Results 61–80 of 2000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Lord Warner

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food Supplements (8 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: The list of permitted nutrients in Schedule 1 to the Food Supplements (England) Regulations 2003 is drawn directly from the list of permitted vitamins and minerals in Annex I to the Food Supplements Directive. This list was drawn directly from established lists in existing Community food legislation. The list of permitted vitamins/minerals and vitamin/mineral sources in Annexes I and II to...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Plasma Transfusions (8 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: The Government's Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Blood and Tissue for Transplantation have considered the relative efficacy and risks of the different types of fresh frozen plasma (FFP) available. Occasionally, FFP causes a rare condition called transfusion-related lung injury. This can happen if the donor plasma contains antibodies that can react with the patient's white...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Healthcare Workers: Smallpox Immunisation (9 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: We anticipate that up to 93 per cent of healthcare workers will be medical doctors or nurses.

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS: Specialised Commissioning (9 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: Primary care trusts commission healthcare services for their local populations including specialised services on the basis of national imperatives such as the National Institute for Clinical Excellence appraisals, and priorities according to local needs and evidence of clinical and cost effectiveness. Specialised services are often purchased by consortia which will consider issues of access...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Water Fluoridation (9 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: Yes, the surveys the British Fluoridation Society commissioned were conducted by reputable opinion poll research groups. The results will be reliable within the parameters set for the conduct of such surveys.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Water Fluoridation (9 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: The report A systematic review of water fluoridation, published in September 2000 from the National Health Service Centre for Reviews and Dissemination at the University of York, concludes in Section 12.4 that, "The best available evidence on the association of water fluoridation and bone fractures . . . show(s) no association. Similarly, the best available evidence on the association of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Department of Health: Annual Report 2003 (11 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: The Department of Health's annual report for 2003, Cm 5904, has been published today. Copies have been placed in the Library.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Meat Hygiene Service: Annual Report and Accounts 2002–03 (14 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: The 2002–03 annual report and accounts for the Meat Hygiene Service was laid before Parliament today. Copies will be placed in the Library, but formal printing and publication will not occur for another six to eight weeks, pending preparation of a version in Welsh as required by the Welsh Language Act.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Post Mortem Removal of Organs: Report into case of Mr Cyril Mark Isaacs (15 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: The Government are publishing today their response to the Isaacs report, which followed an investigation by Her Majesty's Inspector of Anatomy, Dr Jeremy Metters CB. We advised the House about the publication of the Isaacs report on 12 May. The inspector's report addressed the case of the late Mr Cyril Mark Isaacs and the retention of his brain for research purposes following a coroner's...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Medicines Commission and Medicines Act Advisory Bodies: Annual Report 2002 (15 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: We have received the annual report of the Medicines Commission for 2002, which has been laid before Parliament today in accordance with the requirements of Section 5(2) of the Medicines Act 1968. Bound volumes have been placed in the Library containing the 2002 reports of the Medicines Commission, the Committee on Safety of Medicines, the Advisory Board on the Registration of Homoeopathic...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Medicines Control Agency: Annual Report and Accounts 2002–03 (15 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: We have received the annual report and accounts of the Medicines Control Agency for 2002–03 which has been laid before Parliament today in accordance with the requirements of Sections 5(2) and 5(3) of the Exchequer and Audit Departments Act 1921. Copies have also been placed in the Library.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Consanguinity (16 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: The average degree of consanguinity between brother and half-sister is equivalent to that between blood uncle and niece. In both cases, on average the two related individuals will have one quarter of their genes in common.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food Supplements (16 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: Ministers have received a number of recent written representations from, and on behalf of, the National Association of Health Stores (NAHS) expressing NAHS's concerns over the impact of the Food Supplements Directive and the implementing regulations. In particular, NAHS voice particular concerns over the current composition of the lists of permitted substances in the annexes to the directive...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food Supplements (16 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: The Government's firm position is that safety should be the primary concern, and that maximum limits should be set at levels that are based on scientific risk assessments and not limited by considerations of nutritional need, thus protecting public health without unnecessarily limiting consumer choice or unduly restricting trade. Article 5 of Directive 2002/46/EC on food supplements sets out...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health Professions Council (16 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: In the interests of public protection it is necessary for all applications for registration to be properly processed. All applications for Health Professions Council (HPC) registration are assessed on an individual basis and judged on their merits. The HPC will open its new register on 9 July 2003 following the closure of the Council for Professions Supplementary to Medicine system to UK...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (16 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: Information specifically related to adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities in the United Kingdom is not available centrally. The learning disability White Paper Valuing People estimated that in England there are about 210,000 people with severe and profound learning disabilities. Of these, around 65,000 are children and young people, 120,000 are adults of working age and...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990: Section 3A (16 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: The use in fertility treatment of eggs taken from an aborted fetus is prohibited in the United Kingdom under Section 3A of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990. The Government will require the law to be enforced should any attempt be made to breach the Act.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Wolfson Molecular Imaging Centre, Manchester (16 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: Major equipment for the centre is being provided via the Government's North West Science Initiative and will be funded jointly by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The North West Science Initiative funding will provide cyclotron and radiochemistry facilities to support PET (positron emission tomography) imaging, an animal...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Wolfson Molecular Imaging Centre, Manchester (16 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: The then Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Public Health) at the Department of Health (Ms Hazel Blears) visited the site of the Wolfson Centre on 16 April 2003 during a visit to the Christie Hospital.

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Direct: Digital Television Service (16 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: As part of a programme to expand the range of services offered by NHS Direct, work has begun to develop and run an NHS Direct information service across all digital TV platforms in England. This service will complement the existing NHS Direct services accessed via the telephone, the Internet and at electronic information points. The development of the service by the Department of Health...


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