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Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Labelling (11 Oct 2018)

David Rutley: Enforcement of these Regulations is undertaken by trading standards and local authorities. Person(s) found guilty of an allergens offence may be liable to (since 2012) unlimited fines (England and Wales) and criminal sanctions Defra, Food Standards Agency and DHSC are working together to review what changes are needed to food labelling, including how that may impact enforcement activities.

Tenant Fees Bill - Second Reading (10 Oct 2018)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: ...in the other place. I appreciate from comments made by noble Lords that we will want to look at that ahead of Committee to see how we can improve it. The noble Lord also raised the interaction between district councils and trading standards, which is the relevant authority that has been designated. Regulations can be made, I believe, by the Secretary of State under Clause 7, which governs...

Agriculture Bill (10 Oct 2018)

Sheryll Murray: ...of contracts, risk-based assessments or inspections, and earned recognition so that the costs in time and money of needless and duplicated visits are eradicated. One farmer gave an example of a recent visit by trading standards to check the harvest interval of his onions, in case someone ate them raw. Some farmers mentioned the need for sustainable and profitable farm businesses to...

Central Heating Installations: Consumer Protection (10 Oct 2018)

Claire Perry: ...for the minimum cost and carbon dioxide emissions. As with any other consumer contract, if consumers are dissatisfied with how the work has been delivered, they can appeal to their local citizens advice bureau or trading standards. In Scotland, people can appeal to Home Energy Scotland, which can provide free and impartial energy advice. On the hon. Gentleman’s question about...

Food Labelling and Allergy-Related Deaths (9 Oct 2018)

Andrew Slaughter: ...in the meantime about listing ingredients and contamination? Finally, will he co-ordinate with his colleagues in Government on consumer safety? Local authorities are now so denuded of funds that trading standards and other agencies are unable to enforce the law even as it is.

Public Bill Committee: Offensive Weapons Bill: Enforcement (11 Sep 2018)

Stephen Timms: I am grateful to the Minister for that response. I tabled the new clause because the Chartered Trading Standards Institute felt that it should be in the Bill. At the very least, there is certainly some uncertainty, which was perhaps reflected in the pause before the point was answered, about quite what the legal position is. It ought to be very clear; trading standards officers ought to get...

Public Bill Committee: Offensive Weapons Bill: Annual report on corrosive substance attacks (11 Sep 2018)

Sarah Jones: ...even one death from this loophole is one too many. Aside from Bailey’s death, the only evidence cited in the Government’s impact assessment for the Bill comes from anecdotal reports from the police, trading standards and Members of Parliament about teenagers accessing knives online. It does not appear that the Government actually spoke to young people themselves—and...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Vehicle Number Plates: Fraud (11 Sep 2018)

Jesse Norman: ...to the registration number before selling them a replacement number plate. A team of DVLA enforcement officers conduct regular compliance visits to suppliers and work closely with the police and trading standards officials to share intelligence and support investigations and prosecutions. DVLA will investigate where customers believe that their vehicle registration number is being used...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Central Heating: Sales (10 Sep 2018)

Claire Perry: ...also have to be members of a consumer code, either the Renewable Energy Consumer Code (RECC) or Home Insulation and Energy Systems Contractors Scheme (HIES). These are approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI). The standards that installers must meet when contracting with consumers are set out by these codes. They also cover advertising and promotion, behaviour of sales...

Public Bill Committee: Offensive Weapons Bill: Defence to sale of bladed articles to persons under 18: England and Wales (6 Sep 2018)

Louise Haigh: ...owned by someone over 18, though that would not prove that the individual buying was the owner of the card? What kind of standards will the Home Office require? Concerns have been raised about the work of trading standards with regard to online test purchases, which is frequently found to be unsuccessful. Can the Minister provide us with statistics on the online test purchases conducted,...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Products: Safety (6 Sep 2018)

Kelly Tolhurst: ...the UK approach. Ensuring the UK retains an effective product safety regime on EU exit remains a priority and the Office for Product Safety and Standards will continue to work with Local Authority Trading Standards and businesses to ensure that products being placed on the UK market are safe.

Tenant Fees Bill: Prohibitions applying to landlords (5 Sep 2018)

Anneliese Dodds: ...regime pays for itself, and it is important that the regime under the Bill pays for itself, too. That means that those fees have to be sufficient. We have already had a lot of discussion about the cuts that have been made to trading standards, but it might also be helpful to look at how those fees—the Minister asserted that they would be sufficiently deterrent—compare with...

Equalities Legislation: Guide Dogs (5 Sep 2018)

Alex Chalk: ...kept so that the excuses that were advanced first time around start to ring a little hollower. The burden to enforce the Equality Act should pass to local authorities. They have the power to bring trading standards prosecutions for breach of copyright. If someone is selling dodgy DVDs on the Promenade in Cheltenham or perpetrating blue badge fraud, the local authority can intervene to take...

Public Bill Committee: Offensive Weapons Bill: Defence to remote sale of corrosive products to persons under 18 (4 Sep 2018)

Louise Haigh: ..., would it not be advisable to set standards that we expect retailers to comply with, for both corrosive substances and bladed articles, particularly given the very low rates of prosecution by trading standards? Perhaps there is an issue with “due diligence” being too vague for trading standards to be able to bring prosecutions forward.

Public Bill Committee: Offensive Weapons Bill: Sale of corrosive products to persons under 18 (4 Sep 2018)

Louise Haigh: ...April 2008 and March 2009, the council completed nearly 100 test purchases and more than 90% of retailers refused to sell knives to under-age buyers—the most successful level of test purchasing among all London boroughs. However, there is a serious issue with the existing laws simply not being enforced. Figures published by London trading standards show that children as young as 13...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Leasehold (4 Sep 2018)

Heather Wheeler: ...already living in a leasehold property or anyone thinking of buying one. The Government wants to ensure there is appropriate support for existing leaseholders. We are working with the ombudsmen and Trading Standards to provide leaseholders with comprehensive information on the various routes to redress.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Real Bread Campaign (4 Sep 2018)

George Eustice: ...ensuring the essential information is clear to the consumer. These requirements, together with the guidance on terms such as ‘traditional’, ‘farmhouse’ and ‘homemade’ used by food businesses and trading standards officers, provide robust protection to consumers against misleading labelling.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dogs: Imports (4 Sep 2018)

George Eustice: During 2017, two individuals were prosecuted under the Rabies (Importation of Dogs, Cats and other Mammals) Order 1974 for the illegal importation of puppies by Kent Trading Standards. This action was taken following an interception at Dover Port by Port of Dover Police with the puppies being held at the quarantine premises funded by Dogs Trust. The Animal and Plant Health Agency continues...

Scottish Parliament: Junior Minister (4 Sep 2018)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...8217;s continued failure to act on what is a significant injustice for not only his constituents but rural communities across Scotland and has forced action by companies, the Advertising Standards Authority and trading standards. Subject to Parliament’s approval later this afternoon, I have asked Richard Lochhead to take up the role of Minister for Further Education, Higher Education...

Standards: Summer Adjournment (24 Jul 2018)

Kate Green: ...of the problems people experience. There are advertisements for small traders on trusted websites that make no checks on the qualifications, experience or track record of those selling their services. Local authority trading standards departments are now massively overstretched as a result of local government funding cuts and are unable to intervene where poor quality workmanship is...


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