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Carers: Support - Question (17 Jun 2019)

the Countess of Mar: My Lords, the noble Baroness, Lady Pitkeathley, made it clear that what is needed is action now, not a long-term plan. What plans do the Government have to help people who are having problems now?

House of Lords: Gender Equality - Question ( 6 Jun 2019)

the Countess of Mar: My Lords, as the last hereditary woman left standing, I ask the Minister to ask the Chief Whip to support the noble Lord, Lord Grocott, and the noble Baroness, Lady Hayter, in their requests.

National Minimum Wage Naming Scheme - Statement ( 5 Jun 2019)

the Countess of Mar: My Lords, for many years, gangmasters have taken people out of cities to work in rural communities and have been known to pay them below the minimum wage. Are they regarded as employers or is the farmer who uses these men and women regarded as the employer, and if so, how many farmers have been named and shamed?

European Parliament Elections: Non-UK EU Citizens - Statement ( 5 Jun 2019)

the Countess of Mar: My Lords, does the noble Lord appreciate that Urgent Questions should be treated in the same way as Oral Questions? Members should ask two questions, briefly.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials ( 5 Jun 2019)

the Countess of Mar: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 11 September 2018 (HL10265), whether the volumes of DecaBDE in existing upholstered furniture have been established; and what procedures are in place to safely dispose of such furniture.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials ( 5 Jun 2019)

the Countess of Mar: To ask Her Majesty's Government what was (1) the basis, and (2) the supporting evidence, for the proposal contained in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s 2016 consultation on the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations to continue to include children’s mattresses in the scope of the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988, in the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials ( 5 Jun 2019)

the Countess of Mar: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 21 May (HL15638), what steps they are taking to clarify which of the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 or the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 should take precedence in circumstances where either might apply, such as in (1) domestic and communal spaces in care homes, or (2)...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials ( 5 Jun 2019)

the Countess of Mar: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 21 May (HL15637), how much of the allocation for 2018–19 has been spent on product compliance testing; how many tests were conducted; and what were the results.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials ( 5 Jun 2019)

the Countess of Mar: To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Office for Product Safety and Standards has spent on testing for compliance using the match test under the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 since its formation; how many fabrics have failed the test; and how many have passed.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials ( 5 Jun 2019)

the Countess of Mar: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 22 May (HL15636), which scientific evidence from external sources including academic papers and studies they are taking into account; what are the dates of meetings that have taken place to discuss the progress of the review; and whether they have met (1) Professor Richard Hull of the University of Central...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials ( 5 Jun 2019)

the Countess of Mar: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 22 May (HL15639), what is the basis for their assertion that the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 ensure the “highest levels of fire safety”; and what assessment they have made of the findings of the (1) 2014 and 2016 consultations on reforming the law, and (2) Flame retardants in...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Medical Treatments: Children ( 5 Jun 2019)

the Countess of Mar: To ask Her Majesty's Government what processes are in place to safeguard children with chronic fatigue syndrome and other disorders whose parents have enrolled them on Lightning Process courses; and what evaluation has been undertaken of the (1) benefits, and (2) harms, to those children who have participated in such courses.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fire Resistant Materials ( 4 Jun 2019)

the Countess of Mar: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 20 May (HL15634), whether DecaBDE is the same chemical as DecaPBDE; and whether production and use of DecaPBDE continues in the UK.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials (23 May 2019)

the Countess of Mar: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prosecutions were made by Trading Standards for offences under the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations 1988 between 2014 and 2019; and how many of these prosecutions resulted in a conviction.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials (22 May 2019)

the Countess of Mar: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the finding of the study Flame retardants in UK furniture increase smoke toxicity more than they reduce fire growth rate, published in the journal Chemosphere in December 2017; and what steps they are taking to ensure that UK furniture is safe.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Furniture: Fire Prevention (22 May 2019)

the Countess of Mar: To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Office for Product Safety and Standards has spent on product compliance testing under the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations 1988 since its formation; and what were the results of such testing.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 (22 May 2019)

the Countess of Mar: To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will respond to their 2016 consultation on updating the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations 1988.

Procedure Committee - Motion to Agree (21 May 2019)

the Countess of Mar: My Lords, I declare my interest as a Deputy Speaker. I have been a Member of your Lordships’ House for nearly 44 years and I have seen a lot of changes. I remind noble Lords who want more power for the Speaker that, apart from this, we are a self-regulating Chamber. It is up to us to discipline ourselves in the length of our questions and our answers—incidentally, this includes...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Furniture: Fire Prevention (21 May 2019)

the Countess of Mar: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address the differences between the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations 1988 and the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.


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