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star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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Department of Health more like this
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unstar 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 Lyme Disease 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, in December 2011, the Clinical Pathology Accreditation Service was made aware of modifications by the Health Protection Agency’s Lyme Borreliosis Unit to the Trinity Biotech immunoblot kit to be used for testing human cerebrospinal fluid. more like this
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The Countess of Mar remove filter
star this property uin HL999 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-24more like thismore than 2014-07-24
star this property answer text <p>The former Health Protection Agency's Lyme Borreliosis Unit (HPA LBU) was accredited by Clinical Pathology Accreditation who had access to, and was able to review, all the standard operating procedures of the unit.</p><p> </p><p>The Trinity Biotech Lyme Western Blot is a qualitative in vitro assay for the detection of Immunoglobulin (IgG or IgM) antibodies in human samples against specific antigens/proteins of <em>Borrelia afzelii, Borrelia garinii and Borrelia burgdorferi</em>. The Trinity Biotech Lyme Western Blot is intended as a confirmatory assay for use in testing human samples which have been previously found to be positive or equivocal using an Enzyme Immunoassay and Immunofluroescent Assay or other appropriate screening method. Positive second-tier results are supportive evidence of infection with <em>B. burgdorferi</em>. The diagnosis of Lyme disease should be made based on history and symptoms (such as erythema migrans), and other laboratory data, in addition to the presence of antibodies to <em>B. burgdorferi</em>. The Trinity Biotech blot has been in use since 2007 by the former HPA’s LBU for testing cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and proved very reliable. This technique has also been in use widely across Europe during this period as a diagnostic test using CSF as a sample to support the diagnosis of neuroborreliosis.</p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-07-24T12:32:59.6647091Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-24T12:32:59.6647091Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
77264
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar 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 Lyme Disease 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 when the testing of the cerebrospinal fluid of patients suspected of having Lyme disease using the Trinity Biotech kit at the Health Protection Agency’s Lyme Borreliosis Unit began; how many patients' samples were tested in that way; and how many patients were recorded as being positive over that period of time. more like this
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star this property uin HL998 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-24more like thismore than 2014-07-24
star this property answer text <p>The Trinity Biotech blot has been in use since 2007 by the former Health Protection Agency's Lyme Borreliosis Unit for testing cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and proved very reliable. It has also been used in this way by other laboratories in Europe. However, CSF antibodies will not be present if there is no evidence of any other antibodies in the serum. Data is not collected centrally on specific samples from patients as the final diagnosis is made by the clinician on the basis of the test results and the clinical presentation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-07-24T12:31:17.2846277Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-24T12:31:17.2846277Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
944928
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star this property date less than 2018-07-19more like thismore than 2018-07-19
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Fire Resistant Materials 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 steps the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is taking to promote innovation and market uptake of flame-resistant chemical-free materials such as mixtures of wool and cotton. more like this
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The Countess of Mar remove filter
star this property uin HL9711 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-26more like thismore than 2018-07-26
star this property answer text <p>The Department welcomes any innovative approaches that deliver consumer safety and comply with existing fire safety regulations, including methods which do not use flame retardants.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2018-07-26T12:24:01.683Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-26T12:24:01.683Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
944927
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star this property date less than 2018-07-19more like thismore than 2018-07-19
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Fire Resistant Materials 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 whom the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy consults for advice about the health and environmental effects of flame retardants; and whether that Department will make its final policy decisions about flame retardants available for scrutiny. more like this
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star this property uin HL9710 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-26more like thismore than 2018-07-26
star this property answer text <p>The Department works with experts across government including the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Public Health England, the Food Standards Agency and the Fire Services. We also consider the latest scientific research from academia. Any proposals for legislative change will be subject to public consultation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2018-07-26T12:28:29.267Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-26T12:28:29.267Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
944926
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star this property date less than 2018-07-19more like thismore than 2018-07-19
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Fire Resistant Materials 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 why products labelled flame resistant do not contain details of the chemicals used in them. more like this
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The Countess of Mar remove filter
star this property uin HL9709 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-26more like thismore than 2018-07-26
star this property answer text <p>All products must be safe before they can be placed on the UK market. While there is no legal requirement for products labelled flame resistant to contain details of chemicals used in them, manufacturers may voluntarily provide any further details that would be helpful to their consumers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2018-07-26T12:29:12.633Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-26T12:29:12.633Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley 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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star this property date less than 2018-07-19more like thismore than 2018-07-19
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Fire Resistant Materials 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 what steps they take to ensure that all flame retardants are safe (1) in normal use, (2) during fires, and (3) at the end of life when they are disposed of. more like this
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The Countess of Mar remove filter
star this property uin HL9708 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-31more like thismore than 2018-07-31
star this property answer text <p>Manufacturers and distributors must ensure all consumer products are safe before they are placed on the UK market, including those that use flame retardants. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs have lead responsibility for environmental policy and restrictions on chemicals.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2018-07-31T12:15:26.023Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-31T12:15:26.023Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
944924
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star this property date less than 2018-07-19more like thismore than 2018-07-19
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Fire Resistant Materials 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 what assessment they have made of the study by the University of Central Lancashire, Flame retardants in UK furniture increase smoke toxicity more than they reduce fire growth rate, published in April; whether they have consulted with their Chief Scientist in forming that assessment; and whether, following that study, they intend to reconsider the efficacy of current flame retardants. more like this
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The Countess of Mar remove filter
star this property uin HL9707 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-26more like thismore than 2018-07-26
star this property answer text <p>The Department welcomes the paper by University of Central Lancashire and it forms part of the evidence we are considering in reviewing the legislation regulating the safety of furniture.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2018-07-26T12:23:42.87Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-26T12:23:42.87Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
944422
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star this property date less than 2018-07-18more like thismore than 2018-07-18
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Medical Treatments: Side Effects 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 4 July (HL8829), what assessment they have made of whether the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) Yellow Card Scheme includes non-pharmaceutical or medical device treatments; and whether they will make arrangements so that adverse reactions to treatments that are not currently within the remit of the MHRA can be centrally recorded in order to ensure that information on the frequency, severity and duration of adverse reactions to cognitive behaviour therapy, graded exercise and other similar treatments is available. more like this
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star this property uin HL9659 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-23more like thismore than 2018-07-23
star this property answer text <p>No such assessment has been made and there are currently no plans to broaden the coverage of the Yellow Card Scheme to cover these areas.</p><p>The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is responsible for ensuring that medicines, healthcare products and medical equipment meet appropriate standards of safety, quality, performance and effectiveness, and are used safely. The MHRA provides information to doctors and patients to help ensure medicines are used safely. However, the prescribing of any particular medicine and matters of clinical care of the patient remains the responsibility of the doctor/clinician. He or she is in the best position to decide on the type of treatment, which is most appropriate for an individual patient given their clinical expertise and their knowledge of the patient’s medical condition. The MHRA does not regulate clinical practice, collect reports on or investigate allegations of medical malpractice.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
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less than 2018-07-23T14:03:58.877Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-23T14:03:58.877Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-20more like thismore than 2018-06-20
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Food: Safety 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 many audits of local authorities' food standards enforcement services the Food Standards Agency conducted in 2016 and 2017; how many have taken place in 2018 to date; and how many more are planned for 2018. more like this
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star this property uin HL8830 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-03more like thismore than 2018-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The Food Standards Agency’s programme of audits of local authority food law enforcement services included the following number of audits of food standards enforcement in the years specified:</p><p> </p><p>2016 – nine;</p><p>2017 – nine; and</p><p>2018 – two carried out to date and five planned by the end of 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
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less than 2018-07-03T11:19:37.823Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-03T11:19:37.823Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-20more like thismore than 2018-06-20
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Medical Treatments: Side Effects more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 19 June (HL8366), what means are available for reporting and recording adverse health events resulting from non-pharmacological treatments such as graded exercise therapy or cognitive behavioural therapy on a similar basis to those for reporting adverse events to pharmacological treatments through the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency's Yellow Card Scheme. more like this
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star this property uin HL8829 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-04more like thismore than 2018-07-04
star this property answer text <p>The Yellow Card Scheme includes a facility to report suspected adverse incidents associated with products used in psychological treatments. In addition, in guideline development, when reviewing the evidence relating to interventions, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s guideline development committees will take into account any adverse outcomes that are reported, alongside the clinical and cost-effectiveness.</p><p> </p><p>Patients are able to raise concerns about such treatments directly with a healthcare professional, by raising a concern with the healthcare provider or by making a complaint.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
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less than 2018-07-04T16:11:11.753Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-04T16:11:11.753Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this