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Written Answers — House of Lords: Sheep and BSE (13 Mar 2000)

Lord Vinson: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether sheep under four years of age could be contaminated with BSE by consuming meat and bone meal; and, if not (a) what purpose is served by the introduction of a compulsory identification scheme and its attendant costs; and (b) whether they will raise the age at which specified sheep offal has to be removed from 12 months to 24 months.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Cattle: Over Thirty Month Scheme (16 Mar 2000)

Lord Vinson: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they consider the compensation arrangements for the compulsory slaughter of cattle over 30 months to be fair; and whether they will consider raising the current weight ceiling on slaughtered cattle to compensate at a price reflecting open market value.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Soil Association Organic Status Awards (6 Jun 2000)

Lord Vinson: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the new Food Standards Agency will take steps to examine and assess the scientific rationale used by the Soil Association when awarding organic status to various food products.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Soil Association (12 Jul 2000)

Lord Vinson: asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food have taken or will take to examine and assess the scientific rationale used by the Soil Association when awarding organic status to various food products.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Organic Food Standards (27 Sep 2000)

Lord Vinson: asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Hayman on 12th July (WA 33-34), whether the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food relies only on the standards laid down by the United Kingdom Register of Organic Food Standards (UKROFS) when awarding organic status; what steps they take to check the veracity of the scientific rationale used by UKROFS when...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Organic Food (12 Feb 2001)

Lord Vinson: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the Food Standards Agency has any scientific means of determining the difference between foodstuffs grown organically and those grown conventionally.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Organic Produce (28 Feb 2001)

Lord Vinson: asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 12 February (WA 11), if there is no universally applicable method of distinguishing organic food from that conventionally produced, (a) whether there is any difference in nutrition or benefit to health between organic and conventional produce; and (b) how the Food Standards Agency authenticates...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Supermarkets and Suppliers (19 Mar 2001)

Lord Vinson: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether "the climate of apprehension amongst many suppliers", identified in the report of the Competition Commission on Supermarkets (Cm 4842), has been relieved by the introduction of the code of conduct proposed in the report.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Organic Foods: Authenticity (21 Mar 2001)

Lord Vinson: asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 28 February (WA 143), as the regulatory bodies have no universal method of differentiation between organic foodstuffs and that grown conventionally, whether any safeguards exist to ensure the authenticity of organic foods.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Meat Imports (27 Nov 2001)

Lord Vinson: asked Her Majesty's Government: What quantity of meat products have been imported into the United Kingdom from countries that have endemic foot and mouth disease over the last twelve months.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Foot and Mouth: Imported Meat (20 Dec 2001)

Lord Vinson: asked Her Majesty's Government: Given that over the past 12 months the United Kingdom has imported meat from six countries with endemic foot and mouth disease, subject only to local veterinary inspection prior to slaughter and inspection at the United Kingdom border, whether they are seeking similar arrangements in respect of the export of meat by the United Kingdom.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Building Regulations (13 Mar 2002)

Lord Vinson: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the new building regulations L1 and L2 on the conservation of fuel and power coming into effect on 1 April 2002 and comprising 131 papers of instructions and requiring cross-reference to over 90 supporting statutory publications were submitted to the Better Regulation Unit for scrutiny.

Written Answers — House of Lords: BSE: Sheepmeat (28 Mar 2002)

Lord Vinson: asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the likelihood of BSE being found in sheepmeat, given that sheep are normally slaughtered under the age of 18 months, that contaminated meat and bone feed were withdrawn in 1986 and that recent research shows maternal transmission of BSE in cattle to be unlikely.

Written Answers — House of Lords: State Retirement Pension: Postponement of Receipt (13 May 2002)

Lord Vinson: asked Her Majesty's Government: If a male pensioner of 65 elects to postpone receiving his old age pension until age 70, what age he will have to reach in order to recover, by way of an enhanced pension, the income forgone, and thereby reap any additional benefit.

Written Answers — House of Lords: State Retirement Pension: Postponement of Receipt (25 Jun 2002)

Lord Vinson: asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Hollis of Heigham on 13 May (WA 24), whether, when offering old age pensioners the opportunity to postpone their pension until 70, they will make clear that the pensioner will not recover the pension forgone until they reach the age of 84, beyond their estimated expectation of life.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Nutrition Information: Catering Establishments (21 Nov 2002)

Lord Vinson: asked Her Majesty's Government: What the Food Standards Agency estimates to be the cost of inspecting and regulating eating establishments if its recommendation that the calorific value of all meals should be displayed is to be implemented.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Market Town Initiative: Alnwick (2 Dec 2002)

Lord Vinson: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the money intended for regeneration projects under the Market Town initiative is reaching its intended targets; and, in particular, whether the single programme, administered by officers of the Northumberland Strategic Partnership, has not subsumed funds intended for the town of Alnwick.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (7 Apr 2003)

Lord Vinson: asked Her Majesty's Government: On what grounds the Health and Safety Executive introduced the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 requiring experienced drivers of agricultural forklift trucks to go to the expense of obtaining a training certificate in order to be legally authorised to drive such machines; and who was consulted in the preparation of these Regulations;...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Legal Fees (5 Apr 2004)

Lord Vinson: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the Competition Commission has investigated the current level of legal fees; and, if not, whether any such investigation is planned.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Money Laundering (11 Oct 2004)

Lord Vinson: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will request the Financial Services Authority to restrict its money laundering procedures to financial transactions above a specified amount. Question number missing in Hansard, possibly truncated question.


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