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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 on Third Reading in the House of Lords.

 [Amendments marked * are new or have been altered] 
Amendment
No.
 
  
Clause 2
 
  
BY THE LORD REA
 
1*     Page 2, line 9, after ("food") insert ("standards, food") 
  
Before Clause 6
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD LUKE
 
2*     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  The Agency has a duty to require that all food products are accurately labelled with a complete list of ingredients, whether they are genetically modified, the country of origin and system of production of each major ingredient.")Labelling.
  
Clause 6
 
  
BY THE LORD REA
 
3*     Page 3, line 16, after ("food") insert ("standards, food") 
  
Clause 7
 
  
BY THE LORD REA
 
4*     Page 3, line 28, at end insert ("standards, food") 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD LUKE
 
5     Page 3, line 36, at end insert--
 
    ("(3)  The function under subsection (1)(a) shall include the establishment of a set of rules ensuring that foods offered for sale carry an unambiguous label including a list of ingredients with their country of origin.")
 
  
Clause 8
 
  
BY THE LORD REA
 
6*     Page 3, line 38, after ("food") insert ("standards, food") 
  
Clause 9
 
  
BY THE LORD REA
 
7*     Page 4, line 9, after ("food") insert ("standards, food") 
  
Clause 11
 
  
BY THE EARL OF RADNOR
 
8*     Page 5, line 11, at end insert ("(including conditions relating to hygiene precautions to be taken while exercising powers in pursuance of the authorisation)") 
  
Clause 14
 
  
BY THE EARL OF RADNOR
 
9*     Page 7, line 14, at end insert ("(including conditions relating to hygiene precautions to be taken while exercising powers in pursuance of the authorisation)") 
  
After Clause 16
 
  
BY THE COUNTESS OF MAR
 
10     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  The Secretary of State shall provide for an appeal to a tribunal against any decision of an enforcement authority, or of an authorised officer of such an authority, pursuant to sections 26(2)(e) and (f) of the Food Safety Act 1990.")Appeal to a tribunal.
  
Before Clause 17
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD LUKE
 
11     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  The Agency shall establish an appeals procedure to provide those aggrieved by any decisions or actions taken by the Agency with a single mechanism for challenging those decisions or actions.")Appeals procedure.
  
Clause 22
 
  
BY THE LORD REA
 
12*     Page 11, line 24, after ("food") insert ("standards, food") 
  
Clause 23
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD LUKE
 
13     Page 12, line 29, at end insert ("; and
    (d)  the need for transparency, reasonableness and proportionality in the conduct of its activities")
 
14     Page 12, line 29, at end insert ("; and
    (d)  the need whenever possible to reduce the burden or cost of bureaucracy (or both) elsewhere")
 
  
After Clause 23
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD LUKE
 
15     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  The Secretary of State shall establish a complaints procedure to provide those aggrieved by any decisions or actions taken by the Agency with a single mechanism for challenging those decisions or actions.")Complaints procedure.
  
Clause 36
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAYMAN
THE VISCOUNT THURSO
 
16*     Page 20, line 28, at end insert--
 
    ("(2A)  In this Act the expression "interests of consumers in relation to food" includes (without prejudice to the generality of that expression) interests in relation to the labelling, marking, presenting or advertising of food, and the descriptions which may be applied to food.")
 
  
Schedule 3
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD LUKE
 
17     Page 29, line 6, at end insert--
 
    ("(2)  Such an order shall expire after twelve months; and any subsequent order to renew this power shall be limited to twelve months.")
 
  
BY THE COUNTESS OF MAR
 
18     Page 29, line 6, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Agency shall recover in full from the food authority the actual costs it has incurred when acting in default.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD LUKE
 
19     Page 30, line 9, leave out sub-paragraph (2) 
  
Schedule 5
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD LUKE
 
20     Page 40, line 2, at end insert--
 
    ("  .  In section 42, after subsection (1) there shall be inserted--
        (1A)  An order under this section may only be made if it is laid in draft before, and approved by resolution of, each House of Parliament."")
 
  
BY THE COUNTESS OF MAR
 
21     Page 40, line 4, at end insert ("and
    (b)  after subsection (4) there shall be inserted--
        (5)  No regulations to which this section applies shall be made (whether alone or with other regulations) unless a draft of the statutory instrument containing the regulations has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament."")
 
 
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