Results 1–20 of 412 for country of origin labelling

Brexit: Trade in Food — [James Gray in the Chair] (14 Jun 2018)

David Drew: That is, of course, a real threat. I refer to the Government’s response to the Committee’s report. At paragraph 6, on “Regulations and Standards”, the Government cited the Prime Minister in her Mansion House speech, saying that “the UK will need to make a strong commitment that its regulatory standards will remain as high as the EU’s.” I should damn...

Immigration: Hostile Environment - Motion to Take Note (14 Jun 2018)

Lord Taverne: My Lords, first, I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Bassam, on introducing this debate, enabling us to consider this matter. On the face of it, what the Home Secretary has announced seems good news, but there are some serious questions. Will the Government end the refusal of applications under tier 1 only, or does it also apply to those who are refused independent leave to remain under tier...

Animal Products: Labelling and Packaging - Question (14 May 2018)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: My Lords, according to Which?, one in six Americans get food poisoning whereas the figure in the UK is only about one in 66. Will the Government introduce a mandatory food labelling scheme post-Brexit so that consumers can make an informed choice about the country of origin, as well as the welfare standards, of the meat products they will be consuming so they can keep their families safe?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (7th Day) (14 Mar 2018)

Lord Rooker: ...evening, I thought, “Well, I’ll make the next one my last one, so I don’t upset anybody even more”. It is my fourth but it will be my longest. I also support the amendment in the name of my noble friend Lord Monks. I cannot understand why—as one of my noble friends asked on Monday—after the December agreements the UK Government did not do exactly what...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (4th Day) (5 Mar 2018)

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering: ...Baroness and I think she confirmed the need for physical checks. I have not considered plants or people in Amendment 212. There is a very real problem, which I have raised separately and privately, of the tripartite agreement between France, Britain and Ireland in relation to racing. That covers not just the racehorses but the stable lads and jockeys. But for today’s purposes I am...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Labelling (27 Feb 2018)

George Eustice: The Government is proud of our high standards of food safety and these will not be watered down when we leave the EU. We will keep our existing UK legislation, and the EU Withdrawal Bill will convert EU law into UK law as it applies once we have left the EU. This means that origin labelling for foods will be required where the consumer would be misled if it were not given. In addition, the...

Scottish Parliament: Scotch Whisky (Contribution to Tourism) (27 Feb 2018)

Gordon MacDonald: I thank Rachael Hamilton for securing the debate. As a whisky drinker with more than 60 bottles of malt at home, I can confirm to Stewart Stevenson that there is, indeed, a little bit of magic in every bottle. Whisky and whisky tourism is one of the success stories of 21st century Scotland. Ninety-nine million cases of whisky are exported each year and, if every bottle was laid end to end,...

Backbench Business: Leaving the EU: Agriculture — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (1 Feb 2018)

Sue Hayman: ...from Members across the Chamber. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Bristol East (Kerry McCarthy) for expressing her concerns about food security and labour, which are an important part of the debate. We have heard that British farming is critical to our economy, providing thousands of jobs and the cornerstone of our food production. It is therefore important for the Government to step...

Prisoners: Outdoors Endurance Activities (31 Jan 2018)

Douglas Ross: ...securing today’s debate. When I saw its title, I immediately wanted to get involved, because it was about activity and prison. I lead an active lifestyle because I am a football referee, and many of spectators who watch me say that my decisions are so criminal I should be locked up for them, so that is where I thought I would go with the debate. Then I realised we were talking about...

European Parliamentary Elections (Amendment) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Approve (22 Jan 2018)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: My Lords, we should be told about that one for sure. The Minister is having an exciting time. On Thursday, he welcomed the President of France to this country on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen. Today he is bringing forward perhaps the only coherent piece of European legislation we can expect from this Government over a long period. However, like the noble Lord, Lord Rennard, I remain to be...

Laser Misuse (Vehicles) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (9 Jan 2018)

Baroness Randerson: My Lords, like other noble Lords I welcome this Bill and the other announcements made yesterday by the Government. This is another example of an issue created by modern technology and, as is so often the case, the Government have struggled to keep up with the development of that technology. Once again, we certainly will support the Bill as far as it goes, but we believe that the Government...

Plans to Improve the Natural Environment and Animal Welfare - Motion to Take Note (7 Dec 2017)

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer: My Lords, I thank the noble Earl, Lord Caithness, for his introduction to this debate, and for securing it. I welcomed his emphasis on matters of soil. I think that the only thing that he did not mention was the lack of soil scientists. For years, academics have not really pursued soil science, and it has really been lacking in graduates, postgraduates and professors. Could the Minister...

Agriculture, Fisheries and the Rural Environment - Motion to Take Note (2 Nov 2017)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: ...Grantchester, who cannot be here today, has also asked me to pass on his gratitude for the noble Lord’s lifetime contribution to farming. As he says, to be from farming and to become President of the European Parliament is a unique achievement. When I first joined this House over 10 years ago, I was very pleased to be put on EU Sub-Committee D, which dealt with EU farming and fishing...

Brexit: Agriculture and Farm Animal Welfare (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (17 Oct 2017)

the Duke of Somerset: My Lords, I welcome these two reports to the general series of Brexit debates, and declare my interest as a farmer in receipt of EU basic payments and as a landlord of other farms. The main theme running through both reports is the economic woe that would result from a hard Brexit, where WTO rules would prevail in the absence of trade and customs deals. By way of background, UK farmers...

Leaving the EU: Consumer Protection — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (10 Oct 2017)

Julian Sturdy: As has already been said, my hon. Friend is making a powerful speech. She talks about consumers making informed decisions. Does she see an opportunity with Brexit to take things further? One of my campaigns is for the opportunity to expand country of origin food labelling to allow consumers to make a more informed choice. We could expand the products that country of origin food labelling...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dairy Products and Meat Products: Origin Marking (21 Sep 2017)

Martyn Day: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to extend country of origin labelling and related geographical origin protections to dairy and processed meat products after the UK leaves the EU.

Scottish Parliament: Food and Drink Strategy (14 Sep 2017)

Emma Harper: I remind the chamber that I am the parliamentary liaison officer to the cabinet secretary, Mr Ewing. As Scotland’s food and drink industry is closely linked with tourism, I also refer members to my entry in the register of members’ interests, which states that I am part-owner of a bed-and-breakfast. Scotland’s food and drink industry is vital to the rural economy, and I am...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Labelling (3 Aug 2017)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: The Government is fully committed to promoting UK food and drink. The UK led calls for mandatory country of origin labelling on fresh meats and has also argued, within the EU, for country of origin labelling on lightly processed foods, such as some dairy products. We are considering how to build on existing approaches to help consumers better identify high-quality British food as we leave the EU.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Labelling (20 Jul 2017)

Therese Coffey: Accurate and informative food labelling helps people know the quality and provenance of their food. Most food for sale in the UK is labelled with the country of origin and producers are developing labelling to show the provenance of their food whether it is local to the community in which it is sold or made in Britain. The Government wants this to continue and will do what we can to protect...

Brexit: Trade in Goods (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note (18 Jul 2017)

Baroness Byford: My Lords, I congratulate the committee, which was ably chaired by my noble friend Lady Verma, on its excellent report Brexit: Trade in Goods. The committee considered the UK’s conditions of trade with the 27 EU member states and more than 60 countries with which the EU has preferential trade agreements. The report focused on six major manufacturing and primary commodity sectors. Some...


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