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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Ministry of Justice: Public Consultation more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many consultations the Ministry of Justice has carried out in each of the last five years; and to how many of those it published a formal response within 12 weeks of the consultation closing. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL17054 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice has carried out 96 consultations and calls for evidence in the last five years, as follows:</p><p> </p><p>2019 - 4</p><p>2018 - 20</p><p>2017 - 13</p><p>2016 - 20</p><p>2015 - 20</p><p>2014 (12 July onwards) - 19</p><p> </p><p>We published a response on GOV.UK within 12 weeks of the consultation closing in 26 instances:</p><p> </p><p>2019 - 0 (12 week mark not yet reached for 3 out of 4 consultations)</p><p>2018 - 2</p><p>2017 - 2</p><p>2016 - 8</p><p>2015 - 3</p><p>2014 (12 July onwards) - 11</p><p> </p><p>These figures include consultations and calls for evidence from the Ministry of Justice and our agencies, but do not include those initiated by independent bodies such as the Law Commission or the Sentencing Council. The figures include consultations run in partnership with other government departments.</p><p> </p><p>All Ministry of Justice consultations and calls for evidence are available on <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications?keywords=&amp;taxons%5B%5D=all&amp;subtaxons%5B%5D=all&amp;publication_filter_option=consultations&amp;departments%5B%5D=ministry-of-justice&amp;official_document_status=all&amp;world_locations%5B%5D=all&amp;from_date=&amp;to_date=" target="_blank">GOV.UK</a> and the online consultation platform, <a href="https://consult.justice.gov.uk/" target="_blank">Citizen Space</a>.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T14:02:24.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T14:02:24.297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
1138699
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star this property date less than 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 hansard heading Universal Credit: Fraud more like this
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25259
unstar 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, what steps her Department is taking to support victims of universal credit scams. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 276513 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The Department takes benefit fraud very seriously and is committed to taking appropriate action when it is detected.</p><p> </p><p>If a claimant has been the victim of fraud, and has not benefitted financially in any way, they will not be asked to repay the money. The Department considers all cases on their individual merits and decisions are made on the strength of the evidence provided.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has been working to improve knowledge and awareness of advances fraud amongst Jobcentre and Service Centre staff. Guidance has also been issued to ensure that staff are aware how to refer cases of suspected fraud to the Department’s Counter-fraud team.</p><p> </p><p>Most welfare losses, across Government, arise from claimants failing to report changes of circumstances, Universal Credit (UC) provides a single, digital interface through which claimants can more easily report these changes. As such, once UC is fully rolled out, we expect cross-welfare losses to fraud, error and overpayments to be reduced by around £1 billion per year.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T13:47:42.48Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T13:47:42.48Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1137863
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar 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, what estimate she has made of the cost to her Department of fraudulent universal credit claims since the roll-out of universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 275122 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The Department is open and transparent about the cost of fraud and error in the benefit system, publishing our National “Fraud and Error in the Benefit System” statistics each year which detail the amount we estimate is lost to both fraud and error across all benefits.</p><p> </p><p>The latest publication to Gov.uk was made on 9 May 2019 and contains estimates of fraud and error in Universal Credit. The publication can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/fraud-and-error-in-the-benefit-system-financial-year-2018-to-2019-estimates" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/fraud-and-error-in-the-benefit-system-financial-year-2018-to-2019-estimates</a></p><p> </p><p>As UC expenditure increases, we would also expect to see an increase in the value of fraud and error. We also expect a further increase as UC involves significantly expanding the Department’s caseload and expenditure to include Tax Credits, which were previously administered by Her Majesty’s Revenue &amp; Customs.</p><p> </p><p>The design of UC is expected to lead to a reduction in overpayments across welfare. UC allows us to adjust benefit entitlement in line with changing circumstances in real time. Internal and external data matches are increasingly helping to inform benefit payments and alerting staff to check for any undeclared changes in people’s circumstances.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T13:42:09.117Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T13:42:09.117Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1136776
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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar 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 NHS: Drugs more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that adequate warehouse space is available in order to stockpile medicines, if required, in the event of a no-deal Brexit. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL16926 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Government maintains that leaving the European Union with a deal is the best EU Exit outcome and has strongly expressed its opposition to leaving without a deal, in line with the position consistently expressed by Parliament. However, leaving without a deal on 31 October 2019 remains the legal default at the end of the Article 50 extension period if no withdrawal agreement is agreed. Therefore, as a responsible Government, we will continue to prepare to minimise any disruption to the supply of medicines and medical products in a ‘no deal’ scenario.</p><p> </p><p>The Department continues to work closely with the devolved administrations, relevant EU member states, industry trade bodies and suppliers, the National Health Service and our other main stakeholders to ensure that we are prepared for leaving the EU without a deal in October.</p><p> </p><p>On 26 June, we wrote to suppliers of medicines to the United Kingdom from or via the EU or European Economic Area setting out our continuing multi-layered approach to ensure the continuity of supply of all medicines and medical products in a potential no-deal exit scenario on 31 October.</p><p> </p><p>To ensure sufficient space to store stockpiled medicines, we agreed contracts for additional warehouse space, including ambient, refrigerated and controlled drug storage aligned to the possible 29 March EU exit date. This secured warehouse space remains available up to and beyond 31 October and should be sufficient to meet the additional needs of medicines suppliers for storage space.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T13:37:53.47Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T13:37:53.47Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1136751
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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar 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 Television: Licensing more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar 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 impact of the change to the TV licence concession for the over-75s from June 2020 on those with sight impairments; and whether such people will have that concession removed after 2020. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
star this property uin HL16901 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The future of the over 75 licence fee concession is the responsibility of the BBC. However, the Government has no intention to change the blind (severely sight impaired) licence fee concession, regardless of the age of the recipient.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Guidance on the blind (severely sight imparied) licence fee concession can be found on the TV Licensing website: https://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check-if-you-need-one/for-your-home/blindseverely-sight-impaired-aud5</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T13:36:38.617Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T13:36:38.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
1137100
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star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar 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 Gambling: Rehabilitation more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding GambleAware are projected to provide to the (1) NHS Northern Gambling Clinic in Leeds, and (2) the National Problem Gambling Clinic in London. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL16964 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>As part of its NHS Long Term Plan, NHS England has made a commitment to invest in clinics to help more people with serious gambling problems. NHS England published its Long Term Plan Implementation Framework on 5 July 2019. The projected funding for gambling clinics was not separately identified and will be provided at a later date.</p><p>The first National Health Service gambling clinic for children will open this year as part of a new network of services for addicts being rolled out. Up to 15 new NHS clinics will be opened over the five years, starting with the NHS Northern Gambling Service in Leeds and two satellite sites in Manchester and Sunderland.</p><p>GambleAware has indicated that it plans to provide over £1 million annually to the Leeds and York Partnership NHS Trust to fund the NHS Northern Gambling Clinic in Leeds, and £382,000 to the National Problem Gambling Clinic in London in 2019/20.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL16963 more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T13:35:43.153Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T13:35:43.153Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
1137099
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star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar 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 Gambling: Rehabilitation more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the projected funding costs to the NHS of the new gambling-related harm clinics, announced on 23 June. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL16963 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>As part of its NHS Long Term Plan, NHS England has made a commitment to invest in clinics to help more people with serious gambling problems. NHS England published its Long Term Plan Implementation Framework on 5 July 2019. The projected funding for gambling clinics was not separately identified and will be provided at a later date.</p><p>The first National Health Service gambling clinic for children will open this year as part of a new network of services for addicts being rolled out. Up to 15 new NHS clinics will be opened over the five years, starting with the NHS Northern Gambling Service in Leeds and two satellite sites in Manchester and Sunderland.</p><p>GambleAware has indicated that it plans to provide over £1 million annually to the Leeds and York Partnership NHS Trust to fund the NHS Northern Gambling Clinic in Leeds, and £382,000 to the National Problem Gambling Clinic in London in 2019/20.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL16964 more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T13:35:43.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T13:35:43.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
1137951
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar 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 Life Expectancy more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar 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 why the UK had one of the largest slowdowns in improvements in life expectancy between 2011 and 2016 out of the 19 countries analysed by the Office for National Statistics in August 2018. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL17050 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>Life expectancy is as high as it has ever been in this country, but the rate of increase in life expectancy has slowed down in recent years. To better understand the reasons for the slowdown, the Department commissioned Public Health England to publish <em>A review of recent trends in mortality in England</em>, which includes comparison to other parts of the United Kingdom, the European Union and United States of America. A copy of the review is attached.</p><p>The overall slowdown in improvements is due to a range of factors operating simultaneously across a wide range of age groups, places, and causes of death. Issues include:</p><p> </p><p>- the slowdown in improvement in mortality from heart disease and stroke, which are the leading causes of death. This is partly influenced by the increasing prevalence of diabetes, obesity, and low physical activity;</p><p>- the size and frequency of recent winter peaks in mortality, which were influenced by the intensity and dominant type of influenza circulating, flu vaccine uptake and effectiveness, and is sometimes exacerbated by cold weather, especially among the very elderly people living with conditions such as dementia. Housing and fuel poverty are key to cold weather vulnerability;</p><p>- in younger adults, the cause of death that had the biggest impact was accidental poisoning, a large proportion of these deaths are due to drug misuse; and</p><p>- small increases in mortality rates from chronic lower respiratory disease in males and females, and other causes in males (including cirrhosis and other liver diseases).</p><p> </p><p>The Government remains committed to giving people five extra years of healthy, independent life by 2035 and to ensuring that everyone gets the same great healthcare no matter where they live, backed by our Long Term Plan for the National Health Service.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T13:35:13.033Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T13:35:13.033Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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star this property file name Recent_trends_in_mortality_in_England.pdf more like this
unstar this property title A review of recent trends in mortality in England more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
1137725
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 hansard heading Social Security Benefits more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar 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, what assessment she has made of the extent to which people are excluded from unemployment statistics as a result of not being eligible for social security benefits. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wansbeck more like this
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Ian Lavery more like this
star this property uin 275194 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The UK’s official measure of unemployment is produced by the independent ONS and based on the International Labour Organisation’s long-standing definition of unemployment: persons without work, available for work in the next 2 weeks, and who have actively sought work in the last 4 weeks.</p><p>The latest available statistics were released by the ONS on 11 June 2019 and show an unemployment rate (for ages 16+) of 3.8% - the lowest since 1974. This statistic is estimated using responses to the Labour Force Survey and is unrelated to a person’s eligibility for social security benefits.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T13:35:08.243Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T13:35:08.243Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ian Lavery more like this
1137952
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar 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 Mortality Rates: Children more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar 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 finding of the Office for National Statistics in its mid-year population estimates published in June, that there has been a 14 per cent annual increase in the rate of mortality of boys aged five to nine. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL17051 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The Office for National Statistics data shows that for boys aged five to nine there were 137 deaths in England in the period mid-2017 to mid-2018. This is an increase of 19 deaths compared with the period mid-2016 to mid-2017, when there were 118 deaths. As the number of deaths fluctuate between individual years, a longer period must be looked at for evidence of trends. Public Health England’s review of recent trends in mortality in England, showed that there was an improvement in mortality rates for children aged five to nine between 2011 and 2016. There was also an improvement in early periods, 2001 to 2006, and 2006 to 2011.</p><p>Improving child health outcomes is central to the NHS Long Term Plan and for prioritising services for children and young people. It provides a clear focus on improving the health of children and young people across mental health, learning disabilities, cancer and elsewhere.<strong> </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T13:33:57.147Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T13:33:57.147Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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4286
star this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this