TSI response (PDF 90.3KB). TSI feels that it is appropriate for the provisions of 'home slaughter' to include the use of professionally licensed slaughter men. A record should be kept of who carried out the slaughter and the food local authority should be notified.
19 Nov 2013
TSI response (PDF 219KB). TSI submitted the attached response to the Public Health England consultation "Knowledge strategy: harnessing the power of information to improve the public's health". Within a couple of hours we received a personal response from the gentleman running the consultation.He wrote: "Thanks very much for your supportive and constructive response and for taking the time to read the Knowledge Strategy. I particularly note your points about supporting our approach on data openness and linkage and our approach to collaboration. I expect that there are areas for data sharing we had not considered that will be key to your...
7 Nov 2013
TSI response (PDF 127KB). TSI identifies the three main types of crime affecting older people (mail, telephone, and doorstep scams - a fourth, e-crime, will join these three soon) and presents evidence to illustrate their consequences - poverty, depression, suicide, and early admission to residential care.
25 Oct 2013
TSI response (PDF 187KB). TSI discusses the proposed addition of a number of safeguards to the Food Standards Agency powers of entry legislation relating to leaving premises as close as possible to the condition in which it was found and the seizure of materials; and the retention of the current powers of entry and their safeguards.
11 Oct 2013
TSI response (PDF 192KB). TSI has submitted a detailed response to the proposed Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading (Amendment) Regulations and the proposed Consumer TSI responseContracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Payments) Regulations which would be the UK implementation of the Consumer Rights Directive.
11 Oct 2013
TSI response (PDF 16KB). (Defra-supplied PDF of TSI online response). TSI believes that the Strategy sets out a comprehensive range of options for the control of bovine tuberculosis in each risk area based upon scientific knowledge and existing tools. It warns, however, that the introduction of more competition for bovine tuberculosis testing must not compromise quality.
30 Sep 2013
TSI response (PDF 212KB). This consultation concerns crimes that TSI Members have become increasingly involved with over the past 30 years - counterfeiting and doorstep crime. Doorstep crime exploits vulnerable consumers whose confidence, if not their health, is permanently damaged and sentences should reflect that damage. TSI warmly welcomes the proposals and supports the initiative fully.
30 Sep 2013
TSI response (PDF 139KB). TSI agrees with the proposal to extend the requirement for filling stations to sell super unleaded petrol.
26 Sep 2013
TSI response (PDF 210KB). TSI believes that consolidated regulations should make it easier for all concerned to understand the relationship between the different parts of the explosives legislation currently in seperate regulations, although clarification is required concerning fireworks. The proposals may have a negative financial effect on local authorities.
24 Sep 2013
TSI response (PDF 224KB). TSI raises some factors which may affect the accuracy of movement information; agrees that farmers should be allowed to continue to report moves on paper whilst being encouraged to use the electronic system; calls for moves to be reported within 36 hours (as opposed to the 24 hours suggested in the consultation paper); and discusses the use of injectable transponders, believing that they should be limited to either stock that has been signed out of the food chain or goats only.
20 Sep 2013