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Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Birds: Conservation (26 Nov 2021)

Rebecca Pow: In England, the Countryside Stewardship scheme provides funding for a range of options which support farmland birds by increasing important food sources such as seeds and pollinators, providing nesting and roosting sites, and creating habitats for birds and other species. The scheme has a specific option which supports skylarks by providing nesting habitats in winter cereal crops throughout...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food and Hospitality Industry: Supply Chains (26 Nov 2021)

Victoria Prentis: The United Kingdom has a highly resilient food supply chain, as demonstrated throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Defra has well established ways of working with the industry and across Government to monitor risks that may arise, and be ready to respond to them, including Government intervention when appropriate. In the past months, the Environment Secretary and I have agreed a series of...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Meat: Ritual Slaughter (25 Nov 2021)

Victoria Prentis: The 2018 Food Standards Agency’s survey into slaughter methods in England and Wales indicates that approximately 24% of meat from sheep slaughtered without stunning was exported to the EU. The Food Standards Agency will be undertaking a further survey in early 2022, which will provide the latest slaughter data. There is no requirement on meat Export Health Certificates (EHCs) to stipulate...

Body Image in the Media and Online (24 Nov 2021)

Luke Evans: ...already have a precedent for it, with “PP” appearing for paid product placement advertising on TV. This is in line with the health aspect of providing information about calories and content on food labelling. It provides parity for mental health by saying that the image is not quite as it seems. We already have a precedent in advertising, as well, with video game adverts stating,...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Randox Laboratories (24 Nov 2021)

Owen Thompson: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information his Department holds on the value of contracts given by (a) his Department and (b) the Food Standards Agency to Randox since 2010.

Black Friday: Financial Products — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (23 Nov 2021)

Paul Maynard: Blackpool because it was sucking people in and trapping them in long loans of high-cost credit. We are already hearing that buy now, pay later is being used not just for pizza but for the weekly food shop. That should really give us pause for thought. Higher-value goods are now being bought through buy now, pay later. It is not just fashion, which we automatically link with Klarna and...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Anaerobic Digestion (23 Nov 2021)

Victoria Prentis: .... The guidance from APHA recognises that the anaerobic digestion process destroys bacteria and is considered to be the best approach for reducing spread of bacteria to the environment. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has provided practical advice on how to reduce the risk of contamination of ready-to-eat crops when using farm manures to improve soil fertility. The FSA guidelines are based...

BioYorkshire and the Bio-Economy (22 Nov 2021)

Rachael Maskell: ...research with real-world impact of nature-based solutions. It is joined by Askham Bryan College—York’s agricultural college—and Fera Science Ltd. Its partners are then drawn from the food sector, the agricultural sector, digital and science, and the fuel, chemical and material industries. It will drive productivity and sustainability together across these footprints, developing new...

Health and Care Bill: New Clause 2 - Health warnings on cigarettes and cigarette papers (22 Nov 2021)

Edward Argar: the hon. Member for Liverpool, Walton for his amendments and for this opportunity to debate them. On amendments 11, 12 and 13, this Bill would introduce a 9 pm TV watershed for less healthy food and drink products and a restriction on paid-for advertising of less healthy food and drink online. Those amendments, tabled by the hon. Member for Liverpool, Walton, would expand the definition...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Horses: Slaughterhouses (22 Nov 2021)

Maggie Throup: The Food Standards Agency (FSA) holds the responsibility for delivering Official Controls in abattoirs in England and Wales. Official Controls in Northern Ireland are delivered by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs on behalf of the FSA. No equines have been slaughtered in Northern Ireland in 2020. We are unable to provide figures on the slaughter of equines in...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Drugs: Licensing (22 Nov 2021)

Munira Wilson: ...for Health and Social Care, in the context of the reduction of Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) licensing assessors, what role the (a) European Medicines Agency, (b) USA's Food and Drugs Administration and (c) British standards institutions will have in approving new drug licences from 2022.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Agriculture: Methane (22 Nov 2021)

Lord Benyon: ...investigating the promising role these products may have in delivering emissions savings in the medium term. An application for a promising feed additive is currently being processed by both the Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland. The application has been formally validated and will now be subject to a robust risk assessment as part of the regulated products process. More...

Glue Traps (Offences) Bill (19 Nov 2021)

Cherilyn Mackrory: .... I am sure that everybody in the Chamber will wish her the very best, and I know that she is watching proceedings as we speak. She would like to thank the team at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the House Clerks and all the animal welfare organisations that have helped her to bring the Bill to this stage. Perhaps it would help if I started by explaining why I...

Age Assurance (Minimum Standards) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (19 Nov 2021)

Baroness Harding of Winscombe: ...this in the physical world; why should we tolerate it in the digital world? I will talk briefly about the physical world. Age assurance already exists there. I worked for much of my life in food retailing and, over the last 20 years, prevention of the sale of alcohol to underage children has changed beyond all recognition. When I was a teenager, sadly much more than 20 years ago, there was...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Food: Labelling (19 Nov 2021)

Maggie Throup: It is a legal requirement for all prepacked foods to be fully labelled with an ingredient list. Therefore, if yeast or yeast extract is used as an ingredient in a prepacked food at any level, it must be included in the ingredient list. If one of the 14 major allergens defined in legislation is present in a pre-packed food, it must be emphasised within the ingredient list to distinguish it...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Bangladesh: Rohingya (19 Nov 2021)

Amanda Milling: stress to the Government of Bangladesh that any relocation of refugees to Bhasan Char island must be voluntary, safe, dignified and in accordance with international humanitarian principles and standards. We have also stressed the importance of freedom of movement. Some local Non-Governmental Organisations are supporting the provision of services on Bhasan Char, including access to food...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food (19 Nov 2021)

Victoria Prentis: ...has been made but since 1976, the United Kingdom has recognised the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Article 11 notes “the right of everyone to an adequate standard of living for himself and his family, including adequate food”, and seeks “to improve methods of production, conservation and distribution of food by making full use of technical and...

Backbench Business: Touring Musicians: EU Visas and Permits — [Dr Rupa Huq in the Chair] (18 Nov 2021)

Kerry McCarthy: ...did not want to concede that there could be negative consequences to no longer having freedom of movement and to leaving the market. I have seen that in other sectors, too—the labour shortages in food and farming, for example—and the ostrich approach of burying our head in the sand has had real consequences for the people who are affected. That approach has included ignoring the...

Climate Change: COP 26 - Motion to Take Note (18 Nov 2021)

Baroness Young of Old Scone: ...policies that get in the way. Secondly, let there be no more trade agreements without climate change parity being a precondition. If our farmers and businesses are to meet climate change standards, we should not sign trade agreements with countries that do not meet equivalent standards—that is bad for our companies, our trade and the planet. Thirdly—noble Lords have heard me on this...

Public Bill Committee: Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill: New Clause 7 - Prohibition of Sow farrowing stalls (18 Nov 2021)

Daniel Zeichner: ...bring in a ban when in government, but I reassure the industry that we will work closely with it to make sure that a ban is introduced in a way that does not damage the industry. We all want higher standards. This goes to the heart of the trade debate. There is no point imposing higher animal welfare standards here if the suffering, and the industry, is merely exported elsewhere. The...

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