Fisheries Council will be on 24 March in Brussels. The Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, my hon. Friend the Member for Camborne and Redruth (George Eustice), who is responsible for farming, food and marine environment, will represent the UK. Richard Lochhead MSP will also attend. There are both fisheries and agriculture items on this...

Food: Adulteration — Question (17 March 2014)

Baroness Howarth of Breckland: My Lords, the food chain is complex and long. As the Minister knows, it has been decided not to show all the countries of origin on meat labelling because the costs for small businesses would be too high. So how will consumers know what they are eating when they buy compound meat?

Scotland: Independence Referendum — Motion to Take Note (30 January 2014)

The Duke of Montrose: ...is a great pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Hennessy and, if he is the first Englishman to speak, to hear him nailing his Scottish qualifications so boldly to the mast. The House owes a debt of gratitude to my noble friend Lord Lang for securing a debate on this broad topic. I also thank my noble friend Lord MacGregor and his committee for the work they did and the report they...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Origin Marking (28 January 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Margaret Ritchie: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the effect on producers in Northern Ireland of changes to EU regulation related to country of origin labelling.

International Trade — Motion to Take Note (23 January 2014)

Lord Purvis of Tweed: ...Lord’s theoretical and practical contribution to this debate, and I welcome the opportunity given to us by the noble Lord, Lord Harrison, to speak on this issue. I wish to pick up on a couple of points that the noble Lord, Lord Davies, mentioned and to discuss two export sectors that are of considerable significance to the Scottish and UK economies. I want to focus, in particular, on...

Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill: Commission Work Programme 2014 (22 January 2014)

David Lidington: ...continue to resist both the proposals to which my hon. Friend alludes. It is also fair to say, though, that at a time when the Government are urging the Commission to act on the recommendations of the Prime Minister’s EU business taskforce, the Commission has already introduced some measures that implement what this Government, either off their own bat or by means of the business...

Intellectual Property Bill [Lords] (20 January 2014)

Jim Dowd: ...sure that the alliance will be delighted that its researcher has not laboured in vain to bring its concerns to public attention. The hon. Gentleman also pointed out that the most contentious part of the Bill was clause 13. The difficulty with it, and it will be hard to find a way that pleases everybody, is that legitimate and genuine but conflicting rights and interests are involved. Those...

Bangladesh (16 January 2014)

Kerry McCarthy: I congratulate all Members who have taken part in the debate on their well-informed contributions, many of which result from personal visits to Bangladesh. I pay tribute to the hon. Member for St Albans (Mrs Main) and my hon. Friend the Member for Rochdale (Simon Danczuk)—he has made his apologies for having to leave the debate early—for stepping in at short notice to secure the...

Business of the House (16 January 2014)

Albert Owen: In the light of recent food scandals, including the horsemeat scandal, may we have a debate in Government time on the importance of food labelling, which allows consumers to know what is in the products they are eating and the country of origin? Will he also join me in congratulating Halen Môn Anglesey sea salt on achieving European special status? It is a unique product from a unique...

Banking: Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards — Motion to Take Note (5 December 2013)

Lord Eatwell: My Lords, the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards’s reports form a landmark, dissecting the structure of banking in this country and hence exposing the serious systemic weaknesses both within the banking industry itself and in government policies toward banking. The reports display a constructive blend of financial and institutional analysis. They also display a healthy...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Origin Marking (26 November 2013)

George Eustice: The EU Commission has published draft implementing rules relating to country of origin labelling for meat. We were concerned that an earlier draft might have inadvertently banned flags from meat labels and raised this issue with the Commission. The draft rules have been amended to clarify that such symbols are permitted. The draft rules have not yet been adopted and the UK is actively...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: North/South Ministerial Council: Plenary (12 November 2013)

Martin McGuinness: ...Dairy Council (NDC) campaign at the meeting, and the Irish Government listened very carefully to what we had to say.  We expressed our concerns that the National Dairy Council campaign is an abuse of country of origin labelling.  The Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment raised that issue with the Irish Competition Authority and with Irish Government counterparts, and she...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Meat: Labelling (8 November 2013)

George Eustice: There is no proposal to remove the Union Flag from meat packaged in the UK. In September the European Commission shared with the UK and other member states an internal draft of its proposed implementing rules for mandatory country of origin labelling for fresh and frozen meat. This appeared to make no provision for voluntary forms of expression of origin, such as flags, beyond the name of the...

Scottish Parliament: Food and Drink Sector (7 November 2013)

Richard Lochhead: I of course warmly welcome the Commission’s proposals to strengthen the regulatory controls in country-of-origin labelling, which is what the member is referring to. That will enable our food and drink sector to ensure that everyone is aware of the provenance and quality credentials of our food and drink, which more and more consumers are looking for in this country and throughout...

Jam and Similar Products (England) Regulations 2003 (30 October 2013)

Tessa Munt: ...the order last week, but that the statutory instrument has not been put before Parliament. I hope we can stop it dead in its tracks. As well as today’s debate, there has been an amazing amount of publicity, including my debates with the Minister this morning on Radio Somerset and Radio Devon—and I have a little list of people who want to talk to me about jam later today. I...

Backbench Business — Interest Rate Swap Derivatives (24 October 2013)

Bill Wiggin: I draw the attention of the House to my declaration in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. We have a problem at the moment with the Financial Conduct Authority. It has been given the remit to act and the banks have set aside the money, but not enough has been done, or is being done, to ease the burden on British business. I have been contacted by many of my constituents about...

   More options
Sort by relevance | Sorted by date: newest / oldest | Show use by person