Results 1–20 of 391 for country of origin labelling

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.

Scottish Parliament: Rural Economy (European Union Referendum) (27 Sep 2016)

Emma Harper: Brexit has not actually happened yet—everybody really needs to pay attention to that. The Bank of Scotland continues to look at information and it will have more next year. However, the issue depends on what happens in future. It is likely that export health certificates for products, which cost around £300 per consignment, will be required for all trade with the EU in meat, fish...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Milk: Prices (8 Sep 2016)

George Eustice: The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) as the UK'’s competition authority can carry out investigations where there is evidence of abuse of a dominant position or market abuse. Whilst the Government does not generally intervene in what businesses charge consumers for their goods and services we do recognise concerns about transparency and trust in the dairy supply chain. A number of...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Agricultural Products: Origin Marking (8 Sep 2016)

George Eustice: The Food Information to Consumers Regulation (No 1169/2011) requires labelling to adhere to the principle that the consumer should not be misled. Article 26(2) of the Regulation imposes an obligation on food business operators to include an indication of the country of origin or place of provenance of a food if the failure to give that information might mislead an average consumer taking into...

Policing and Crime Bill - Second Reading (Continued) (18 Jul 2016)

the Earl of Lytton: My Lords, I declare such interests as I have outside the work of this House only in respect of the fact that I hold a firearms licence, although your Lordships will be glad to know that it is not on firearms that I intend to speak today. I welcome the chance to debate the Bill, despite the number of trees that appear to have been felled in order to print it and its associated documentation....

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Origin Marking (11 Jul 2016)

George Eustice: In 2011, Defra facilitated a set of industry principles on country of origin labelling. These principles ensure that the vast majority of fresh produce, meat, milk and dairy products sold at retail in Britain are clearly labelled with their country of origin. Most food law enforcement is delegated to local authorities throughout the UK to carry out checks of all food businesses in their...

Outcome of the European Union Referendum - Motion to Take Note (5 Jul 2016)

Lord Lamont of Lerwick: ..., on one point: we should not turn our back on Europe. I hope we will have co-operation with Europe, but that is not the same thing as leaving the European Union. While I do not share the gloom of the noble Lord, Lord Armstrong, I confess to a degree of shock on the day after the referendum: shock that the side I had supported had won when I was not entirely confident that it would, and a...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dairy Products: Origin Marking (10 Jun 2016)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: As set out in my response to my Noble Friend’s previous question on 17 March 2016, we have consistently pushed within Europe for improved origin labelling on all food and these efforts have resulted in strong requirements for meat and meat products in the Food Information Regulations EU 1169/2011. We will continue to seek even stronger origin requirements for dairy products, to ensure...

Obesity: Low-fat Diet - Question for Short Debate (9 Jun 2016)

Baroness Jenkin of Kennington: My Lords, I would like to thank the noble Lords who are speaking in this debate; it is especially appreciated as the timing is not what we originally expected. Before I get to the heart of today’s debate about dietary advice, let me start with the basics and the seriousness of the current situation. Obesity and its related illnesses are costing the country a fortune and it is not...


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