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Results 1761–1780 of 2000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Lord Warner

Written Answers — House of Lords: Haemophiliacs with Hepatitis C: Financial Assistance Scheme (8 Dec 2003)

Lord Warner: Officials from the Department of Health have met representatives of the Haemophilia Society on two occasions since the announcement of the ex gratia payment scheme and a dialogue has been maintained. The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health (Miss Melanie Johnson) also met representatives of the Haemophilia Society during a meeting with the chairman of the All-Party...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme: Seventh Report to Parliament (8 Dec 2003)

Lord Warner: The seventh report to Parliament on the pharmaceutical price regulation scheme (PPRS) was published today. The report, entitled PPRS: Seventh Report to Parliament, covers the management and operation of the 1999 scheme, which was introduced in October 1999 including the delivery of the 4.5 per cent price cut. It explains the Government's objectives for the scheme and gives consolidated...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Autism: Children (3 Dec 2003)

Lord Warner: The Children Act 1989 requires every local authority to open and maintain a register of disabled children within their area. This information would include children with autism and is used for the purposes of planning and providing appropriate social services. The registration of disabled children by parents is entirely voluntary, and is not required as a condition of receiving services from...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Autism: Children (3 Dec 2003)

Lord Warner: Primary care trusts have the responsibility of improving the health of the community, securing the provision of high quality services, and integrating health and social care locally. They have the resources to commission services, and to identify the number of professional staff that they need to deliver those services. This process provides the means for addressing local needs within the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Department of Health: Autumn Performance Report 2003 (3 Dec 2003)

Lord Warner: Today we announce the publication of the Department of Health's 2003 autumn performance report (Cm 6073). It shows the progress the department has made towards achieving its public service agreement targets. The autumn performance report is an annex to the chief executive's report to the National Health Service, which has been placed in the Library. Together the two reports demonstrate the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Gulf War 1990–91: Vaccines (1 Dec 2003)

Lord Warner: Lord Hunt's answer, in January 2003, in which he stated that the product licence summary of product characteristics (SPC) documentation for anthrax vaccine stated that "the vaccine should be used alone" was correct at that time. The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency later approved (in April 2003) an amendment to the product licence SPC documentation on the recommendation of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Gulf War 1990–91: Vaccines (1 Dec 2003)

Lord Warner: The review of the information contained in the summary of product characteristics for the anthrax vaccine (undertaken in February and March 2003) relating to concomitant use with other vaccines or medicinal products was initiated by the Medicines Control Agency (now Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency) and was not undertaken at the request of the Ministry of Defence. This...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970: Annual Report 2002 (27 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: The annual report for 2002 is being published today and copies have been placed in the Library. The report covers research and development work carried out by or on behalf of any government department in relation to equipment that might increase the range of activities and independence or well being of disabled people. The current report places such research in the context of national service...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Department of Health and Food Standards Agency: Supplementary Estimates (27 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary Supplementary Estimate the Department of Health and the Food Standards Agency departmental expenditure limits (DELs) will be decreased by £287,548,000 from £66,009,788,000 to £65,722,240,000 and the administration cost limits (ACL) decreased by £10,377,000 from £349,302,000 to £338,925,000. The Department of Health DEL will be decreased...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food Supplements (20 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: Article 5 of the Food Supplements Directive lays out a framework for the future setting of maximum permitted levels of vitamins and minerals in food supplements. The United Kingdom continues to press for European Union maximum permitted limits to be set on a safety basis, and in doing so, is using its influence in both scientific and political forums. My honourable friend the Parliamentary...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food Supplements (20 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: Article 5 of the Food Supplements Directive lays out a framework for the future setting of maximum permitted levels of vitamins and minerals in food supplements. The United Kingdom continues to press for European Union maximum permitted limits to be set on a safety basis, and in doing so, is using its influence in both scientific and political forums. My honourable friend the Parliamentary...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Foundation Trusts: Private Patient Income (20 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: No, the percentage will be fixed as the percentage that applied for each National Health Service foundation trust in the financial year ending April 2003.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Nutrition (20 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: The most recent National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS), of adults aged 19–64, is being published in five volumes. The first volume was published in December 2002. The second and third volumes were published in July 2003. The fourth and fifth volumes will be published in 2004. The information requested in these questions is contained in the three volumes of the NDNS of adults already...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Nutrition (20 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: The Health Development Agency (HDA) and the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) have access to all published scientific papers in this area. The HDA is currently developing guidance on the prevention and treatment of obesity with NICE in accordance with NICE's open and transparent processes. The HDA has encouraged all interested parties including Atkins Nutritionals Inc, to...

Written Answers — House of Lords: UNAIDS: Questionnaire (20 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: The questionnaire seeking information for inclusion in the report has not yet been received within the Department of Health. We are pursuing the matter with UNAIDS and will submit the completed questionnaire as soon as we are able. The report will reflect the Government's policy on HIV and AIDS as set out in the National Strategy for Sexual Health and HIV and associated documents.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Nutrition (19 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: Dietary reference values for nutrients form the basis of nutrient recommendations on dietary intakes and are used for assessing the adequacy of diets. These levels were set taking into account a variety of factors including levels of nutrients in the diet associated with the absence of nutritional disease. The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition is currently considering the need for a...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Nutrition (19 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: Current government advice on carbohydrate intake is based on recommendations from the Committee on Medical Aspects of Food Policy. This advice was supported by the recent Report of a Joint Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations/World Health Organisation Expert Consultation on Diet, Nutrition and the Prevention of Chronic Diseases (2003). The Scientific Advisory Committee on...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Nutrition (19 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: No such representations have been received from trade bodies representing these food industry sectors in relation to the effectiveness of low carbohydrate diets. The Government and the Food Standards Agency place the interests of consumers first when scientific evidence and views from relevant stakeholders on particular policy issues are considered.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Patient and Public Involvement Forums (19 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: The Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health announced at its first board meeting on 24 March 2003, that patients' forums would be known as patient and public involvement forums to help the public to understand what their role is.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Patient and Public Involvement Forums (19 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: The Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health decided to rebrand patients' forums as patient and public involvement forums to help the public to understand their roles. There is no statutory bar to it doing this.


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