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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 Social Services more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the duties relating to adult social care currently carried out by local authorities that could be transferred to charities in order to increase efficiency and quality of care. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
star this property answer text <p>Under the Care Act, from April 2015 local authorities will have the power to delegate nearly all of their adult care and support functions, except for some powers and duties around safeguarding, integration, and charging.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The statutory guidance on delegation, published in October 2014, sets out how this will allow local authorities to work more efficiently and innovatively, including with charities, and provide better quality care and support to local populations. The guidance also notes that many external organisations may have specialist expertise or capacity that could mean delegation is the best approach.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>When a local authority delegates any of its functions, it retains ultimate responsibility for the carrying out of that function.</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 2014-11-26T12:40:16.3Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-26T12:40:16.3Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
156795
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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 Chemicals: Safety more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will review the safety of the anti-bacterial agent Tricolsan; if he will place in the Library copies of reports his Department has received on the safety of this chemical in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
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Mr Tom Watson more like this
star this property uin 215165 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
star this property answer text <p>Triclosan is an antimicrobial agent that is present as an active ingredient in some pharmaceutical products, such as antiseptic skin solutions and medicinal toothpastes. As with all medicinal products, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) keeps the safety of triclosan-containing pharmaceuticals under continual review. The view of the MHRA is that the balance of risks and benefits of such products continues to be favourable. The MHRA is unaware of any new data relevant to humans to alter this view.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Triclosan has also been used for more than 35 years in a wide range of consumer products for its antiseptic, disinfectant and preservative properties. This includes some soaps, cosmetics, detergents, shampoos, toothpastes and mouth washes.</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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less than 2014-11-24T17:38:14.463Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-24T17:38:14.463Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for George Freeman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Watson more like this
156582
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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 Cancer more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will commission research on (a) innovative pathways to diagnose cancer earlier and (b) encouraging the use of such pathways in the NHS. 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 215202 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
star this property answer text <p>The Department’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is funding a £2 million five-year programme of research to understand the reasons why cancer diagnosis may be delayed, and to consider new designs for testing for cancer. The programme is a partnership between the Universities of Bristol, Cambridge, Bangor, Durham, Oxford, Exeter, the NIHR and Bristol NHS Clinical Commissioning Group. The programme objectives are to design and test new service pathways to cancer diagnosis which are based on sound medical evidence, make efficient use of resources and take full account of patients' views. The programme ends in June 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department’s Policy Research Programme funds the Policy Research Unit in Cancer Awareness, Screening and Early Diagnosis at the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Queen Mary University of London. The unit carries out research to inform the development of policies that promote diagnosis of cancers at an earlier stage than that prevailing at the moment. These might include policies to enhance access to screening and diagnostic facilities, technical innovations in screening and diagnosis, policies to improve public awareness of cancer and cancer symptoms, and to encourage prompt seeking of medical advice for symptoms. The unit is addressing this need with a programme of research carried out in all areas of England in co-operation with screening services, primary and secondary care.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We take the issue of ensuring rapid access to innovative therapies, including those for cancer, very seriously. This is why we have launched an external review of the pathways for the development, assessment and adoption of innovative medicines and medical technology. This review will consider how to speed up access for National Health Service patients to cost-effective new diagnostics, medicines and devices. It will set out both short and long-term options for action by Government and relevant bodies (including the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency and NHS England), and mark a major contribution to the policy debate.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>
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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less than 2014-11-26T17:24:19.887Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-26T17:24:19.887Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for George Freeman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
156791
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Arts: Finance 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 Culture, Media and Sport, what recent estimate he has made of the amount of arts funding per head spent in (a) London and (b) the North-West; and what discussions he has had with arts organisations on ensuring balance in spending between those regions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warrington North more like this
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Helen Jones more like this
star this property uin 215237 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
star this property answer text <p>The amount of funding per head from Arts Council England for 2013/14 was £28.17 for London and £10.11 per head in the North West. The figure for London includes the London-based national arts organisations. ACE are working with organisations within the North West area to increase the number of applications for funding in the future.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-11-24T15:28:38.47Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-24T15:28:38.47Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Helen Jones more like this
156792
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading University Technical Colleges more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect of university technical colleges on the (a) funding available and (b) courses which can be offered in (i) local schools and (ii) local further education colleges; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warrington North more like this
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Helen Jones more like this
star this property uin 215211 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-28more like thismore than 2014-11-28
star this property answer text <p>University technical colleges (UTCs) offer pupils and their parents a wider choice of education by providing a rigorous mix of technical and academic education, backed by the support of local and national employers and universities. To date, 30 UTCs are open across the country and a further 26 plan to open by 2016. UTCs contribute towards our aim of raising standards across schools and further education colleges by introducing increased competition, innovation and choice.</p><p> </p><p>There has been no assessment at a national level of the effect on the funding available to other local educational institutions, or the courses which can be offered, with the establishment of these UTCs. <br><br></p><p>Before the Secretary of State takes a decision on whether to enter into a funding agreement with any UTC Trust, an impact assessment is carried out in order to inform that decision. The impact assessment does not specifically consider the funding available and courses on offer in local schools and colleges. However, it does consider in detail the expected impact on pupil numbers at local institutions: the funding that is available for schools and further education colleges, which in turn affects the courses that they choose to offer, is directly linked to the number of pupils that each institution can recruit.</p><p> </p><p>The Secretary of State is required under Section 9 of the Academies Act 2010 to complete an assessment of the impact on pupil numbers that the opening of any individual UTC will have local maintained schools, academies, institutions within the further education sector and alternative provision in the area in which the UTC is proposed to be situated. These impact assessments are conducted on a case by case basis and they take into account the type of educational establishment, age range and size, the proximity to the proposed UTC and the school or college’s published exam results and Ofsted rating (which might affect their popularity). Consequently, by considering the potential impact on pupil numbers, the assessments indicate whether a school or college’s funding might be affected and thus the impact on the number of courses it might be able to offer.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, when approving applications for new UTCs, the Department considers whether they are offering similar courses to those already available locally and whether there is sufficient demand for the new provision.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2014-11-28T11:56:54.277Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-28T11:56:54.277Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Helen Jones more like this
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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 hansard heading Shipping: Philippines more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration on the recruitment of seafarers to work on (a) UK flagged and (b) non-UK flagged vessels in the short sea shipping sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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Mr John Spellar more like this
star this property uin 215317 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
star this property answer text <p>I have not had discussions with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration with regards to the recruitment of seafarers to either UK or non-UK flagged vessels in the short sea shipping sector.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr John Hayes more like this
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less than 2014-11-25T15:12:52.863Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-25T15:12:52.863Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for John Spellar more like this
156588
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Health more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what use his Department has made of the National Wellbeing Index introduced by the Office for National Statistics since its introduction in 2011; and what the principal policies are that his Department has introduced to improve the wellbeing of Britain's armed forces and veterans since 2010. 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 215315 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
star this property answer text <p>The Office for National Statistics well-being questions were added to the Civil Service ‘Your Say’ Survey, which is sent to civil servants and some Service personnel, and the ‘Armed Forces Continuous Attitudes Survey’ (the main source of data on Service personnel’s attitudes and experiences) in 2012.</p><p> </p><p>The resulting data is analysed to understand how respondents’ experiences vary between different groups and what shapes these experiences. This evidence, and data such as the New Employment Model and the Armed Forces Covenant plays an important part in developing policies to assess Service personnel wellbeing and in tracking progress.</p><p> </p><p>A Defence People Health and Wellbeing Strategy is being developed for 2015-16, as part of the Defence People Health and Wellbeing Plan.</p><p> </p><p>The vast majority of service leavers are fit and well. Veterans with health concerns enjoy the same excellent standard of healthcare from the NHS as other UK citizens, and receive priority treatment, subject to clinical need of others, for conditions resulting from service.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2014-11-26T17:45:52.507Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-26T17:45:52.507Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
156589
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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 hansard heading Housing Benefit: Coastal Areas more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of local housing allowance and shared accommodation rate on the density of young people living in houses of multiple occupation in seaside towns. 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 215164 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
star this property answer text <p>This specific information is not available. The Department did, however, commission an independent evaluation of the changes to Local Housing Allowance, including the extension of the shared accommodation rate. The final reports were published in July 2014 and are available at the following link:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/local-housing-allowance-monitoring-the-impact-of-changes" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/local-housing-allowance-monitoring-the-impact-of-changes</a></p><p> </p> more like this
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 2014-11-26T12:46:55.307Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-26T12:46:55.307Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
156590
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Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading Electoral Register more like this
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star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what registration rate was achieved by use of (a) Department for Work and Pensions and (b) local authority data matching in the confirmation dry run; and what rate was achieved by using all levels of data matching in the confirmation live run. 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 215316 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-01more like thismore than 2014-12-01
star this property answer text <p>The confirmation dry run match rate with Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) data for Great Britain is included in the Electoral Commission’s report on the dry run, which is available on its website. Across Great Britain 78% of electors could be matched with DWP. Subsequent analysis, from the trial of local data matching by 139 electoral registration officers, suggested that local data matching added an average of 6% to the overall match rate.</p><p>The results of the confirmation live run for Great Britain were included in the Commission’s recently published report on the live run in Scotland, which is also available on its website. The data for Great Britain was only available at this point as the transition to IER in Scotland began after the referendum on independence. The final match rate, after matching with DWP and local data, across Great Britain was 87%. These figures mean that overall approximately 40.5 million electors were matched.</p><p>Electoral Registration Officers are now working to target those existing electors who could not be matched, as well as those not currently on the registers at all.</p><p>The Commission will next report on the transition to Individual Electoral Registration in England and Wales in February 2015 following the publication of the registers by 1 December 2014. This report will be based on the results of our ongoing monitoring of performance as well as detailed, local authority-level data collected from EROs. A separate assessment for Scotland will be published in April 2015 following the publication of the revised registers there by 2 March 2015.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Gary Streeter more like this
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less than 2014-12-01T15:25:19.537Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-01T15:25:19.537Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Gary Streeter more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
156625
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Income Tax: Tynemouth more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in Tynemouth constituency paid the top rate of income tax in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tynemouth more like this
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Mr Alan Campbell more like this
star this property uin 215256 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
star this property answer text <p>Statistics on the number of additional rate income tax payers liable to pay by government office regions, including North East England, are published in HMRC’s income tax statistics, table 2.2: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/306856/Table_2.2.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/306856/Table_2.2.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Constituency level information on additional rate tax payers is not published.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2014-11-26T16:25:40.327Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-26T16:25:40.327Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Campbell more like this