Results 1-20 of 1,798 for speaker:the Countess of Mar
- NHS: GP Dispensing — Question (16 May 2013)
The Countess of Mar: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the rule that prevents patients of dispensing doctors who live within 1.6 kilometres of a pharmacy from collecting their medication from a doctor’s dispensary.
- NHS: GP Dispensing — Question (16 May 2013)
The Countess of Mar: My Lords, does the Minister agree that “no decision about me without me” and the freedom of patient choice have been pivotal to the Government’s NHS reforms? Does he not think it crazy that I, as a patient of a dispensing doctor, can either ask my doctor for a prescription which I can take to a pharmacist in the nearest town or have my prescription dispensed by his staff,...
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Aviation: Air Quality (16 May 2013)
The Countess of Mar: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Earl Attlee on 13 June 2012 (Official Report, col. 1406), whether, as the matter was formally referred, the Committee on the Toxicity of Chemicals in Food and the Environment have yet received the relevant papers on research into cabin air quality. To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will expedite the Committee on...
- Air Quality — Question (24 April 2013)
The Countess of Mar: My Lords, the Minister has said that Her Majesty's Government support a number of measures, both locally and nationally. Apart from measures to reduce the emissions from buses, can he say what some of those measures are?
- Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill — Third Reading (25 March 2013)
The Countess of Mar: We are at Third Reading, and the noble Lord has spoken for 16 minutes. He might believe that we have actually got the point. Is he going to be very much longer?
- House of Lords: Oral Questions — Question (21 March 2013)
The Countess of Mar: My Lords, does the noble Lord agree that it becomes an embarrassment for people like me and the noble Lord, Lord Geddes, when we try to correct Members of the House, to be criticised by other Members for what we are doing when we are supposed to be self-regulating? It would be much easier if the Front Benches did a bit more.
- Roads: New and Young Drivers — Question (18 March 2013)
The Countess of Mar: My Lords, does the noble Earl agree that it is very hard to legislate for the exuberance of youths, especially when egged on by other exuberant youths, and that, even with a green plate on the back of their cars, they will test the boundaries of the law as hard as they can? I am not advocating that they should ignore the law but we have to face the facts. We were all young once and did silly...
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Benefits (14 March 2013)
The Countess of Mar: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many claims were made for industrial injuries disablement benefit in respect of the C3 class of prescribed diseases relating to phosphorous exposure or any sequelae thereof in each year since 1985; how many of those claims were successful; how many confirmed organophosphate poisoning; how many were restricted to accident only; and how many awarded claims...
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Employment: Work Capability Assessment (14 March 2013)
The Countess of Mar: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the light of the relevance of oral evidence to appeals against work capability assessment decisions, they have given consideration to decision makers taking oral evidence directly or by telephone at an early stage of the decision-making process; and what, if any, are the reasons against adopting such a policy.
- Health: Anorexia — Question for Short Debate (25 February 2013)
The Countess of Mar: My Lords, I, too, am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Giddens, for introducing this topic for debate tonight. The simple definition of anorexia is a "lack or loss of appetite for food". Too often, we hear of awful cases of anorexia nervosa. I will leave the discussion on that and on bulimia nervosa to other noble Lords. The noble Lord, Lord Alderdice, has given us a very good grounding in...
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Employment: Work Capability Assessment (25 February 2013)
The Countess of Mar: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 4 February (WA 6), what feedback has been received during the first six months of the new arrangements; whether a report of the feedback has been published, and if so where; and what is proposed for the future distribution of written determinations by the First-tier Tribunal Social Security and Child Support.
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Genetically Modified Organisms (25 February 2013)
The Countess of Mar: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the transboundary notification and accompanying documents as specified in Annex 1 of Regulation (EC) 1946/2003, for the shipment of genetically modified mosquito eggs by the United Kingdom company Oxitec to Panama, approved in Panama on 15 January.
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Waste Management: Brofiscin Quarry (25 February 2013)
The Countess of Mar: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the "appropriate persons" for the remediation of Brofiscin Quarry have been determined.
- Universal Credit Regulations 2013 — Motion to Approve (13 February 2013)
The Countess of Mar: My Lords, I propose to confine myself to Part 5 of these regulations on the capability for work or work-related activity. The Minister will recall many occasions when he has assured me that people with ME/CFS are judged on what they can and cannot do on their condition. Memo DMG 1/13, entitled, ESA: LCW and LCWRA Changes, has been brought to my notice very recently. Part 16 of these changes,...
- Horsemeat and Food Fraud — Statement (11 February 2013)
The Countess of Mar: My Lords, in many ways, this is a sign of the times. Cheap food means that manufacturers are constantly chasing their bottom line. There is also a surplus of horsemeat on the market because people cannot afford to keep horses. Can we not somehow resolve this problem by putting horsemeat into pet, as opposed to human, food? Can he corroborate or deny a statement made today in the Daily...
- Previous Business – Lords: Grand Committee (6 February 2013)
The effects of the PACE trial on provision of health and social care and welfare benefits for people with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis – the Countess of Mar.
- Defamation Bill: Report (5 February 2013)
The Countess of Mar: My Lords, this is Report, and the noble Lord has had his say.
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Employment: Work Capability Assessment (4 February 2013)
The Countess of Mar: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are taking steps to ensure that tribunal judges in work capability assessment cases give written determinations for the benefit of appellants, Atos and the Department for Work and Pensions; and, if so, what progress has been made so far.
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Government Departments: Records (30 January 2013)
The Countess of Mar: To ask Her Majesty's Government who has legal ownership of the contents of historic disability living allowance claimants' files; and whether they will be destroyed in their entirety, destroyed after personal material is returned to claimants, retained in archives or maintained as continuing evidence for claimants who are migrated to personal independence payments from disability living allowance.