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1690602
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-20more like thismore than 2024-02-20
answering body
Northern Ireland Office more like this
answering dept id 21 more like this
answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
hansard heading UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government, following publication of the Safeguarding the Union Command Paper (CP 1021) on 31 January, when they intend to introduce legislation to fulfil the commitment in that paper to repeal all statutory duties relating to the 'all-island economy'. more like this
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Lord Dodds of Duncairn more like this
uin HL2621 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-23more like thismore than 2024-02-23
answer text <p>The Government is working actively to deliver commitments made in the <em>Safeguarding the Union </em>command paper, which was published on 31 January (CP 1021). This includes the passing into law on 20 February of two statutory instruments to give effect to legislative assurances contained within the command paper. Any required further legislation will be brought forward as soon as parliamentary time allows.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Caine more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-23T11:23:33.39Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-23T11:23:33.39Z
answering member
4581
label Biography information for Lord Caine more like this
tabling member
1388
label Biography information for Lord Dodds of Duncairn more like this
1690194
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-19more like thismore than 2024-02-19
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Parking: Pedestrian Areas more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government, following the publication on 10 February of the report of the Local Government Association (LGA) The Path To Inclusive Footways, what assessment they have made of the statement by the LGA that "inconsiderate parking presents a real hazard and a potential danger to life"; and what plans they have to extend powers of local councils to enable them to ban pavement parking across England. more like this
tabling member printed
The Marquess of Lothian more like this
uin HL2558 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-23more like thismore than 2024-02-23
answer text <p>The Department is fully aware that pavement parking can pose problems for all pedestrians. Local authorities are responsible for parking restrictions and already have powers to tackle pavement parking by implementing Traffic Regulation Orders. The Department has consulted on further options to help local authorities outside London tackle this issue and will publish a formal response when final decisions have been taken.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Davies of Gower more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-23T14:30:38.7Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-23T14:30:38.7Z
answering member
4499
label Biography information for Lord Davies of Gower more like this
tabling member
259
label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
1688886
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-14more like thismore than 2024-02-14
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Veterinary Medicine: Northern Ireland more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Douglas-Miller on 6 February (HL1687), whether there are current negotiations with the EU on the supply of veterinary medicines to Northern Ireland. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Dodds of Duncairn more like this
uin HL2465 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-20more like thismore than 2024-02-20
answer text <p>The Government is committed to securing a long-term sustainable solution ahead of December 2025 that will properly support the flow of veterinary medicines into Northern Ireland from Great Britain on an enduring basis.</p><p>It remains our priority to find a solution that removes the barriers to supply of veterinary medicines into NI through technical talks with the EU.</p><p>The Government is very clear that in all scenarios it is imperative to safeguard the supply of veterinary medicines to NI, and if necessary we will deploy all available flexibilities in line with our legal obligations.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Douglas-Miller more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-20T17:31:43.783Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-20T17:31:43.783Z
answering member
5006
label Biography information for Lord Douglas-Miller more like this
tabling member
1388
label Biography information for Lord Dodds of Duncairn more like this
1688887
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-14more like thismore than 2024-02-14
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading VAT: Northern Ireland more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government in which areas Northern Ireland is not subject to VAT changes which apply to other parts of the UK under the provisions of the Windsor Framework. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Dodds of Duncairn more like this
uin HL2466 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-23more like thismore than 2024-02-23
answer text <p>The Windsor Framework ensures Northern Ireland benefits from the same VAT changes as the rest of the UK. That includes the zero-rate on Energy Saving Materials and the newly expanded zero-rate on Women’s Sanitary Products.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-23T11:22:32.637Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-23T11:22:32.637Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
1388
label Biography information for Lord Dodds of Duncairn more like this
1688892
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-14more like thismore than 2024-02-14
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Import Controls: Disease Control more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government what proportion of consignments will be physically inspected for compliance with sanitary and phytosanitary controls under their Border Target Operating Model; and how the suitability of that proportion will be kept under review. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Hayman of Ullock more like this
uin HL2471 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-23more like thismore than 2024-02-23
answer text <p>The physical inspection rate for is determined by the risk categorisation of a particular commodity, as set out below. The review of risk categorisation is an ongoing and continual process. Defra undertake the risk modelling necessary to categorise commodities, advised by an expert panel comprised of risk analysts, risk managers and policy representatives from the Animal and Plant Health Agency, the Food Standards Agency (which advises the UK and Welsh Governments), and Food Standards Scotland, alongside public health and disease control policy experts from the UK Health Security Agency and from the UK, Welsh and Scottish Governments. The categorisation is based on the inherent risk (high, medium or low) that the commodity poses to animal and plant health, food safety, alongside any specific risk from the country/region of origin. The categorisation approach draws on a range of data including disease outbreak data, known public health risks, transmission data, trade restrictions, non-compliance data and our confidence in the exporting country’s production standards and health controls, among other sources.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Live animals and products of animal origin physical inspection rates</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Risk Category </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Physical inspection rate</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>High risk (live animals and high risk POAO, such as those subject to safeguarding measures)</p></td><td><p>100%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Medium risk</p></td><td><p>1%-30%, depending on specifics of the import</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Low risk</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Plant and plant products physical inspection rates</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Risk Category</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Physical inspection rate</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>High risk</p></td><td><p>100% - Plants for planting, woody and/or for commercial production 30% - Plants for planting, non woody and for retail sale as outdoor plants 5% - Plants for planting, non woody and for retail sale as indoor plants</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Medium Risk</p></td><td><p>3%-5%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Low Risk</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member printed Lord Douglas-Miller more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-23T14:28:53.177Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-23T14:28:53.177Z
answering member
5006
label Biography information for Lord Douglas-Miller more like this
tabling member
4395
label Biography information for Baroness Hayman of Ullock more like this
1688897
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-14more like thismore than 2024-02-14
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Food: Hospitals more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that there is no significant cost increase to the NHS from proposed changes to the Government Buying Standards for Food and Catering which would introduce new targets for sourcing locally produced food. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
uin HL2476 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-23more like thismore than 2024-02-23
answer text <p>The Government consulted on changes to the Government Buying Standards for Food and Catering Services (GBSF) in summer 2022. This included seeking views on different proposals for increasing the proportion of local food to be sourced within public sector procurement. The Government is considering its response and we are working closely with the NHS, as well as the HM Prisons and Probation Service and the Armed Forces, to ensure that any proposed changes to the GBSF are workable.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Douglas-Miller more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-23T14:29:22.09Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-23T14:29:22.09Z
answering member
5006
label Biography information for Lord Douglas-Miller more like this
tabling member
2024
label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
1688898
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-14more like thismore than 2024-02-14
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Medical Equipment: Regulation more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address any constraint caused by the selection of eight technologies in the Innovative Devices Access Pathway; and whether they have any plans to increase the number of technologies that have the potential to meet clinical needs in the NHS. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
uin HL2477 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-22more like thismore than 2024-02-22
answer text <p>The Innovative Devices Access Pathway (IDAP) is currently in the pilot stage and has been restricted to eight technologies to ensure the selected products derive the maximum benefit from their inclusion. A core aspect of the pilot is to develop the tools provided by the partner organisations, which will then in turn benefit other technologies going forward. The pilot will provide comprehensive insights and knowledge to inform the development of a future IDAP. Further details of this will be shared in due course, including opportunities to apply, and the requirements for doing so.</p><p> </p><p>The expert panel applied a portfolio approach to select the pilot technologies. This was to ensure the various tools provided through the pilot are trialled and tested to inform insights for the development of a future IDAP programme.</p><p> </p><p>Further to this, creating a pathway for the development and adoption of innovative technology into the National Health Service is a priority set out in the <em>Medical Technology Strategy</em>, published in February 2023. The learning gained from the IDAP pilot, and the experience of other initiatives in related areas such as the Innovative Licensing and Access Pathway for medicines, will inform development of a pathway to be established for the longer term.</p>
answering member printed Lord Markham more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-22T12:27:01.95Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-22T12:27:01.95Z
answering member
4948
label Biography information for Lord Markham more like this
tabling member
2024
label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
1688899
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-14more like thismore than 2024-02-14
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Gastrointestinal Cancer more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government what is their timescale for when the NHS England Urgent Suspected Referral pathway for lower gastrointestinal cancer will meet the 'Faster Diagnosis' standard of 75 per cent of referred cases having a cancer diagnosis delivered or ruled out within 28 days. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
uin HL2478 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-22more like thismore than 2024-02-22
answer text <p>The Elective Recovery Plan sets out the ambition to see 75% of patients who have been urgently referred by their general practice for suspected cancer be diagnosed, or have cancer ruled out, within 28 days by March 2024, and the National Health Service remains on course to meet this. This is an aggregate measure which covers all cancer types combined, and there are not separate targets for individual cancer types or referral methods.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Markham more like this
grouped question UIN HL2479 more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-22T12:47:48.333Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-22T12:47:48.333Z
answering member
4948
label Biography information for Lord Markham more like this
tabling member
2024
label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
1688900
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-14more like thismore than 2024-02-14
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Gastrointestinal Cancer more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government what is their timescale for when the NHS England lower gastrointestinal cancer screening referral pathway will meet the 'Faster Diagnosis' standard of 75 per cent of referred cases having a cancer diagnosis delivered or ruled out within 28 days. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
uin HL2479 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-22more like thismore than 2024-02-22
answer text <p>The Elective Recovery Plan sets out the ambition to see 75% of patients who have been urgently referred by their general practice for suspected cancer be diagnosed, or have cancer ruled out, within 28 days by March 2024, and the National Health Service remains on course to meet this. This is an aggregate measure which covers all cancer types combined, and there are not separate targets for individual cancer types or referral methods.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Markham more like this
grouped question UIN HL2478 more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-22T12:47:49.427Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-22T12:47:49.427Z
answering member
4948
label Biography information for Lord Markham more like this
tabling member
2024
label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
1688905
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-14more like thismore than 2024-02-14
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Food: Labelling more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve the information on food packaging to enable consumers to make informed choices. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
uin HL2484 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-23more like thismore than 2024-02-23
answer text <p>All food sold in the UK must comply with food labelling rules, which include the requirement for specific information to be presented in a specific way. These rules require that a food label on pre-packed foods must show:</p><p>the name of the food;</p><p>a list of ingredients;</p><p>the net quantity of the food and the quantity of certain ingredients used;</p><p>ingredients causing allergies or intolerances;</p><p>a best before or use by date;</p><p>any special storage conditions and/or conditions of use;</p><p>the name and address of the food business operator;</p><p>instructions for use where necessary, and</p><p>a nutrition declaration.</p><p>Country of origin information is already required for fresh and frozen meat of beef, sheep, goat, pigs and poultry, as well as for uncut fresh fruit and vegetables, honey, olive oil and wine. For all other prepacked food, origin is required where its omission would be misleading to consumers. For processed food, where the origin of the primary ingredient is different to that of the food itself and the origin of the food is given, an indication that the origin of the primary ingredient is different or the specific origin must also be provided.</p><p> </p><p>At the Oxford Farming Conference, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs announced a rapid consultation to gather views on how we can make packaging information clearer to help boost consumer confidence and ensure farmers are fairly rewarded.</p>
answering member printed Lord Douglas-Miller more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-23T14:30:11.747Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-23T14:30:11.747Z
answering member
5006
label Biography information for Lord Douglas-Miller more like this
tabling member
4303
label Biography information for Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this