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unstar this property date less than 2018-02-20more like thismore than 2018-02-20
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Loneliness more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the role of technology in helping people who are socially isolated. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 128492 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 2018-02-28more like thismore than 2018-02-28
star this property answer text <p>This government is committed to working with the Jo Cox Commission, charities and businesses to create a government wide strategy that tackles loneliness.</p><p>Part of this work will review the evidence-base, including the groups affected, the causes and impact of loneliness on individuals and communities, and what works to reduce loneliness. Technology definitely has a role to play and we will consider this as part of the work.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Chatham and Aylesford more like this
star this property answering member printed Tracey Crouch more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 128493 more like this
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less than 2018-02-28T16:48:55.487Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-28T16:48:55.487Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tracey Crouch more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
845521
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2018-02-20more like thismore than 2018-02-20
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Loneliness more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect of social isolation on mental health. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 128493 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 2018-02-28more like thismore than 2018-02-28
star this property answer text <p>This government is committed to working with the Jo Cox Commission, charities and businesses to create a government wide strategy that tackles loneliness.</p><p>Part of this work will review the evidence-base, including the groups affected, the causes and impact of loneliness on individuals and communities, and what works to reduce loneliness. Technology definitely has a role to play and we will consider this as part of the work.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Chatham and Aylesford more like this
star this property answering member printed Tracey Crouch more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 128492 more like this
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less than 2018-02-28T16:48:55.55Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-28T16:48:55.55Z
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3950
star this property label Biography information for Tracey Crouch more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
850768
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2018-02-27more like thismore than 2018-02-27
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Horse Racing: Betting more like this
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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the April 2017 reforms to the Horserace Betting Levy on (a) horse-racing and (b) the public purse. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 130003 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 2018-03-07more like thismore than 2018-03-07
star this property answer text <p>In April 2017, the Government implemented reforms to the Horserace Betting Levy which made it a requirement for offshore operators to pay the Levy for the first time.</p><p> </p><p>The Horserace Betting Levy Board, which collects the Levy, estimates that the reformed Levy will generate c.£85m in 2017/18. This would represent an increase of c.£20m compared to receipts from bookmakers in 2016/17 under the old system. The actual Levy yield for 2017/18 will only be known after the end of the financial year. Increased receipts from the Levy have already allowed an additional £9.7m of investment in grassroots prize money, contributing to record prize money of £160m in 2018.</p><p> </p><p>The Levy is collected from bookmakers and distributed in line with the statutory purposes in support of horseracing, and so has no direct effect on the public purse.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Chatham and Aylesford more like this
star this property answering member printed Tracey Crouch more like this
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less than 2018-03-07T13:15:36.313Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-07T13:15:36.313Z
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3950
star this property label Biography information for Tracey Crouch more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
48050
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
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 Work and Pensions, if he will provide a simple route for people to donate their universal benefits back to the state; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 196078 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 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The majority of winter fuel payments are sent out automatically. However, people can simply return their winter fuel payment to the office that issues it. They can also write to the Department requesting not to receive a winter fuel payment for future years, either in advance of first getting a payment, or after they have received one or more payments.</p><p> </p><p>Anyone aged 75 or over is entitled to a free TV Licence for their main address. The free licence is not issued automatically and needs to be applied for. Once issued, licences are renewed automatically every year unless the customer does not have a National Insurance Number in which case TV Licensing will contact them to confirm their circumstances have not changed each year. An over 75 licence can be cancelled at any time and a paid-for licence requested.</p><p> </p><p>The concessionary travel benefit is optional. An eligible person can choose not to take up the entitlement. The National Travel Survey 2011 shows that in GB, 79 per cent of people eligible for an older persons' bus pass held one.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Electronic Cigarettes more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress he has made on implementing the recommendations accepted by the Government in its response to the Science and Technology Committee's Seventh Report of Session 2017-19 on E-cigarettes, HC505. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 218245 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 2019-02-15more like thismore than 2019-02-15
star this property answer text <p>The Government published its response to the Science and Technology Committee on the 10 December 2018. Good progress is being made on implementing the report’s recommendations: for example, Public Health England will publish its latest annual evidence review on e-cigarettes by the end of March 2019 and NHS England is developing guidance on e-cigarettes for mental health trusts. The Department will continue to monitor progress as part of its monitoring of the delivery of the Tobacco Control Plan for England.</p><p> </p><p>The Government believes in proportionate regulation of e-cigarettes, recognising that they are not risk-free. Through the European Union Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40/EU (TPD), transposed into United Kingdom law by the UK Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 (TRPR), we have introduced measures to regulate e-cigarettes to reduce the risk of harm to children, protect against any risk of renormalisation of tobacco use, provide assurance on relative safety for users, and give businesses legal certainty. This has enabled the UK to implement appropriate standards for products whilst allowing smokers to move to e-cigarettes should they wish.</p><p> </p><p>While the UK Government is a member of the EU it will continue to comply with the requirements of the EU’s TPD. The Government has made a commitment to review the TRPR by May 2021 to consider its regulatory impact. In addition, as announced in the Tobacco Control Plan the Government will review where the UK’s exit from the EU offers us opportunities to re-appraise current regulation to ensure this continues to protect the nation’s health.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 218246 more like this
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less than 2019-02-15T11:10:04.703Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-15T11:10:04.703Z
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4067
star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1056744
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Electronic Cigarettes more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Seventh Report of Session 2017-19 of the Science and Technology Committee on E-cigarettes, HC505, what steps he has taken to ensure that the regulatory system for e-cigarettes is risk-proportionate. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 218246 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 2019-02-15more like thismore than 2019-02-15
star this property answer text <p>The Government published its response to the Science and Technology Committee on the 10 December 2018. Good progress is being made on implementing the report’s recommendations: for example, Public Health England will publish its latest annual evidence review on e-cigarettes by the end of March 2019 and NHS England is developing guidance on e-cigarettes for mental health trusts. The Department will continue to monitor progress as part of its monitoring of the delivery of the Tobacco Control Plan for England.</p><p> </p><p>The Government believes in proportionate regulation of e-cigarettes, recognising that they are not risk-free. Through the European Union Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40/EU (TPD), transposed into United Kingdom law by the UK Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 (TRPR), we have introduced measures to regulate e-cigarettes to reduce the risk of harm to children, protect against any risk of renormalisation of tobacco use, provide assurance on relative safety for users, and give businesses legal certainty. This has enabled the UK to implement appropriate standards for products whilst allowing smokers to move to e-cigarettes should they wish.</p><p> </p><p>While the UK Government is a member of the EU it will continue to comply with the requirements of the EU’s TPD. The Government has made a commitment to review the TRPR by May 2021 to consider its regulatory impact. In addition, as announced in the Tobacco Control Plan the Government will review where the UK’s exit from the EU offers us opportunities to re-appraise current regulation to ensure this continues to protect the nation’s health.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 218245 more like this
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less than 2019-02-15T11:10:04.767Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-15T11:10:04.767Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-03-28more like thismore than 2018-03-28
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Electronic Cigarettes more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the use of electronic vaping devices on smoker mortality levels. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 134903 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 2018-04-17more like thismore than 2018-04-17
star this property answer text <p>The Department has been clear that for smokers, quitting smoking completely is the best way to improve health. E-cigarettes are not risk free. However evidence continues to suggest that e-cigarettes are significantly less harmful to health than cigarettes and can aid in helping smokers to quit.</p><p> </p><p>Given that e-cigarettes are a relatively new product, there is no long term data available regarding the impact on mortality rates of smokers who opt to move to vaping as an alternative.</p><p> </p><p>The Department will continue to work with Public Health England (PHE) to monitor the evidence base around e-cigarettes. In the Tobacco Control Plan, published in July 2017, PHE committed to update their evidence report on e-cigarettes and other novel nicotine delivery systems annually until the end of the Parliament in 2022.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
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less than 2018-04-17T12:46:26.81Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-17T12:46:26.81Z
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4067
star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Clinical Waste more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will estimate how much (a) anatomical and (b) cytotoxic waste the NHS (i) produced in (A) 2017 and (B) 2018 and (ii) will produce in (A) 2025 and (B) 2030. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 198202 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 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
star this property answer text <p>The following table shows the information that NHS Improvement hold for the waste produced by the National Health Service in 2017 and 2018. NHS Improvement does not currently hold a breakdown of waste into anatomical and cytotoxic.</p><p> </p><p>The data contained within this table relates only to England. As waste disposal is a devolved matter, devolved administrations should be contacted for figures in those nations.</p><p> </p><p>NHS Improvement and the Environment Agency are not in a position to estimate anatomical and cytotoxic waste figures in 2025 and 2030.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Sum of Landfill disposal volume (Tonnes)</p></td><td><p>Sum of Incineration disposal volume (Tonnes)</p></td><td><p>Sum of Waste recycling volume (Tonnes)</p></td><td><p>Sum of Other recovery volume (Tonnes)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>58,152</p></td><td><p>74,730</p></td><td><p>107,848</p></td><td><p>183,502</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>88,594</p></td><td><p>148,424</p></td><td><p>137,442</p></td><td><p>216,495</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
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less than 2018-12-11T16:42:46.467Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-11T16:42:46.467Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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1586
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47349
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unstar this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps he has taken to improve transport connections between Windsor and London. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 195451 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 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The programme to increase passenger capacity on the Windsor to Waterloo railway by 25% is now under way and will be completed in early 2015. 60 additional carriages are being incorporated into an extended and refurbished fleet of trains to operate as a maximum 10 carriage train length. The first additional vehicles are now in service. From May 2014, platform 20 of the former Waterloo International station will be brought into use for scheduled services. Construction of Crossrail is now half completed and electrification of the Great Western Main Line is also under way; the Slough to Windsor &amp; Eton Central line will be electrified by 2019. The Highways Agency is welcoming preliminary comments on the M4 Smart Motorway scheme between Junction 3 (Hayes) and Junction 12 (Theale) until the end of April 2014, and will conduct a formal public consultation on the scheme in the autumn. Subject to development consent and the final business case, construction could start in spring 2016.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
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less than 2014-04-29T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-29T12:00:00.00Z
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1585
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
850755
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unstar this property date less than 2018-02-27more like thismore than 2018-02-27
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Health Services: Technology more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of e-health technology in reducing patient waiting lists; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 129991 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 2018-03-07more like thismore than 2018-03-07
star this property answer text <p>NHS Improvement and NHS England have active programmes of work to review the role of e-health technology in areas such as productivity of operating theatres, the automated monitoring of admitted patients and associated bed occupancy levels and the role of digital patient services.</p><p>Additionally, the e-Referrals Service allows commissioners and acute hospital providers in England to manage their demand and capacity more effectively, providing opportunities for reduced waiting lists. It also enables general practitioners and patients to make informed decisions about the choice of provider for treatment by identifying providers associated with longer waiting times.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Barclay more like this
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less than 2018-03-07T10:50:08.19Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-07T10:50:08.19Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Barclay more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this