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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
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading General Practitioners: Standards more like this
unstar 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, what progress has been made on improving access to GPs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale more like this
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Graham Evans more like this
star this property uin 905556 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The Prime Minister’s £50 million Challenge Fund is currently improving general practitioner access for over two million patients across England. This includes offering evening and weekend appointments, as well as better use of technology, such as telehealth, to look after patients. By January, 7.5 million patients will be covered.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>And, we have recently announced another £100 million of funding for next year to improve access for even more patients.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Central Suffolk and North Ipswich more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Daniel Poulter more like this
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less than 2014-10-21T15:48:51.1448684Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T15:48:51.1448684Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Dan Poulter more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Graham Evans more like this
100021
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Home Care Services more like this
unstar 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, if he will bring forward proposals to facilitate the portability of home-based care packages between local authorities in different countries in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh East more like this
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Sheila Gilmore more like this
star this property uin 905560 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
unstar this property answer text <p>Adults with care and support needs should be able to move between countries within the United Kingdom knowing that their care will continue during the move.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As the care and support systems in the four countries are different, we are developing principles with the Devolved Administrations to ensure continuity of care for people moving.</p><p> </p><p>These should be published in November.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
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less than 2014-10-21T15:45:44.866352Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T15:45:44.866352Z
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star this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sheila Gilmore more like this
100022
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Patient Choice Schemes more like this
unstar 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, what steps he is taking to promote patient choice. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Neil Carmichael more like this
star this property uin 905559 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
unstar this property answer text <p>We are committed to patients having greater choice and control over their healthcare, as this can help drive up standards and improve patient care.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We believe that patient empowerment is vital to the National Health Service in the 21st century. This Government is committed to continuing to develop digital platforms to enable this to happen, such as My NHS and the NHS e-Referral Service.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Mid Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed George Freeman more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-21T16:00:56.1397924Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Freeman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Neil Carmichael more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Ovarian Cancer more like this
unstar 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, what steps he is taking to increase early identification of ovarian cancer. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 905561 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
unstar this property answer text <p>We are investing £450 million in earlier diagnosis of cancer, including improving direct general practitioner access to non-obstetric ultrasound to support earlier diagnosis of ovarian cancer.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Public Health England ran a regional Be Clear on Cancer campaign early in 2014 to raise awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer. The findings of the pilot will be evaluated in 2015, and this evidence would inform any decision to move from a regional to national campaign.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2014-10-21T15:46:38.09492Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T15:46:38.09492Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Community Health Services: Devon more like this
unstar 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, if he will increase funding from the Better Care Fund to improve the transition of community services in Devon. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Devon more like this
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Sir Nick Harvey more like this
star this property uin 905558 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The Better Care Fund is a pooled budget of £3.8 billion to be spent on integrating Health and Social care. Local areas will decide how best to use their funding to transform the provision of services to their communities, both improving outcomes for people, and driving efficiencies.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
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less than 2014-10-21T15:44:45.2891531Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T15:44:45.2891531Z
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star this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Nick Harvey more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading English Language: Education more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many adults enrolled on ESOL courses in further education colleges in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Bromwich West more like this
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Mr Adrian Bailey more like this
star this property uin 210643 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
unstar this property answer text <p>Information on ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) participation is published in Table 3 of a Statistical First Release (SFR):</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/364220/learner-participation-outcomes-and-level-of-highest-qualification-data-tables-oct14.xls" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/364220/learner-participation-outcomes-and-level-of-highest-qualification-data-tables-oct14.xls</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2014-10-20T14:53:52.4761432Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-20T14:53:52.4761432Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Adrian Bailey more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Ferries: Minimum Wage more like this
unstar 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 Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will make it his policy that the National Minimum Wage should apply to seafarers working on ferry services from (a) Portsmouth to the Channel Islands, (b) Weymouth to the Channel Islands, (c) Poole to the Channel Islands and (d) Portsmouth to Cherbourg. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Portsmouth South more like this
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Mr Mike Hancock more like this
star this property uin 210660 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is examining the application of the legislation to seafarers, in particular those seafarers working on ferry services.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Officials have been working closely with the Department for Transport, unions and stakeholders to fully understand pay practices in the maritime industry.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Seafarers who ordinarily work in the UK are entitled to the National Minimum Wages (NMW). Seafarers who believe they are entitled to the NMW and have not received it should contact the free and confidential Pay and Work Rights helpline on 0800 917 2368.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Equality Act 2010 (Work on Ships and Hovercraft) Regulations 2011 extend certain equality rights, including pay, to all seafarers serving on UK or EEA registered vessels operating wholly or partly in Great Britain and its territorial waters. Seafarers from the EEA or designated States, whose legal relationship in regard to their employment is located within Great Britain, are also covered to the same extent. Outside our territorial waters the same level of protection is afforded to the same category of seafarers on UK registered vessels.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department for Transport is currently reviewing the application of the Equality Act Regulations with the social partners, this Department and other Departments.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>However, the UK must give due consideration to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea that states that a vessel is entitled to the right of innocent passage when in the territorial waters of another State. The majority of ferries operating out of Great Britain are not flagged with the UK register and the Channel Islands and Cherbourg are beyond our territorial waters.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-10-21T13:49:05.8737416Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T13:49:05.8737416Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Mike Hancock more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Phones 4u more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the progress being made to offset job losses and the cost to the economy resulting from the collapse of mobile telephone retailer Phones 4U. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Belfast North more like this
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Mr Nigel Dodds more like this
star this property uin 210713 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The administration of Phones4U was disappointing news and is obviously a worrying time for the workforce, but this continues to be a matter for the Administrators, PWC.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government, through its Rapid Response Service has supported the Taskforce established by local partners in Newcastle under Lyme and Stoke in September</p><p> </p><p>The Taskforce has been able to offer direct and indirect support through an Employee Support Event on 7 October which is part of a larger support programme for those looking for work.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>I was pleased to see media reports that more than 2,000 staff working in 198 stores and 160 concessions have been transferred to buyers of parts of the business including Vodafone and EE.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-10-21T13:44:52.7153375Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T13:44:52.7153375Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nigel Dodds more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Business: Equality more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will take steps to ensure that a conscience clause is included within equality legislation affecting UK businesses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Belfast North more like this
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Mr Nigel Dodds more like this
star this property uin 210714 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to ensuring that people are protected against discrimination because of religion or belief, and that they are able to exercise the right to hold and manifest their beliefs in a reasonable manner. We believe that the Equality Act 2010 strikes the right balance between the rights of people to manifest their religion or beliefs and the rights of others not to be discriminated against or harassed due to other protected characteristics, such as gender or sexual orientation, in areas such as employment and the provision of goods and services.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-10-21T13:47:52.0680431Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T13:47:52.0680431Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nigel Dodds more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Publishing: Competition more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what representations his Department has received on large publishing firms coercing smaller publishing houses to sign contracts with anti-competitive clauses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Belfast North more like this
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Mr Nigel Dodds more like this
star this property uin 210716 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department has received correspondence from members of the public and publishing firms raising competition concerns about the application of certain types of contract in the publishing sector generally, for example most favoured nation or price-parity clauses. However, there has not been a concerted campaign asking for action.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government has given the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) strong powers to tackle anti-competitive behaviour. I would encourage anyone that is aware of large publishing firms engaging in such anti-competitive practices to provide that evidence to the CMA.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-10-21T13:50:38.1607582Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T13:50:38.1607582Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nigel Dodds more like this