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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...

Breast Cancer Drugs (26 Jan 2017)

Nick Thomas-Symonds: ...back to it in a moment. In addition that day, the then Minister for life sciences said he would “explore mechanisms for ensuring NICE can look at evidence and develop evidence-based guidance on off-label medicines, so that doctors are aware of which drugs are being used in an off-label indication…NICE is now looking at ways to collect evidence on repurposed medicines.” He...

Backbench Business: Leaving the EU: Animal Welfare Standards in Farming (24 Jan 2017)

David Amess: ...hon. Friend the Member for Chipping Barnet (Mrs Villiers) on securing the debate. Who would have thought we would be having a debate about this opportunity? It must have been the powerful oratory of my right hon. Friend, who played a leading part in the campaign. I enter the debate with some trepidation, because I am not a farmer and do not have one farm in my constituency. However, I...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Meat Products: Labelling (22 Nov 2016)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider introducing mandatory labelling of meat products to show country of origin, method of production and method of slaughter.

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: October Agriculture Council (1 Nov 2016)

George Eustice: ...the European Union, Shan Morgan, at the Agriculture and Fisheries Council on 10 October in Luxembourg. Commissioner Vella gave a presentation on the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna (ICCAT), which focussed on the poor and deteriorating state of the swordfish stock. He noted that immediate and remedial action was needed, including the introduction of a catch...

Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill (24 Oct 2016)

Jo Churchill: .... Friend the Member for Salisbury (John Glen) and the right hon. Member for North Norfolk (Norman Lamb) alluded earlier. We know that advances in science are going faster than we can legislate. One of my local clinical commissioning groups, Ipswich and East Suffolk, suffered an exorbitant increase in Epanutin capsules two years ago and had to find another £600,000 in six months....

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food Labelling (13 Oct 2016)

Kerry McCarthy: The Prime Minister recently said that, with Brexit looming, we will be able to choose our own methods of food labelling, but is there not a lot more that we could do on country of origin and method of production labelling? While we are still in the European Union, we ought to emulate some of our EU partners.


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