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Lord Kamall

Conservative Peer (28 Jan 2021 – current)


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Cigarette Stick Health Warnings Bill [HL] - Second Reading (3 Dec 2021)

Lord Kamall: My Lords, I add my congratulations to my noble friend on progressing his Private Member’s Bill to this stage and on securing this important debate. Over the past two decades the UK has introduced a range of public health interventions and a strong regulatory framework to help smokers quit, and to protect future generations from using tobacco. Thanks to these, smoking rates in England are...

Adult Social Care - Statement (2 Dec 2021)

Lord Kamall: The Government are in conversation with local authorities at the moment to look at the short-term issues. That is why we have announced increases in funding, particularly as part of the winter plan. The White Paper we are talking about today looks at the longer term, but we have also recognised the short-term issues, which is why we have announced these increases in spending.

Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2021 - Motion to Approve (1 Dec 2021)

Lord Kamall: Moved by Lord Kamall That the Regulations laid before the House on 29 November be approved. Relevant documents: 22nd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee. Instrument not yet reported by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments Motion agreed.

Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings) (England) Regulations 2021 - Motion to Approve (1 Dec 2021)

Lord Kamall: I apologise to the noble Baroness if I came across as sarcastic. In terms of hospitality settings, quite rightly, as a number of noble Lords have said, even though we have mandated it in certain settings, it is being left to settings to decide. This is in line with property rights, but also something that people have been asking for—a number of noble Lords have asked “Why not just let the...

HIV and AIDS - Private Notice Question (1 Dec 2021)

Lord Kamall: Perhaps I may start by paying tribute to the noble Lord, Lord Fowler, for his work as the ambassador for UNAIDS and for following this issue ever since the 1980s, when he was Secretary of State. We should recognise his commitment to this issue. We believe that the UK can be proud of its efforts. Since last World AIDS Day, the UK signed up to the progressive and ambitious political declaration...

Ambulance Response Times - Question (1 Dec 2021)

Lord Kamall: We recognise the unprecedented pressures that the ambulance service is facing, and strong support is in place. A £55 million investment by NHS England and NHS Improvement will provide 700 additional staff in control rooms and on the front line to improve response times. This is alongside £4.4 million to keep an additional 154 ambulances on the road this winter. NHS 111 is recruiting an...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Drugs (1 Dec 2021)

Lord Kamall: On 20 August 2021, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) approved Ronapreve (casirivimab and imdevimab) as the first monoclonal antibody combination product indicated for use in the prevention and treatment of acute COVID-19 infection. The current supply of Ronapreve is limited globally, therefore the clinical policy prioritises the most vulnerable hospitalised...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Drugs (1 Dec 2021)

Lord Kamall: We continue to monitor the emerging data for AstraZeneca’s long-acting antibody therapy, AZD7442. AstraZeneca are discussing potential approval for the therapy with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency. We anticipate that further neutralising monoclonal antibody treatments will be submitted for evaluation for a marketing authorisation by the MHRA in the next few months....

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Abortion: Ambulance Services (1 Dec 2021)

Lord Kamall: We are considering all evidence submitted to the Government’s public consultation on whether to make permanent the temporary measure allowing for home use of both pills for early medical abortion, including evidence from ambulance services. The consultation asked questions on whether other NHS services had been affected by the temporary measure. We will publish our response in due course.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Drugs (1 Dec 2021)

Lord Kamall: We are unable to provide the information requested as it is commercially sensitive. The Department published a Prior information Notice in Find a Tender Service on 5 October 2021 inviting suppliers to submit an Expression of Interest on neutralising antibody treatments they are developing for treating and preventing COVID-19. The engagement enables the Department to monitor development of all...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Drugs (1 Dec 2021)

Lord Kamall: The interim clinical policy for Ronapreve (casirivimab and imdevimab) was expanded on 4 November. The clinical policy prioritises the most vulnerable hospitalised patients for whom this treatment will provide the most benefit. Patients are eligible to be considered for Ronapreve if they are hospitalised for management of symptoms of confirmed COVID-19 and negative for COVID-19 antibodies....

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health and Care Bill (1 Dec 2021)

Lord Kamall: The Wade-Gery Review was published on 23 November. The Goldacre Review will be published early in 2022, which is likely to be after Committee stage of the Bill in the House of Lords.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Screening (1 Dec 2021)

Lord Kamall: All tests are robustly assessed through laboratory validation, as precursor to procurement. To improve the quality of lateral flow tests The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has recently introduced additional criteria that devices must meet to be accepted for validation. The criteria focus on improvements to the usability, sustainability and performance of lateral flow antigen tests,...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Ivf (1 Dec 2021)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Kamall on 2 November (HL3362), what were the affected genes in the mitochondrial genome and the associated mutations in each of the 24 patients licensed as eligible for mitochondrial replacement treatment; and on what dates each corresponding application was approved by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Screening (1 Dec 2021)

Lord Kamall: As of 16 November 2021, 173 applications for COVID-19 test device products have been subject to desktop review by the UK Health Security Agency. As of 16 November, 108 suppliers have submitted information as part of the desktop review validation process. However, in order to be triaged for desktop review, every application must submit accompanying data in the first instance regarding their...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (1 Dec 2021)

Lord Kamall: The UK Health Security Agency is working with a range of partners, such as the University College of London, to monitor the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccinations in clinical risk groups, including those with immunosuppression. The VirusWatch study is underway to monitor antibody response following vaccination among individuals with immunosuppression. As part of the COVID-19 Immunity National...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health Services: Females (1 Dec 2021)

Lord Kamall: We will publish the Women’s Health Strategy in due course. We are currently analysing the responses to the call for evidence which will inform the priorities, content and actions in the Strategy. Within the call for evidence, the online survey included questions on menstrual health.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Prostate Cancer: Tomography (1 Dec 2021)

Lord Kamall: The information is not held in the format requested. While the number of scans of the prostate is collected, this does not represent the number of patients or whether the purpose of the scan was for suspected cancer.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Medical Treatments (1 Dec 2021)

Lord Kamall: Evidence from clinical trials of ivermectin as a treatment for COVID-19 is inconclusive at this stage. We will continue to monitor the data from clinical trials continuing worldwide, including the Government-funded PRINCIPLE trial, to expand the evidence base for ivermectin. We recognise the need to make treatments for COVID-19 available to patients once proven as safe and effective. The...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Electronic Cigarettes: Smuggling (1 Dec 2021)

Lord Kamall: Through the introduction of the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016, we have introduced e-cigarette product and safety standards, along with a duty to notify a product to be placed on the United Kingdom market to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). Non-compliant products are subject to local trading standards enforcement. The Department continues to work...


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