Results 181–200 of 2000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Lord Warner

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: NHS: Choice, Responsiveness and Equity (9 Dec 2003)

Lord Warner: The Department of Health's document, Building on the Best—Choice, Responsiveness and Equity in the NHS, Cm 6079, has been published today. Copies have been placed in the Library.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Herbal Medicine: Statutory Regulation (10 Dec 2003)

Lord Warner: A regulatory working group has recently published recommendations for the statutory regulation of herbal medicine practitioners. The Government welcome the publication of the working group's report and are giving careful consideration to its recommendations. A consultation document on the statutory regulation of both herbal medicine and acupuncture practitioners will be published by the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Mental Health Act Commission: Biennial Report (10 Dec 2003)

Lord Warner: The Mental Health Act Commission's 10th biennial report, entitled Placed Amongst Strangers, has been published today. Copies have been placed in the Library.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Major Depressive Disorder (10 Dec 2003)

Lord Warner: The Department of Health has received new advice from the Committee on Safety of Medicines (CSM) about the use of selective Serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs) in children under the age of 18 for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD). An expert working group of the CSM was established earlier this year to look at the safety of the whole class of SSRIs. The group has already...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Trusts: Ethnic Diversity Review (11 Dec 2003)

Lord Warner: The Commission for Healthcare Audit and Inspection will continue the Commission for Health Improvement's policy of assessing National Health Service trusts' progress towards meeting the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Care Services: Fees (11 Dec 2003)

Lord Warner: The fees for care services currently regulated by the National Care Standards Commission (NCSC) will be increased in April 2004. A table of the new fees is as follows. Regulatory fee income is to assist with the funding of the NCSC, with the intention of achieving full cost recovery after five years, with a review in 2004. The policy on regulatory fees—including the intention of full cost...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Botulinum Toxin: Testing (15 Dec 2003)

Lord Warner: The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) evaluates data submitted in support of applications for clinical trials and marketing authorisation applications. The MHRA works to agreed Home Office principles on animal welfare in the assessment of safety. Regulatory guidelines allow the use of alternatives to animal tests where appropriate, and when the alternative technique...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Bioterrorism: Contingency Plans (15 Dec 2003)

Lord Warner: Last December, we announced the steps that the Department of Health was taking to strengthen our plans against any deliberate release of biological agents, including smallpox. That announcement included three main components: improved vaccine stocks; a plan of action; and a cohort of immunised staff. We have no evidence of a specific threat of smallpox attack on the United Kingdom. However,...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Speech Therapy (16 Dec 2003)

Lord Warner: The Government are implementing a range of measures to recruit more healthcare professionals, including speech and language therapists. These include improving pay and conditions, encouraging the National Health Service to become a better, more flexible and diverse employer, increasing training, investing in childcare and continuing professional development, attracting back returners and...


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