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Scottish Parliament written answers — Health: Health (30 Aug 2000)

Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider funding a Scottish National Allergy Centre to co-ordinate one-stop treatment and research into allergic diseases.

NHS: Allergy Specialists (27 Jul 2000)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: My Lords, the new allergy specialty was established in June last year. We are currently assessing how many consultants the National Health Service will need in this specialty, in discussion with the relevant Royal Colleges and NHS management.

Sickle Cell Anaemia (6 Mar 2000)

Ms Jane Griffiths: talk to teachers or anybody else about it, but it can cause problems throughout their education. Teachers these days are routinely made aware of, and told how to deal with, asthma attacks, nut allergies and other severe allergies, which are suffered by an increasing number of primary school pupils. However, they are not routinely made aware of, and told how to understand and deal with,...

Committees: Silicone Breast Implants (3 Mar 2000)

Tom Brake: ...find less acceptable and would say were in no way inert. The problems associated with silicone implants that have been reported by different women range from partial paralysis to arthritis, severe allergies, chronic fatigue syndrome and memory problems. As hon. Members may know, a moratorium on silicone implants exists—except for clinical trials, in the United States and Canada—and...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Health: Health (29 Feb 2000)

Susan Deacon: We have no plans for such a unit, but hope to publish shortly a major review of immunology and allergy services undertaken by the Scottish Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee, the recommendations of which should help focus the development of the range of local services required by those who suffer from allergies.

Scottish Parliament: Modernising Government (23 Feb 2000)

Christine Grahame: ...and the system of government into disrepute, which to me is far more important. I am glad that the First Minister is not here because I know that he does not like newspaper cuttings—he has an allergy to them. Thanks to the media—God bless them—I sometimes find out what will happen in this Parliament. I read in The Herald today that the Deputy First Minister "gave a clear hint during...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Health: Health (10 Feb 2000)

Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to develop a Scottish national allergy centre.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food Labelling (25 Jan 2000)

Baroness Hayman: ...the quantities of key ingredients. We are encouraging the development of voluntary industry guidelines aimed at providing better, more consistent information to those consumers with specific allergies and will continue to press for appropriate changes to European and international rules. We are also launching a new initiative to stimulate public debate on food labelling and find out what...

Scottish Parliament: Drug Misuse (20 Jan 2000)

Lloyd Quinan: ..., but she does not use ecstasy. Those who do see it as a recreational drug, and we must recognise that—it is that simple. More people have died in the past 10 years in the United Kingdom from nut allergies than from the use of ecstasy as a recreational drug.

Statutory Nuisances (Hedgerows in Residential Areas) Bill [H.L.] (11 Jan 2000)

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: ...risk of disease or illness for the matter to be a statutory nuisance. For example, if someone could show that dust particles in the hedge foliage caused or aggravated respiratory problems or an allergy he might be able to use these provisions to remedy the situation. Where the person suffers stress-related illnesses, which we believe account for the vast majority of nuisance hedge cases,...

Guide Dogs: Carriage by Taxi (11 Jan 2000)

Earl Attlee: ...37 runs to only one page of 40 lines? There are no regulations to be drafted, the Act is clear, and there are specific exemptions for medical problems. How many taxi drivers are thought to have dog allergy problems? Surely all that is required is a certificate from a driver's GP stating that the driver has a problem.

Orders of the Day — Food Standards Bill: Directions Relating to Breach of Duty or to International Obligations (8 Nov 1999)

Ms Joyce Quin: It is extremely clear from our debates on the matter that the Food Standards Agency is able to consider labelling generally and its importance to the consumer, both in terms of freedom of choice—a matter mentioned by several hon. Members—and to avoid consumers being misled by labels. During the passage of the Bill, many examples of the problems of misleading labelling were given by hon....

Scottish Parliament: Food Standards Agency (15 Sep 1999)

Richard Simpson: ...effective and England is catching up. We need to take care of special groups, such as children, pregnant women, the seriously ill, the elderly—particularly those in institutions—and people with allergies. The agency will address that need. I also welcome the minister's announcement on the licensing of butchers and the consideration that is to be given to other catering establishments....

Orders of the Day — Food Standards Bill: Labelling of Food Products (22 Jul 1999)

David Maclean: ...salt content and the sugar content. The labels give us the nutritional information. It is sensible to want to know whether a product is gluten free, and whether it is suitable for people with a nut allergy. We will want to know whether the product has been approved as being genuinely organic, but we can only go by some of the approved standards. If there is a symbol on the product saying...

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

Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive whether following the death of athlete Ross Baillie of anaphylactic shock through nut allergy, it intends to incorporate into Food Safety legislation a legal requirement to label all restaurant food to disclose nut or nut oil contents.

Nut Allergies (24 Jun 1999)

Mr Jeff Rooker: my family is affected by this. It is more widespread than you think." That is absolutely true and we have to take the matter extremely seriously. There are too many deaths. There is more of the allergy about. We are checking into whether that is due to people's sensitivity or to the wider use of nuts, and we are funding research into the issue. It is not a matter of banning products,...

Asthma (16 Jun 1999)

John Hutton: ...1997, 23 per cent. of boys and 18 per cent. of girls aged two to 15 had been diagnosed at some time in the past as suffering from asthma. Similarly, in the international study of asthma and allergies in childhood which was published last year in the British Medical Journal, 20 per cent. of surveyed children aged between 12 and 14 had had a diagnosis of asthma at some time. The prevalence...

Prayers: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (12 May 1999)

Jimmy Hood: ...illness, and that stress is not a cause but a result of the illness. Those of us who have met people who suffer badly from ME and are disabled by it will know that they often have multiple allergies, but that aspect has not yet been properly explored. I always ask ME sufferers who write to me or come to my surgeries whether they have had any allergy tests; invariably, the answer is no....

New Variant CJD (12 Nov 1998)

Mr Christopher Gill: ...a 5 per cent. chance of one case arising from this exposure in 1998."—[Official Report, 13 July 1998; Vol. 316, c. 84.] The next day, 14 July 1998, the Minister said that, reporting on peanut allergy, the Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment had said that it was "potentially life-threatening", and advised that families with a history of...

Vitamin B6 (24 Jun 1998)

David Tredinnick: ...declare, first, that I have been an officer of the all-party alternative and complementary medicine group for the past 10 years. Secondly, I have long taken an interest specifically in diet and allergies, and went round a clinic for the first time in 1981. Thirdly, I practise what I preach—I take vitamin B6 supplements and other supplements. I was advised to take 100 mg of B6, which I...

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