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Food: Supplements

Question

Asked by Earl Howe

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (Lord Young of Norwood Green): There are no plans to meet representatives of the independent health food retail sector to discuss this matter. However, Ministers at the Department of Health have received representations from independent health food retailers and consumers about the setting of maximum levels for vitamins and minerals in food supplements.

No specific levels for vitamins and minerals in food supplements have yet been proposed by the European Commission or discussed in Commission-led working group meetings with member states.

The Government continue to work with the food supplements industry in exploring approaches to assess the impact of levels, when they are proposed, on UK businesses and consumer choice and to ensure that any impact on small and medium enterprises is considered fully.

Freedom of Information Act

Question

Asked by Lord Dubs



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The Chairman of Committees (Lord Brabazon of Tara): Under the Data Protection Act 1998, it is not possible to disclose which individuals and organisations have made freedom of information requests to the House of Lords. The other data requested are set out below. Most of them are also published on the Parliamentary website at the following address: http://www.parliament.uk/ parliamentary_publications_and_ archives/freedom_of_information_in_the_house_of_ lords/log.cfm.



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RequestDate ReceivedOutcome

Communications regarding Register of Interests with a list of Members.

08/02/2006

Refused.

Information regarding alleged fraud at elections for hereditary Peers.

09/06/2006

No information held.

List of non-white Members.

16/08/2006

No information held.

Questions relating to attendance figures, number of speeches made, expense claims and complaints about expenses relating to Bishops. From January 2005 to January 2007.

17/01/2007

Met in part-some information not held.

A list of all politicians/MPs (MSPs and MEPs) who have or have had a criminal record.

05/02/2007

Met in part-limited information held.

All correspondence between a named Member and the House of Lords Administration since June 2006, and the expenses received by the Member since June 2006.

24/04/2007

Met.

List of pass-holders sponsored by Members of the House of Lords.

23/05/2007

Met.

List of pass-holders sponsored by Members of the House of Lords.

28/06/2007

Met.

Tax residency of two Members.

13/11/2007

No information held.

Overnight subsistence expenses and principal place of residence of a Member.

14/11/2007

Partially met.

Payments made to Members under the common agricultural policy.

15/11/2007

No information held.

Names of holders of parliamentary passes sponsored by Members.

26/11/2007

Met.

Home addresses used by two named Members for the purpose of membership of the House of Lords.

07/12/2007

Refused.

Expenses claimed for four named Members, and total amount of rejected claims.

08/01/2008

Met.

Details of any events or meetings in the House of Lords on 25 July 2007, giving details of purpose and attendees (including names of sponsoring Members).

12/02/2008

Met.

Details of foreign visits undertaken by Members for 2007 and 2008.

12/02/2008

Met.

Details of events held in House of Lords by external organisations, including name of sponsoring Member and organisation involved.

13/02/2008

Met.

Incidents of fighting between staff and/or parliamentarians on House of Lords premises over the last five years.

13/02/2008

No information held.

Taxi expense claims by parliamentarians.

13/02/2008

No information held.

Details of private dining room bookings between October 2006 and October 2007.

20/02/2008

Met.

Members' expenses-supporting documentation from 2002 to present.

03/03/2008

Refused.

Members' disclosure of interests relating to the sale of Dolphin Square, and details of Members requesting advice on this subject.

10/03/2008

No information held.

Expense claims made by a named Member since 3 May 2007.

10/03/2007

Met.

Parliamentary pass-holders currently sponsored by Members.

13/03/2008

Refused.

Name of Member sponsoring a named individual for entry to House of Lords on 25 July 2007, and events attended by the named individual on that day.

18/03/2008

No information held.

Name of Member sponsoring a named individual for entry to House of Lords on 25th July 2007, names of Members who voted in the House, and who claimed day subsistence on the same day.

25/03/2008

Met in part-some information not held.

Details of Members' foreign trips taken over the Easter recess paid for by the public purse.

25/03/2008

No information held.

Expense claims made by 10 named Members relating to their main residence and overnight subsistence for the last three financial years.

31/03/2008

Some information already published, some information not held.

Register of interests for Members' research assistants and secretaries on 1 October 2007 and 1 June 2007.

03/04/2008

Information not held at time of request.

Employment of family members as staff by Members.

25/04/2008

No information held.

Details of Members and staff who are "Common Purpose graduates".

19/05/2008

No information held.

Overnight subsistence claims for a named Member since 2005.

27/05/2008

Met.

The first part of the home postcodes for all Members of the House of Lords.

09/06/2008

Refused.

Amounts claimed by a named Member.

04/07/2008

Some information already published, some information for future publication.

Names of Members of the House of Lords who are also Freemasons.

10/07/2008

No information held.

Expense claims made by a named Member for financial year 2003-04.

18/07/2008

No information held.

Name of Member sponsoring an event to be held on House of Lords premises.

02/09/2008

Met.

Information about the religious beliefs of the Members.

07/10/2008

No information held.

Details of the amounts claimed for expenses by a named Member since June 2005.

20/10/2008

Some information already published, some information for future publication.

All attendances and details of expenses claimed since 2006 (or date of joining) for three named Members.

18/11/2008

Partially met-some information for future publication.

Information relating to language lessons for Members, including languages learnt and costs.

27/11/2008

No information held.

List of names of Members with criminal convictions.

11/12/2008

Met-limited information held.

Convicted criminals eligible to sit in the House of Lords.

17/12/2008

Met-limited information held.

Number of possible and actual attendances in the House for a named Member, and expenses claimed and number of possible and actual attendances in the House for additional named Members.

23/12/2008

Met.

Expenses claimed by a named Member, and confirmation of the Member's main and second residence.

05/01/2009

Met in part.

List of all Members created from 01/01/07 to 31/12/08 (to include political party and date of creation).

09/01/2009

Met.

Request for a list of Members who are not domiciled and/or pay tax to the UK Government.

26/01/2009

No information held.

A list of Members' names, dates and topics of those who have asked questions, tabled amendments and/or made interventions "perceived to be of benefit to an outside client".

27/01/2009

Met in part-some information refused.

List of members who are "convicted felons".

27/01/2009

Met.

Details of a meeting involving a named Member.

29/01/2009

No information held.

Amounts claimed in expenses over the last three years for a named Member.

03/02/2009

Information already published.

Request for expenses claimed by a named Member.

04/02/2009

Information already published.

List of amendments tabled by a named Member.

08/02/2009

Information already available from published sources.

List of Members who have sponsored events held in the House of Lords rooms by external organisations since January 2007.

11/02/2009

Met.

A list of all amendments made to the Register from 01/01/09 to date.

13/02/2009

Met.

Number of questions asked by a specific Member about the security of IT systems used by government departments.

03/03/2009

Information already available from published sources.

Copy of a report into the performance of "peoples' Peers", and all correspondence relating to concerns over Peers' voting and attendance since 2001.

18/03/2009

No information held.

Number of current Members who have had criminal convictions before and since becoming Members, including the type of offence.

25/03/2009

Met-limited information held.

Full list of individual amounts claimed under overnight and day subsistence for a specific Member for 2007-2008.

30/03/2009

Met.

Full list of individual amounts claimed under overnight and day subsistence for a specific Member for 2007-2008.

31/03/2009

Met.

Full list of individual amounts claimed under overnight and day subsistence for a specific member for 2007-2008.

31/03/2009

Met.

Full list of individual amounts claimed under overnight and day subsistence for a specific member for 2007-2008.

31/03/2009

Met.

How many Members are also members of the RSPB.

20/04/2009

No information held.

Full list of individual amounts claimed under overnight and day subsistence for a specific Member for 2007-2008.

22/04/2009

Met.

A full list of pass-holders to the Palace of Westminster who have been sponsored by Members over the past three years.

14/05/2009

Met in part-some information not held at time of request.

Total amounts claimed in expenses by a named Member in 2007 and 2008, the number of times this Member has attended the House of Lords since 2007.

18/05/2009

Information already available from published sources.

Total amounts claimed in expenses by Bishops over the last year, or for the year they are most recently available.

18/05/2009

Information already available from published sources.

A copy of all Members' expense claims from 1 January 2005 to date.

21/05/2009

Refused.

Details of claims made for travel expenses of named Members on their Lords credit card, specifically itemised credit card statements for a list of named Members for the period 2007-2008.

21/05/2009

In progress.

Details of expenses claimed by named Members, specifically claim forms, receipts, credit card statements and also attendance at the House of Lords.

26/05/2009

In progress.

Details of a meeting held in Greece on 14 and 18 May 2009, including names of any elected UK officials attending, and a list of the topics discussed. (Request included specific reference to one member).

29/05/2009

No information held.

Details of expense forms, and any rejected claims, over the last four years for named Members.

02/06/2009

In progress.

Request for blank copies of all types of expense forms used, and details of the procedures for claiming Members' expenses.

06/06/2009

Met.

Request for the total amounts of expenses, including those claimed for a second home, of two named Members.

08/06/2009

Met.

Details of every employee currently working for sitting Members, specifically their names, details of the Member they are employed by, their job title or area of responsibility, and a contact e-mail address.

17/06/2009

Met in part-limited information held.

Request for any information held relating to the RSPB using Members of the House of Lords who are also members of the RSPB to influence the law on behalf of the RSPB.

18/06/2009

Information already provided in response to the same request.

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