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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;...

Agriculture (8 Mar 2000)

the Countess of Mar: My Lords, will the noble Baroness kindly give way? There is a lot of misunderstanding in this industry. Will she make absolutely clear that it is just the hourly rates that have been frozen, not the number of hours? The number of hours is likely to increase in accordance with EU requirements.

Agriculture (8 Mar 2000)

the Countess of Mar: My Lords, I am grateful to my noble friend Lord Palmer for enabling us to air our concerns on this subject tonight. I express a desire that the Government will at last act as well as listen. We have heard repeated statements about the support provided to farmers by the Government, yet when the figures are analysed it is impossible not to compare the £1,000 per head of rescue funds which the...

Hospitals: Infection Control (8 Mar 2000)

the Countess of Mar: My Lords, is the Minister aware--I do not suppose he will be--that my mother trained at Great Ormond Street and Guy's Hospital in the 1920s and 1930s? Most of her junior nursing time was spent cleaning, even down to polishing castors on beds. They understood in those days that infection was from cross-contamination. With the introduction of antibiotics those cleaning regimes rather fell off....

Written Answers — House of Lords: Diazinon: Stabiliser Use in Pesticides (7 Mar 2000)

the Countess of Mar: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether any stabiliser is currently used in formulations of pesticides or veterinary medicines for commercial use with diazinon as their active ingredient to prevent the formation of TEPP or SULPHOTEPP; and, if not, under what conditions of storage and use these products of degradation are known to form.

Meat Industry Red Tape Working Group: Report (6 Mar 2000)

the Countess of Mar: asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to their response to the report of the Meat Industry Red Tape Working Group, how they propose to prevent widespread closure of small and medium-sized abattoirs and cutting plants and give confidence to their owners and to the wider farming community.

Meat Industry Red Tape Working Group: Report (6 Mar 2000)

the Countess of Mar: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that reply. Does she appreciate that the one point absolutely crucial to the survival of small and medium-sized abattoirs--that relating to charges--is one of the three points which the Government did not accept? Will she please make it absolutely clear to her right honourable friend that most of the small abattoirs questioned--I believe 26 out of 28--said...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Sheep Dipping and "Crutching" (6 Mar 2000)

the Countess of Mar: asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the recommended period of time between dipping sheep in organophosphorus or synthetic pyrethroid sheep dips and "crutching" of the animals by professional shearers prior to slaughter.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Epichlorohydrin (2 Mar 2000)

the Countess of Mar: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether epichlorohydrin is currently in use in any industrial processes; and whether it is to be found as part of the formulation of, or as a residue in, any consumer products.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Respiratory Symptoms in Children (2 Mar 2000)

the Countess of Mar: asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the statement by Baroness Hollis of Heigham (H.L. Deb., 16 February, col. 1301) that "75 per cent of the illnesses of the children of lone parents are respiratory related and correlated with their parents' smoking", what is the correlation with exposure to moulds and fungi, dust, poor nutrition, stress and lack of sleep in this group of children.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Diazinon-based Sheep Dips (29 Feb 2000)

the Countess of Mar: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether any other chemicals are used as stablisers to prevent the development of TEPP and SULPHOTEPP in products containing diazinon as their active ingredient; and, if so, what they are.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Chechnya: Oil Wells and Pipelines (29 Feb 2000)

the Countess of Mar: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have had any communication from the Russian Government or any independent information, about the condition of the oil wells in Chechnya.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Chechnya: Oil Wells and Pipelines (29 Feb 2000)

the Countess of Mar: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, to their knowledge, either the Russian Government or the local authorities in Chechnya have asked for any outside assistance with the handling of the oil wells or oil pipelines in Chechnya.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Chechnya: Oil Wells and Pipelines (29 Feb 2000)

the Countess of Mar: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they intend to make aid to Chechnya conditional upon inspection of the oil wells and pipelines in that country.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Adverse Drug Reactions (29 Feb 2000)

the Countess of Mar: asked Her Majesty's Government: How many deaths and how many serious adverse reactions there have been from unlicensed herbal medicines, homoeopathic medicines and vitamin and mineral supplements; and how these figures compare with deaths and serious adverse reactions to licensed pharmaceutical medicines since 1990.


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