Food Standards, Lords debate ways to improve nutrition

The role of regulation in the food chain and of food standards in improving nutrition will be debated in the House of Lords on Thursday 7 October.

Lord Whitty (Labour), a former Minister at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, 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
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
Baroness Thornton (Labour), former Home Office Minister

Earl Howe will speak on behalf of the Government.
The debate is scheduled to take place on Thursday 7 October.  It will be the second debate in the Chamber following questions at 11am.  Members of the media and public can attend the debate.

A full list of speakers to date can be found at A list in the order in which Members will speak will be available on the day.

The debate can be watched live at and a transcript will be available approximately three hours from the start of the debate at

More information about House of Lords debates and other Chamber business can be found at


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