Written Questions In the House of Lords


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Written Answers – House of Lords: Abortion (21 Nov 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: How many abortions on the grounds of rectifiable disabilities have occurred after 24 weeks’ gestation in the past 10 years.

Written Answers – House of Lords: China: Tibet (21 Nov 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What representations they have made to the Government of China about the arrest and conviction by a court in Sichuan of the Tibetan nomad, Runggye Adak, who was imprisoned after he called for the return of the Dalai Lama to Tibet.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Embryology (21 Nov 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 23 October (WA100-1) regarding relevant paragraphs in the Declaration of Helsinki and guidelines produced by the International Society for Stem Cell Research, whether they will seek to enshrine in primary legislation a simple yet unambiguous prohibition of all such experiments that lack a compelling…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Adoption (19 Nov 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: How many children are adopted each year in Britain; what percentage are aged under one year; and how these figures compare with other European Union and North American countries.

Written Answers – House of Lords: North Korea: Nuclear Programme (19 Nov 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What is their assessment of the current state of progress of the six-party talks seeking to resolve the dispute with North Korea over its nuclear programme.

Written Answers – House of Lords: North Korea: Human Rights (14 Nov 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: When they last raised the subject of human rights abuses in North Korea with representatives of the Government of North Korea.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Embryology (12 Nov 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Triesman on 29 October (WA144-5) regarding Medical Research Council expenditure, why a total of £760,000 might now be required to identify potential benefits of somatic cell nuclear transfer, especially in light of Answers provided by Lord Darzi of Denham on 23 October (WA100-1) stating that research licences cannot be…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Embryology (12 Nov 2007)
Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Triesman on 29 October (WA144-5) regarding Medical Research Council expenditure on somatic cell nuclear transfer research, what assessment they have made of work described in Transplantation Proceedings (2006) 38:3103-3108 and Transplantation Proceedings (2007) 39:658-661, and in particular of any costs known to be…

Results 1-20 of 479 items spoken by Lord Alton of Liverpool in Written Answers Written Answers – House of Lords: Abortion (30 Oct 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: How many abortions on the grounds of rectifiable disabilities have occurred after 24 weeks’ gestation in the past 10 years.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Abortion (29 Oct 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What action they will take in the light of the evidence submitted by Dr Vincent Argent, medical director of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee that he had observed (a) doctors authorising abortions who (i) signed batches of forms before patients are seen for consultation; (ii) signed the forms with no…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Embryology (29 Oct 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether, in the light of the oral evidence given to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee by the chief executive of the Medical Research Council on 5 February 2007 (HC 272-1 (Q249)), expressing doubt about support for the use of human oocytes for somatic nuclear transfer due to the virtually zero success rate, they will account for the use…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Embryology (29 Oct 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Which parts of a child created as a saviour sibling can or cannot be harvested for the purpose of treating conditions that are not life-threatening, as described in paragraph 43 of the Government’s response to Recommendation 17 of the report from the Joint Committee on the Human Tissue and Embryos (Draft) Bill (HL Paper 169-I); and How early in development…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Health: Childbirth (29 Oct 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What are the current levels of pre-term births in the United Kingdom; how these levels compare with the numbers for each of the past 40 years; and what assessment they are making of worldwide studies into the causes of pre-term births.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan (29 Oct 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What is their assessment of the level of conflict in the constituent regions of Sudan and the prospects for resolution.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (29 Oct 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: In light of the shooting dead on 17 October of three contract truck drivers working for World Food Programme in Darfur, what additional measures can be taken to improve the security and safety of humanitarian aid workers.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Peace Agreement (29 Oct 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What is their current assessment of the long-term viability of the comprehensive peace agreement in southern Sudan following the decision of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement to withdraw from the government of national unity.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Embryology (23 Oct 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What assessment they have made of the decision of South Korea’s ministry of health and welfare to prohibit the transfer of somatic cell nuclei from animals into enucleated human eggs and to further restrict the types of eggs that can be used for cloning to immature or abnormal eggs prepared for in vitro fertilisation and those which become surplus following…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Embryology (23 Oct 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Why the Medical Research Council’s provision of financial incentives to partake in the use of human oocytes for somatic nuclear transfer has taken precedence over implementation of the February 2004 National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines regarding National Health Service provision of three in vitro fertilisation cycles to all infertile…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Embryology (23 Oct 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answers by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 6 February (WA 118-19), 17 April (WA 42-43) and 18 June (WA 9-10) regarding the use of human embryos in basic research, how they will enforce paragraph 11 of the Declaration of Helsinki and paragraphs 8.3 and 10.3 of the International Society for Stem Cell Research guidelines for human embryonic stem…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Embryology (23 Oct 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answers by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 28 June (WA 157-58) and Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 12 July (WA 240-41), whether they propose to alter by order the stage of development at which an animal attains protected status under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 with regard to injecting human embryonic stem cells into a…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Embryology (23 Oct 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they have taken steps to ensure that the conduct formerly associated with Woo-Suk Hwang in South Korea remains unique to that country; and how they ensure that all research licensed by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority conforms to World Medical Association standards as set out in the Declaration of Helsinki.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Embryology (22 Oct 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What data concerning in vitro fertilisation patients who have produced 20 or more eggs are held by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), in particular whether they maintain records which show the highest numbers of eggs obtained and the frequency with which such numbers of eggs have been obtained from individual patients; and whether they will…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Human Tissue and Embryos Bill (Draft) (22 Oct 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What consideration they have given to the view of the Joint Committee on the Human Tissue and Embryos (Draft) Bill that denying the existence of a biological father on birth certificates “involves the authorities and we are deeply concerned about the idea that the authorities may be colluding in a deception”; what importance they attach to the presence of a…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan (22 Oct 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What assessment they have made of the likely consequences of the decision by the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement to suspend its involvement in the national unity Government citing the failure of its northern partners to implement parts of the 2005 comprehensive peace agreement which ended the 21-year civil war.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Taxation: VAT (17 Oct 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What is the annual amount raised by the imposition of Value Added Tax (VAT) on the cost of repairs to historic houses; and what consideration they are giving to removing VAT on such repairs or providing a tax allowance to offset the cost of such repairs.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Skills (16 Oct 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answers by Lord Adonis on 18 October 2005 (WA 122) and 7 November 2005 (WA 63-4), what evidence has emerged from the most recent National Skills Surveys concerning (a) the specific technical or practical skills which are most in short supply in the United Kingdom; and (b) the skill shortages, if any, which could be addressed by practical…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Trade (16 Oct 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What has been the overall level of trade between the United Kingdom and Sudan each year, for the past five years; and to what extent pension funds controlled by the Government have been divesting from businesses that support the Government of Sudan.

Written Answers – House of Lords: North Korea: Aid (15 Oct 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What discussions they have had with the European Commission about budget lines available for programmes in North Korea.

Results 21-40 of 479 items spoken by Lord Alton of Liverpool in Written Answers Written Answers – House of Lords: Human Tissue and Embryos Bill (Draft) (11 Oct 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked the Chairman of Committees: Whether all evidence received by the Joint Committee on the Human Tissue and Embryos (Draft) Bill has been made available to the public, whether by publication in print and online or through deposit in readily accessible archives.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Burma: Human Rights (10 Oct 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What representations they have made to the Government of Burma about (a) the peaceful protests calling for democratic government; (b) the continued house arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi; and (c) the continued attacks on Burma’s ethnic minorities; and what consideration they are giving to any additional measures or actions.

Written Answers – House of Lords: North Korea: Aid (10 Oct 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What discussions they have had with the European Commission about providing support to health, water and sanitation sectors in North Korea.

Written Answers – House of Lords: North Korea: Aid (10 Oct 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What support they are giving to North Korea in response to the recent flooding.

Written Answers – House of Lords: North Korea: Aid (10 Oct 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether, in light of the recent flooding, they will review their earlier statements about the stability of the humanitarian situation in North Korea not requiring support from the European Commission’s humanitarian aid.

Written Answers – House of Lords: North Korea: Humanitarian Aid (1 Oct 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they will take steps to encourage the European Commission to fund health and water programmes in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Written Answers – House of Lords: North Korea: Humanitarian Aid (1 Oct 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What is their assessment of the current humanitarian situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; and whether they have assessed the likelihood of a repeat of the famine of the 1990s.

Written Answers – House of Lords: North Korea: Humanitarian Aid (1 Oct 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What discussions they have had with the EuropeAid Co-operation Office and the European Community Humanitarian Office (ECHO) about ECHO ending its humanitarian support in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in 2008.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (1 Oct 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What additional humanitarian assistance they will provide in Gereida refugee camp following the withdrawal of Oxfam from that camp; what assessment they have made of the increased demand for humanitarian relief during the rainy season; and what is their current assessment of the number of civilians affected by the crisis in Darfur who are presently unable to…

Written Answers – House of Lords: North Korea: Humanitarian Aid (1 Oct 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What discussions they have had with the EuropeAid Co-operation Office and the European Community Humanitarian Office about their support for the work of non-governmental organisations in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; when any such discussions took place; who was present; what was discussed; and what was the outcome.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Chad (1 Oct 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What discussions they have held with European Union Ministers on the deployment and potential mandate of the international peacekeeping troops to Chad and their relationship with the United Nations, African Union and NATO.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (1 Oct 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they will provide details of known violations of United Nations Resolution 1591 prohibiting offensive military flights in and over the Darfur region since its implementation on 29 March 2005; and what representations they have made to the government of Sudan to end such flights.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (1 Oct 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What steps they intend to take to follow up the second international meeting on Darfur, held in July, in order to assist the international community as it begins to pursue the pre-negotiation stage of the United Nations roadmap for Darfur.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Abortion (26 Jul 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they will resist any proposal to extend the scope of the Abortion Act 1967 to Northern Ireland.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Embryology (26 Jul 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 26 June (WA 129-30), whether definitions in the Human Tissue and Embryos (Draft) Bill only apply in the context of that Bill; whether they apply to either the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 or the decision taken by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority appeals committee…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Embryology (26 Jul 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 26 June (WA 129-30), what assessment they have made of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s report on Government proposals for the regulation of hybrid and chimera embryos (HC 272), in particular, whether there should be a total prohibition of any form of reproductive cloning; and…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Schools: Class Sizes (23 Jul 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they have received representations during the past three years from St Leonard’s Church of England primary school in the London Borough of Lambeth about reducing the number of children in its classes; and Whether they have received representations in the past three years from Lambeth local education authority about reducing the number of children in the…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Embryology (12 Jul 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 25 June (WA 101-2) on the Human Tissue and Embryos (Draft) Bill, whether they have assessed the possibility of a regulated procedure under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 involving the injection of human embryonic stem cells into tetraploid animal embryos as a potential route to human…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Embryology (11 Jul 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 22 January (WA 129-30), why data on the number of embryos created using cell nuclear replacement (cloning) as part of a research project are not routinely collected by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, regardless of the grant of a particular licence in the first instance.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Embryology (11 Jul 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answers by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 22 January (WA 204) and 26 June (WA 129-30), whether the remit of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority extends to the responsibility for licensing human embryo research which is prohibited by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990; and whether the Human Tissue and Embryos (Draft)…

Results 41-60 of 479 items spoken by Lord Alton of Liverpool in Written Answers Written Answers – House of Lords: Embryology (28 Jun 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether the creation of an animal embryo that has been altered by the introduction of one or more human cells comes under the reserved matters set out in the Scotland Act 1998, bearing in mind that an embryonic animal-human chimera that is destroyed before half the gestation or incubation period has elapsed does not come under the remit of the Animals (…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Embryology (28 Jun 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 19 June (WA 29), how many children have been born using embryos created since 1991.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Embryology (28 Jun 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 19 June (WA 29), why no data are held regarding embryos created using cell nuclear replacement (cloning) as part of a research project.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Embryology (26 Jun 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 8 June (WA 223), whether they will explain how research can be both embryonic and adult and at the same time foetal and adult.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Embryology (26 Jun 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 18 June (WA 9-10), why they have permitted the genetic modification of embryos to study implantation when they have also stated that there is no intention to implant such an embryo.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Embryology (26 Jun 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 19 June (WA 29), how they maintain confidence in the regulation of nuclear transfer if no data are held by the Department of Health, and if data on the number of embryos created using cell nuclear replacement (cloning) as part of a research project are not routinely collected by the Human Fertilisation…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Embryology (26 Jun 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 18 June (WA 9), how removal of any nuclei or pronuclei from an embryo would not have significantly altered the genetic structure of that embryo due to the removal of all nuclear genes, bearing in mind that altering the structure was considered by the appeal committee for the Human Fertilisation and…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Human Tissue and Embryos Bill (Draft) (26 Jun 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 19 June (WA 38) regarding the draft Human Tissue and Embryos Bill, on what date the draft bill was published; on what date a public consultation was announced; and what was the closing date prior to the publication of the draft bill for written evidence, other than electronic communications, from the…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Human Tissue and Embryos Bill (Draft) (26 Jun 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 19 June (WA 39-40), bearing in mind that the response of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists to the Department of Health’s public consultation stated that the “issue of mitochondrial disease is appropriately highlighted as an example where this technology may be clinically…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Vietnam: Human Rights (26 Jun 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What representations they have made to the Government of Vietnam about the arrest, conviction and imprisonment of the human rights lawyers Nguyen Van Dai and Le Thi Cong Nhan and the democracy activist Father Nguyen Van Ly.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Disability: Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal (25 Jun 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether parents of children with special needs are able to recover their costs incurred in appealing to a Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Embryology (25 Jun 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: How many diagnostic and research licences for the creation of pure hybrids up to the two-cell stage have been permitted since 1990 under Section 4(1)(c) and paragraph 1(1)(f) of Schedule 2 to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990; when these licences were issued; how many clinics requested such licences; how many clinics were granted such licences;…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Embryology (25 Jun 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: When the last licences for the hamster egg penetration test (HEPT), permitted under the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990, were granted and when they expired; andwhether the HEPT has been superseded by intracytoplasmic sperm injection.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Health: Stem Cell Therapy (25 Jun 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Through which bodies or mechanisms other than the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and the Medical Research Council do the Government support stem cell research; how much money was invested in stem cell research during the last financial year by such bodies or mechanisms; how much of this was for adult stem cell research and how much of…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Health: Stem Cell Therapy (25 Jun 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether there are any bodies or mechanisms that have previously been used to provide government support for stem cell research but no longer do so; if so, what are the names of any such bodies or mechanisms; what were the totals invested by these bodies or mechanisms; how much money from these totals was invested in adult stem cell therapy; and how much was…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Human Tissue and Embryos Bill (Draft) (25 Jun 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether, under the terms of the Human Tissue and Embryos (Draft) Bill, animal chimeras, where human cells are inserted into animal embryos, will be unregulated; and, if so, whether the Bill permits their transfer to an animal womb; and Whether the Human Tissue and Embryos (Draft) Bill permits a procedure involving tetraploid complementation using an animal…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Human Tissue and Embryos Bill (Draft) (25 Jun 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether the proposed new Section 4A(5)(e) of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 set out in Clause 17(2) of the Human Tissue and Embryos (Draft) Bill is intended to apply only to conventional hybrids generated by cross-species fertilisation.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Human Tissue and Embryos Bill (Draft) (25 Jun 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether animal chimeras are (a) subject to the 14-day rule; (b) unregulated until half the gestation period of the animal, after which they would fall under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986; (c) permitted to be taken to term in an animal womb and be born, under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986; and, if not, what legislation would prevent…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Human Tissue and Embryos Bill (Draft) (25 Jun 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether the proposed new Section 4A(5)(e) of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990, set out in Clause 17(2) of the Human Tissue and Embryos (Draft) Bill, would apply equally to an inter-species embryo at any stage of pre-implantation development that contains haploid human chromosomes or any multiple thereof (whether euploid or aneuploid) and genetic…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Schools: Wheelchair Users (25 Jun 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What is their estimate of the average cost of transporting a wheelchair user to school by bus.

Results 61-80 of 479 items spoken by Lord Alton of Liverpool in Written Answers Written Answers – House of Lords: Schools: Special Educational Needs (21 Jun 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: How many schools have failed to produce accessibility plans, as required by the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001; of those schools, how many are (a) Church of England, and (b) Roman Catholic primary schools; and what sanctions are in place for schools which fail to produce such accessibility plans; and How many children with disabilities or…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Health: Stem Cell Therapy (20 Jun 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 22 May (WA 90-1), why the focus for their stem cell funding is on potential clinical efficacy; and why no funding bias has been made towards work developing adult stem cells.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Embryology (19 Jun 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: How many human embryos have been created each year since the passage of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1991; and how many cloned human embryos have been created since 2001.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Health: Cord Blood (19 Jun 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What assessment they have made of the clinical and public service implications of the remarks of Professor Nicholas Fisk of Imperial College, London, on (a) the survival rates of patients treated with cord blood compared to those given bone marrow transplants; (b) the validation of cord blood as a first-line treatment for leukaemia; and (c) the size of public…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Health: Stem Cell Therapy (19 Jun 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 22 May (WA 90), to what period of time the figures given for investment in stem cell research via the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Medical Research Council (MRC) related; what are the totals invested by the BBSRC and the MRC to date in (a) adult, and (b) human…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Human Tissue and Embryos Bill (Draft) (19 Jun 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What was the date of the publication of the draft Human Tissue and Embryos Bill; and what is the closing date for public response to the draft; and In publishing the draft Human Tissue and Embryos Bill, what account they took of the recommendations of the Select Committee on the Draft Freedom of Information Bill (HL Paper 97, 1998-99) with regard to the need for…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Human Tissue and Embryos Bill (Draft) (19 Jun 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 7 June (WA 203-04), how their stated commitment to a ban on reproductive cloning is reflected in the Human Tissue and Embryos (Draft) Bill, particularly in light of the repeal of the Human Reproductive Cloning Act 2001, proposed on page 88 of the draft Bill, and proposal 22 on page 146 of the draft…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (19 Jun 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What are the details of the revised plan agreed at Addis Ababa for a joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping force to be sent to Darfur.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Embryology (18 Jun 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 14 May (WA 4) concerning Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority licence application R0153, to what extent Members of Parliament were consulted in determining the overall intentions of Parliament; and How the definitions used by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority in the appeals…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Embryology (18 Jun 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 14 May (WA 4), why the embryos of no other species would be suitable for researching implantation; and what scientific references to previous research undertaken on this aspect demonstrate the feasibility of such proposed research with human embryos.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Embryology (18 Jun 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What assessment they have made of the implications for public policy arising out of the work of Japanese scientists in successfully turning adult stem cells into embryonic stem cells; and what purpose now remains in using animal eggs and human embryos when an unlimited supply of embryonic stem cells and tissues may now be produced without the necessity of…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (13 Jun 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What is their current assessment of the security situation in Darfur and Chad.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Sanctions (13 Jun 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What is their response to the decision of the Government of the United States to press for new sanctions against the Government of Sudan; and what efforts they are making in the Security Council of the United Nations to press for the implementation of all existing resolutions against Sudan.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Health: Cord Blood (8 Jun 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 3 May (WA 238), whether they will now make available discarded cord blood units to research scientists; and what consideration they are giving to developing opt-out arrangements whereby patients’ cord blood will be made available for therapies and research unless a patient indicates an unwillingness…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Health: Stem Cell Therapy (8 Jun 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 22 May (WA 90), whether he will state what are the totals spent to date on embryonic stem cells; and who have been the beneficiaries thus far.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Health: Stem Cell Therapy (8 Jun 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 22 May, what were the total number of applications for stem cell project licence funding and the percentage of applications that were successful in drawing down funds for embryonic stem cell research and adult stem cell research respectively.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Human Tissue and Embryos Bill (Draft) (8 Jun 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What consultation is taking place with the Scottish Parliament in connection with the draft Human Tissue and Embryo Bill; and which powers in the Bill are (a) reserved, and (b) devolved; and Whether the draft Human Tissue and Embryos Bill will apply to Northern Ireland; and what consultation is taking place with the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Embryology (7 Jun 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether it is their intention, as intimated at Clause 16(5) and (6) of the draft Human Tissue and Embryos Bill, to permit the possibility of reproductive cloning; and Whether the draft Human Tissue and Embryos Bill will supersede the Human Reproductive Cloning Act 2001 by permitting the placing of a human embryo in a woman if the regulator deems that the embryo…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Health: Cord Blood (7 Jun 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 3 May (WA 236), what plans they have to extend blood cord banking beyond the four National Health Service hospitals currently collecting cord blood to the rest of the United Kingdom; how much of the £10 million allocated thus far has been used; what percentage of this will be used to meet the…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Health: Stem Cell Therapy (4 Jun 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 30 April (WA 182) on clinical application of stem cell knowledge, which of the clinical applications involved the use of embryonic stem cells; and which involved the use of adult stem cells.

Results 81-100 of 479 items spoken by Lord Alton of Liverpool in Written Answers Written Answers – House of Lords: Embryology (24 May 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What treatments for cerebral palsy, using stem cells from umbilical cords, are available in the United Kingdom; what assistance is being given to families with children suffering from this condition to travel to countries where the treatment is available; and when it is anticipated that comparable treatments will be available in the United Kingdom.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Embryology (24 May 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What research is being undertaken into the use of cells from umbilical cords as treatments for cerebral palsy; whether umbilical cords used for this purpose are retained or destroyed; and what percentage of the funds allocated for stem cell research has been reserved for the development of work with stem cells derived from umbilical cords.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Embryology (24 May 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 30 April (WA 182), what information they have on proposals to use embryonic stem cells in therapies; and what therapies are currently available (a) in the United Kingdom, and (b) overseas using adult stem cells.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Embryology (22 May 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 30 April (WA 182), what were the proportions of funding allocated to adult stem cell research compared with that allocated to embryonic stem cell research; what are the totals spent to date; and who have been the beneficiaries thus far.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Abortion (16 May 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to Lord Patten on 29 March (WA 291), which research studies indicate that only a small minority of women experience long-term post-abortion distress; and what is meant by long-term.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (16 May 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they will make representations to the Government of Sudan about the suspension of 52 local non-governmental organisations working in the southern area of Darfur; and about the denial of access to John Holmes, the United Nations humanitarian co-ordinator, to Kassab camp, north Darfur.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (16 May 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What representations they will make to the Governments of Russia and China regarding the report published by Amnesty International that Russia and China have breached United Nations Resolution 1591 by permitting attack helicopters, bombers and other weapons to be supplied to the Government of Sudan for use in Darfur.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Embryology (14 May 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 17 April (WA 42-43), whether they will explain the feasibility of proposals to allow research activities that involve alteration of the genetic structure of human embryos in order to understand how specific gene defects lead to failure of embryo implantation, whilst maintaining a specific…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (10 May 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What representations they are making to the Government of Sudan about the stamping of exit visas for humanitarian workers who have been working in Darfur with prohibitions on their return to Sudan within a six-month period from the date of departure; and what assessment they have made of the impact of these new restrictions on the ability of agencies to recruit…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Health: Stem Cell Therapy (9 May 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What public funding is provided for the National Health Service cord blood bank at Edgware; and whether they intend to review the level of funding it receives.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Health: Stem Cell Therapy (8 May 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What proportion of total stem cell research funds go into adult stem cell or cord blood stem cell research.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Health: Stem Cell Therapy (8 May 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they will support cord blood stem cell research both in the private sector and in universities.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (8 May 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What timetable has been established for the recruitment of the 3,000 soldiers to be deployed as part of the heavy support package of the United Nations soldiers to be deployed in Darfur as part of the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS); and whether this deployment is conditional on the call made by UNMIS of 25 April for a cessation of hostilities before the…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (8 May 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What assessment they have made of the claims of the Sudan Liberation Movement on 24 April that the Government of Sudan have been actively recruiting Arab tribes from Niger to constitute a new militia in Darfur and Chad.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Health: Cord Blood (3 May 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they will provide comprehensive information to pregnant women on cord blood donation; and Whether they will provide the infrastructure to allow the easy collection of cord blood in delivery units; and Whether they will take steps to promote cord blood stem cell technology to the public; and Whether they will work with the royal colleges, especially the…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Health: Stem Cell Therapy (3 May 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: How much cord blood is collected annually in the United Kingdom; what percentage is discarded; and what estimate they have made of the number of National Health Service patients who travel overseas annually to receive treatments involving adult stem cells derived from cord blood.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Health: Stem Cell Therapy (30 Apr 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What is (a) the number of scientists, and (b) the total allocation of public and private funds currently allocated in the United Kingdom for the development of embryonic stem cells and to work on adult stem cells.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Health: Stem Cell Therapy (30 Apr 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What hazards to health have been identified in connection with the use of embryonic stem cell therapies; and what therapies are currently available in which embryonic stem cells are being used; and What hazards to health have been identified in connection with the use of adult stem cells; and what therapies are currently available in which adult stem cells are used.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Health: Spinal Cord Injuries (26 Apr 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Why National Health Service patients suffering with spinal cord injuries are required to travel to a clinic in Portugal for treatment; what comparable therapies using adult stem cells are available in the United Kingdom; and how many patients have been successfully treated for spinal cord injuries in treatments using embryonic stem cells.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (26 Apr 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What is their estimate of the number of refugees in Darfur who may now be reached by humanitarian aid workers compared with July 2005.

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Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What reports they have received concerning (a) Salaam camp, in north Darfur, which cannot take any more displaced people due to water shortages; (b) Abu Shouk camp, which has been closed to newcomers; and (c) Zam Zam, which is close to maximum capacity.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (26 Apr 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What is their estimate of the number of people (a) who were displaced across Darfur in February 2007, and (b) who have fled violence in the region since January 2007; and what is their assessment of the International Committee of the Red Cross report of 22 March 2007 that the plight of the most needy rural communities in Sudan’s strife-torn region of Darfur is…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (18 Apr 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What consideration they are giving to the warning given by Sir John Holmes, the United Nations emergency relief co-ordinator, that aid relief in Darfur is close to collapse and that aid workers have been beaten and sexually assaulted.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Embryology (17 Apr 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether, with reference to paragraphs 2.51 and 2.52 of the White Paper on the Review of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act, genetic modification of either embryonic stem cells or tissue stem cells is clearly distinct from genetic modification of cells which are still part of an embryo; and what the ultimate aims or purpose of such research might be, in…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Burma: Karen (16 Apr 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What representations they have made to the Government of Burma about the increased number of attacks on villages in the Papua district of the Karen state by the Burmese Army.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Democratic Republic of Congo: Human Rights (29 Mar 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What representations they have made to the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo about the deaths caused in Kinshasa last week by fighting and civil unrest.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Democratic Republic of Congo: Human Rights (29 Mar 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What has been the outcome of the representations made to the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo about the safety and health of the human rights lawyer and opposition Member of Parliament, Mrs Marie Thérèse Nlandu, following her imprisonment.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (28 Mar 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What is their response to the recommendations of the United Nations high-level report on Sudan that (a) the General Assembly of the United Nations should request the compilation of a list of foreign companies that have an adverse impact on human rights in Darfur; and (b) United Nations institutions and offices should abstain from entering into business…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (28 Mar 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What representations they have made to the Governments of China and Russia about their decision to dismiss the report of the United Nations Human Rights Council into human rights violations in Darfur as having no validity as the report’s authors were denied visas to visit the region.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Disinvestment (28 Mar 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they have given further consideration to the disinvestment of British commercial investment in Sudan.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (27 Mar 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What action the United Kingdom ambassador to the United Nations, Sir Emyr Jones Parry, had in mind when he indicated that, in relation to the Government of Sudan’s actions in Darfur, the United Nations Security Council should respond to continued provocation and that the council should consider further sanctions.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (27 Mar 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What is their latest estimate of fatalities, casualties and displaced people in Darfur.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: International Criminal Court (27 Mar 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What representations they have made to the Government of Sudan about their decision to suspend co-operation with the International Criminal Court.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Philippines: Arrests and Extra-judicial Killings (26 Mar 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What representations they have made to the Government of the Philippines about the recent spate of extra-judicial killings and the arrest of the leader of the opposition in the Philippine Congress, Congressman Satur Ocampo.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Philippines: Elections (26 Mar 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What assessment they have made of the arrangements in place for the conduct of the forthcoming elections in the Philippines.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (22 Mar 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What assessment they have made of the statement by the Rwandan Foreign Minister, Charles Murigande, that Rwanda will withdraw its troops from the African Union mission in Darfur because of inadequate equipment and lack of resources to fund its soldiers.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (22 Mar 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What is their response to the Organisation of Islamic Conference’s rejection of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s report on human rights abuses in Darfur.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (14 Mar 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What factors underlay the finding of the Home Office position paper, published in May 2006, that “ordinary non-Arab ethnic Darfuris are not at risk of persecution outside the Darfur States and … it is not unduly harsh to expect them to relocate to an area within Sudan in which they will be safe”.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Immigration: English Language Courses (13 Mar 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What is their estimate of the financial savings they will make by cutting provision for English for speakers of other languages courses for refugees and asylum seekers.

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Written Answers – House of Lords: Health: Unpaid Charity Workers (12 Mar 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What consideration they are giving to restoring the rights of unpaid charity workers who are United Kingdom citizens, and who have worked overseas for more than five years, to receive free National Health Service healthcare.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Employment Law (6 Mar 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: How the law is applied, in the case of first offences, to university students from overseas who have sought paid employment and worked longer hours than permitted by law; and whether they recommend the use of cautions and warnings.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Immigration: English Language Courses (22 Feb 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: How many refugees and asylum seekers have benefited from English for speakers of other languages courses.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Immigration: English Language Courses (22 Feb 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What consideration they gave to the effect on community cohesion and integration of the decision to cut the provision of English for speakers of other languages courses; and whether they will review this decision in due course.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Immigration: English Language Courses (19 Feb 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What consideration they are giving to the representations made by Asylum Link Merseyside to the Department for Education and Skills about the restriction of access by refugees and asylum seekers to English for Speakers of Other Languages courses.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Embryology (6 Feb 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 22 January (WA 203-04), why human embryos rather than those of other species are used for basic research; whether such basic research necessarily requires the creation of additional human embryos; and whether they will now provide an Answer to the Question for Written Answer tabled by Lord Alton of…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Democratic Republic of Congo: Human Rights (5 Feb 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What representations they have made to the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo about the imprisonment of Marie Thérèse Nlandu, the Congolese human rights lawyer.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: African Union (31 Jan 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they have made any representations to African Union member states concerning the scheduled Sudanese presidency of the African Union.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (31 Jan 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What assessment they have made of the likely impact of a Sudan-led African Union on the conflict in Darfur and of the comments of the Greater Sudanese Liberation Movement on this issue.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (31 Jan 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they have made an assessment of the remarks of Jan Pronk, the former United Nations Special Representative to Darfur, on the further deterioration of the situation in Darfur in the past two months of 2006 and the increasing strength of the Government of Sudan.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Non-governmental Organisations (31 Jan 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What representations they have made to the Government of Sudan following the police raid of the International Non-Governmental Organisations compound in Nyala, which led to the arrest and assault of 20 people who had gathered for a social function.

Written Answers – House of Lords: India: Human Rights (23 Jan 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they will make representations to the Government of India about the anti-conversion law recently passed by the Congress Government in Himachal Pradesh state.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Embryology (22 Jan 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether paragraph 2.74 of the White Paper, Review of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act, regarding the possible need for “more basic research” means that basic research has already been unlawfully authorised. Whether they will clarify the meaning of “basic research”, referred to in paragraph 2.74 of the White Paper Review of the Human Fertilisation and…

Written Answers – House of Lords: China: Human Rights (8 Jan 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What representations they are making concerning the conviction and sentence of Chen Guangcheng following the campaign he waged in Shandong province against the coercive birth control policy.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Democratic Republic of Congo: Human Rights (8 Jan 2007)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What representations they have made to the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo about the detention without charge of civil rights lawyer Marie-Thérèse Nlandu and six of her associates; and whether they will take action to ensure that the detainees are not tried in a military court and have access to adequate legal representation.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Investments (19 Dec 2006)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What endowments and investments are held by the parliamentary pension fund or by the Government in companies with commercial interests in Sudan; how large are these endowments; who controls them; and whether they have plans to disinvest until the end of hostilities in Darfur.

Written Answers – House of Lords: North Korea: Human Rights (14 Dec 2006)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: How they intend to communicate their concerns over the alleged human rights violations occurring in North Korea to the United Nations Secretary-General-designate, Ban Ki-Moon; whether they will invite him to give his public backing to the United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Vitit Muntarbhorn; and…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Assisted Dying (11 Dec 2006)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: How they will respond to the proposal made by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists that the deliberate intervention to cause the death of a disabled infant should be made legal through the enactment of laws; and what account they are taking of the opposition of the Disability Rights Commission and disabled people’s organisations such as RADAR:…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Suicide (7 Dec 2006)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: How they will respond to the call by the charity Papyrus for amendment of the Suicide Act 1961 which has the effect of banning internet sites which may incite people to, or advise people on how to, commit suicide.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: UN Resolutions (28 Nov 2006)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: How they plan to enforce targeted sanctions under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1591; and whether targeting the economic assets of Khartoum, its security agencies and fraudulent charities will deter the Government of Sudan from perpetrating atrocities in Darfur.

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Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: UN Resolutions (23 Nov 2006)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Given their role in securing United Nations Security Council Resolution 1706, what pressure they are exerting in their relationship with the Government of Sudan to ensure that the resolution is implemented.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: UN Resolutions (23 Nov 2006)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether inviting the head of the Sudanese intelligence services, Salah Abdallah Gosh, to the United Kingdom to hold talks with the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Jendayi Frazer, in March and September 2006, contributed to exerting pressure on the Government of Sudan to implement United Nations Security Council Resolution 1706.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: UN Resolutions (23 Nov 2006)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Given that the Government of Sudan have thus far failed to implement the comprehensive peace agreement and the Darfur peace agreement as well as mandatory United Nations Security Council resolutions, and given their recently reinforced military campaign in Darfur, on what basis they claim that the Government of Sudan make a trustworthy partner in peace and are a…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: UN Resolutions (23 Nov 2006)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: How they intend to respond if the Government of Sudan fail to fulfil their commitment to and obligations under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1556 to disarm the Janjaweed within two months.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Women (23 Nov 2006)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What steps they will take to assist the African Union in protecting women against sexual attack in and around camps for internally displaced people; and whether they will make representations to the Government of Sudan to implement the reform necessary to ensure that legal recourse is available to women.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Democratic Republic of Congo: Child Soldiers (2 Nov 2006)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they have made an assessment of the Amnesty International report, Children at War: Creating hope for their future; and what practical help they are giving through their development programme to the disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration of children under arms in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Written Answers – House of Lords: North Korea: Security Council Resolution (27 Oct 2006)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What role they expect the United Kingdom to play in the implementation of the United Nations Security Council resolution on North Korea, especially in regard to naval capacity and the imposition of a naval blockade.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Queen’s Counsel (26 Oct 2006)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: During the assessment of applicants for appointment as Queen’s Counsel in 2006, what criteria were used to select successful applicants; what account was taken of issues such as gender, ethnicity and sexual orientation; and when they will respond to correspondence addressed to the Lord Chancellor from the Lord Alton of Liverpool about the selection of this year’…

Written Answers – House of Lords: North Korea: Nuclear Technology (23 Oct 2006)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What measures will be taken by the international community to prevent the transfer of nuclear weapons, material or technology from North Korea to other Governments or to terrorist organisations.

Written Answers – House of Lords: North Korea: Sanctions (18 Oct 2006)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: In light of the calls from the United Nations Security Council for the imposition of sanctions on North Korea, what are known to be the quantities of aid, oil and other key commodities imported by North Korea over the past 12 months; and from which countries these imports originated.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (17 Oct 2006)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What reports they have received about the recent heavy fighting in Darfur, involving the Sudanese army and the Janjaweed militia; and what information they have about the numbers of recent fatalities and casualties.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (17 Oct 2006)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What role they are playing to ensure that an international peacekeeping presence in Darfur will be sustained; and whether they envisage a role for British and NATO troops in such a peacekeeping force.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (17 Oct 2006)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What assessment they have made of the eye witness account of Paul Salopek in the report he was compiling for National Geographic magazine about the situation in Darfur, his subsequent arrest and imprisonment by the Sudanese authorities; and what representations they are making to the Government of Sudan about this matter.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (10 Oct 2006)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What progress is being made on the implementation of the United Nations Security Council resolutions relating to Darfur; what is their current assessment of the security and humanitarian situation in Darfur; and what are their current assessments of total numbers of fatalities and displaced people since the conflict began.

Written Answers – House of Lords: China: Human Rights (9 Oct 2006)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What representations they have made to the Government of China about reports by Human Rights Watch of physical abuse, harassment and interference with due legal process in the case of Chen Guangcheng.

Written Answers – House of Lords: NHS: Longridge Primary Care Trust (9 Oct 2006)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What representations they have received from general practitioners and local users regarding the effect on the Longridge district of Lancashire of the reconfiguration of the existing primary care trust; and why they declined a request for a meeting by Councillor David Smith, on behalf of objectors to the proposal.

Written Answers – House of Lords: NHS: Longridge Primary Care Trust (9 Oct 2006)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What consideration they have given, in developing proposals for the reconfiguration of the primary care trust in the Longridge district of Lancashire, to the existing partnerships and traditional links with Preston, and to the views of patient and public involvement.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Burma: Rohingya People (17 Jul 2006)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What representations they have made to the United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights about the conditions in the Rohingya refugee camps on the border between Burma and Bangladesh; and When they last made representations to the Government of Burma and the United Nations about the Rohingya people in Burma; and whether they will make joint representations with…

Written Answers – House of Lords: North Korea: Missile Testing (17 Jul 2006)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What representations they have made to the Government of North Korea about its decision to test the Taepodong-2, and other missiles, on 4 July.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Embryology (14 Jul 2006)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What is the total number of eggs obtained from patients since the enactment of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990; how many have been used for research; and how many have been used for fertility treatments; and What data are collected about hyperstimulation syndrome, and other adverse clinical effects, when eggs are collected at fertility centres…

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Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (14 Jul 2006)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they intend to raise with the Governments of China, Chad, Libya and Eritrea the findings of the recent United Nations report, The Supply of Small Arms, about the continuing sale of arms to the Darfur region of Sudan.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Abortion (19 Jun 2006)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What action they intend to take in response to recent figures released by the Office for National Statistics on the number of babies that have been aborted in advanced pregnancy because scans showed that they had club feet, webbed fingers, cleft palate or extra digits.

Written Answers – House of Lords: NHS: Denial of Treatment (16 Jun 2006)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Warner on 5 June (WA 157), what violence Mr Edward Atkinson is alleged to have committed against National Health Service staff; when this occurred; and to whom it was directed; and Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Warner on 5 June (WA 157), whether the actions taken by Mr Edward Atkinson were abusive or violent.

Written Answers – House of Lords: NHS: Denial of Treatment (16 Jun 2006)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Warner on 5 June (WA 157), how many prisoners and offenders in the United Kingdom have been banned from receiving National Health Service treatments.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Iran: Public Executions (6 Jun 2006)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they have made representations to the Government of Iran about the number of public executions which have taken place in Iran since President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad came to power; and whether they have made an assessment of that number.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Burma: Karen (5 Jun 2006)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What representations they have made to the Government of Burma about the escalating violence in the Karen state; and what assessment they have made of the number of fatalities and injuries.

Written Answers – House of Lords: NHS: Denial of Treatment (5 Jun 2006)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: On what legal basis Mr Edward Atkinson has been told that National Health Service treatment at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn, will be denied him in the future except in life-threatening circumstances; what other categories of offender are also denied hospital treatment; and how many other prisoners in the United Kingdom have been banned from receiving…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Tristan da Cunha (5 Jun 2006)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What steps they are taking to collaborate with the islanders of Tristan da Cunha to establish opportunities for eco-tourism.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Tristan da Cunha (5 Jun 2006)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: How much funding has been provided directly to Tristan da Cunha over the past five years for the development of education and training opportunities; and what steps they will take to encourage educational opportunities in the future.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Democratic Republic of Congo (14 Mar 2006)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What information they have received on the estimated daily mortality rate in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Democratic Republic of Congo (14 Mar 2006)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What is their current assessment of the humanitarian crisis in the south-eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, especially with regard to the numbers and well-being of street children.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Democratic Republic of Congo (14 Mar 2006)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What programmes they are supporting to address the condition of street children throughout the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Democratic Republic of Congo (9 Mar 2006)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: How many United Nations peacekeepers are stationed in the south-eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo; and what assessment they have made of their ability to deal with the violence there.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (16 Feb 2006)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What estimate the United Nations has made of the number of peacekeepers required to maintain peace in Darfur.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (14 Feb 2006)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What representations they have made to the Government of Sudan about bringing to justice those responsible for violence in Darfur.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (14 Feb 2006)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: How many African Union soldiers have now been deployed in Darfur; and what plans are being made to review or extend its mandate when it expires in March.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (14 Feb 2006)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they have received any reports about hostilities between Sudanese and Chadian forces along their common frontier in Darfur; and, if so, what is the nature of those reports.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (14 Feb 2006)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What progress has been made since the passage of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1556 of 30 July 2004 requiring the Government of Sudan to disarm the Janjaweed militia within 30 days.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (13 Feb 2006)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What are the latest estimates of facilities and displaced people in Darfur.

Written Answers – House of Lords: China: Family Planning Policy (19 Dec 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they have considered ending the provision of funding, either directly or through the United Nations Population Fund or the International Planned Parenthood Federation, to the Chinese Population Association following recent reports in The Independent and the Daily Telegraph about the use of coercion against Chinese women.

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Written Answers – House of Lords: Democratic Republic of Congo (8 Dec 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: To what extent they have decided to implement the recommendations of the International Crisis Group’s Congo Action Plan.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Democratic Republic of Congo (8 Dec 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What provision they are making in their aid programme for the development of key performance indicators that reflect progress in reducing the number of street children in the cities of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Democratic Republic of Congo (8 Dec 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What provision they are making for financial and technical investment in human rights organisations in the Democratic Republic of Congo; what is being done to monitor the effectiveness of the organisation; and what representation they are making to the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo with regard to the plight of street children.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Democratic Republic of Congo (8 Dec 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What assessment they have made of (a) the number of fatalities in the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo; (b) the number of people displaced by the conflict; and (c) the number of children under arms.

Written Answers – House of Lords: China: Human Rights (24 Nov 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What representations they have made to the Government of China about the arrest of the Chinese human rights activist, Chen Guang-Cheng, in connection with forced sterilisation of women and abortions in Shondong province.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (18 Nov 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What impact the latest upsurge in violence in Darfur is likely to have on humanitarian operations.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Skills Shortages (7 Nov 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Adonis on 18 October (WA 122), which specific technical or practical skills are most in short supply; and which skills shortages, if any, could be addressed by technical or practical courses in secondary schools.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (2 Nov 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether the government of Sudan are co-operating with the International Criminal Court in its investigation of the violence in Darfur.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (25 Oct 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether the proposed complement of 7,700 African Union soldiers will be in place in Darfur by the 22 October deadline; and whether this number of peacekeepers will be sufficient to safeguard the 3.5 million people dependent on humanitarian assistance.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan (24 Oct 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What progress is being made to (a) extend the arms embargo to the whole of Sudan; (b) prevent the use of armoured personnel carriers in Sudan; and (c) bring the perpetrators of the violence in Sudan before the International Criminal Court.

Written Answers – House of Lords: National Curriculum (18 Oct 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What consideration is being given to the suitability of some aspects of the national curriculum as it relates to less academic pupils; and what consideration is being given to the provision of employment-related courses.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Skills Shortages (18 Oct 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Which ten specific skills are in shortest supply in the United Kingdom; and which specific courses are available in schools, or will be shortly, which would fill these shortages.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (10 Oct 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What protest they have made to the government of Sudan following the complaint by Mr Kofi Annan that the estimated 10,000 mainly Sudanese humanitarian aid workers in Darfur face constant harassment and interference.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (10 Oct 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they will institute a regular system of reporting to both Houses of Parliament of the accounts of African Union monitors of air attacks, beatings, rape and killings in Darfur; and what incidents of this sort were reported in April and May 2005.

Written Answers – House of Lords: China and Tibet (19 Jul 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What action they intend to take during the course of their presidency of the European Union to encourage the People’s Republic of China to drop pre-conditions to substantive negotiations on Tibet’s future status.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Housing: The Groves, Liverpool (7 Jul 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What assessment they have made of the representations of the Lodge Lane Regeneration Group, Toxteth, Liverpool, concerning the future of the Groves; how many of the empty properties in this area are owned by housing associations; and what consideration they have given to requiring these properties to be placed for sale on the open market with priority given to…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Pathfinder Programme (29 Jun 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: How residents groups have been consulted about the Pathfinder programme; and how they are represented on the boards of Pathfinders.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Property: North-west England (28 Jun 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: On what grounds they have determined to overrule the recommendations of a public inquiry in the north-west of England not to permit the compulsory purchase and demolition of properties.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (28 Jun 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether the deployment of an international peacekeeping force in Darfur represents an invitation to every jihadist in the region to go there, as stated by Mr Chris Mullin MP, when Minister responsible for Africa, in an interview on Panorama in November 2004.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (27 Jun 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What criteria they used to establish that what has taken place in Darfur is not genocide; and in what ways such criteria differed from those used by the United States State Department, and the governments of Canada and Germany.

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Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (27 Jun 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What is their response to the calls of a group of former Foreign Ministers, including Madeleine Albright, Robin Cook, Lloyd Axworthy and Lamberto Dini, calling for an international peacekeeping force from NATO countries to be deployed in Darfur.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Malnourished Children (27 Jun 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What assessment they have made of the statement of the Catholic relief agencies Caritas and the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development that one in three of the children in receipt of food aid at their feeding station in Ed Dhein, Sudan is malnourished.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Torture (27 Jun 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What discussions have been held between the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Home Office about the position of Sudanese refugees facing torture in Sudan.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (23 Jun 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What account they took of genocide in Darfur when they supported the decision of the international community in April 2005, in Oslo, to pledge more than $4 billion in aid and debt relief to Sudan; and whether the meeting of the G8 Finance Ministers in London on 12 June considered the Government of Sudan’s role in Darfur as a factor when including Sudan on the…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (23 Jun 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What assessment they have made of the 10,000 photographs taken by Mr Brian Steidle, serving with the African Union, of violations of human rights in Darfur and of the nine boxes of statements collected by Antonio Cassese while he led the United Nations Commission to Darfur in late 2004.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (23 Jun 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they have assessed the validity of work undertaken by the Coalition for International Justice, North Western University and Tufts University in the United States that 400,000 people have died in Darfur in the past two years and that 90 per cent of Darfur’s villages have been destroyed.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (23 Jun 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they agree with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights that the “Janjaweed have operated with total impunity and in close co-ordination with the forces of the Government of Sudan”; and What is being done to implement the Security Council resolution of 30 July 2004 to disarm the Janjaweed militia.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (23 Jun 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What assessment they have made of evidence collated by the International Crisis Group that the Government of Sudan are incorporating members of the Janjaweed militia into formal security structures such as the Popular Defence Force, the Border Intelligence Guard, the Popular Police and the Nomadic Police; and Whether they have asked the Government of Sudan to…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (23 Jun 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What they have done to implement the United Nations Security Council Resolution of 29 March, to freeze the assets and restrict the travel movements of the architects of the genocide in Darfur.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (23 Jun 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What estimate they have made of when the first indictments will be handed down to the 51 names on the International Criminal Court’s list of alleged perpetrators of war crimes in Darfur.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (23 Jun 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What representations they have made to the Arab League about the killing of African Muslims in Darfur.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (23 Jun 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What they are doing to establish and enforce a no-fly zone over Darfur.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (23 Jun 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What is their estimate of the number of African Union troops required to secure Darfur; and how many there are at present.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (23 Jun 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What assessment they have made of the statement by Jan Egeland, the United Nations Under-Secretary for Humanitarian Affairs, that 10,000 people will die every month in Darfur if the security situation leads to humanitarian organisations suspending their operations.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: UN Arms Embargo (23 Jun 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What their view is in relation to the application made by Belarus to the United Nations Sanctions Committee seeking permission to sell arms to Sudan.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Housing (22 Jun 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: How they reconcile their principle of sustaining the cohesion of communities with programmes based on demolition and dispersal; and what assessment they have made of the social implications of such programmes.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Housing (22 Jun 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: How much public money has been designated for housing market renewal in the Midlands and the north of England in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and, in total, for the next 15 years; and how much, as a percentage and in real terms, will be used for demolition, for renovation or for renewal in the Pathfinder areas.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Housing (22 Jun 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Which are the nine areas targeted for the Pathfinder programme and what are the names of the projects in each area; how many properties in each area are currently owned by owner occupiers, local authorities, housing associations and private landlords; and how many of the affected properties are earmarked for demolition or renovation.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Housing (22 Jun 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Where they have set out the thinking behind their Pathfinder housing market renewal project.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Housing (22 Jun 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What is the average package of financial compensation given to people whose homes have been compulsorily acquired as part of the Pathfinder programme; and what is the commensurate price of an average house available for acquisition in the north-west of England.

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Written Answers – House of Lords: Housing (22 Jun 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: How many residents and tenants’ groups and non-governmental organisations have expressed opposition to the Pathfinder programme; what are those groups and organisations; and on what grounds the Ancient Monuments Society, English Heritage, the Victorian Society, the Council for British Archaeology, the Heritage Trust for the Northwest, Save Britain’s Heritage and…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Housing (22 Jun 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What account they have taken of the structural survey conducted by Professor Brian Clancy in which he assessed the cost of renovating properties he examined in a Pathfinder’s area.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Housing (22 Jun 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether decisions to proceed with the demolition of properties were arrived at on the basis of a drive-by survey or some other criteria; and whether they intend to publish, under the provisions of the Environmental Impact Regulations, the basis on which individual streets and individual homes have been listed for compulsory acquisition and demolition.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Housing (22 Jun 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What grounds constitute the designation of properties within Pathfinder areas as unfit; and whether residents are given the opportunity to make good repairs before demolition is required.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (22 Jun 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What plans are being developed to repatriate the displaced people of Darfur to their homes and to provide the necessary security for them to live in safety and without fear of molestation.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (21 Jun 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What is their latest estimate of the number of people dependent on food aid in Darfur; how this compares with the number requiring food aid this time last year; and whether sufficient food is in place to enable those who are dependent on food aid to survive the rainy season.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (21 Jun 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What assessment they have made of the level of malnutrition and risks to personal health of the displaced people of Darfur.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (21 Jun 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: When they expect to complete the arrangements for the United Kingdom-funded mortality survey in Darfur; and whether they accept the most recent estimate that 500 people are dying each day in Darfur.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Convention on Action against Human Trafficking (13 Jun 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they will sign the Council of Europe convention on action against trafficking in human beings; and, if not, what specific articles of the convention they object to.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Niger (9 Jun 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether the Department for International Development is involved in any projects in Niger which aim to combat the root causes of descent-based slavery.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Iraq: Minority Groups (8 Jun 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What representations they will make to ensure that the new constitution of Iraq provides specific references to the protection of minority groups such as the Sabian Mandaeans and Iraqi Christians.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Iraq: Minority Groups (8 Jun 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they will assess human rights violations experienced in Iraq by minority groups such as the Sabian Mandaeans and Iraqi Christians.

Written Answers – House of Lords: North Korea (8 Jun 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What measures they are taking to ensure that (a) the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has access to North Koreans in China so that the UNHCR can assess their circumstances and ensure that no individuals are deported if this would put them at risk of persecution or other serious harm; and (b) the organisation can work for a permanent solution to the…

Written Answers – House of Lords: North Korea (8 Jun 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What measures they are taking to ensure that the United Nations Special Rapporteur on North Korea is invited to visit North Korea this year so that he can monitor the human rights situation, including conditions in the detention centres and labour camps.

Written Answers – House of Lords: North Korea (8 Jun 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they have made an estimate of the number of North Koreans who have been forcibly returned from China and other neighbouring countries to North Korea in the past 10 years.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Niger (8 Jun 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What representations they have made in relation to the arrest on 28 April and subsequent imprisonment in Niger of two human rights activists from the organisation Timidria.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Committee for the Eradication of Abduction of Women and Children (8 Jun 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What is their response to the concerns expressed by UNICEF regarding the effectiveness of the Committee for the Eradication of Abduction of Women and Children’s (CEAWC) work in Sudan in releasing those people abducted during the course of the civil war; and whether CEAWC’s operations were suspended in March 2005 despite some 10,000 people waiting to be released…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Abduction and Slavery Prohibition (8 Jun 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they support calls for the prohibition of abduction and slavery to be addressed directly in the new constitution of Sudan so that prosecutions can be secured against those responsible for abductions and forced labour in the last 14 years, which have not hitherto been pursued.

Written Answers – House of Lords: People Trafficking (8 Jun 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether the United Kingdom is the only member of the European Union which has not signed up to the European Union Council directive on the residence permit issued to third country nationals who are victims of trafficking in human beings or who have been the subject of an action to facilitate illegal immigration; and whether they are considering signing up to…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Arrests (25 May 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What information they have about the arrest of Sudanese human rights activists, Dr Mudawi Ibrahim Adam, Mr Yasir Saleem and Mr Abdallah Taha in Khartoum on Sunday 8 May; and what representations they will make to the government of Sudan on their behalf.

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Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (7 Apr 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What is their assessment of the numbers of (a) fatalities; (b) displaced people; and (c) people dependent on aid in Darfur, Sudan.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (6 Apr 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What assessment they have made of the report of Médecins Sans Frontières, The Crushing Burden of Rape. Sexual Violence in Darfur, published on 8 March.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (6 Apr 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What talks they have held with Minni Arkoi, the Secretary General of the Sudanese Liberation Army (SLA), during his visit to London; and how they intend to respond to his request for United Kingdom involvement in peace-keeping in Darfur, Sudan, and for the United Kingdom to act as broker between the SLA and the Khartoum government.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (6 Apr 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: How many African Union soldiers are now garrisoned in western Darfur, Sudan; and whether their numbers and mandate will enable them to enter discussions with the Janjaweed militia and protect the civilian population.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (5 Apr 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: How many people are dependent on food aid in Darfur, Sudan; to what percentage of the region aid agencies have access; and what assessment has been made of the plight of people living in areas where there is no presence of international non-governmental organisations.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (5 Apr 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What were the circumstances that led to the withdrawal of aid agencies and United Nations personnel from areas of western Darfur, Sudan.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan (7 Feb 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether the statement made by the British Ambassador to Sudan, on 27 April 2004, welcoming the deepening and extension of commercial and trading opportunities with the Government of Sudan, accurately represents their policy.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Stem Cell Research (2 Feb 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What assessment they have made of recent research indicating that existing embryonic stem cell lines are unsafe for human use because of contamination with animal products.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (1 Feb 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether, in formulating their policy on Darfur, Sudan, they are taking into account the findings in the recent report by the AIDS Education Global Information System (AEGIS), Management of the Genocidal Crisis in Sudan, and the latest edition of AEGIS Review.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Arms Sales (31 Jan 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What progress they have made in their investigation into attempts by British businessmen to sell tanks, personnel carriers, an Antonov aircraft and munitions to the government of Sudan.

Written Answers – House of Lords: China: Human Rights (27 Jan 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What representations they have made to the government of the Republic of China regarding the treatment of the South Korean National Assembly member, Kim Moon-sik, and three others, during a fact-finding visit to China, when they raised the abduction and possible death of Reverend Kim Dong-sik in North Korea.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (26 Jan 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: In light of the Statement on 12 January to the United Nations Security Council by the senior United Nations envoy to Sudan, Jan Pronk, that “we may move into a period of intense violence unless swift action is taken”, what action they are taking to implement the Security Council Resolution taken under Chapter 7 Powers requiring the disarmament of the Janjaweed…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (26 Jan 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether the mandate given to the African Union serving in Darfur, Sudan is adequate; and what consideration they are giving to the extension and clarification of this mandate.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: UK Arms Exports (26 Jan 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether the finding of the United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics Database (Comtrade) that the United Kingdom has exported 180 tonnes of arms to Sudan since 2001 is correct.

Written Answers – House of Lords: North Korea: Reverend Kim Dong-sik (24 Jan 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they have made representations to the government about the fate of Reverend Kim Dong-sik.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (17 Jan 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What is the current position regarding the suspension of African Union monitoring flights in Darfur, Sudan, following an attack on one of its helicopters.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (17 Jan 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What is the current position regarding the threat made by European Union and African Union ambassadors to abandon the Abuja peace talks on Darfur, Sudan.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (10 Jan 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What assessment they have made of Amnesty International’s open letter to members of the United Nations Security Council of 6 December about the deteriorating situation in Darfur, Sudan.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (10 Jan 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What assessment they have made of the report of the United Nations Secretary-General of December 2004 on the situation in Darfur, Sudan; and what progress has been made in the disarming of the Janjaweed militia.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Democratic Republic of Congo: Eastern Province (10 Jan 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What is their assessment of the current situation in the eastern province of the Democratic Republic of Congo; what action they are taking to defuse tensions between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda; and whether they intend to encourage both governments to exchange ambassadors and to normalise diplomatic relations.

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Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (21 Dec 2004)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether the percentage of vulnerable persons accessible to non-governmental agencies and aid workers in Darfur, Sudan, has declined in the past four weeks; what number of people are now estimated to have been affected by the conflict in Darfur; and what are the estimated numbers of fatalities and displaced people.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Abortion: Under 16 Year-olds (1 Dec 2004)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What is the absolute number, and rate per population, of abortions performed on those under 16 years of age for each of the past 10 years; and what are the equivalent figures for 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 year-olds.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Arms Embargo (18 Nov 2004)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What information they have concerning the recently reported sale of arms by a British businessman to Sudan; and what action they are taking to enforce European Union and British sanction policies in regard to the sale of arms to Sudan. Question number missing in Hansard, possibly truncated question.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Abortion: Under-16s (18 Nov 2004)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What research they have conducted examining the short and long-term complications, including morbidity, mortality and psychological sequelae, of a termination of pregnancy in girls under the age of 16; and How many abortions have been performed on girls under the age of 16; and what is the corresponding abortion rate per 1,000 in this age group in every year…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (16 Nov 2004)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What representations they have made to the Government of Sudan about the attacks made by their army on two refugee camps near Nyala in Darfur on 2 November. Question number missing in Hansard, possibly truncated question.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (16 Nov 2004)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they have instructed British officials in Sudan to investigate allegations that chemical weapons have been used against civilians in Darfur. Question number missing in Hansard, possibly truncated question.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (16 Nov 2004)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What representations they have made to the government of Sudan concerning the evacuation of 88 humanitarian aid workers from West Darfur on 1 November following further developments in the security situation. Question number missing in Hansard, possibly truncated question.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Mentally Incapacitated Patients: Artificial Nutrition and Hydration (29 Jun 2004)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Warner on 29 April (WA 92), in what circumstances the provision of nutrition and hydration by artificial means would not be in a patient’s best interests.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Rwanda Survivors Fund (21 Jun 2004)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they will raise with the Rwandan Government the concerns of the Rwanda Survivors Fund that failure to care for raped women may result in their deaths before they are able to testify against their attackers.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Rwanda: Rape Victims (16 Jun 2004)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What pressure they have exerted on the Rwandan Government to make women victims of rape by Hutu militiamen a priority for medical and welfare programmes.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Rwanda: Rape Victims (16 Jun 2004)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether Tutsi women raped by Hutu militiamen during the genocide in Rwanda have had access to HIV drugs and nutritional programmes funded by the international community; and whether their imprisoned attackers are being supported by these programmes.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (16 Jun 2004)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What information they have on the numbers of dead and displaced in Darfur and the number of refugees in Chad; what help is being provided by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees; and whether they intend to increase the humanitarian response.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Emergency Contraception (15 Jun 2004)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they will review their decision to allow over-the-counter sales of the “morning-after” pill following the decision of the United States Food and Drug Administration to ban such sales.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Stem Cell Bank (14 Jun 2004)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Why they decided to publish the code of practice for the United Kingdom Stem Cell Bank after the establishment of the bank.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Eritrea (9 Jun 2004)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether, in view of the refusal of the Government of Eritrea to release over 380 Christians from prison, the Government and the European Union will impose sanctions on Eritrea to pressure the authorities to end religious persecution.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Burma (9 Jun 2004)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: When they last raised concerns with the Burmese Government regarding atrocities against the Karen, Karenni and Shan people; and whether, in future, they will raise concerns on this issue with the Burmese authorities on a frequent and regular basis.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Indonesia: Reverend Damanik (9 Jun 2004)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they have made representations to the Government of Indonesia regarding the Reverend Rinaldy Damanik, who is being held as a prisoner of conscience.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Darfur (26 May 2004)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What weight they attach to the identification by the United Nations of Darfur as “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis”; and whether they will set out their policy in relation to human rights violations by the Janjaweed militia in this province of Sudan.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Libya: Human Rights (24 May 2004)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What is their response to the representations made to them about the case of Fathi al Jehmi, the Libyan human rights and democracy campaigner, whose family disappeared in Libya on 26 March.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Department of Health: “Arm’s Length Bodies” (19 May 2004)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Warner on 11 May (WA 32), when the Department of Health’s review of its executive non-departmental bodies, special health authorities and executive agencies will be completed.

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Written Answers – House of Lords: Human Tissue Bill (18 May 2004)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What is meant in Schedule 2 to the Human Tissue Bill, which states that no member of the Human Tissue Authority should have a professional interest in any of the kinds of activity within the remit of the Authority; and Why it is proposed that the chairman of the Human Tissue Authority should have no professional interest in any of the kinds of activity within…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Human Tissue Bill (18 May 2004)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Why the Human Tissue Bill proposes the creation of two inspectorate boards rather than one.

Written Answers – House of Lords: General Practitioners (18 May 2004)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: How many general practitioner principals or salaried general practitioners (excluding trainee general practitioners), both in absolute numbers and numbers per population, have been employed full time in England and Wales in the years 1997 to date.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Department of Health: “Arm’s Length Bodies” (18 May 2004)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: How many quangos for which the Department of Health is responsible have been created since 1997.

Written Answers – House of Lords: National Drug Strategy (13 May 2004)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: In the light of the latest annual report by the International Narcotics Control Board, whether they have made an assessment of harm reduction strategies as part of the national drug strategy.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Department of Health: “Arm’s Length Bodies” (11 May 2004)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they propose to undertake a review into the proliferation and necessity of quangos and other agencies for which the Department of Health is responsible.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Abortion: Cleft Lip and Palate (6 May 2004)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether as reported by the Times on 19 April, senior detectives described the decision of the police to reopen the inquiry into late abortion for cleft lip and palate as “political correctness gone mad”, if so what action they propose to take against those detectives; and whether those same detectives will be responsible for the reopened inquiry.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Vietnam: Montagnard Christians (4 May 2004)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What representations they have made to the Government of Vietnam regarding the killing of Montagnard Christians in the central highlands of Vietnam during demonstrations over the Easter weekend.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Vietnam: Montagnard Christians (4 May 2004)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they have given support to the call of King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia that the Government of Cambodia should give refuge to Montagnard Christians fleeing the central highlands of Vietnam.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Mentally Incapacitated Patients: Artificial Nutrition and Hydration (29 Apr 2004)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether the withdrawal or withholding of nutrition and hydration delivered by artificial means from mentally incapacitated patients with persistent vegetative state and other similar conditions can only be authorised on application to the courts.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Mentally Incapacitated Patients: Artificial Nutrition and Hydration (29 Apr 2004)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What is their policy on the withdrawal or withholding of nutrition and hydration delivered by artificial means from mentally incapacitated patients.

Written Answers – House of Lords: North Korea: Human Rights (15 Mar 2004)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What assessment they have made about the veracity of reports of biological and chemical experimentation on human subjects in North Korea.

Written Answers – House of Lords: North Korea: Human Rights (15 Mar 2004)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What was the outcome of the recent meeting between the Government and the Ambassador of North Korea following the broadcast of a BBC programme detailing allegations of chemical weapons testing on civilians detained in prison camps.

Written Answers – House of Lords: North Korea: Human Rights (15 Mar 2004)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What work they are undertaking in advance of the 2004 meeting of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights to ensure increased support for the resolution of human rights violations in North Korea, passed in 2003; and whether the Government have lobbied the commission to appoint a special rapporteur to monitor human rights abuses within North Korea.

Written Answers – House of Lords: North Korea: Human Rights (15 Mar 2004)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What was the outcome of the six-party non-proliferation talks recently held in Beijing; whether human rights violations in North Korea have been raised during those talks; and what timetable has been established for the continuation and deepening of the process.

Written Answers – House of Lords: North Korea: Human Rights (15 Mar 2004)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What initiatives have been launched to pursue the implementation of the resolution of the 59th session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights on violations of human rights in North Korea.

Written Answers – House of Lords: North Korea: Human Rights (15 Mar 2004)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What representations they have made for the release of all returnees, detainees and abducted citizens of Japan, the Republic of Korea and other nationals being held in North Korea; and what information they have on the plight of humanitarian aid workers, imprisoned in China and North Korea.

Written Answers – House of Lords: North Korea: Human Rights (15 Mar 2004)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they will promote North Korea as a priority country for inclusion in the European Union Initiative for Democracy and Human Rights.

Written Answers – House of Lords: China: North Korean Refugees (15 Mar 2004)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What representations they have made, with regard to North Korean migrants and refugees to the Peoples’ Republic of China, concerning its obligations under the United Nations Convention relating to the Status of Refugees of 1951 and the protocol of 1967, particularly in respect of providing North Koreans with a reasonable opportunity to petition for asylum and in…

Written Answers – House of Lords: China: North Korean Refugees (15 Mar 2004)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they will ask the United Nations Secretary General and Security Council to request an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice on the legality of China’s denial of access by North Korean refugees to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

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Written Answers – House of Lords: China: North Korean Refugees (15 Mar 2004)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they will promote a new United Nations resolution designating displaced North Koreans to China as a population of concern subject to protection by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Written Answers – House of Lords: IVF: Techniques and Research (8 Jan 2004)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What is their response to the claim that some techniques, such as the freezing of embryos, and the practice of growing embryos in the test tube for extra days prior to transfer, have not been sufficiently tested in animals prior to their use in humans; and What is their response to the claim that the lack of laboratory research into in vitro fertilisation means…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Stem Cell Research (7 Jan 2004)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What plans they have to license research projects involving the creation of human sperm and human eggs from human embryonic stem cells; and what assessment they have made of the safety of such research.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan: Social and Civil Development (16 Dec 2003)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What discussions they have held with the Governments of Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan to encourage social and civil development.

Written Answers – House of Lords: South Caucasus: Democracy and Civil Society (10 Dec 2003)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What initiatives they have supported to build democracy and civil society in the southern Caucasus.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Abortion (8 Sep 2003)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: How many of the abortions of girls under 16 years of age have led to criminal prosecutions of those individuals responsible for making these girls pregnant in the past five years for which statistics are available.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Burma (17 Jul 2003)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they have information that the Burmese military are committing against the Karen, Karenni and Shan people in Burma any or all of the following crimes under international law: crimes against humanity, war crimes or genocide; and what reasons they have for their conclusions.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990: Section 3A (16 Jul 2003)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they will enforce the law if attempts are made to use the eggs of aborted unborn babies in fertility treatments.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Euthanasia (16 Jul 2003)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: How they reconcile their opposition to the legalisation of euthanasia with their decision to adopt a neutral position on the Patient (Assisted Dying) Bill.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Burma (14 Jul 2003)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they have any plans to raise the issue of atrocities by the Burmese military against the Karen, Karenni and Shan people in Burma at the United Nations Security Council

Written Answers – House of Lords: Burma (14 Jul 2003)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they will lobby the United Nations Security Council for a global arms and investment embargo against Burma.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Burma (14 Jul 2003)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they will lobby at the United Nations Security Council for the setting up of an international criminal tribunal on Burma to try members of the Burmese military regime for alleged atrocities against the Karen, Karenni and Shan people.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Burma (14 Jul 2003)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Since the beginning of 2003, on how many occasions the British Ambassador in Rangoon raised concerns with the Burmese military regime regarding atrocities against the Karen, Karenni and Shan people; and what response the Ambassador received on each occasion.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Burma (14 Jul 2003)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Since the beginning of 2003, on how many occasions they have participated in a European Union demarche to the Burmese regime regarding atrocities against the Karen, Karenni and Shan people.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Pro-life Groups: EU Monitoring (18 Jun 2003)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What is the scope, budget and staffing of the unit set up by the European Union to monitor the activities of pro-life groups.

Written Answers – House of Lords: China: Population Control (4 Jun 2003)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they agree with the United States State Department’s Country Report 2002 for China which concludes that the Chinese Government continue to pursue a policy of coercive population control encompassing physical, psychological and economic pressure notwithstanding the presence of the United Nations Population Fund in a number of Chinese countries.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide (3 Jun 2003)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Andrews on 12 May (WA 13), whether they will support any proposal to legalise assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Burma (21 May 2003)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What funding they have made available for wildlife projects in Burma; and how this money is being spent.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Burma (21 May 2003)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What funds are currently available to assist internally displaced people in Burma and to provide education for Burmese refugees in refugee camps on the Burma border.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Northern Ireland: Paramilitary Intimidation (7 May 2003)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they will lay before both Houses a monthly report recording the number of individuals and families forced by paramilitary organisations to leave Northern Ireland and to go into exile; and listing the number of attacks carried out by such groups; and recording which factions are responsible where that is known.

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Written Answers – House of Lords: China: North Korean Refugees (30 Apr 2003)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What negotiations they have had with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the Government of China about treaty obligations to provide sanctuary for North Korean refugees.

Written Answers – House of Lords: North Korean Refugees (8 Apr 2003)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they will give further consideration to the allocation of funds to assist North Korean refugees who have fled to China.

Written Answers – House of Lords: North Korean Refugees (8 Apr 2003)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they will raise with the Government of China the arrest and imprisonment of five South Korean aid workers, working as partners of Medecins Sans Frontieres, who have been gaoled by the Chinese for assisting North Korean refugees.

Written Answers – House of Lords: China: Human Rights (8 Apr 2003)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they intend to re-evaluate their work with China on the issue of human rights in the light of criticisms made in the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee Human Rights Annual Report 2002.

Written Answers – House of Lords: China: One-Child Policy (8 Apr 2003)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: On how many occasions in the past five years they have raised the one-child policy with Chinese Government officials; and what has been the Chinese Government’s response.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Cannabis: Effect on Unborn Children (4 Apr 2003)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What advice is being issued to women regarding the effect on unborn children of exposure to cannabis.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Licensed Fertility Treatment: Selective Terminations (1 Apr 2003)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: How many pregnancies arising out of licensed fertility treatment have been selectively terminated in each of the past five years; at what stage of gestation was each pregnancy terminated; and on what ground of the Abortion Act 1967 (as amended) was each abortion performed.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Abortion (1 Apr 2003)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether, in the light of the decision of the United States Senate to ban partial-birth abortion, they have any plans to prohibit abortion up to birth on the ground of disability.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Calthorpe Clinic, Edgbaston (24 Mar 2003)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: When was the Calthorpe Clinic in Edgbaston, Birmingham, last subject to inspection by the National Care Standards Commission; what was the result of this inspection; and whether recommendations made in the inspection report from the commission have been acted upon.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Human Cloning (17 Mar 2003)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: In the light of recent votes in the United States’ House of Representatives, the French Senate and the German Parliament in favour of a complete ban on all forms of human cloning, including therapeutic cloning, what progress is being made towards developing an international consensus on the issue of human cloning.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Abortion Clinics (13 Mar 2003)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: How frequently abortion clinics are subject to inspection by the National Care Standards Commission; and What mechanisms are in place to ensure that abortion clinics act upon recommendations contained in inspection reports from the National Care Standards Commission.

Written Answers – House of Lords: CBRN Incidents: NHS Guidance in the North West (10 Feb 2003)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What guidance have general practitioners, hospital doctors, accident and emergency staff and other health care professionals in the North West of England received regarding patient treatment in the event of a major biological, chemical or nuclear incident; and what mechanisms are in place to enable these healthcare professionals to implement any such guidance

Written Answers – House of Lords: Fertility Clinics (6 Feb 2003)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 16 January (WA 60), what clinics have had funding made available to them from the Medical Research Council (MRC), or have applied for such MRC funding, to enable them to employ nurse co-ordinators to counsel couples on the donation of their embryos for research purposes.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Abortions (29 Jan 2003)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 2 December 2002 (WA 83), whether the information contained in the footnote is correct.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Fertility Clinics (16 Jan 2003)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether it is legal for research institutions to offer financial or other inducements to fertility clinics in exchange for human embryos; and Whether it is legal for human embryos to be created specifically for subsequent sale to research institutions.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Embryo Research (13 Jan 2003)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: How they intend to reflect the special status of the human embryo when regulating embryo research.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sex Selection (13 Jan 2003)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether the results of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority’s 1993 consultation on sex selection are in the public domain.

Written Answers – House of Lords: China: North Korean Refugees (19 Dec 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What action has been taken by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees or Her Majesty’s Government’s representatives in China on behalf of North Korean refugees.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Stem Cell Research (19 Dec 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: How much of the additional £40 million funding for stem cell research recently announced by them will be devoted exclusively to adult stem cell research.

Written Answers – House of Lords: HFEA: Licences (19 Dec 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: When was the first licence for embryonic stem cell research issued by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority; to whom; and for what purposes.

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Written Answers – House of Lords: HFEA: Licences (19 Dec 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: How many licences have been issued to date by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority for embryonic stem cell research; to whom; and for what purposes.

Written Answers – House of Lords: HFEA: Licences (19 Dec 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: How many licences have been issued to date by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority for the creation of human embryos via cell nuclear replacement; to whom; and for what purposes.

Written Answers – House of Lords: HFEA: Licences (19 Dec 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether or not they intend to direct the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority to communicate to the public: (a) all licence applications received by the authority prior to the granting of any licence; (b) the results of all licence applications including a detailed explanation of the authority’s decision; (c) the identity of all peer reviewers; (d) an…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Human Eggs (18 Dec 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they have launched an investigation into recent disclosure that human eggs are being shared or traded in at least one London fertility clinic; and Whether the sharing or trading of human eggs is legal.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Stem Cell Research (18 Dec 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they propose to commission an independent annual review of embryonic stem cell research.[HL Question number missing in Hansard, possibly truncated question.

Written Answers – House of Lords: China: North Korean Refugees (18 Dec 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What representations they have made to the Government of the Republic of China and to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees about the forced repatriation of North Korean refugees from China to North Korea.

Written Answers – House of Lords: China: North Korean Refugees (18 Dec 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: How many North Korean refugees there are in China; when they fled there; and what efforts have been made by the international community on their behalf.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Abortions: Girls Aged 12 and Under (16 Dec 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: How many abortions have been performed on girls aged 12 and under in each of the past five years; and at what stage in gestation each abortion has been performed

Written Answers – House of Lords: Human Fertilisation and Embroyology Authority (4 Dec 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they plan to commission an independent review of the work of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority in the light of, among other things, the report from the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee earlier this year and the disclosures in the Sunday Telegraph on 10 November by embryologist Dr Sammy Lee.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Assisted Reproductive Technologies (4 Dec 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 7 November (WA 144) for exactly how long the Department of Health has known about dangers inherent in in vitro fertilisation and other assisted reproductive technologies.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Human Reproduction: Sex Selection Consultation (2 Dec 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What is the significance of asking respondents to the questionnaire on the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority’s consultation document Sex Selection: Choice and Responsibility in Human Reproduction to identify themselves in a category called “pro life”; and why respondents are not also asked to identify themselves where appropriate in a category called…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Abortion Act 1967, Section 1(1)(d) (2 Dec 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: How many abortions have been performed each year since 1990 under Section 1(1)(d) of the Abortion Act 1967; and how many of these abortions have been performed after 24 weeks’ gestation; and Whether medical practitioners performing abortions under Section 1(1)(d) of the Abortion Act 1967 are legally obliged to specify the nature of the physical or mental…

Written Answers – House of Lords: In Vitro Fertilisation: Health Effects (7 Nov 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: For how long the Department of Health has known about dangers inherent in in vitro fertilisation and other assisted reproductive technologies; and What circumstances prompted the Secretary of State for Health to commission the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority and the Medical Research Council to conduct an investigation into safety aspects of in vitro…

Written Answers – House of Lords: In Vitro Fertilisation: Health Effects (7 Nov 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What account has been taken of dangers to public health in in vitro fertilisation procedures when considering the use of human embryos for the purpose of therapeutic cloning.

Written Answers – House of Lords: HFEA: Human Embryos (7 Nov 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: How many human embryos have been: (a) created; (b) frozen; (c) destroyed; (d) implanted; and (e) experimented upon since the passage of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Ascension Island (7 Nov 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they will make an announcement on democratic development on Ascension Island.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Embryo Research Applications (5 Nov 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether any investigation has been launched into Professor Austin Smith’s recent declaration that the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority asked him for independent scientific advice on his own application to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority to conduct embryonic stem cell research; and, in such circumstances, whether the Government retain…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan: Radar System (4 Nov 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What assessment they have made of the sale of the Alenia Marconi Systems radar system to the Government of Sudan and its use by that Government in pursuing their bombing campaign in Southern Sudan; and whether they have discussed with the aid agencies their concern that the radar system used in conjunction with recently acquired Mig-29s will prevent humanitarian…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Abortions: Mifepristone (28 Oct 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What practical arrangements have been made to deal with the disposal of foetal remains where abortion is caused by the use of the abortion drug mifepristone and occurs at a place other than a registered medical establishment.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Communications Bill: Religious Broadcasting (21 Oct 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they have any plans to meet formally with a range of representatives from the Christian broadcasting industry to discuss the statutory ban on religious organisations holding several categories of broadcasting licence in the context of their consultations on the draft Communications Bill.

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Written Answers – House of Lords: Abortion (15 Oct 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: How many abortions have been performed in the United Kingdom since 1967 under the provisions of the Abortion Act 1967; how many of these, expressed as a total figure and as a percentage of the total number of abortions, have been performed in order to save the life of the pregnant woman under section 1(1)(c) of the Abortion Act 1967.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Abortion Statistics (7 Oct 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: How many abortions have been performed after 30 weeks gestation for each of the past five years; and at what specific point of gestation each of these abortions has been performed.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Abortion (24 Sep 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What rights parents with moral and ethical objections to abortion will have to ensure that their children are not given the abortion pill RU 486 to procure a medical abortion.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (24 Sep 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they consider that a potential conflict of interest arises so long as the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority is responsible for both the awarding of licences to clinics and the generation of income for itself by charging fees to IVF clinics holding licences.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Early Abortion Procedures (22 Jul 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they intend to extend the pilot scheme, whereby the abortion pill RU 486 will be made available from selected family planning centres, to family planning centres throughout the United Kingdom.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (16 Jul 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Why the publication of the annual report for 2001 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority was delayed; and whether they believe such delay prejudices effective scrutiny of the role and functions of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority; and When the next annual report of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority is due to be…

Written Answers – House of Lords: China: Human Rights (3 Jul 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by Mr MacShane on 17 June (HC Deb, 8W), what were “the standard lines” along which Li Ruihan, Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, replied to the Lord Chancellor when the Lord Chancellor raised a range of human rights issues at a recent meeting.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Trafficking People (1 Jul 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether the offence of people trafficking contained in Schedule 2, paragraph 3 to the Proceeds of Crime Bill is adequate to combat people trafficking in its various guises.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Embryonic Stem Cell Research (1 Jul 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 22 January 2002 (HL Deb, col. 120) and the adult stem cell research carried out by Professor Verfaillie and her team and published today in Nature Online, whether they conclude that embryonic stem cell research should now stop.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Trafficking People (27 Jun 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether it is their intention to amend Schedule 2, paragraph 3, of the Proceeds of Crime Bill (people trafficking) when the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill is enacted to incorporate the new offence of people trafficking as defined in that Bill.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Azerbaijan: Displaced Persons (27 Jun 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What assistance they are providing to agencies working with internally displaced persons in Azerbaijan.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Least Developed Countries: Exports (26 Jun 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they have any plans to press their G8 counterparts to provide tariff and quota-free access to all exports from the least developed countries by 2005.

Written Answers – House of Lords: China: One-Child Policy (24 Jun 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Amos on 29 May (WA 149), how many Chinese state family planning officials have been prosecuted in the past five years for abuses connected with family planning programmes.

Written Answers – House of Lords: China: One-Child Policy (24 Jun 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Amos on 29 May (WA 149), when they expect the Chinese State Family Planning Commission to have ended the system of birth targets and quotas.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Religious Broadcasting (20 Jun 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Why the relaxation of the disqualification against religious broadcasting contained in Schedule 2 to the Broadcasting Act 1990 was omitted from the Broadcasting Act 1996.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Religious Broadcasting (20 Jun 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What considerations have led them to exclude Christian and other religious broadcasters from applying for local digital multiplex broadcasting licences.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Abortion (17 Jun 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 13 May (WA 17), why information on the number of women refused an abortion because their particular circumstances do not fit the criteria of the Abortion Act 1967 is not collected centrally; and whether they have any plans to correct this.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Abortion (17 Jun 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 13 May (WA 18), under which sections of the Abortion Act 1967 selective reduction of pregnancies have been performed in the past five years.

Written Answers – House of Lords: China: One-Child Policy (29 May 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by Dennis MacShane MP on 9 May (HC Deb, 309W), what has been the response of the Chinese authorities to the concerns expressed by Her Majesty’s Government over abuses associated with the one child policy.

Written Answers – House of Lords: English Regions (23 May 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the recent publication of their White Paper Your Regions, Your Choice: Revitalising the English Regions, how they will gauge whether or not there is sufficient public interest to trigger a regional referendum; and what procedure is to be adopted for holding such a referendum.

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Written Answers – House of Lords: Teenage Pregnancy Strategy (15 May 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they intend to revisit their teenage family planning strategy in the light of research conducted by David Paton of the University of Nottingham Business School from which he concludes that there is no evidence linking greater access to family planning with a reduction in under-age conceptions or abortions

Written Answers – House of Lords: Birth Defects (13 May 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 10 April (WA 99), why, in the light of the reported increase of birth defects attributable to the use of recreational drugs by young mothers and an increase in oestrogen-like substances in the diet, data are not collected centrally; and whether they have any plans to revise this policy.

Written Answers – House of Lords: China: Family Planning Abuse Allegations (30 Apr 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the letter by the Secretary of State at the Department for International Development to the Lord Alton of Liverpool dated 26 March, what is the nature of the allegations of family planning abuses in Hunan, Hubei and Fujian provinces which they have brought to the attention of the Chinese authorities.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Immigration Control: Protection of Children (29 Apr 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Why they rejected counsel’s advice obtained by Save the Children which recommends that the Government withdraw their reservation in respect of nationality, immigration and asylum to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Immigration Control: Protection of Children (29 Apr 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether their reservation in respect of nationality, immigration and asylum to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is capable of a broader interpretation than that which they apply.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Immigration Control: Protection of Children (29 Apr 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What their assessment is of the potential conflict between the detention of children seeking asylum and Article 3 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Smallpox Vaccine (23 Apr 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether the stockpile of smallpox vaccine which they have purchased from PowderJect Pharmaceuticals is derived from cell lines from aborted foetuses.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Medicines: Safety (23 Apr 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether companies who want their drugs to be approved by the Medicines Control Agency have to disclose all information about their products, including evidence relating to safety; and, if not, on what grounds are they entitled to withhold information.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Medicines: Safety (23 Apr 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they consider that all the information involving public health related to the drug paroxetine is in the public domain.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Birth Defects (10 Apr 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What assessment they have made of the increase in the number of babies who are born with disabilities; and what factors have caused this.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Birth Defects (10 Apr 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What data they have collected on the impact of the use of recreational drugs by young mothers and an increase in oestrogen-like substances in the diet as contributory factors in the rise in birth defects.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Babies Born with Birth Defects (25 Mar 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What efforts have been made to ensure that the Office for National Statistics complies accurate figures on the number of babies born with birth defects.

Written Answers – House of Lords: NHS Cord Blood Banks (19 Mar 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: How many national cord blood banks there are in the United Kingdom.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (19 Mar 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What are the average number of human embryos destroyed as a result of the use of pre-implantation genetic diagnosis to select a genetic match for ultimate use as an organ, bone marrow, cells or tissue donor upon the subsequent live birth of the designed baby.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Breast Cancer (19 Mar 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 16 January (WA 159), what are the assumptions made in Patrick Carroll’s study entitled Abortion And Other Pregnancy-Related Risk Factors In Female Breast Cancer.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Sudan (11 Mar 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Answer by Baroness Amos on 17 January (HL Deb, cols. 1177-80) whether they consider their growing trade links with the regime in Khartoum to be consistent with the continuing embargo on development assistance to Sudan.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Human Organs and Tissue Removal (11 Mar 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What limitations will be placed on the extraction of organs, bone marrow, cells or other tissue from a designed baby; and what protection will be provided against the imposition of significant pain upon the designed baby during medical procedures to extract organs, bone marrow, cells or other tissue.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Immigration: Rights of the Child (4 Mar 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they intend to withdraw their reservation in respect of nationality, immigration and asylum to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in the light of counsel’s advice obtained by Save the Children which concludes that reservation is incompatible with the convention’s object to protect all children.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Incitement to Racial Hatred: Criminal Proceedings (27 Feb 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Why no criminal proceedings for incitement to racial hatred have been brought against Abu Hamza, Abdulla el Faisal, Omar Bakri Mohammed and Abu Qatada, arising out of their alleged distribution of inflammatory anti-Semitic material.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Morning-after Pill (13 Feb 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they agree with the report by the Scottish Council on Bioethics that there is a scarcity of independent research on the safety of the morning-after pill; and, if so, what action they intend to take to correct this.

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Written Answers – House of Lords: Trafficking in Human Beings (5 Feb 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answers by Lord Rooker on 17 December (WA 3-4) and 9 January (WA 113), whether they intend to incorporate the definition of trafficking from the Trafficking Protocol to the United Nations Convention on Transnational Organised Crime when introducing legislation to combat the trafficking of human beings. Question number missing in Hansard,…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Trafficking in Human Beings (5 Feb 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer about Project Reflex by Lord Rooker on 9 January (WA 115), whether they will distinguish how many of the arrests and convictions cited relate to smuggling and how many relate to trafficking in the light of the definition of trafficking in the Trafficking Protocol to the United Nations Convention on Transnational Organised Crime.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Fetal Abormalities:Informing Parents (5 Feb 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 13 November (WA 69), what guidance has been issued to hospitals and clinics following the publication of a paper in the British Medical Journal in February of this year entitled “What parents are told after prenatal diagnosis of a sex chromosome abnormality: interview and questionnaire study” by…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Stem Cell Research (5 Feb 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 12 November 2001 (WA 57), whether the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has issued a licence authorising Geron Biomed to derive its own human embryonic stem cell lines in the United Kingdom; whether Geron Biomed has disclosed its source of human embryos and gametes for this research; and…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Abortion Act 1967 (28 Jan 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 13 November (WA 69), how they believe disability and non-disability can be valued equally when disability alone, exclusive of any risk to the mother’s life or health, can provide sufficient grounds for termination of pregnancy under the Abortion Act 1967 (as amended).

Written Answers – House of Lords: Embryonic Stem Cell Research (28 Jan 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answers by the Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 13 December 2001 (WA 235) and 17 December (WA 23), whether those individuals who donated embryos for research purposes prior to January 2001 have been asked to provide specific consent indicating whether such embryos can be used in a research project to derive stem cells in accordance with the…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Breast Cancer (16 Jan 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 17 December (WA 21), on what basis they conclude that Patrick Carroll’s study does not provide evidence of a casual link between induced abortion and breast cancer.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Disability Rights Commission: Statement on Abortion Act 1967 (16 Jan 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 13 December (WA 69), whether they have met the Disability Rights Commission, the medical professions, and other relevant organisations to discuss the recent statement from the Disability Rights Commission that Section 1(1)(d) of the Abortion Act 1967 (as amended) is incompatible with the principle…

Written Answers – House of Lords: In Vitro Fertilisation: Bone Marrow Matching (14 Jan 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they agree with the statement by Lord Winston in The Times on 15 December that the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority’s recent ruling authorising the use of in vitro fertilisation with genetic screening to create a child who will be a suitable bone-marrow match for his or her sibling has “given permission for the first British designer baby”.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Trafficking in Human Beings (9 Jan 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Rooker on 17 December (WA 3-4), which countries have failed to sign the Trafficking Protocol to the United Nations Convention on Transnational Organised Crime.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Trafficking in Human Beings (9 Jan 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Rooker on 17 December (WA 3-4), when it is anticipated that the European Union Framework Decision is likely to be adopted.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Trafficking in Human Beings (9 Jan 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Rooker on 17 December (WA 3-4), whether they could give some estimates of the levels of trafficking in the United Kingdom and other European Union countries.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Trafficking in Human Beings (9 Jan 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Rooker on 17 December (WA 3-4), what has been the level of United Kingdom contribution to the European Union STOP Programme and the European STOP II Programme; and how many organisations in the United Kingdom are recipients from these Programmes.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Trafficking in Human Beings (9 Jan 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Rooker on 17 December (WA 3-4), what level of funding they are providing for prevention projects aimed at, amongst other things, educating potential victims of trafficking of the dangers.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Trafficking in Human Beings (9 Jan 2002)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Rooker on 17 December (WA 3-4), what arrests and convictions have arisen to date out of the Reflex Project.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Embryonic Stem Cells (18 Dec 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What guidance they give to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority concerning the status of embryonic stem cells and their understanding of the point at which a human embryo ceases to be a human embryo and, for the purpose of regulation, can be regarded as stem cells; and what advice the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority gives to clinics on…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Trafficking in Human Beings (17 Dec 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What measures they are taking to reduce levels of trafficking in human beings, especially children.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Breast Cancer (17 Dec 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What is their response to the findings of Patrick Carroll of the Pension and Population Research Institute that “the main cause of the fast increase in post-menopausal breast cancer since the late 1980s can only be the increased availability of induced abortion”; and Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 7 November (WA 25), whether they…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Embryonic Stem Cell Research (17 Dec 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What measures they are taking to prevent commercial exploitation of human embryos by companies seeking to derive stem cell lines from them; and what consulation has taken place with the parents of these embryos before commercial exploitation and subsequent destruction occurs.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Embryonic Stem Cell Research (17 Dec 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether any research applications have been received by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority for embryonic stem research since the Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Research Purposes) Regulations 2001 were passed in January 2001 and whether any licences have been issued.

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Written Answers – House of Lords: Embryonic Stem Cell Research (17 Dec 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What are the increased personnel and budgetary implications for the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority following the passage of the Human Reproductive Cloning Act 2001 and the Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Research Purposes) Regulations 2001.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Breast Cancer (13 Dec 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What strategy they have in place to combat the expected rise by over 2 per cent per annum between now and 2023 in the breast cancer rate among women aged 45 to 59, which the recent report from Patrick Carroll of the Pension and Population Research Institute concludes will be largely due to the high rate of nulliparous abortions and the decline in the birth rate.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Human Embryonic Stem Cells (13 Dec 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What information they hold concerning the import into the United Kingdom of human embryonic stem cells, particularly from the United States; and what information they collect on their use; and What provision will be made to regulate the import and export of human embryonic stem cells; and what penalties will be imposed for their improper use.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Human Embryonic Stem Cells (13 Dec 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Given the circumstances which prevailed prior to January 2001 when donor consent was provided for human embryos to be used for research purposes, whether they consider that such consent will remain valid for research envisaged under the Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Research Purposes) Regulations 2001.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Human Embryonic Stem Cells (13 Dec 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What account has been taken by the Department of Health in framing legislation determining the status of human embryos of studies in animals showing that embryonic stem cells have successfully grown into adult mice and cows.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Geron Bio-med (13 Dec 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: How many times the Department of Health has consulted representatives of Geron Bio-med or Geron Corp in the last two years; and whom they have met.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Human Reproductive Cloning Act 2001 (12 Dec 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: How, under the terms of the Human Reproductive Cloning Act 2001, they intend to police clinics and laboratories using cloned human embryos; how they intend to enable inspectors to distinguish between human embryos created by in vitro fertilisation and those cloned by cell nuclear replacement; and what penalties will be imposed upon those who violate the law.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Stem Cell Research: Funding (12 Dec 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they intend to provide public funds to private companies involved in developing human embryonic stem cells for experimental and therapeutic purposes; and what account they will take of a company’s intention to patent any results of such research for purposes of private profit.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Human Cloning (3 Dec 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What response they intend to make to the resolution of the European Parliament of 14 November which stated that Xresearch activities aiming at human cloning for reproductive purposes; creation of embryos for research purposes, including somatic cell nuclear transfer; research activity resulting in a modification of the genetic heritage of human beings, which…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Asylum Seekers: Voucher Scheme (22 Nov 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What is their response to the joint evidence of the British Medical Association and the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture in relation to the operation of the voucher scheme and its effect on asylum seekers.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Citizenship (20 Nov 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What plans they have to require applicants for British citizenship to be given a foundation course on the duties and responsibilities of citizenship.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Closed List Voting System (20 Nov 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What review has taken place of the closed party list voting system used in the last European elections; and what conclusions they have drawn about (a) the attitude of voters faced with a closed list; (b) the impact on voter turnout; and (c) the desirability of using such a system in future elections.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Overseas Aid: Coercive Population Programmes (19 Nov 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the statement by Lord Grocott on 25 October (HL Deb, col. 1120), whether and in what circumstances a ban on the use of United Kingdom overseas aid in programmes involving enforced non-voluntary abortion and compulsory sterilisation could adversely affect work to combat HIV in developing countries.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Overseas Aid: Coercive Population Programmes (19 Nov 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the statement by Lord Grocott on 25 October (HL Deb, col. 1120), which organisations currently in receipt of United Kingdom overseas aid implement HIV prevention programmes that involve enforced non-voluntary abortion and compulsory sterilisation.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Overseas Aid: Coercive Population Programmes (19 Nov 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the statement by Lord Grocott on 25 October (HL Deb, col. 1121), on what basis he stated that this year the United States Government had increased their funding of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) from 25 million dollars to 39 million dollars; how much of this is used in China; and, in the light of his remark that this funding is not that…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Abortion Act 1967 (13 Nov 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What is their response to the recent statement from the Disability Rights Commission that Section 1(1)(d) of the Abortion Act 1967 (as amended), in authorising abortion up to birth on grounds of handicap, is incompatible with the principle that disabled and able-bodied people should be treated equally; and whether they plan to introduce legislation to repeal…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Stem Cells (12 Nov 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What plans they have to follow the example of the United States National Institutes of Health in collecting centrally information about the import and use of stem cells.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Population Policies (7 Nov 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: On what basis they maintain that the United Nations Population Fund monitors coercive population policies in the 47 counties referred to by Lord Grocott on the International Development Bill (H.L. Deb., 25 October, col. 1119); what data have been published and what monitoring takes place in the other 2,435 Chinese counties.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Induced Abortion and Breast Cancer (7 Nov 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What guidance has been issued to hospitals and clinics offering abortion services on advising their patients of the link between induced abortion and breast cancer.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Premature Babies: Pain Relief (5 Nov 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether, in the light of research published by the Medical Research Council which concludes that the foetus may be aware of pain after 20 weeks of gestation, revised guidance has been issued to hospitals and other medical establishments with regard to pain relief for premature babies.

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Written Answers – House of Lords: Foetal Pain Relief: Guidelines on Use in Abortions (2 Nov 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether, in the light of the research on foetal pain published by the Medical Research Council, they intend to issue guidelines for the use of foetal pain relief in abortions between 20 weeks and 24 weeks.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Reproductive Cloning: Proposed Ban (2 Nov 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: When they intend to introduce the proposed ban on reproductive cloning.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Tristan Da Cunha (24 Jul 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What funding has been made available to Tristan Da Cunha following the damage inflicted by the recent hurricane; and, in particular, what medical provision is currently available on the island.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Laos (24 Jul 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What recent reports they have received concerning the persecution of Christians in Laos; how much aid they give in each year to Laos; and whether they make such aid dependent on an improvement in that country’s human rights record.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Police Authorities: Age Limit (8 May 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they intend to repeal the legislative provision which led to the retirement of two members of the Merseyside Police Authority on the grounds of age; and whether they will explain how such discrimination is compatible with the requirements of human rights legislation.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Bishop Shi Enxiang (3 May 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What representations are being made to the Government of the Republic of China about the reported reimprisonment of Bishop Shi Enxiang, following the previous 33 years in gaols and forced labour camps.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Human Reproductive Cloning (28 Mar 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Following reports in the Sunday Times of 18 February, what action they intend to take to raise with the Bush Administration the consequences of permitting the development of a cloned baby; and what is their policy concerning the proposed adoption of babies produced via reproductive cloning by British nationals.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Parkinsons’s Disease: American Clinical Trials (19 Mar 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: How they propose to take account of the health and safety implications of the use of foetal cells to treat American Parkinson’s disease patients, given that these therapies have led to outcomes worse than the disease.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Parkinsons’s Disease: American Clinical Trials (19 Mar 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they will arrange for details of the research using foetal cells in Parkinson’s disease treatments to be placed before the Select Committee on Stem Cell Research; and whether copies will be placed in the Library of the House.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Human Fertilisation and Embryology Regulations (12 Mar 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Why they did not inform the House of Lords on 22 January that lawyers acting on behalf of the Secretary of State for Health intended to tell the High Court on 26 January that they would need five months to prepare scientific evidence in defence of the regulations on human embryos arising out of the Donaldson Committee Report.

Written Answers – House of Lords: China: One-child Policy (8 Mar 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they intend to raise the coercive methods used by China in enforcing its one-child policy at the United Nations Human Rights Commission meeting on 19 March.

Written Answers – House of Lords: China: Population Control (6 Mar 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they intend to support the Bush Administration’s withdrawal of funding for agencies involved in China’s one-child policy.

Written Answers – House of Lords: China: Population Control (6 Mar 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether, in the light of reports from Hubei Province, China, of the murder of a baby by population enforcement officials, they will consider the funds they provide to organisations which, in turn, fund the Chinese Population Association.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (12 Feb 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: On what grounds licences for human embryo research were granted by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority to: (a) Kings College Hospital, London (1992); (b) the University of Oxford (1992); and (c) the Centre for Genome Research, Edinburgh (1996); and in what ways were studies into cell lives derived from human embryo relevant to the development of…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (12 Feb 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: (a) when they next intend to review the membership of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority; (b) whether they intend to reform the peer review procedures for licence applications to the HFEA to exclude peer reviewers who have submitted or intend to submit their own application; (c) what qualifications or experience are required in order to be…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (12 Feb 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether any members of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority have accepted sponsorship or benefits of any kind from Serono, Organon or any other company involved in fertility drugs or related products; and, if so, whether they will list them.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (12 Feb 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What applications have been received by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority into human embryo stem cells under the regulations approved on 22 January; whether these are currently subject to peer review; and whether they will list them.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (12 Feb 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether, in the light of the decision of the High Court to permit a Judicial Review of the Government’s response to the Donaldson Committee report into the use of human embryos for research into stem cell techniques, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority will not issue licences permitting the use of human embryos until after the court has deliberated…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (12 Feb 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they are giving consideration to the scientific research into the use of embryonic stem cells published in The Scientist on 22 January, which highlighted the development of tumours in animal models; and what weight they will attach to the safety issues which arise.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Foetuses Retained for Research (12 Feb 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: How many foetuses are held for research purposes by hospitals and clinics through the United Kingdom; what form of consent was obtained from their parents; whether any foetal tissue has been used for work involving stem cells or germ live gene therapy; what ovarian tissue from aborted or miscarried foetuses has been the subject of research licences; and whether…

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Written Answers – House of Lords: Foetuses Retained for Research (12 Feb 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What foetal tissue is supplied to the Medical Research Council foetal tissue banks at Hammersmith Hospital by the Marie Stopes Ealing abortion clinic; what commercial arrangements exist between these institutions; to what use this foetal tissue been put; what consent has been obtained from parents; what other links exist in the United Kingdom between the…

Written Answers – House of Lords: Human Cloning (17 Jan 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Why the Prime Minsiter declined to meet an all-party delegation of peers and inter-faith religious leaders to discuss the scientific and ethical objections to human cloning.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Reproductive Cloning (15 Jan 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: When they intend to introduce a Bill which they have promised to prohibit reproduction cloning.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Therapeutic Cloning (15 Jan 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they will set up a House of Lords Select Committee to inquire into the issue of therapeutic cloning to enable conflicting claims about the respective benefits of the use of embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells to be fully considered.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Therapeutic Cloning (15 Jan 2001)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Following their decision to permit procedures which could lead to therapeutic cloning, what action they will take if this is contrary to European Union law.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Democratic Republic of Congo: Atrocities (30 Nov 2000)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What assessment they have made of atrocities in the Congo in the last two years; whether the level and nature of these atrocities constitute genocide or crimes against humanity; and what initiatives they have taken to raise the situation in the Congo at an international level.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Conjoined Twins: Appeal against Judicial Decisions (23 Nov 2000)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What plans they have to change the law to permit the parents of conjoined twins to challenge before the House of Lords judicial decisions of a life-threatening nature affecting their children with which they disagree; and why, in the case of baby Mary, the Official Solicitor did not refer the case to the House of Lords.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Conjoined Twins: Medical Procedures (16 Nov 2000)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Further to the statement issued by St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester, that “despite all the efforts of the medical team” to save the life of the conjoined twin, Mary, they were unable to do so, whether they will say what these efforts consisted of.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Mr Graham Gaskin (1 Nov 2000)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What action they have taken with regard to the Council of Europe resolution (DH(2000)106) in connection with the release of personal information concerning Mr Graham Gaskin and his time in institutional care; and what actions they intend to take to ensure the early implementation of judgments such as that of the case of Mr Gaskin.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Burma (25 Oct 2000)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they have raised the issue of the plight of the Karen, Karenni and Shan minorities in Burma at the United Nations Security Council.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Burma (25 Oct 2000)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they have urged the European Union to raise the plight of the Karen, Karenni and Shan minorities with Burma’s military regime.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Burma (25 Oct 2000)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they will urge the European Union to produce a declaration concerning the plight of the Karen, Karenni and Shan minorities in Burma in line with the European Union’s initiative concerning human rights abuses against Aung San Suu Kyi and members of the National League for Democracy.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Burma (25 Oct 2000)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they have raised the issue of the plight of the Karen, Karenni and Shan minorities in Burma at the recent United Nations Millennium Summit.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Burma (25 Oct 2000)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether the situation of the Karen, Karenni and Shan minorities in Burma fits within the international legal definition of genocide.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Mr James Mawdsley (25 Oct 2000)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What response they have received to the conclusion of the United Nations working group on arbitrary detention and arrest, on the wrongful imprisonment of James Mawdsley by the government of Myanmar; and what information they have on his present condition.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Indonesia: Use of British Military Equipment (27 Sep 2000)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether, in light of the identification of a British-made Saladin armoured vehicle being used by Indonesian soldiers and Muslim militia attacking a Christian area in Ambon, they will impose an embargo on the sale of all military equipment to Indonesia.

Written Answers – House of Lords: British Embassy, Beijing: DfID Staff (13 Mar 2000)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: What is the present level of the Department for International Development establishment at the British Embassy in Beijing; how many are employed on a permanent basis or on contract; what are their terms of reference; and what was the comparable number of personnel five years ago.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Mozambique: Helicopters for Relief Work (13 Mar 2000)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: (a) how many helicopters are now available for relief work in Mozambique; (b) how many helicopters or trained pilots they have made available; and (c) how many helicopters have been offered by the Ministry of Defence.

Written Answers – House of Lords: Burma: Genocide Charges (13 Mar 2000)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty’s Government: Whether they are giving consideration, under Article 2 of the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, to the institution of genocide charges against the Burmese military leadership.