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unstar this property date less than 2018-07-18more like thismore than 2018-07-18
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading British Overseas Territories more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any British Overseas Territory has made representations to them regarding new UK legislation; if so, which Territory; and on what subject. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-08-02more like thismore than 2018-08-02
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">Those</del> <ins class="ministerial">Some </ins>Overseas Territories with financial centres, namely Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands<del class="ministerial">, Gibraltar</del> and Montserrat have expressed concern about new legislation on sanctions and anti-money laundering (the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act), which became law on 23 May 2018; in particular the requirement to establish a publicly accessible register of the beneficial ownership of companies registered in each government's jurisdiction.</p><p><ins class="ministerial">Seperately, the aforementioned Territories and Gibraltar have made representations over the potential use of an Order in Council as specified in the Act, believing this to be constitutional overreach by the UK.</ins></p><p>The Prime Minister held a conference call with leaders of affected Territories on 24 May to discuss the issue and a further discussion was held at the Joint Ministerial Council in June. Shortly after the passage of this legislation I visited Anguilla, the Cayman Islands and Montserrat, where I held discussions on this topic. Similarly, in late July I visited the British Virgin Islands and met with representatives of the financial services industry and government of BVI. The Government understands the strength of feeling on this issue and is committed to working collaboratively with affected Territories on implementation.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-08-02T15:19:38.827Zmore like thismore than 2018-08-02T15:19:38.827Z
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less than 2018-08-08T10:23:04.593Zmore like thismore than 2018-08-08T10:23:04.593Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
911056
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unstar this property date less than 2018-05-24more like thismore than 2018-05-24
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prison Officers: Recruitment more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many more prison officers are currently needed in the UK; how they plan to recruit the necessary prison officers; and what success the Unlocked programme has had in contributing to increasing recruitment. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL8219 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-07more like thismore than 2018-06-07
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">Following their introduction in July 2015, there have been 222 applications and 205 orders made for Female Genital Mutilation Protection Orders, up to 31 December 2017.</del></p><p> </p><p><del class="ministerial">In this period no breaches of an FGM Protection order have been dealt with in the criminal courts. In the Family Courts, proceedings for breach would be dealt with as a contempt of court matter and are not recorded separately. The information could therefore only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</del></p><p> </p><p><del class="ministerial">Statistics on FGM Protection Orders are publicly available as part of the Family Courts Statistics Quarterly series at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/family-court-statistics-quarterly. The next publication of Family Court Statistics Quarterly is due on 28 June 2018. This will provide data up to the end of March 2018.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">As part of the Prison Safety and Reform White Paper published in November 2016, the Government committed to an increase of 2,500 Prison Officers by the end of 2018.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Between the end of October 2016 (the closest data point in time to when the commitment was made) and the end of March 2018, the number of Band 3 to 5 prison officers (headcount) increased from 18,713 to 21,824; a net increase of 3,111.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">It is anticipated that 90 per cent of the new recruits will be on the landings by the summer and all of them will be operational by the end of the year.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The first cohort of 52 graduates from the Unlocked scheme, which encourages the brightest graduates to consider a career in HMPPS, entered the HMPPS workforce in August last year – 15% higher than had been anticipated. Due to the popularity of the programme, up to 115 candidates will be recruited for the 2018 cohort. They are due to join the service in July 2018.”</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Under the Prison Safety and Reform agenda, Governors have been given greater responsibility for workforce planning and determining their local organisational structure. This includes the number of officers they employ and Governors can implement changes to shift arrangements and resource deployment providing they remain within the agreed funding envelope.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">This empowerment of the Governor’s position is intended to enable them to make best use of resources to support prison safety and develop strategies to reduce reoffending. HMPPS does not set workforce planning arrangements for Scotland and Northern Ireland, as this is a matter for devolved Governments.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The recruitment drive continues across the prison estate, with the same urgency that has secured this remarkable influx of new staff.</ins></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-06-07T13:56:34.983Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-07T13:56:34.983Z
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less than 2018-06-18T10:30:43.657Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-18T10:30:43.657Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy: Prices more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to encouraging energy companies to use income-differentiated tariffs as a means of addressing fuel poverty. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL1757 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-08more like thismore than 2014-09-08
star this property answer text <p>Energy suppliers provide direct bill support for low income households through the Government’s Warm Home Discount scheme. <del class="ministerial">As the original impact assessment for the scheme made clear, the scheme grew in part out of a concern about affordability of energy bills and accessibility of appropriate tariffs for those on low incomes. The scheme is now hugely successful.</del> <del class="ministerial">This year the</del> <ins class="ministerial">The </ins>Warm Home<ins class="ministerial">s</ins> Discount will<ins class="ministerial"> increase to</ins> give eligible low-income bill payers £140 money off their energy bills, helping over 2 million people including 1.4 million of Britain’s most vulnerable pensioners.</p><p>There has been consideration of the role of differentiated tariffs as part of the Hills Review of Fuel Poverty, and in the development of Fuel Poverty: Framework for future action and Cutting the cost of keeping warm, the consultation to prepare for a new fuel poverty strategy.</p><p>We continue to monitor the impacts of the Ofgem’s Retail Market Review and wider Government action to ensure consumers are treated fairly in the energy market and are better able to the choose a deal that suits them. We expect to keep the case for further action under review as part of this.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2014-09-08T08:09:35.287Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-08T08:09:35.287Z
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less than 2014-09-15T12:14:23.4334617Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-15T12:14:23.4334617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2015-06-02more like thismore than 2015-06-02
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, to date, how many adverse reactions to (1) Cervarix, (2) Gardasil and (3) generic human papilloma virus vaccines have been reported to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency; for each category, how many of those reports are of serious adverse reactions; and what age-specific rate those figures represent. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL229 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-16more like thismore than 2015-06-16
star this property answer text <p>A total of 8,243 suspected adverse drug reaction (ADR) reports with human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines have been reported to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), via the Yellow Card Scheme, up to 3 June 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>To date, more than 8 million doses of HPV vaccine have been given across the United Kingdom as part of the routine immunisation programme. The MHRA does not hold data on age-specific vaccine usage, and therefore age-specific reporting rates cannot be calculated.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>It is important to note that a Yellow Card report is not proof of a side effect occurring, but a suspicion by the reporter that the vaccine may have been the cause. Yellow Card data cannot be used as a reliable indicator of the frequency of suspected ADRs to vaccines or medicines. The level of ADR reporting may fluctuate between given years due to a variety of reasons such as a medicine being new (reporting rates are generally higher when a product is first introduced), stimulated interest/publicity and variations in exposure to the medicine.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The possible known side effects, and the frequency, are listed in the product information which is provided with the vaccines. The vast majority of the 8,243 ADRs relate to the known risks of vaccination that are well-described in the available product information. The proportion of suspected ADRs for HPV vaccines that were reported as serious (32%) is less than the proportion reported as serious for other routinely used vaccines (68% overall) during the same time period. The expected benefits in protecting against HPV-related mortality and disease outweigh the known side effects of HPV vaccine.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The following table provides a breakdown of UK suspected spontaneous ADRs received via the Yellow Card Scheme in association with the HPV vaccine. The MHRA does not hold data on age-specific vaccine usage, and therefore age-specific reporting rates cannot be calculated.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Vaccine Brand</p></td><td><p>Total number of reports</p></td><td><p>Number of serious reports (% of total)</p></td><td><p>Reporting rate per 1000 doses (serious reporting rates per 1000)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cervarix</p></td><td><p>6,266</p></td><td><p>1,768 (28%)</p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">n/a **</ins><del class="ministerial">0.78 (0.22)</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Gardasil</p></td><td><p>1,471</p></td><td><p>504 (34%)</p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">n/a **</ins><del class="ministerial">0.18 (0.06)</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HPV Brand unspecified</p></td><td><p>507</p></td><td><p>326 (64%)</p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">n/a ** </ins><del class="ministerial">0.06 (0.04)</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total for Human Papilloma virus vaccines</p></td><td><p>*8,244</p></td><td><p>2,598 (32%)</p></td><td><p>1.03 (0.32)</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><em>Source:</em> MHRA sentinel database for adverse reactions.</p><p> </p><p>* It should be noted that the total number of reports received will not be equal to the totals in the table above as some reports of suspected adverse reactions may have included more than one vaccine.</p><p><ins class="ministerial">**Updated UK-wide brand-specific usage data are not available to MHRA at the time of writing based on a minimum of 8 million combined doses of Cervarix and Gardasil administered across the UK to date.</ins></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial"> <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p></ins></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The seriousness criteria for ADR reporting were determined by a working group of the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) and are defined as 6 possible categories which are explained on the Yellow Card. The MHRA asks reporters to select one of the following criteria by ticking the appropriate box on the Yellow Card: (1) patient died due to reaction; (2) life threatening; (3) resulted in hospitalisation or prolonged inpatient hospitalisation; (4) congenital abnormality; and (5) involved persistent or significant disability or incapacity; or (6) if the reaction was deemed medically significant. In addition to this, seriousness of reaction terms has also been defined by the MHRA in its medical dictionary. Therefore an ADR report can be serious because the reporter considers the reaction to be serious or because the reaction term itself is considered serious in the MHRA medical dictionary.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2015-06-16T14:35:02.313Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-16T14:35:02.313Z
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less than 2015-07-03T14:01:13.16Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-03T14:01:13.16Z
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star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Anaemia more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to address the problems associated with the late diagnosis of pernicious anaemia, in the light of the results of the survey published in the <i>British Nursing Journal</i> in April 2014. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-24more like thismore than 2015-07-24
star this property answer text <p>It is important that patients suffering from pernicious anaemia, the result of a vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency, receive a prompt and appropriate diagnosis. Pernicious anaemia develops gradually, and can cause a range of symptoms, including fatigue, lethargy, feeling faint and headaches, which vary from patient to patient. Because of the gradual progression of the condition, the variety of symptoms, which are shared with a range of other conditions, diagnosis at early onset can be challenging.</p><p>To support the diagnosis of pernicious anaemia, the British Committee for Standards in Haematology (BCSH) has published <em>Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Cobalamin and Folate disorders,</em> which sets out that cobalamin status is the recommended first line diagnostic test. However, the guidance states that there is no gold standard test for the condition and makes it clear that the clinical picture of a patient is the most important factor in assessing the significance of the test results. This means clinicians should take into account all of the symptoms the patent is experiencing, their medical history, age and other relevant factors when considering the implications of a patient’s cobalamin status. The BCSH guidance highlights the risk of neurological impairment if treatment is delayed.</p><p><br /> The BCSH operates independently of Department and NHS England and produces evidence based guidelines for both clinical and laboratory haematologists on the diagnosis and treatment of haematological disease, drawing on the advice of expert consultants and clinical scientists practicing in the United Kingdom. It would be for the BCSH, not the Department, to consider whether any adjustments to current best practice in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with pernicious anaemia were needed, including whether any new or additional tests were appropriate. A copy of the BCSH guidance document <del class="ministerial">has already been placed in the Library and</del> is attached.</p><p><br /> More general clinical guidance on the diagnosis and management of pernicious anaemia can also be found on the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Clinical Knowledge Summaries website. This is a freely accessible online resource that covers the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of pernicious anaemia, as well as potential complications of the condition. In addition to this, NHS Choices provides similar, though less technical, information on pernicious anaemia for the public.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2015-07-24T13:21:19.45Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-24T13:21:19.45Z
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less than 2015-10-14T11:21:08.233Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-14T11:21:08.233Z
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127
star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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star this property file name colbalamin and folate disorders.pdf more like this
star this property title BCSH Guidelines pernicious anaemia more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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star this property file name colbalamin and folate disorders.pdf more like this
star this property title BCSH Guidelines pernicious anaemia more like this
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1861
unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Anaemia more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they propose to alert medical practitioners to the severe and irreversible nerve damage that can occur when pernicious anaemia is misdiagnosed. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL1540 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-24more like thismore than 2015-07-24
star this property answer text <p>It is important that patients suffering from pernicious anaemia, the result of a vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency, receive a prompt and appropriate diagnosis. Pernicious anaemia develops gradually, and can cause a range of symptoms, including fatigue, lethargy, feeling faint and headaches, which vary from patient to patient. Because of the gradual progression of the condition, the variety of symptoms, which are shared with a range of other conditions, diagnosis at early onset can be challenging.</p><p>To support the diagnosis of pernicious anaemia, the British Committee for Standards in Haematology (BCSH) has published <em>Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Cobalamin and Folate disorders,</em> which sets out that cobalamin status is the recommended first line diagnostic test. However, the guidance states that there is no gold standard test for the condition and makes it clear that the clinical picture of a patient is the most important factor in assessing the significance of the test results. This means clinicians should take into account all of the symptoms the patent is experiencing, their medical history, age and other relevant factors when considering the implications of a patient’s cobalamin status. The BCSH guidance highlights the risk of neurological impairment if treatment is delayed.</p><p><br /> The BCSH operates independently of Department and NHS England and produces evidence based guidelines for both clinical and laboratory haematologists on the diagnosis and treatment of haematological disease, drawing on the advice of expert consultants and clinical scientists practicing in the United Kingdom. It would be for the BCSH, not the Department, to consider whether any adjustments to current best practice in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with pernicious anaemia were needed, including whether any new or additional tests were appropriate. A copy of the BCSH guidance document <del class="ministerial">has already been placed in the Library and</del> is attached.</p><p><br /> More general clinical guidance on the diagnosis and management of pernicious anaemia can also be found on the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Clinical Knowledge Summaries website. This is a freely accessible online resource that covers the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of pernicious anaemia, as well as potential complications of the condition. In addition to this, NHS Choices provides similar, though less technical, information on pernicious anaemia for the public.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2015-07-24T13:21:19.357Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-24T13:21:19.357Z
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less than 2015-10-14T11:21:19.847Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-14T11:21:19.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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star this property file name colbalamin and folate disorders.pdf more like this
star this property title BCSH Guidelines pernicious anaemia more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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star this property file name colbalamin and folate disorders.pdf more like this
star this property title BCSH Guidelines pernicious anaemia more like this
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1861
unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2015-11-09more like thismore than 2015-11-09
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Department for Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Broadband more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of regional variations in achieving their target of establishing superfast broadband coverage to 90 per cent of the UK by 2016. more like this
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Lord Wills more like this
star this property uin HL3417 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-26more like thismore than 2015-11-26
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">The Government is committed toprovidingsuperfast broadband coverage to 95 per centof UK premisesby 2017. At the end Phase 1 of the programme, we expect to reach 90 per cent coverage across the UK -and more than 90 per cent superfast coverage in around two thirds of local body partnership areas. For the longer term the Government will also launch a public consultation early next year in preparation for the implementation of a new broadbandUniversal Service Obligation,with the ambition to give people the legal right to request a connection to broadband with speeds of 10 Mbps,nomatterwherein the countrytheylive.</del></p><br /><p><del class="ministerial">Data on regional and local coverage of superfast broadband was published by Ofcom in its Infrastructure Report in December 2014:</del></p><br /><p><del class="ministerial"><a href="http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/binaries/research/infrastructure/2014/Fixed_local_authority.csv" target="_blank">http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/binaries/research/infrastructure/2014/Fixed_local_authority.csv</a>.</del></p><p><del class="ministerial">DCMS has also placed estimates of superfast coverage at constituency level at the end of the current broadband programme in the House of Commons library, reference DEP2015-0163:</del></p><p><del class="ministerial"><a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/business-papers/commons/deposited-papers/?fd=2015-02-01&amp;td=2015-04-01&amp;house=1&amp;search_term=Department+for+Culture%2c+Media+and+Sport&amp;itemId=122028#toggle-163" target="_blank">http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/business-papers/commons/deposited-papers/?fd=2015-02-01&amp;td=2015-04-01&amp;house=1&amp;search_term=Department+for+Culture%2c+Media+and+Sport&amp;itemId=122028#toggle-163</a></del></p><br /><p><ins class="ministerial">The Government is committed to providing superfast broadband coverage to 95 per cent of UK premises by 2017. At the end Phase 1 of the programme, we expect to reach 90 per cent coverage across the UK -and more than 90 per cent superfast coverage in around two thirds of local body partnership areas. For the longer term the Government will also launch a public consultation early next year in preparation for the implementation of a new broadband Universal Service Obligation, with the ambition to give people the legal right to request a connection to broadband with speeds of 10 Mbps, no matter where in the country they live.</ins></p><br /><p><ins class="ministerial">Data on regional and local coverage of superfast broadband was published by Ofcom in its Infrastructure Report in December 2014:</ins></p><br /><p><ins class="ministerial"><a href="http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/binaries/research/infrastructure/2014/Fixed_local_authority.csv" target="_blank">http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/binaries/research/infrastructure/2014/Fixed_local_authority.csv</a>.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">DCMS has also placed estimates of superfast coverage at constituency level at the end of the current broadband programme in the House of Commons library, reference DEP2015-0163:</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"><a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/business-papers/commons/deposited-papers/?fd=2015-02-01&amp;td=2015-04-01&amp;house=1&amp;search_term=Department+for+Culture%2c+Media+and+Sport&amp;itemId=122028#toggle-163" target="_blank">http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/business-papers/commons/deposited-papers/?fd=2015-02-01&amp;td=2015-04-01&amp;house=1&amp;search_term=Department+for+Culture%2c+Media+and+Sport&amp;itemId=122028#toggle-163</a></ins></p><br />
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2015-11-26T14:59:03.837Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-26T14:59:03.837Z
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less than 2015-12-07T16:15:00.65Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-07T16:15:00.65Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Wills more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2016-02-22more like thismore than 2016-02-22
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Computer Software more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to implementing the EU Waste Electrical Equipment Directive (2012/19/EU) in relation to computer software. more like this
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Lord Wills more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-08more like thismore than 2016-03-08
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">No consideration has been given as internet search engines are not within the defined scope of the Waste Electrical &amp; Electronic Equipment Directive. The scope of the WEEE Directive is restricted to equipment which is dependent on electric currents or electromagnetic fields in order to work properly or equipment for the generation, transfer and measurement of such currents and fields.</del></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">No consideration has been given to either computer software or internet search engines because they do not fall within the definition of electrical and electronic equipment specified in the WEEE Directive. Software is normally either downloaded to equipment or purchased on CDs. It is the equipment that is used to run the software that would fall in scope since that equipment is dependent on electric currents or electromagnetic fields in order to work properly. An internet search engine is a service, not a piece of equipment, and so is also outside the scope of the Directive.</ins></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2016-03-08T16:58:34.437Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-08T16:58:34.437Z
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less than 2016-03-21T11:38:43.337Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-21T11:38:43.337Z
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4284
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Wills more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2016-02-22more like thismore than 2016-02-22
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Internet more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to implementing the EU Waste Electrical Equipment Directive (2012/19/EU) in relation to internet search engines. more like this
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Lord Wills more like this
star this property uin HL6286 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-08more like thismore than 2016-03-08
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">No consideration has been given as internet search engines are not within the defined scope of the Waste Electrical &amp; Electronic Equipment Directive. The scope of the WEEE Directive is restricted to equipment which is dependent on electric currents or electromagnetic fields in order to work properly or equipment for the generation, transfer and measurement of such currents and fields.</del></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">No consideration has been given to either computer software or internet search engines because they do not fall within the definition of electrical and electronic equipment specified in the WEEE Directive. Software is normally either downloaded to equipment or purchased on CDs. It is the equipment that is used to run the software that would fall in scope since that equipment is dependent on electric currents or electromagnetic fields in order to work properly. An internet search engine is a service, not a piece of equipment, and so is also outside the scope of the Directive.</ins></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2016-03-08T16:58:53.887Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-08T16:58:53.887Z
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less than 2016-03-21T11:38:31.47Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-21T11:38:31.47Z
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4284
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Wills more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Expenditure more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether decisions on the next Comprehensive Spending Review will be taken before the outcome of the next Strategic Defence and Security Review. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-21more like thismore than 2015-09-21
star this property answer text <p>The Spending Review will be published on 25<sup>th</sup> November, and work is currently underway on the National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) which we expect to publish before the end of the year. These reviews will be closely aligned, recognising that economic security and national security are two sides of the same coin.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>At the Summer Budget, the Government committed to increased spending on defence and security, and to meet the properly measured NATO pledge to spend 2 per cent of GDP on defence every year of this decade. The allocation of a Joint Security Fund of up to an additional £1.5 billion per year by 2020/21, available to the Armed Forces and Security and Intelligence agencies, will also be based on the conclusions of the SDSR.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bridges of Headley more like this
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less than 2015-09-21T15:53:26.637Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-21T15:53:26.637Z
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less than 2015-09-22T14:57:30.78Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-22T14:57:30.78Z
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star this property answering member printed Lord Bridges more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this