Agriculture Bill — Report (2nd Day) — Amendment 58 — 17 Sep 2020 at 17:15

Moved by Lord Krebs

58: After Clause 17, insert the following new Clause-“National Food Strategy(1) The Secretary of State must, before the end of the period of 12 months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed, lay before Parliament a strategy outlining the steps that Her Majesty’s Government proposes to take to-(a) increase sustainability of food production,(b) support food production and consumption, and(c) improve dietary health and reduce obesity,in the United Kingdom.(2) In relation to the priority mentioned in subsection (1)(a), the strategy must include analysis of the merits of-(a) incorporating the environmental sustainability of food into the Eatwell Guide,(b) ensuring that domestically produced food meets environmental sustainability standards,(c) ensuring that food waste is minimised,(d) ensuring that public procurement meets both health and sustainability standards, and(e) providing increased funding for research and development into sustainable agriculture.(3) In relation to the priority mentioned in subsection (1)(b), the strategy must include analysis of the merits of-(a) supporting local and regional food identities,(b) supporting procurement of food produced in the United Kingdom where appropriate and sustainable, and(c) developing an assurance scheme for food produced in the United Kingdom to enhance consumer confidence in the safety, quality and sustainability of such food.(4) In relation to the priority mentioned in subsection (1)(c), the strategy must include analysis of the merits of-(a) ensuring the reformulation of less healthy foods using fiscal and other appropriate means,(b) restricting the marketing, promotion, and advertising of less healthy food both in retail outlets and through the media,(c) reducing food insecurity, food poverty, and obesity in the lowest income groups,(d) standardising and mandating food labelling relating to nutrition, and(e) improving children’s diets.(5) Before publishing the strategy under subsection (1), the Secretary of State must develop a standardised set of reporting metrics on health and sustainability across the food system by which progress on implementation of the strategy can be measured.(6) The strategy in subsection (1) must-(a) set out proposals for independent oversight of aspects of food policy covered by the strategy, and(b) consider whether responsibility for such oversight should be given to-(i) a new non-departmental public body, or(ii) an existing organisation.(7) In preparing the strategy under subsection (1) the Secretary of State must consult-(a) other relevant Ministers of the Crown,(b) the Scottish Ministers,(c) the Welsh Ministers, (d) the Northern Ireland Department, and(e) bodies that appear to the Secretary of State to represent the interests of the UK agricultural and food sectors.(8) In this section-“Eatwell Guide” means the United Kingdom’s national food guide entitled the “Eatwell Guide”, as produced by Her Majesty’s Government;“food waste” means waste of agri-food products by households or the food service sector;“less healthy food” means foods high in fat, salt and sugars.”

Ayes 280, Noes 218.

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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Content)Minority (Not-Content)Turnout
Con7 19768.7%
Crossbench55 1333.7%
DUP3 060.0%
Green2 0100.0%
Independent Liberal Democrat1 0100.0%
Lab121 053.8%
LDem80 175.0%
Non-affiliated8 128.1%
PC1 050.0%
UUP1 1100.0%
Total:279 21356.2%

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NamePartyVote
Lord Bowness Conaye
The Earl of CaithnessCon (front bench)aye
The Earl of Cork and OrreryCon (front bench)aye
Lord Deben Conaye
Lord Inglewood Con (front bench)aye
Lord Marlesford Conaye
The Duke of WellingtonConaye
Lord Carrington Crossbenchno
Viscount Colville of CulrossCrossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Coussins Crossbenchno
Lord Craig of RadleyCrossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Deech Crossbenchno
Baroness Hogg Crossbenchno
Lord Kakkar Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Kilclooney Crossbenchno
Lord Macpherson of Earl's CourtCrossbench (front bench)no
Baroness O'Loan Crossbenchno
Lord Patel Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Rana Crossbenchno
Lord Walker of AldringhamCrossbenchno
Baroness Nicholson of WinterbourneLDemno
Lord Tyrie Non-affiliated (front bench)no

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