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Insect Population - Question (19 Mar 2019)

the Countess of Mar: My Lords, does the noble Lord agree that it is not just farmers who should look after insects? Every single person who has a garden should do so, by planting plants which attract insects and stopping concreting or tarmacking their front gardens.

Agricultural Subsidies - Question ( 3 Dec 2018)

the Countess of Mar: My Lords, I declare my interests, as in the register. While I entirely endorse what the Minister said about improving the environment, could he please make sure that the waterways themselves are kept clear to prevent flooding? When riverbeds become swamped with weeds and things, the water will not flow through and away, which causes flooding.

Schools: Mental Health Support - Question (27 Nov 2018)

the Countess of Mar: My Lords, frequently children with ME are diagnosed as having a mental health problem at school, which leads them into child protection proceedings. Can the Minister please ensure that the people responsible are aware of the fact that ME is not a mental health condition so that these children are not treated as mental health patients?

Verify: Digital Identity System - Question (26 Nov 2018)

the Countess of Mar: My Lords, we electronically tag all our animals—I speak as a former farmer. Why cannot we electronically tag humans? We could all have microchips, and then we would know where we were.

Operation Conifer: Sir Edward Heath - Question (12 Nov 2018)

the Countess of Mar: My Lords, several weeks ago I offered to the Minister a contact who has a great deal of information which would entirely refute every one of these seven allegations. Has she made contact with that person?

Roundup - Question (31 Oct 2018)

the Countess of Mar: My Lords, I remind the noble Lord that glyphosate was initially registered as a very powerful chelator, which means that it blocks out essential minerals and elements from plant systems. Secondly, it was registered as an antibiotic, so it kills off micro-organisms in the soil. Thirdly, it was registered as a weedkiller. All those factors have an effect on what we eat every day. Finland, which...

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill - Committee (1st Day) (29 Oct 2018)

the Countess of Mar: I have to tell noble Lords that if Amendment 17 is agreed I cannot call Amendment 18 by reason of pre-emption.

Grenfell Tower: Toxins - Private Notice Question (15 Oct 2018)

the Countess of Mar: My Lords, the concentration has been on the chemical effects of the tower cladding. Does the Minister appreciate that thousands—and I mean thousands—of chemicals are involved in furniture and furnishings being burned? While the air may be clear, I understand that the soil has been contaminated, and it is not just by inhalation that people can be poisoned but also by skin absorption....

Recycling - Question ( 9 Oct 2018)

the Countess of Mar: My Lords, there is a serious problem with the recycling or disposal of larger household items, such as carpets and furniture that have had flame-retardant chemicals put on them. Many of these chemicals have now been banned, but the furniture is still in use or needs to be disposed of. The current flame retardants contain organophosphates, and I know quite a lot about them. What advice is...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials (26 Sep 2018)

the Countess of Mar: To ask Her Majesty's Government what information has been made available to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, the Dame Judith Hackett Review, and the Independent Experts Advisory Panel with regard to the findings set out in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills consultation papers on the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations, published in 2015, that the Regulations are...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials (25 Sep 2018)

the Countess of Mar: To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish their response to the September 2016 consultation on necessary fire safety changes to the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988; and what account they will take of the December 2017 Chemosphere article Flame retardants in UK furniture increase smoke toxicity more than they reduce fire growth rate.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fire Resistant Materials (25 Sep 2018)

the Countess of Mar: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to promote the development of materials and products that meet fire safety requirements without the use of chemical flame retardants.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials (25 Sep 2018)

the Countess of Mar: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many meetings they have held or attended since the end of the consultation on the changes to the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 in November 2016 to discuss possible proposals; with whom; on what dates, and what, if any, were the outcomes.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Mefloquine (24 Sep 2018)

the Countess of Mar: To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to publish the results of the research into the side effects of malaria chemo-prophylaxis referred to in their second and third six-monthly progress updates to the House of Commons Defence Committee on its report An acceptable risk? The use of Lariam for military personnel, published on 24 May 2016.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials (24 Sep 2018)

the Countess of Mar: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to warn the public (1) about sofas and mattresses that contain the toxic flame-retardant chemical DecaBDE, (2) that these items are unsuitable for recycling; and (3) that they should be disposed of safely.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Veterinary Services (19 Sep 2018)

the Countess of Mar: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to consult the veterinary profession before any changes are made to meet veterinary workforce capacity that could impact on the UK’s ability to trade animals and animal products in line with high welfare standards; and if so, when.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Veterinary Services (18 Sep 2018)

the Countess of Mar: To ask Her Majesty's Government why, as reported in the National Audit Office report on Defra's Progress in Implementing EU Exit, Defra was not permitted to engage with the veterinary industry in April; and which authority prevented that engagement.

Northern Ireland: Devolved Government - Question ( 4 Sep 2018)

the Countess of Mar: My Lords, the Minister has still not responded to the request of the noble Lord, Lord Empey, that something be done urgently about the health service in Northern Ireland. What is being done specifically about the health service in Northern Ireland?

Brexit: Food Standards Regulations - Question ( 4 Sep 2018)

the Countess of Mar: Will the noble Lord assure the House that there will be sufficient funding for the Food Standards Agency and for local authority environmental health officers—who act as its agents—to check that the law is being observed and, where it is not, to enforce it?

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fire Resistant Materials (31 Jul 2018)

the Countess of Mar: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they take to ensure that all flame retardants are safe (1) in normal use, (2) during fires, and (3) at the end of life when they are disposed of.


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