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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 VISCOUNT THURSO
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
THE EARL BALDWIN OF BEWDLEY
 
     Page 1, line 13, after ("protect") insert ("and promote") 
  
Clause 2
 
  
BY THE VISCOUNT THURSO
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
THE EARL BALDWIN OF BEWDLEY
 
     Page 2, line 9, after ("safety") insert ("and standards including nutrition and labelling") 
  
Clause 6
 
  
BY THE VISCOUNT THURSO
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
THE EARL BALDWIN OF BEWDLEY
 
     Page 3, line 16, at end insert ("and standards including nutrition and labelling") 
  
Clause 7
 
  
BY THE VISCOUNT THURSO
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
THE EARL BALDWIN OF BEWDLEY
 
     Page 3, line 29, after ("safety") insert ("and standards including nutrition and labelling") 
  
Clause 8
 
  
BY THE VISCOUNT THURSO
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
THE EARL BALDWIN OF BEWDLEY
 
     Page 3, line 38, after ("safety") insert ("and standards including nutrition and labelling") 
  
BY THE VISCOUNT THURSO
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
 
     Page 3, line 44, at end insert ("including consumer-focused research to ascertain consumer attitudes to matters connected with food") 
  
Clause 9
 
  
BY THE VISCOUNT THURSO
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
 
     Page 4, line 7, after ("feedingstuffs") insert ("and pesticides and veterinary medicines") 
     Page 4, line 8, after ("feedingstuffs") insert ("and pesticides and veterinary medicines") 
     Page 4, line 9, after ("safety") insert ("and standards including nutrition and labelling") 
     Page 4, line 10, at end insert (", although these matters shall be secondary to the Agency's primary function of promoting and protecting public health") 
     Page 4, line 15, leave out ("substitution, for") and insert ("addition to") 
     Page 4, line 16, after first ("feedingstuffs") insert ("and pesticides and veterinary medicines"{is0p1}") 
     Page 4, line 16, after second ("feedingstuffs") insert ("and pesticides and veterinary medicines"") 
     Page 4, line 17, after ("feedingstuffs") insert ("and pesticides and veterinary medicines"{is0p1}") 
     Page 4, line 18, after ("feedingstuffs") insert ("and pesticides and veterinary medicines") 
  
Clause 19
 
  
BY THE VISCOUNT THURSO
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
THE EARL BALDWIN OF BEWDLEY
THE BARONESS WILCOX
 
     Page 9, line 27, leave out from ("Agency") to ("publish") in line 28 and insert ("shall (unless it can justify specific considerations of confidentiality why it should not)") 
  
BY THE VISCOUNT THURSO
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
 
     Page 9, line 31, after ("through") insert ("monitoring and research under section 8") 
  
BY THE VISCOUNT THURSO
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
THE EARL BALDWIN OF BEWDLEY
 
     Page 9, line 39, leave out subsection (3) 
  
Clause 22
 
  
BY THE VISCOUNT THURSO
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
THE EARL BALDWIN OF BEWDLEY
 
     Page 11, line 11, after ("shall") insert (", following consultation with all interested parties including members of the public,") 
  
BY THE VISCOUNT THURSO
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
 
     Page 11, line 16, after ("activities") insert ("and any administrative arrangements established within concordats with other appropriate bodies") 
  
BY THE VISCOUNT THURSO
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
THE EARL BALDWIN OF BEWDLEY
 
     Page 11, line 17, leave out (", where appropriate,") 
  
BY THE VISCOUNT THURSO
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
 
     Page 12, line 1, after ("section") insert (", following consultation with all interested parties including members of the public,") 
  
Clause 23
 
  
BY THE VISCOUNT THURSO
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
THE EARL BALDWIN OF BEWDLEY
 
     Page 12, line 15, after ("costs") insert (", including any potential long-term costs to public health,") 
     Page 12, line 19, at end insert ("; and
    (  ) the precautionary principle")
 
  
Clause 29
 
  
BY THE VISCOUNT THURSO
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
 
     Page 16, line 19, leave out ("from time to time") and insert ("regularly") 
     Page 16, line 32, leave out subsection (3) and insert--
 
    ("(3)  Section 118 of the Medicines Act 1968 (restrictions on disclosure of information) shall not apply in relation to the disclosure of information to the Agency for the purpose of a consultation under this section.
 
    (4)  Where information of a description mentioned in section 118 of that Act is disclosed to the Agency for the purpose of such consultation, the Agency--
    (a)  shall take account of any considerations of confidentiality attaching to the information; but
    (b)  shall disclose the information (or any of it) for the purpose of any of its functions if it appears to the Agency to be in the public interest to do so.")
 
  
Clause 39
 
  
BY THE VISCOUNT THURSO
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
 
     Page 21, line 9, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Any funding made available to enforcement authorities for enforcing relevant legislation (as defined in section 15) shall be designated as being used by enforcement authorities for that purpose only.")
 
  
Schedule 2
 
  
BY THE VISCOUNT THURSO
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
 
     Page 25, line 43, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Before appointing a person as chairman or member of the advisory committee, the authority making the appointment shall have regard to the desirability of securing that a variety of skills and experience is available among the members of the committee (including experience in matters related to food safety and standards including nutrition and labelling or other interests of consumers in relation to food.")
 
     Page 26, line 11, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Before appointing a person as chairman or member of the advisory committee, the authority making the appointment shall have regard to the desirability of securing that a variety of skills and experience is available among the members of the committee (including public interest representation).")
 
     Page 26, line 11, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Before appointing a person as chairman or member of the advisory committee, the authority making the appointment shall have regard to the desirability of securing that a variety of skills and experience is available among the members of the committee (including experience in matters related to food safety and standards including nutrition and labelling or other interests of consumers in relation to food).")
 
     Page 26, line 21, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Before appointing a person as chairman or member of the advisory committee, the authority making the appointment shall have regard to the desirability of securing that a variety of skills and experience is available among the members of the committee (including public interest representation).")
 
     Page 27, line 10, at end insert--
 
    ("(  ) One of the authorities shall be designated as the lead authority.")
 
  
Schedule 3
 
  
BY THE VISCOUNT THURSO
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
 
     Page 28, line 41, leave out ("from time to time") and insert ("regularly") 
     Page 29, line 7, leave out ("from time to time") and insert ("regularly") 
     Page 29, line 18, leave out ("from time to time") and insert ("regularly") 
  
 
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