Results 1–20 of 405 for country of origin labelling

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...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: July Agriculture and Fisheries Council (13 Jul 2017)

George Eustice: ...and Fisheries Council will take place on July 17-18 in Brussels. As the provisional agenda stands, the primary focus for fisheries will be a presentation by the Commission on the state of play of the Common Fisheries Policy and consultation on the fishing opportunities for 2018. On agriculture, there will be a de-brief on the outcome of the recent trilogue discussions concerning the...

Finance (No. 2) Bill (18 Apr 2017)

Rishi Sunak: My hon. Friend makes an excellent point about the freedom for better labelling after we leave the European Union. Does he agree that one sector that could benefit from that is the dairy sector and dairy farming? Those products could have better country of origin labelling, which would help British shoppers to choose British dairy products and support British farmers.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Origin Marking (31 Mar 2017)

George Eustice: Mandatory requirements for origin labelling already exist for a number of foods, such as beef, lamb, poultry and pork. Rules on origin labelling are not in place for dairy and processed meat products, such as bacon and burgers, but this is often provided on a voluntary basis. Most dairy and processed meat products are compliant with industry's voluntary principles for origin labelling and we...

Car Insurance: Young People — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (20 Mar 2017)

Andrew Jones: I thank and congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for St Austell and Newquay (Steve Double) for opening this debate on the important subject of the cost of car insurance for young people. I also thank all hon. Members for the very good debate we have had this afternoon. I reassure hon. Members that we take the cost of car insurance for young people—indeed, for all motorists—very...

Commonwealth - Motion to Take Note (16 Mar 2017)

Lord Howell of Guildford: My Lords, I declare an interest as president of the Royal Commonwealth Society and chair of the Council of Commonwealth Societies. I greatly welcome this debate and the heightened interest it reflects in the Commonwealth and its development. Indeed, I congratulate my noble friend Lady Anelay on the personal contribution she has made to this developing interest. It has been enormous and we...

Food Labelling (14 Mar 2017)

George Eustice: ...very important debate. He is known for campaigning on these issues and, as he said, as a straight-talking Yorkshireman. In fact, I shall be visiting Yorkshire this Thursday and look forward to lots of straight talking about the future of agriculture policy. This is a very important issue. UK consumers spend £200 billion on food, drink and catering services each year. Consumer...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (2nd Day) (Continued) (21 Feb 2017)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, I draw the attention of the House, and perhaps the Daily Mail, to the fact that my receipt of an MEP pension is in the register. We have had a long and intense debate, with many excellent speeches. I concur with the noble Lord, Lord Pannick, in thanking Gina Miller for the fact that we have had this debate. It has been a marathon rather than a sprint, just as the Brexit process...

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