House of Lords to debate food chain regulation

The role of regulation in the food chain and of food standards in improving nutrition will be debated in the House of Lords tomorrow (Thursday).

Lord Whitty, a former Minister at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and Labour peer will open the debate.

Other Members scheduled to speaker include: Baroness Finlay of Llandaff (Crossbench), a specialist in palliative care and former president of the Royal Society of Medicine; Lord Giddens (Labour), director of the Centre for Social Research; and Lord Patel (Crossbench), a consultant obstetrician and council member of the Medical Research Council.

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer (Liberal Democrat), former Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Environment, Agriculture and Rural Affairs, and Baroness Thornton (Labour), former Home Office Minister will also contribute, with Earl Howe speaking on behalf of the Government.

A full list of speakers can be found here. The debate can be watched live here.  and a transcript will be available approximately three hours from the start of the debate at here.

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