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Orders of the Day — Private Hire Vehicles (Carriage of Guide Dogs etc.) Bill: New Clause 1 — Damage by assistance dog (19 Jul 2002)

Mr Chris Pond: ...I understand that approximately 4 per cent. of the adult population have asthma that is so severe as to require regular medical supervision, but of course the number of those whose asthma or other allergy would be triggered by dogs will be much smaller than that. Although I accept that such allergies are not to be sneezed at, there are not huge numbers of people who will be affected by the...

Written Answers — Health: Diseases (8 Jul 2014)

Norman Lamb: Annual incidence data for allergies, asthma and eczema is not collected. NHS England’s service specification for specialised allergy includes an estimate of 20 million people in the United Kingdom being affected by allergenic disease at some point in their lives. The severe asthma service specification includes an estimate of more than 5 million for the number in the UK affected by asthma....

Written Answers — Health: Joint Replacements (24 Feb 2014)

Norman Lamb: ...Hip replacement 2011-12 Age group Number of procedures Number of available records One or more problems Of those with one or more problems Readmitted Further surgery         Allergy Bleeding Urinary Wound     50-59 9,831 5,442 1,584 584 313 544 562 370 155 60-69 21,928 13,581 4,077 1,536 667 1,583 1,228 855 313 70-79 24;875 14,828...

Air Quality - Question (27 Jun 2016)

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff: In 2008 I had the privilege of chairing a Select Committee on allergy. We reported that atmospheric pollution, particularly by diesel particulates, was increasing allergy-related diseases but also hindering the lung growth of small children, particularly babies and primary school children. It seems sad that we have begun to take that seriously only at this point. Will the Government undertake...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Free School Meals (17 Mar 2020)

Vicky Ford: ...provide additional support. Guidance for schools is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-food-stand ards-resources-for-schools with additional supporting information on allergies at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-food-stand ards-resources-for-schools/allergy-guidance-for-schools.

Written Answers — Department for Education: *No heading* (28 Jul 2017)

Lord Nash: We know how important it is that children with allergies and other medical conditions are supported to enjoy a full education. That is why we introduced a new duty to require governing bodies to make arrangements to support pupils with medical conditions, and have provided statutory guidance outlining schools’ responsibilities in this area. To provide specific support for pupils with...

Food Labelling (5 May 2004)

Baroness Masham of Ilton: ...in the debate is because on my way to your Lordships' House my taxi driver asked me what was going on here today. I told him about this debate. He told me that one of his children has a serious allergy to nuts. It is so serious that the parents have to carry two syringes of adrenaline in case their boy becomes seriously ill. My taxi driver told me that there should be a national campaign...

Written Answers — Health: Latex Gloves (22 Jul 2004)

John Hutton: ...Agency to remove powdered latex gloves, (the biggest cause of latex sensitisation), from sale to national health service employers. This action has reduced significantly the incidence of latex allergy, and has been followed up by the Department and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) issuing a latex toolkit. The toolkit covers issues concerning latex allergy, including what steps...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Allergies: Schools (4 Nov 2021)

Will Quince: Under Section 100 of the Children and Families Act 2014, schools have a duty to support pupils at their school with medical conditions. This could include ensuring that a child with an allergy is able to eat a school lunch. The Food Information Regulations 2014 requires all food businesses including school caterers to show the allergen ingredient information for the food they serve. This...

Hornets (16 Oct 2007)

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff: My Lords, I declare an interest, having chaired the Science and Technology Committee inquiry into allergy and want to follow up the points made. Do the Government recognise that the lack of specialist allergy centres in this country means that we do not have complete disease registers, so that estimates of anaphylaxis may vastly underestimate the size of the problem? Do they recognise that...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Allergies (8 Sep 2017)

Steve Brine: The Department provides no specific advice to clinical commissioning groups about either the Drug Allergy Quality Standard, published in July 2015, or the Food Allergy Quality Standard, published in March 2016. Quality Standards, published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) are important in setting out to patients, the public, commissioners and providers what a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Sheep Dips (20 Jun 1991)

David Maclean: Of course we are aware of the reports from people who have suffered allergies or reactions to the use of any compound, including pesticides and sheep dips. There are 99,000 sheep farmers in England, Wales and Scotland and we have reports of 63 adverse reactions. We are terribly sympathetic to farmers who suffer an adverse reaction, just as we are sympathetic to anyone who suffers an adverse...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Food: Food (15 Jul 1999)

Susan Deacon: ...are exempt from most of the general food labelling requirements. Discussions are ongoing at EU level to amend the Directive to require labelling of those ingredients which are known to affect allergy sufferers. In addition to food containing nut or nut oil contents it is also important to identify other specific ingredients (eggs, milk, fish, cereals containing gluten and their products)...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Hereditary Angioedema: Health Services (28 Oct 2021)

Maria Caulfield: ...health professionals working in primary care, providing recommendations on the recognition and management of hereditary angioedema. NHS England’s ‘2013/14 NHS Standard Contract for Specialised Allergy Services (All Ages)’ specifies that centres provide equity of access to best practice standards, based on current national and international guidelines, for diagnosis and management for...

Public Bill Committee: Agriculture Bill: Marketing standards and carcass classification (13 Nov 2018)

George Eustice: ...important issue. As he pointed out, the problem of allergens leading to deaths has been in the news most recently with the tragic story of 15-year-old Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, who died due to an allergy to sesame in a baguette that she bought from Pret a Manger. This is an important area and we are going to look closely at the review of food law, particularly for the labelling of...

Gulf War Illnesses (15 Jan 2001)

Earl Attlee: ...his usual skill and vigour, so I shall not repeat all his very valid points. I remind the House that I have a peripheral interest. I intend to cover two points: testing for depleted uranium and allergies. DU is necessary to defeat the armour of modern enemy armoured fighting vehicles. It is not used for training, as it is unnecessary or undesirable for technical reasons. It is not a...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Food: Allergies (13 Jun 2019)

Seema Kennedy: As a non-Ministerial Government Department responsible for food safety and authenticity, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has worked extensively on the provision of food allergy advice for food businesses. The FSA has worked with industry on best practice guidance and is updating the allergen section in Safer Food Better Business packs to ensure all information is consistent with the most...

Written Answers — Health: Hayfever (19 Jun 2003)

Stephen Ladyman: holding answer 16 June 2003 It is not possible to state the number of people who have been diagnosed as suffering from allergies that include hayfever. This is due to the fact that many people diagnose themselves, and buy remedies at their local pharmacy, or are diagnosed by their general practitioner or appropriate clinic. It is however estimated that at least 15 per cent. of the population...

Written Answers — Defence: Army: Recruitment (15 Jul 2008)

Bob Ainsworth: ...a sufficient safeguard for an individual with a nut intolerance attempting to self-regulate their diet. Neither would it be practical to make special arrangements to accommodate people with such an allergy. It would therefore be highly irresponsible of the Army to employ an individual with such a condition. For these reasons any recruit with a past history of food allergy is automatically...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Allergies: Research (22 Jul 2015)

George Freeman: ...research centres and units, clinical research facilities and the NIHR Clinical Research Network. Major current investments include: - £2.5 million for the South Manchester respiratory and allergy clinical research facility; - £2.2 million for the research theme on environment, respiratory health and allergy at the biomedical research centre at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS...


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