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

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

       

Amendment No.

[Amendments marked * are new or have been altered]

 
   
Clause 1
 
   
BY THE EARL OF RADNOR
 
1      Page 1, line 12, after ("consumption") insert (", production and supply")  
2      Page 1, line 12, leave out ("(including risks caused by the way in which it is produced or supplied)")  
   
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD LUKE
 
3      Page 1, line 13, leave out ("and otherwise") and insert ("; otherwise it is")  
   
BY THE VISCOUNT THURSO
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
THE EARL BALDWIN OF BEWDLEY
 
4      Page 1, line 13, after ("protect") insert ("and promote")  
   
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD LUKE
 
5*      Page 1, line 15, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Secretary of State for Health shall be accountable for the activities of the Agency to Parliament.")
 
   
Clause 2
 
   
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD LUKE
 
6      Page 1, line 22, at end insert ("for Health")  
   
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE BARONESS BYFORD
 
7      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
 
8      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
 
9      Page 2, line 2, leave out from ("jointly") to end of line 4  
   
BY THE VISCOUNT THURSO
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
THE EARL BALDWIN OF BEWDLEY
 
10      Page 2, line 9, after ("safety") insert ("and standards including nutrition and labelling")  
   
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD LUKE
 
11*      Page 2, line 9, after ("safety") insert (", food production")  
   
Clause 3
 
   
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD LUKE
 
12      Page 2, line 31, leave out subsection (6)  
   
Clause 4
 
   
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD LUKE
 
13      Page 2, line 36, leave out ("as soon as possible after") and insert ("within 3 months of")  
14      Page 2, line 37, after ("report") insert ("and accounts")  
   
Clause 5
 
   
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD LUKE
 
15      Page 2, line 43, after ("Ireland") insert ("and an advisory committee for England")  
16      Page 3, line 1, after ("Ireland") insert ("or England")  
17      Page 3, line 3, leave out subsection (2)  
   
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE BARONESS BYFORD
 
18      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
 
19      Page 3, line 15, after ("(or") insert (", if requested so to do by any public authority,")  
   
BY THE VISCOUNT THURSO
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
THE EARL BALDWIN OF BEWDLEY
 
20      Page 3, line 16, at end insert ("and standards including nutrition and labelling")  
   
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE BARONESS BYFORD
 
21      Page 3, line 24, leave out (", so far as is reasonably practicable,")  
   
Clause 7
 
   
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD LUKE
 
22      Page 3, line 28, after ("section") insert ("or member")  
   
BY THE VISCOUNT THURSO
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
THE EARL BALDWIN OF BEWDLEY
 
23      Page 3, line 29, after ("safety") insert ("and standards including nutrition and labelling")  
   
BY THE BARONESS OPPENHEIM-BARNES
 
24      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 VISCOUNT THURSO
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
THE EARL BALDWIN OF BEWDLEY
 
25      Page 3, line 38, after ("safety") insert ("and standards including nutrition and labelling")  
   
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD LUKE
 
26      Page 3, line 43, after ("commissioning") insert ("insofar as it is possible within its existing financial resources")  
   
BY THE VISCOUNT THURSO
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
 
27      Page 3, line 44, at end insert ("including consumer-focused research to ascertain consumer attitudes to matters connected with food")  
   
After Clause 8
 
   
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD LUKE
 
28      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 VISCOUNT THURSO
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
 
29      Page 4, line 7, after ("feedingstuffs") insert ("and pesticides and veterinary medicines")  
30      Page 4, line 8, after ("feedingstuffs") insert ("and pesticides and veterinary medicines")  
31      Page 4, line 9, after ("safety") insert ("and standards including nutrition and labelling")  
32      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")  
33      Page 4, line 15, leave out ("substitution, for") and insert ("addition to")  
34      Page 4, line 16, after first ("feedingstuffs") insert ("and pesticides and veterinary medicines"{is0p1}")  
35      Page 4, line 16, at end insert ("and pesticides and veterinary medicines"")  
36      Page 4, line 17, after ("feedingstuffs") insert ("and pesticides and veterinary medicines"{is0p1}")  
37      Page 4, line 18, after ("feedingstuffs") insert ("and pesticides and veterinary medicines")  
   
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD LUKE
 
38      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 10
 
   
BY THE BARONESS HAYMAN
 
39      Page 4, line 32, after ("activities;") insert--

("(ba)  premises, businesses or operations involved in fish farming;")

 
   
BY THE EARL OF RADNOR
[As an amendment to Amendment 39]
 
40      Line 2, at end insert ("for the production of food")  
   
BY THE BARONESS HAYMAN
 
41      Page 4, line 43, at end insert ("; and
    fish farming" means the breeding, rearing or keeping of fish or
 
   
BY THE EARL OF RADNOR
[As an amendment to Amendment 41]
 
42      Line 3, after ("shellfish") insert ("for the production of food")  
   
Clause 11
 
   
BY THE BARONESS HAYMAN
 
43      Page 5, line 13, at end insert--
 
    ("(ba)  take samples from any food source found on any premises;")
 
   
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD LUKE
 
44      Page 5, line 20, at end insert--
    ("(e)  reimburse any such business for reasonable costs incurred in copying or providing the information requested;")
 
45      Page 5, line 27, leave out subsection (6)  
46      Page 5, line 35, at end insert ("; and
    (c)  for which there is written authorisation to disclose from the person concerned")
 
47      Page 5, line 38, after ("secret") insert (", or personal data,")  
   
Clause 14
 
   
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD LUKE
 
48      Page 7, line 18, after ("any") insert ("competent")  
   
BY THE EARL OF RADNOR
 
49      Page 7, line 32, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  On entering relevant premises an authorised person and any person accompanying that authorised person must observe the rules of hygiene enforced on those premises.")
 
   
BY THE BARONESS HAYMAN
 
50      Page 8, line 2, leave out from ("1991") to ("a") in line 3 and insert ("(in this Act referred to as "the 1991 Order") or orders or regulations made under it is (by virtue of Article 26(1A), (1B), (2), (3) or (3A) of that Order)")  
   
Clause 15
 
   
BY THE BARONESS HAYMAN
 
51      Page 8, line 11, leave out ("Food Safety (Northern Ireland) Order 1991") and insert ("1991 Order")  
52      Page 8, line 23, leave out ("Food Safety (Northern Ireland) Order 1991") and insert ("1991 Order")  
   
Clause 17
 
   
BY THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE BARONESS BYFORD
 
53      Page 9, leave out lines 4 to 6 and insert--
 
    ("(1)  The Secretary of State on receiving a request by the Agency shall make orders under--")
 
54      Page 9, line 10, leave out subsections (2) and (3)  
55      Page 9, line 17, at end insert ("without any request from the Agency")  
   
BY THE BARONESS HAYMAN
 
56      Page 9, line 18, leave out from ("modifications") to ("as") in line 21 and insert ("--
    (a) to any power mentioned in subsection (1) so far as it is exercisable by the National Assembly for Wales or the Scottish Ministers, and
    (b) to the power of a Northern Ireland Department to make orders under section 1(1) of the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985 or Article 12(1) of the 1991 Order,")
 
 
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