Results 41–60 of 1542 for speaker:Lord Darzi of Denham

Written Answers — House of Lords: Embryology (16 Jul 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The figures on the respective levels of cord blood stored for clinical use can be found in the report entitled Cord Blood Banking in the UK—An International Comparison of Policy and Practice, a copy of which has been placed in the Library.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food Standards Agency (16 Jul 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: My right honourable friend the Secretary of State invited the House of Commons Health Select Committee to scrutinise the preferred candidate, the right honourable Lord Rooker, prior to appointment. The committee invited Lord Rooker to give evidence on 6 July 2009, following which it recommended that the Secretary of State continue with the appointment. Lord Rooker was confirmed as the new...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food: Labelling (16 Jul 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The Government have no plans to introduce special food labelling for schoolchildren. They have developed a number of resources for use in schools to assist schoolchildren in learning about food labelling within the context of healthy eating. An example of one of the learning resources provided can be found at: www.food.gov.uk/healthiereating/nutritionschools/teachingtoo ls/myfoodspace

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Contaminated Blood Products (16 Jul 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: Work is now under way by departmental officials to implement the Government's response to Lord Archer's report, which will include the level of funding to be made available for disbursement to widows and other dependents. No decision on this has yet been taken.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Contaminated Blood Products (16 Jul 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: I refer the noble Lord to my earlier reply (WA 15) which said that a broad indicator of the annual level of benefit currently available through the Macfarlane Trust was calculated by dividing the total number of beneficiaries both infected and non-infected into the total expenditure of the trusts, the result being an overall average of £6,400. The Macfarlane Trust has made representations...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Contaminated Blood Products (16 Jul 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The Government have published their response to the recommendations in Lord Archer's report. Further helpful representations from the Macfarlane Trust have recently been received, and a reply will be given shortly.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Coronary Care (16 Jul 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: Catheter Laboratories are the facilities in which cardiologists undertake the main cardiological interventions for patients, such as angiography, angioplasty, pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implants. As part of the National Service Framework for Coronary Heart Diseases there has been a national programme to increase the number of catheter laboratories across the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Coronary Care (16 Jul 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: At the end of May 2009 there were 8,310 people waiting for an angiogram in England, and 98 per cent of these were waiting three months or less and nobody was waiting longer than six months. The waiting list in each strategic health authority (SHA) and the average wait for people on the waiting list at the end of May 2009 is shown in the table below. SHA Name 31.5.09 Average wait per...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Notifiable Diseases (16 Jul 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: Information about the travel history or status of patients with notifiable infectious diseases is not collected as it is not required to be reported by registered medical practitioners under the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984. The 1984 Act requires the minimum essential information to be reported to enable prompt investigation and response to protect public health. Data on...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS: Expenditure (16 Jul 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: Where possible, the requested data are given in tables 1, 2 and 3. Care should be taken in comparing data across time periods. As noted in footnotes, definitional changes make direct comparisons of data problematic. Table 1: National Health Service (NHS) Expenditure England (1988-89 to 2007-08) Year Net NHS Expenditure (4) £ billion Net NHS Expenditure (in 1996-97 Prices)£ billion...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS: Surplus Land (16 Jul 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: Under the local arrangements for managing National Health Service estate, the disposal of surplus land and buildings are decisions that are taken locally rather than nationally. The planned value of income such disposals for non-foundation trusts during this financial year and next is estimated to be £200 million per annum. Equivalent data for foundation trusts are not available.

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS: Surplus Land (16 Jul 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: Individual National Health Service trusts are separate legal entities. They are responsible for the management and disposal of land and buildings in their ownership. The department currently has no plans to seek to outsource at a national level the management of land and buildings in the ownership of National Health Service trusts.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Alcohol (15 Jul 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: Seven units.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Autism (15 Jul 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The decision to undertake transition research for young people with autism with the University of York and not through the services of Professor Baird, was taken after detailed consideration of the remit of the research and strict Government procurement requirements. This is no reflection on Professor Baird or her team and we hope that she will continue to work with the department on future...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Department of Health: Arm's-length Bodies (15 Jul 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: Following the review of the department's arms length bodies (ALBs), the number of pre-existing ALBs has been reduced from 38 in 2004 to 20 in 2009. Subsequent to the review, responsibility for one ALB (the Alcohol Education and Research Council) has transferred to the Department of Health from the Home Office, raising the current number of ALBs to 21. All of these ALBs have roles in the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Embryology (15 Jul 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The draft Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Special Exemption) Regulations 2009 will replace the Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Special Exemption) Regulations 1991. The regulations have been updated to take account of the changes made by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (the 2008 Act), specifically to the definition of embryo and the introduction of human admixed...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Embryology (15 Jul 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The power under which the Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Special Exemption) Regulations 1991 and the draft Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Special Exemption) Regulations 2009 are made is set out in Section 43 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990. This limits the scope of the regulations to make provision in relation to the keeping and examination of gametes and embryos,...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food: Supplements (15 Jul 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: No specific levels for vitamins and minerals in food supplements have yet been proposed by the European Commission or discussed in Commission-led working group meetings with member states. There are no plans to provide briefing material to United Kingdom (UK) Members of the European Parliament at this stage on progress in establishing maximum permitted levels for nutrients in food supplements...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Obesity (15 Jul 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: There are no plans to place any contractual obligations on employers in respect of preventing employees from gaining weight. However, as part of the obesity strategy we are working with employers to encourage healthy eating and physical activity. In addition, the Government's response to Dame Carol Black's review of the health of the working age population Improving Health and Work: Changing...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS: Admissions (15 Jul 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: Information gathered from the Your Health Your Care Your Say process, and various studies, suggests that a significant proportion of hospital admissions could be avoidable with the right care and support in the community. The next-stage review has identified tackling this area as urgent, and the primary and community care strategy is now in place to start tackling this in a systematic way....


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