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Amendments to the Food Standards Bill

Food Standards Bill -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Amendments to the Food Standards Bill to be moved in Grand Committee in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 1
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD LUKE
 
     Page 1, line 13, leave out ("and otherwise") and insert ("; otherwise it is") 
  
Clause 2
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD LUKE
 
     Page 1, line 22, at end insert ("for Health") 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE BARONESS BYFORD
 
     Page 1, line 22, at end insert ("; and
    (  )  at least one shall have experience in the fish industry")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD LUKE
 
     Page 1, line 22, at end insert ("; and
    (  ) being appointed under paragraph (a), (b), (c) or (d) shall not prevent the person concerned, at a later date, being appointed to the position of either Deputy Chairman or Chairman")
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE BARONESS BYFORD
 
     Page 2, line 2, leave out from ("jointly") to end of line 4 
  
Clause 3
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD LUKE
 
     Page 2, line 31, leave out subsection (6) 
  
Clause 4
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD LUKE
 
     Page 2, line 36, leave out (", as soon as possible after the end of each financial year,") and insert (", at the start of each Parliamentary year,") 
     Page 2, line 37, after ("report") insert ("and accounts") 
  
Clause 5
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD LUKE
 
     Page 2, line 43, after ("Ireland") insert ("and an advisory committee for England") 
     Page 3, line 1, after ("Ireland") insert ("or England") 
     Page 3, line 3, leave out subsection (2) 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE BARONESS BYFORD
 
     Page 3, line 7, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Agency shall establish an advisory committee for the purposes of giving advice or information about fish.")
 
  
Clause 6
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD LUKE
 
     Page 3, line 15, after ("(or") insert (", if requested so to do by any public authority,") 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE BARONESS BYFORD
 
     Page 3, line 24, leave out (", so far as is reasonably practicable,") 
  
Clause 7
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD LUKE
 
     Page 3, line 28, after ("section") insert ("or member") 
  
BY THE BARONESS OPPENHEIM-BARNES
 
     Page 3, line 29, at end insert--
    ("(  ) in particular, examining nutrition information labelling of food as it exists in the United Kingdom, comparing it with United States regulations, and taking an informed decision as to its recommendations for standard uniform regulations for the United Kingdom;")
 
  
Clause 8
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD LUKE
 
     Page 3, line 43, after ("commissioning") insert ("insofar as it is possible within its existing financial resources") 
  
After Clause 8
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD LUKE
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
      ("  .  The Agency has the function of--
    (a)  providing guidance on the content of labels or descriptions (or both) to be supplied with food;
    (b)  monitoring, at the point of sale, that all classes of food have been produced according to the standards applying to each class;
    (c)  continuing to fund research into nutrition.")
Functions of the Agency: labelling, monitoring and nutrition.
  
Clause 9
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD LUKE
 
     Page 4, line 19, at end insert ("and in relation to risks to human health which may arise in connection with consumption further down the food chain") 
  
Clause 11
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD LUKE
 
     Page 5, line 20, at end insert--
    ("(e)  reimburse any such business for reasonable costs incurred in copying or providing the information requested;")
 
     Page 5, line 27, leave out subsection (6) 
     Page 5, line 35, at end insert ("; and
    (c)  for which there is written authorisation to disclose from the person concerned")
 
     Page 5, line 38, after ("secret") insert (", or personal data,") 
  
Clause 14
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD LUKE
 
     Page 7, line 18, after ("person") insert ("who is competent so to do") 
  
Clause 17
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE BARONESS BYFORD
 
     Page 9, leave out lines 4 to 6 and insert--
 
    ("(I)  The Secretary of State on receiving a request by the Agency shall make orders under--")
 
     Page 9, line 10, leave out subsections (2) and (3) 
     Page 9, line 17, at end insert ("without any request from the Agency") 
  
Clause 19
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD LUKE
 
     Page 9, line 33, after ("information") insert (", excluding personal data,") 
  
Clause 20
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD LUKE
 
     Page 10, line 33, at end insert ("but ensuring that the guidance is received by the relevant authorities before it is released to the general public or the media") 
  
Clause 21
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD LUKE
 
     Page 10, line 43, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Agency shall publish a notice period of not less than twenty working days before implementation of any activity which does not fall under section 20.")
 
  
Clause 22
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD LUKE
 
     Page 12, line 6, at end insert--
 
    ("(9)  The Agency shall submit annually to Parliament on the anniversary of the approval (see section 6) of its first statement, a revised version laying down its current objectives and how it intends to attain them.")
 
  
Clause 23
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD LUKE
 
     Page 12, line 19, at end insert ("; and
    (d)  whether it is possible simultaneously to reduce the burden or cost (or both) of bureaucracy elsewhere")
 
  
After Clause 24
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD LUKE
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
      ("  .--(1) The Secretary of State shall set in place an appeals procedure under which individuals or bodies may appeal against decisions of the Agency.
 
    (2)  If an appeal is upheld the Secretary of State may give the Agency such directions as he may consider appropriate for remedying the situation.")
Appeals.
  
After Clause 26
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD LUKE
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
      ("Responsibility for the Meat and Hygiene Service shall be assumed directly by the Secretary of State.")Meat and Hygiene Service.
  
Clause 27
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD LUKE
 
     Page 15, line 19, after ("other") insert ("specified") 
  
Clause 28
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD LUKE
 
     Page 16, line 2, after ("for") insert ("or knowledge of") 
     Page 16, line 6, leave out ("Ministers") and insert ("Departments") 
     Page 16, line 7, leave out ("Ministers") and insert ("Departments") 
  
Clause 33
 
  
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE BARONESS BYFORD
 
     The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 33 stand part of the Bill. 
  
Clause 36
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD LUKE
 
     Page 19, line 17, after ("State") insert ("for Health") 
  
Schedule 2
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD LUKE
 
     Page 26, line 9, leave out ("5(2)") and insert ("5(1)") 
     Page 26, line 15, leave out ("5(2)") and insert ("5(1)") 
  
 
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