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star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Ebola remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what military personnel they are providing to contain the spread of ebola; and how many staffed and equipped field hospitals they have, if any. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL2220 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>In response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the UK has committed £205 million to contain, combat and ultimately defeat the disease in Sierra Leone. UK support will include the construction of six Ebola treatment centres across the country, providing 700 beds to treat 8,800 patients over the next six months.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In support of this effort, the UK has deployed 750 military personnel to Sierra Leone. This will support the deployment of RFA Argus and three Merlin helicopters which will provide crucial transport support to medical teams and aid experts. It also includes military personnel to staff a WHO Ebola Training Facility training healthcare workers, logisticians and hygiene specialists; and support to a UK joint civilian-military command and control hub, which will provide the backbone of infrastructure, commodities, training and management needed to scale up the response in Sierra Leone.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T11:56:18.1600331Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T11:56:18.1600331Z
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2539
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
64591
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-27more like thismore than 2014-06-27
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Ebola remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what role they have in the programme to contain the spread of Ebola. more like this
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
star this property uin HL678 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>To date, the UK government has contributed £897,324 to the Ebola Virus Disease response in the three affected countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia through multilateral partners and the DFID bilateral programme. In addition, DFID is finalizing arrangements to send out three Public Health England disease control specialists to Sierra Leone to support the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) response.</p><p> </p><p>In Sierra Leone, DFID funds are being used to support improved coordination at the national level; training and equipping of health workers competently to manage Ebola cases; improving EVD case detection and supporting appropriate radio messaging and community mobilisation activities on EVD prevention in affected districts. In Liberia, DFID has provided chlorine and other materials for hygiene and sanitising; and training in their appropriate use. Along with colleagues in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, we are closely monitoring the outbreak from Sierra Leone and Liberia (where we have DFID country offices) and internationally through Whitehall. We are working with WHO and national government agencies to improve our understanding of the outbreak and help to guide the response in-country and regionally.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-07-07T16:36:37.3635724Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-07T16:36:37.3635724Z
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2539
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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4282
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
79794
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-30more like thismore than 2014-07-30
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Ebola remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to banning all flights from countries in Africa in which cases of the Ebola virus have occurred. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL1683 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-08-04more like thismore than 2014-08-04
star this property answer text <p>All avenues to restrict the virus entering the UK are under constant review. UK Airlines are constantly reviewing the Foreign &amp; Commonwealth Office’s travel advice when planning their services and ensuring that measures they take are consistent with Public Health England guidance.</p><p> </p><p>Currently, the Foreign &amp; Commonwealth Office and the World Health Organisation are not recommending travel restrictions to countries in Africa with cases of Ebola. UK airlines are not planning to stop services to these countries. However, airlines and the UK Government are constantly reviewing the situation.</p><p> </p><p>A ban on direct flights would not allow a country to avoid the spread of a virus altogether, as potentially infected passengers could travel via hubs in third countries.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-08-04T11:20:57.6195167Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-04T11:20:57.6195167Z
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1557
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
92409
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-06more like thismore than 2014-10-06
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Ebola remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the reasons for the incidence of exposure to and infection by ebola among women. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL1971 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
star this property answer text <p>There is significant potential for women and girls to be more at risk as victims of the outbreak. Women are the primary health care providers for their families and communities, form the bulk of healthcare workers in hospitals as nurses and cleaners, and are often responsible for handling female bodies for burial which brings them into direct contact with the disease. In addition, given that pregnant women are more likely to have contact with health services, they experience greater exposure to infections in health facilities.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-10-20T16:30:29.3836344Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-20T16:30:29.3836344Z
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2539
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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3895
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Ebola remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the remarks of Dr Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organisation, about the ebola outbreak; and what is their current assessment of the projected number of fatalities in West Africa. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL2103 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
star this property answer text <p>We share the WHO’s concerns about the potential scale and global threat posed by the Ebola outbreak. According to the latest WHO data, there have been 4493 deaths from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa as of 12 October. The US Centre for Disease Control estimates that the number of cases in West Africa could reach 1.4 million by January 2015. In response to the outbreak, the UK is playing a leading role in the international response, and has committed £125 million to contain, control and ultimately defeat the disease in Sierra Leone.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-10-21T16:34:09.0084151Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T16:34:09.0084151Z
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2539
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
99976
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Ebola remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the introduction of enhanced screening arrangements for ebola at the United Kingdom’s main ports of entry for people travelling from the affected regions, what advice they have received from the Chief Medical Inspector about arrangements at ports of entry for quarantining suspected ebola patients and for providing trained staff and equipment to move those patients to isolation units in hospitals. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL2191 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>Public Health England (PHE) is leading on arrangements for enhanced screening for Ebola which is being rolled out at Heathrow, Gatwick and St Pancras (Eurostar), and Birmingham and Manchester airports thereafter. This screening will be for passengers that Border Force officers identify as having travelled from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia or for those passengers who identify themselves to staff.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Screening is being implemented by PHE staff, who follow official protocols. PHE has issued guidance to its staff and for professionals across other sectors, about how to deal with a suspected case of Ebola. There are established and tested procedures for transporting patients with highly infectious diseases to hospitals when required.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T11:53:35.2566012Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T11:53:35.2566012Z
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2000
unstar this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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1665
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury more like this
100208
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Ebola remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions the Government has had with the private sector and voluntary sector health providers in relation to the Ebola crisis. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
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Luciana Berger more like this
star this property uin 211390 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property answer text <p>Since July 2014, Public Health England (PHE) has been issuing advice to health care providers about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The outbreak was declared an international public health emergency by the United Nations in August. The advice from PHE has been extensive, covering issues such as guidance on the management of patients and infection control and prevention for staff.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Chief Medical Officer has issued three Central Alerting System alerts on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, on 2 July, 1 August and 7 October. The alert reminded healthcare providers to remain vigilant for cases imported to the United Kingdom, emphasising the importance of taking a full travel history when assessing relevant patients and information on identifying and managing possible cases of Ebola virus disease and actions for all clinicians to ensure preparedness for the possibility of an imported case in the UK.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>These alerts were cascaded to the entire NHS in England, as well as PHE, PHE Consultants in Communicable Disease Control, PHE Consultants in Health Protection,</p><p> </p><p>Trust Microbiologists, Virologists and Infectious Disease Clinicians, private hospitals across England and Clinical Commissioning Group Leads. The alert was also sent to the devolved administrations.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T11:32:26.7760578Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T11:32:26.7760578Z
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3918
unstar this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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4036
unstar this property label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this
100383
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Ebola remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of international efforts to tackle the spread of the Ebola virus; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Mr Gareth Thomas more like this
star this property uin 211483 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>The UK has been at the forefront of the international response to the Ebola outbreak, working closely with the UN. However, the UK Government recognises that much more needs to be done to ensure that the spread of Ebola in West Africa is contained. That is why my Rt Hon Friend, the Member for Witney (David Cameron), Prime Minister has pushed for an urgent and ambitious scale-up in EU and Member States resources to fight Ebola at October’s European Council. The Prime Minster will make a statement about this on Monday 27 October. We have also been working with international partners to encourage them to increase contributions, including to the UN’s Ebola Trust Fund, which is currently significantly underfunded.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T14:10:18.339678Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T14:10:18.339678Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
100881
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Ebola remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his contribution of 13 October 2014, Official Report, column 30, on bed capacity for dealing with potential Ebola patients, how many additional beds will be made available; and at which hospitals they will be made available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
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Luciana Berger more like this
star this property uin 211872 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p>The National Health Service has two ‘Trexler’ beds on stand-by 24 hours a day at the Royal Free Hospital in London, available for use within six hours maximum to allow staff to be mobilised. If needed further beds at the Royal Free Hospital, Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital and Sheffield Teaching Hospital would be made available, totalling 12 beds.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department believes this will be sufficient even in the event of an increase in the numbers of cases of Ebola in this country. If there is a significant upscale in numbers further beds could be made available. This would amount to at least 26 beds referenced in the Secretary of State for Health’s statement on 13 October, <em>Official Report, </em>Column 30.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T17:30:23.639361Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T17:30:23.639361Z
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3918
unstar this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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4036
unstar this property label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this
101141
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Ebola remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the decision by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to tighten infection control guidance for US healthcare settings, what steps he has taken to revise guidance for health workers on caring for patients for Ebola. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
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Luciana Berger more like this
star this property uin 212037 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>Public Health England (PHE) are reviewing the details of the guidance recently published by Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to identify any elements of good practice that should be considered for introduction into the United Kingdom. Initial reviews of the information that we have received so far suggest that the CDC and PHE guidance are functionally comparable.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T17:11:50.5706258Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T17:11:50.5706258Z
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3918
unstar this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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4036
unstar this property label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this