Thursday, 9 September 2010
The Secretary of State was asked-
What steps her Department is taking to promote farm animal welfare.
What recent discussions she has had on the use of wild animals in circuses.
What steps her Department is taking to encourage the procurement of food of British origin by the public sector.
What recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of flood defences.
What areas she has identified where the regulatory burden on the agricultural industry can be reduced; and if she will make a statement.
What recent discussions she has had with the European Commission on mackerel quota.
What plans her Department has to amend the food labelling standards for which it is responsible; and if she will make a statement.
What further plans her Department has to reduce the number of non-departmental public bodies for which it is responsible.
When she next expects to meet the chief executive of the Waste and Resources Action Programme to discuss its work.
What recent representations she has received on beak-trimming of laying hens.
What steps her Department plans to take to encourage local sourcing of food by supermarkets.
What recent estimate her Department has made of the retail value of food discarded because it is unsold or unused; and if she will make a statement.
If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.
Will the Leader of the House give us the forthcoming business?
On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. A few moments ago, in response to my question about the Royal Mail, the Leader of the House said that he would seek to ensure that the House was sitting...
Before I call the hon. Member for Rhondda (Chris Bryant) to move the motion, I remind the House that it concerns the narrow issue of whether the matter should be referred to the Committee on...
Owing to the huge number of Members who wish to contribute, speaking time will be restricted to eight minutes. I should also inform the House that I have selected amendment (a), in the name of...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. -(Jeremy Wright.)
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