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Local Elections: Pilot Schemes (11 May 2000)

the Countess of Mar: My Lords, has the Minister given any thought to the reasons for the low polls in the recent elections? At one time it was believed that politicians were interested in the people, but now it appears that the people are expected to be more interested in politicians.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Gulf War Veterans: Questionnaires to GPs (4 May 2000)

the Countess of Mar: asked Her Majesty's Government: Upon what legal authority the Ministry of Defence issues health questionnaires to the general practitioners of former members of HM Armed Forces, former Army Reservists and former members of the Territorial Army who served in Operation Granby without the consent of the individual concerned; how many questionnaires have been distributed, and over what period;...

Prostate Cancer (3 May 2000)

the Countess of Mar: My Lords, how many research projects are in hand at present which are considering not only treatment but also causation? Has the Medical Research Council plans to fund any more?

Waste Incineration: Proposed Directive (19 Apr 2000)

the Countess of Mar: asked Her Majesty's Government: What communications took place between officials in the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions during the consultation period for the European Union directive on the incineration of waste.

Waste Incineration: Proposed Directive (19 Apr 2000)

the Countess of Mar: My Lords, I am grateful for that reply. Is the noble Lord aware that I sat on Sub-Committee C of the European Communities Committee which considered this draft directive and that at no time was there any mention of an estimated 3,000 incinerators for animal carcasses--I refer to those in pet crematoria, in veterinary surgeries, farms which have on-site incinerators, hunt kennels and the big...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Gulf War Veterans: Epidemiological Study (11 Apr 2000)

the Countess of Mar: asked Her Majesty's Government: What evidence apart from death certificates was used for the mortality section of the epidemiological study into morbidity and mortality of Gulf War veterans conducted by Professor Nicola Cherry of Manchester University.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Mersley Farm, Isle of Wight (11 Apr 2000)

the Countess of Mar: asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Whitty on 31 January (WA 4), whether the Environment Agency has completed its investigations into pesticides incidents at Mersley Farm, Isle of Wight; if it has, whether it has decided to prosecute; and, if not, how much longer it anticipates the investigations will take.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Gulf War Veterans: Epidemiological Study (10 Apr 2000)

the Countess of Mar: asked Her Majesty's Government: When they anticipate the epidemiological study into morbidity and mortality among Gulf war veterans, conducted by Professor Nicola Cherry at Manchester University, will be published.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Gulf War Veterans: Neurological and Immunological Study (10 Apr 2000)

the Countess of Mar: asked Her Majesty's Government: When they anticipate the results of the neurological and immunological study of Gulf war veterans being conducted at King's College Hospital will be published.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Mersley Farm, Isle of Wight (10 Apr 2000)

the Countess of Mar: asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Whitty on 15 December 1999 (WA 42), whether the investigations into the ill health caused by exposure to pesticides, as opposed to investigations into complaints of exposure to pesticides, of employees of Mersley Farm, Isle of Wight, included an epidemiological study and clinical investigations; and, if not, whether they...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Epichlorohydrin: Use in Sheep Dips (10 Apr 2000)

the Countess of Mar: asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Baroness Hayman on 13 March (WA 190), why diazinon-based sheep dip formulations containing epichlorohydrin continued to be licensed by the Veterinary Products Committee when epichlorohydrin was categorised as a carcinogen and a mutagen by the World Health Organisation in 1984.

Begging (3 Apr 2000)

the Countess of Mar: My Lords, what is the purpose of fining a beggar?

Written Answers — House of Lords: Diazinon-based Sheep Dips (30 Mar 2000)

the Countess of Mar: asked Her Majesty's Government: Which company or companies manufactured diazinon between 1975 and 1999; whether, if more than one company was involved, the appropriate licensing authority was advised on each occasion that epichlorhydrin was removed from the commercial formulation of products with diazinon as the active ingredient; and, if the licensing authority was not advised, why not.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Diazinon-based Sheep Dips (30 Mar 2000)

the Countess of Mar: asked Her Majesty's Government: What independent research has been conducted into the chemical reactions that occur in formulations of diazinon-based organophosphate sheep dips when they are stored under variable conditions, when the concentrates are mixed according to manufacturers' instructions in water of variable PH and temperature and when the mixed dip is left standing; and, if such...

House of Lords' Offices: Select Committee Report (27 Mar 2000)

the Countess of Mar: My Lords, I take this opportunity to thank the committee for extending the rights of females to sit on the Steps of the Throne. Perhaps I may remind the noble Lord that new incumbents will have will far less of a battle than I had with the noble Lord, Lord Denham--I see he has just taken his seat--when he was Chief Whip. When I sought to persuade him that my daughter, who is also my heir,...

GM Technologies and the Developing World (27 Mar 2000)

the Countess of Mar: My Lords, will the Minister bear in mind the lessons learned from the profusion of toxic chemicals which have been spread around the world and have caused enormous damage? Slogans such as that used by the noble Lord, Lord Taverne, regarding the absolute safety of chemicals have proved to be untrue. Would the Minister bear in mind that, with genetic modification, there is no going back? We are...

Home Office: Press Officers (16 Mar 2000)

the Countess of Mar: My Lords, in his role as spokesman for the Government, will the Minister kindly ask his colleagues in this House and in another place to ensure that, when documents are sent out for public consultation, these press officers--no doubt his department is not the only one to have an increase in staff--use some of their time to publicise the issue of them? For instance, the review of the Mental...

NHS Treatments (15 Mar 2000)

the Countess of Mar: My Lords, does the Minister recall that I have written to him on a number of occasions about people who require treatment through environmental medicine because nothing else has succeeded? Is he aware that, in order to get such treatment validated, I have had meetings with representatives of NICE? I have found them extremely co-operative, helpful and very understanding of the situation. They...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Epichlorohydrin: Stabiliser Use in Sheep Dips (13 Mar 2000)

the Countess of Mar: asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answers by Baroness Hayman on 22 February (WA 28) and 28 February (WA 52), and the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 1 March 1993 (WA 31-32), in which other diazinon-based sheep dips epichlorohydrin was used as a stabiliser; and when it was removed from these formulations.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Asylum Refusals (9 Mar 2000)

the Countess of Mar: asked Her Majesty's Government: For each year since 1990, how many asylum seekers from each of Turkey, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India, Ghana, Nigeria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Romania were refused asylum and exceptional leave to remain after full consideration; how many were refused under paragraph 340 of the Immigration Rules; how many were refused on safe third country grounds;...


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