Results 141–160 of 2000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Lord Warner

Written Answers — House of Lords: National Mental Health Partnership (28 Oct 2003)

Lord Warner: The Department of Health does not currently provide any funding for the National Mental Health Partnership.

Written Answers — House of Lords: SchlumbergerSema (29 Oct 2003)

Lord Warner: It is for SchlumbergerSema to decide if the medical examiners they employ should be medically qualified and registered with the General Medical Council (GMC). The GMC provides guidance on the duties of a doctor registered with them, and makes it clear that serious or persistent failure to meet these standards may put their registration at risk.

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Medical Records (30 Oct 2003)

Lord Warner: Patients do not have any legal rights of ownership to the medical records held by the National Health Service but they do have certain rights of access to those records.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Haemophilia Patients: vCJD Blood Donors (3 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: We do not have any plans to collect this information. Any such collection would raise difficult issues over patient confidentiality.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Committee on Safety of Medicines: Membership of Vaccines Subgroup (3 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: The membership of the vaccines subgroup of the Committee on Safety of Medicines (CSM) is detailed as follows: Membership of the Ad Hoc Working Group of the Biologicals Sub-committee and the Vaccines Working Group 10 February 2003 Professor Gordon W Duff Professor Deborah Ashby Professor Derek H Calam Dr Michael Corbel Dr Stephen C Inglis Professor Donald J Jeffries Dr Elizabeth Miller...

Written Answers — House of Lords: SchlumbergerSema (5 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: Information about local contracts let by National Health Service organisations is not held centrally where there is no need for departmental approval. The Department of Health, on behalf of the NHS, has awarded the following contracts to SchlumbergerSema: (i) The England-wide National Electronic Booking System. The contract was awarded in October 2003 and is due to run over five years, with a...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Expenditure Per Head of Population (5 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: The table shows total net National Health Service expenditure per head of population for the period 1991–92 to 2002–03 in England and in the United Kingdom. Figures for Wales and Scotland are the responsibility of the devolved administrations. Spend per head (1, 2, 3) Year England United Kingdom £ £ 1991–92 530 550 1992–93 580 600 1993–94 600 620 ...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Expenditure Per Head of Population (5 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: The table shows planned total net National Health Service expenditure per head of population in England and in the United Kingdom for the period 2003–04 to 2005–06. Expenditure per head figures for Wales and Scotland are the responsibility of the devolved administrations. Year Spend per head(1)(2) England United Kingdom 2003–04 1,240 1.270 2004–05 1,360 1.390 ...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Hospitals: Clinical Research Support (6 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: Issues about future support for clinical research have been raised in the recent report from the Academy of Medical Sciences, Strengthening Clinical Research, and also in a report to government from the Biosciences Innovation and Growth Team to be launched later this month. The Government will be considering their response to both reports.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Science and Technology Select Committee Report on Fighting Infection: Government Response (7 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: The Government have today published their response to the report of the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology, entitled Fighting Infection. Copies of the response (Cm 6012) have been placed in the Library.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food Supplements (England) Regulations 2003 (10 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: The Food Supplements (England) Regulations 2003 make use of the derogation in Article 4 of the directive that allows member states to permit the continued marketing beyond 1 August 2005 of food supplements containing vitamins and minerals and their sources missing from the positive lists subject to the following conditions: that they were on the market when the directive came into force;...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Fresh Frozen Plasma (10 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: The safety of blood and blood products used in the National Health Service is of paramount importance. Although most United Kingdom sourced fresh frozen plasma (FFP) is not virally inactivated, high levels of safety are achieved by using single unit, as opposed to pooled plasma, by screening out potential high-risk donors and by testing every unit of donated blood for the presence of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food Supplements Directive (10 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: On 14 October representatives from food supplement industry trade associations met with representatives of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to discuss requirements for dossiers supporting addition of nutrient sources to the lists appended to the Food Supplements Directive. The meeting was constructive. EFSA representatives indicated that applicants should submit data establishing...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Nutrient Safety (10 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: The Food Standards Agency has been in regular dialogue with stakeholders. This has included meeting manufacturers' associations and other stakeholders to advise on the requirements for submission of dossiers on nutrient sources to European Food Safety Authority, and advising, where requested, on the types of research needed to fill data gaps on the safety of individual vitamins and minerals.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Morning-after Pill (12 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: Guidance about the possible side effects associated with taking the morning-after pill or emergency contraceptive, Levonelle, is provided in the patient information leaflet included in the medicine pack. This includes advice on the action that should be taken if nausea and vomiting are experienced after taking Levonelle. The possible side effects of Levonelle are also included in the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency: Staff (12 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency is working on its forward plans including staffing, and these plans will be available by March 2004. The current budgeted full-time equivalent staff numbers for 2003–04 are 792.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority: Annual Report and Accounts 2003 (12 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority's Twelfth annual report and accounts 2003 were laid before Parliament today. Copies have been placed in the Library.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Vitamin B6 (13 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: The information requested is not collected centrally. The Food Standards Agency publishes advice about the use of vitamin B6 on their website at http://www.food. gov.uk.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food Supplements Directive (13 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: The meeting was requested by the noble Lord, Lord Feldman, who attended with Mr David Tredinnick, Member of Parliament, and representatives of five groups representing consumer or industry interests. Lord Feldman and his colleagues described their concerns about the Food Supplements Directive. Representatives from the Food Standards Agency described the outcome of the meeting between industry...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Milk (13 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: There is no legislation requiring the declaration of country of origin on liquid milk sold at retail. However, if such information is provided it should not be false or misleading. The Food Standards Agency's advice is that milk sold as "British" must be produced from cows in the United Kingdom. The agency is not aware of any specific problems with misleading labelling of country of origin of...


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