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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Food: Imports remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on 31 October 2019, on the supply of fresh produce. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
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Kerry McCarthy more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-08-14more like thismore than 2019-08-14
star this property answer text <p>The UK’s high degree of food security is built on access to a range of sources including strong domestic production and imports from other countries. This will continue to be the case whether we leave the EU with or without a deal.</p><p> </p><p>Half of the food we eat is produced in the UK. The rest of our food is imported, with 30% coming from the EU and 20% from other countries. There will not be an overall shortage of food in the UK as a result of a no deal Brexit. However, there may be fluctuations in the availability and choice of certain seasonal products, such as fresh fruit. The UK has a high degree of self-sufficiency in some vegetables year-round including root vegetables, cabbage and potatoes, as well as certain fruits during the summer harvest season including strawberries and apples.</p><p> </p><p>Over the last three years Government has been working to prioritise the smooth flow of trade, particularly at channel ports, to minimise any disruption if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. This includes cross Government work to ensure traders and hauliers in the UK and the EU are prepared for changes to exporting and importing requirements; ensuring our approach to imports achieves a smooth flow of goods at UK ports; working with stakeholders, major ports and airports to ensure that they are making their own preparations for leaving the EU; and developing traffic management plans to manage any potential delays at the ports, for example Operation Brock in Kent.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2019-08-14T07:50:21.777Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-14T07:50:21.777Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
1131915
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star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Food: Imports remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the preparations of the Food Standards Agency regarding implementing any new legislation that may be required for imported products after Brexit. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
unstar this property uin HL16333 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>As a non-Ministerial Government Department responsible for food safety and authenticity, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has been preparing extensively for the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union. This includes:</p><p> </p><p>- ensuring EU regulations will operate correctly when they become UK law;</p><p>- strengthening its risk analysis process;</p><p>- developing a clear plan for how risk will be managed; and</p><p>- finalising the systems and technology that will support how food businesses are regulated in the future.</p><p> </p><p>Leaving the EU does not change the FSA’s top priority which is to ensure that food remains safe and what it says it is.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Barran more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T14:33:26.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T14:33:26.447Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Barran more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1131821
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star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Food: Imports remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the National Audit Office report Ensuring food safety and standards published 12 June 2019, what steps is he taking to bring forward new regulations on imported products in preparation for the UK leaving the EU on 31st October 2019; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Penistone and Stocksbridge more like this
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Angela Smith more like this
unstar this property uin 263779 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>The Food Standards Agency has welcomed the NAO report ‘Ensuring food safety and standards’. The FSA is already taking steps to address the proposals and is committed to working closely with other parts of government to ensure that a high level of food safety standards is maintained.</p><p> </p><p>When we leave the European Union, we will maintain our current standards. We will keep our existing UK legislation, and the EU Withdrawal Act will convert EU law into UK law as it applies at the moment of departure.</p><p> </p><p>We are committed to maintaining our rigorous standards on animal welfare and food safety after the UK’s withdrawal from the EU - high standards and high quality are what our domestic and global customers demand, and that is what we will provide.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T15:11:19.073Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T15:11:19.073Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Angela Smith more like this
1104931
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star this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Food: Imports remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps his Department is taking ensure that the maintenance of food of comparable quality from overseas without tariffs after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
unstar this property uin 236458 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-03-29more like thismore than 2019-03-29
star this property answer text <p>In the event that the UK leaves the EU under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement, there will be an implementation period during which tariffs remain unchanged. Should the UK leave the EU without a deal, the UK will implement a temporary tariff as announced on 13 March 2019. This is a balanced tariff policy which aims to minimise costs to business and mitigate price impacts on consumers, while also supporting UK producers as far as possible.</p><p> </p><p>The applied tariff does not affect what food is eligible be imported into the UK. The Government is committed in all exit scenarios to upholding the UK’s high food safety, environmental, and animal welfare standards.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
star this property answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
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less than 2019-03-29T13:54:57.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-29T13:54:57.297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir George Hollingbery more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Food: Imports remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for food imports from the US of the United States - European Union Negotiations: Summary of Specific Negotiating Objectives, published by the Office of the United States Trade representative in February 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh North and Leith more like this
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Deidre Brock more like this
unstar this property uin 229717 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
star this property answer text <p>The Government welcomes the publication of the United States - European Union Negotiations: Summary of Specific Negotiating Objectives, and the more recent publication of Specific Negotiating Objectives for the UK. These publications are of course important, but do not change the Government’s view that any future trade deal must work for UK consumers, farmers and businesses.</p><p>The Government has made it clear that we will not water down our food or animal welfare standards in pursuit of any trade deal. Existing food standards on issues such as chlorinated chicken will come across through the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. For hormone treated beef the UK has transposed EU Council Directive 96/22/EC into UK law, which prohibits the use of artificial growth hormones in both domestic production and imported products. This will continue when we leave the EU.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2019-03-14T12:09:54.623Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T12:09:54.623Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Deidre Brock more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Food: Imports remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to make it his policy to subject imported products to the same (a) targets and (b) labelling requirements with respect to calorie reduction regulations as those required of UK manufacturers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton West more like this
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Chris Green more like this
unstar this property uin 220924 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-02-22more like thismore than 2019-02-22
star this property answer text <p>The calorie reduction programme that Public Health England (PHE) oversees on behalf of Government challenges all sectors of industry to achieve a 20% reduction in calories in key foods contributing significantly to intakes of children up to 18 years by 2024. The programme is at an early stage with stakeholders having been consulted on initial draft proposed guidelines only in autumn 2018. No decisions have been taken at this stage of development on the guidelines and whether or how these will apply to imported products. PHE is considering the points raised through the consultation and is aiming to publish the guidelines in mid-2019.</p><p>In March 2017 PHE published guidance to assist local authorities in supporting and working with small businesses on voluntary reduction initiatives including calories. This guidance is available at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/encouraging-healthier-out-of-home-food-provision" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/encouraging-healthier-out-of-home-food-provision</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 220925 more like this
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less than 2019-02-22T14:56:10.51Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-22T14:56:10.51Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Green more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Food: Imports remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of a no-deal Brexit on imports of seasonal foods. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
unstar this property uin HL12813 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-25more like thismore than 2019-01-25
star this property answer text <p>Extensive work to prepare for a ‘no deal’ scenario has been under way for almost two years and we are taking necessary steps to ensure trade flows continue to operate as smoothly as possible from the day we leave the EU.</p><p> </p><p>The UK has a high degree of food security, built on access to a range of sources including strong domestic production and imports from third countries. This will continue to be the case once we leave the EU.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-01-25T11:55:30.773Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-25T11:55:30.773Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Food: Imports remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many additional food inspectors will be put in place to ensure food imports from the EU are checked at transit ports in the event of a no-deal Brexit. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch more like this
unstar this property uin HL12748 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
star this property answer text <p>In the event of a ‘no deal’ European Union exit, there will be no additional controls on food and feed originating from the EU. However, third country high-risk food and feed consignments transiting the EU destined for the United Kingdom will be subject to controls and will need to enter the UK at ports with the required facilities to undertake those controls. Following detailed analysis to determine the possible number of such transits, there is sufficient existing capacity at UK ports with those facilities to undertake all relevant import controls.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Manzoor more like this
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less than 2019-01-23T11:50:51.33Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-23T11:50:51.33Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Manzoor more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Whitchurch more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Food: Imports remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the availability of fresh, frozen, and chilled food warehousing space should imported food be delayed as a consequence of a no-deal Brexit. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch more like this
unstar this property uin HL12749 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
star this property answer text <p>The UK has a high degree of food security built upon a diverse range of sources, and this will continue to be the case whether we leave the EU with or without a deal.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has well established ways of working with the food industry to mitigate disruption across the supply chain, and we are using these to support preparations for leaving the EU. Consumers will continue to have access to a range of different products.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-01-22T12:14:42.267Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-22T12:14:42.267Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Whitchurch more like this
1038914
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star this property date less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Food: Imports remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government by what date any necessary new IT import notification system for food imports when the UK leaves the EU will be fully operational. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch more like this
unstar this property uin HL12751 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
star this property answer text <p>A new system for imports notification is in the final stages of development and is being tested over the next few weeks. We are working to deliver this system for the end of March and, subject to successful testing, it will be made available initially to long-distance importers from early February.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-01-22T15:56:03.433Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-22T15:56:03.433Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Whitchurch more like this