Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 20 December 2017 to Question 118905, on Slaughterhouses: Inspections, how many establishments in each group of those audit results received (a) improvement necessary and (b) urgent improvement necessary audit results.
Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 20 December 2017 to Question 118905, on Slaughterhouses: Inspections, how many (a) slaughterhouses and (b) other meat establishments have received unsatisfactory audit results in each year since 2010.
Kerry McCarthy: What estimate he has made of the number of journeys taken by bus in England in each of the last three years.
Kerry McCarthy: In Bristol, more than 85% of routes are provided by First Bus, which makes a healthy profit every year, but under current rules it cannot use those profits to subsidise commercially unviable routes, which may be really important to local people. Why cannot bus companies’ contracts stipulate that they have to run those services using their profits from income-generating routes, instead...
Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the effect on the environment of (a) nitrate and (b) ammonia produced by intensive livestock units in the UK.
Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has given to the potential risks to human and animal health posed by packs of hounds and hunting activities.
Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department will make an assessment of the risks of the spread of disease posed by sporting visits made by registered hunts in which horses, hounds, vehicles and followers are taken to hunts outside their usual area.
Kerry McCarthy: I thank the Minister for praising me as a shining example on animal welfare, but that does not quite make up for my disappointment that he has failed to address the issues in my amendments. I therefore seek to press amendment 57 to a vote.
Kerry McCarthy: It is an absolute fallacy to suggest that this Government have been dying to ban live animal exports and that it is only the EU that has held them back. I think it was Germany and the Netherlands that tried in the past few years to put a limit of eight hours transit time on live exports. The UK went along to those negotiations and argued against those proposals. This is definitely a question...
Kerry McCarthy: I beg to move amendment 57, page 2, line 42, leave out clause 4. This amendment is linked to NC19, which would aim to preserve, more comprehensively than the existing Clause 4, rights, powers, liabilities, obligations, restrictions, remedies and procedures derived from EU law and incorporated into domestic law via the European Communities Act 1972.
Kerry McCarthy: Amendment 57, which would leave out clause 4, is linked to new clauses 19 and 21. Many of the amendments I tabled in Committee have been proposed by Greener UK, a coalition of many environmental organisations that are concerned about the possible impact of Brexit on environmental protections. They see it as one of the biggest threats: I know other people see it as an opportunity, especially...
Kerry McCarthy: This is slightly off-topic, but Lucozade has been named public villain No. 2 after Pringles, in terms of its plastic packaging. The plastic sleeves around the outsides of the bottles mean that they are impossible to recycle. Lucozade and Ribena are particularly bad. Will the Minister mention that too when he is having a go at the company about sugar?
Kerry McCarthy: I congratulate colleagues on their excellent speeches so far. As has been said, we have a childhood obesity epidemic in this country. One in three children is overweight or obese by the time they leave primary school. That makes them five times more likely to become obese adults, putting them at risk of the biggest preventable cause of cancer after smoking. This debate was triggered by calls...
Kerry McCarthy: I do not think that I did pay tribute to McDonald’s; I was highlighting McDonald’s as a cause for concern. I am sure that its representatives will be in touch after the debate to tell me that that it offers salads, but I am not sure how many secondary school children pop into McDonald’s after school for a salad. I think there was an experiment in Hulme in Manchester where...
Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the operation of section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the level of compliance by businesses.
Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to use the powers of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 to challenge organisations that are late in filing their modern slavery statements.
Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to collect and publish data on drink spiking.
Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress her Department has made on tackling incidents of drink spiking since the Government' response to Advisory Council on Misuse of Drugs report on Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault in April 2007; and whether she plans to review the Government's policy on tackling drinking spiking.
Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to amend the relevant building regulations to require all large buildings to have Changing Places toilet facilities for people with profound disabilities.
Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department will make an assessment of the effect of the spread of disease by hunting hounds on livestock on farms.