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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Ebola remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what military personnel they are providing to contain the spread of ebola; and how many staffed and equipped field hospitals they have, if any. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL2220 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>In response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the UK has committed £205 million to contain, combat and ultimately defeat the disease in Sierra Leone. UK support will include the construction of six Ebola treatment centres across the country, providing 700 beds to treat 8,800 patients over the next six months.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In support of this effort, the UK has deployed 750 military personnel to Sierra Leone. This will support the deployment of RFA Argus and three Merlin helicopters which will provide crucial transport support to medical teams and aid experts. It also includes military personnel to staff a WHO Ebola Training Facility training healthcare workers, logisticians and hygiene specialists; and support to a UK joint civilian-military command and control hub, which will provide the backbone of infrastructure, commodities, training and management needed to scale up the response in Sierra Leone.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T11:56:18.1600331Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
100595
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Ebola remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the research report by the Keenan Research Centre at St Michael's Hospital in Toronto which estimates that three ebola carriers fly out of the most affected countries each month and that their preferred destination is London; and whether they have any plans to further increase ebola testing at airports. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL2332 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 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The report makes a number of assumptions, including that exit screening procedures were not in place in the major affected countries. Since the report was published in August exit screening in the three most affected countries is now in place.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Screening is now in operation in Heathrow, Gatwick, Birmingham and Manchester airports and at St Pancras (Eurostar). The purpose of screening is to identify, and give advice to, passengers coming from high risk areas who will be spending time in the United Kingdom. This is to provide them with relevant advice on the nature of the virus, what to be aware of, and what action to take should they begin to display any symptoms.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T15:52:37.8651805Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T15:52:37.8651805Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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497
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
101726
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Ebola remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the strain of the ebola virus responsible for the recent outbreak, and whether it is a novel mutated strain of the virus. more like this
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Lord Moonie more like this
star this property uin HL2535 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 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
star this property answer text <p>The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is caused by Ebola Virus (EBOV) (formerly Zaire ebolavirus), first discovered in 1976. There is no evidence to suggest that the current strain of EBOV has a higher rate of transmissibility or an unusual level of pathogenicity compared with previous strains.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department continues to work with colleagues across government to monitor and assess the risk posed to the United Kingdom by the current Ebola epidemic. The advice from the Chief Medical Officer is that the public health risk in the UK remains low, but this risk assessment is kept under regular review.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-11-17T14:27:38.66Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T14:27:38.66Z
star this property answering member
2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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621
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Moonie more like this
101727
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Ebola remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the likelihood of the aerosol transmission of the ebola virus. more like this
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Lord Moonie more like this
star this property uin HL2536 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 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
star this property answer text <p>Ebola is spread through body fluid secretions directly and as stated in the Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens guidance, United Kingdom experts agree there is no circumstantial or epidemiological evidence of an aerosol transmission risk.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Public Health England document <em>Guidance Ebola: origins, reservoirs, transmission, guidelines</em> clarifies this in more detail:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ebola-origins-reservoirs-transmission-and-guidelines</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-11-17T14:29:35.327Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T14:29:35.327Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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621
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Moonie more like this
101728
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Ebola remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether an independent audit has been carried out of the isolation procedures and practical skills of staff in National Health Service hospitals designated to treat any ebola patients. more like this
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Lord Moonie more like this
star this property uin HL2537 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 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
star this property answer text <p>All National Health Service trusts and providers of independent healthcare and adult social care in England are required to comply with <em>The Health and Social Care Act 2008 Code of Practice for health and adult social care on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance </em>(2009). This includes standards around infection control provision. A copy is available at:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/216227/dh_123923.pdf</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Care Quality Commission takes this code into account when making decisions about the registration of a provider.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Those NHS trusts that have been designated as having specialist infection control facilities (Royal Free Hospital London, Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital and Sheffield Teaching Hospital) are subject to additional checks. In line with the requirements set out under the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974), the designated person from Health and Safety Executive’s Biological Agents Unit Hazardous Installations has visited each of the units and continues to work closely with them.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-11-17T14:29:02.057Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T14:29:02.057Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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621
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Moonie more like this
105763
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Ebola remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what general advice and notice of suspect ships they give to port health authorities, customs, immigration and pilots who run the risk of coming into contact with infection on a ship which has recently visited West African ports where ebola is in evidence. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
star this property uin HL2578 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 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
star this property answer text <p>Advice on the arrival of ships from affected countries is being provided from the Department for Transport to Public Health England (PHE). PHE working through its local centres and in conjunction with local authorities and port authorities is determining on a case by case basis the required approach to each ship’s arrival. Important considerations are transit time from port in affected country (anything over 21 days is outside the incubation period for Ebola) and an understanding of the potential exposure of the crew. Maritime Declarations of Health are required routinely from ships arriving in United Kingdom ports which provide advance assurance of the health status of their crews. Notwithstanding this, local public health professionals are available to make proportionate assessments of arriving ship’s crews in order to determine any risk to public health and as required, any further follow up actions.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-11-17T12:14:53.41Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T12:14:53.41Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3526
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-10more like thismore than 2015-03-10
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Ebola remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the containment of the ebola epidemic in West Africa, they intend to review the ebola screening arrangements at Heathrow. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL5590 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 2015-03-24more like thismore than 2015-03-24
star this property answer text <p>Screening arrangements at London Heathrow and the other ports remain under constant review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2015-03-24T14:59:12.687Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T14:59:12.687Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury more like this
167392
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-02more like thismore than 2014-12-02
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Ebola remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what support his Department provides to research into finding a cure for Ebola; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Simon Kirby more like this
star this property uin 216739 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 2014-12-09more like thismore than 2014-12-09
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills supports research into Ebola through the UK Research Councils who support a number of research projects addressing different aspects of the disease. This includes work on vaccines, treatments and interventions, and finding a cure.</p><p> </p><p>Current Medical Research Council (MRC) funded research includes a £2.8m grant funding jointly by the MRC, the Wellcome Trust and DFID to allow a team led by the University of Oxford to test the safety of a candidate vaccine alongside similar trials in the US.</p><p> </p><p>The MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling, at Imperial College London, is an official WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Modelling. Researchers there have been providing advice to the WHO regarding the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa and contributed to a study reviewing data since the beginning of the outbreak in December 2013 to determine the scale of the epidemic, better understand the spread of the disease, and explore what it will take to reverse the trend of infections.</p><p> </p><p>The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is supporting one £3.6m study which aims to improve our understanding of the cultural and political dimension to inform interventions. In addition researchers funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) are using the Diamond Light Source to investigate emerging viruses are making an Ebola protein for therapeutic antibodies. The Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron and is also funded by STFC.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is also a member of the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) which aims to accelerate the development of new or improved drugs, vaccines, microbicides and diagnostics against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other neglected diseases, including Ebola. In December 2014 the second phase of the partnership, EDCTP2 was launched aiming to contribute over 1billion euros over the next 10 years. Further information can be found at: <a href="http://www.edctp.org/" target="_blank">http://www.edctp.org/</a></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
star this property grouped question UIN 216740 more like this
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less than 2014-12-09T14:19:58.34Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-09T14:19:58.34Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Freeman more like this
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3929
unstar this property label Biography information for Simon Kirby more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Ebola remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with the World Health Organisation on global preparedness in the event of further Ebola outbreaks. 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 198730 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 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
star this property answer text <p>The UK takes the threat of Ebola to global health security very seriously. The Secretary of State has engaged regularly with the Director General of the World Health Organisation about the current outbreak in DRC and how the UK can provide support to the response. The current response is building on previous UK investments on preparedness and health systems; the experimental vaccine used in DRC was developed with UK support after the West Africa outbreak in 2014-15.</p><p>More broadly DFID is investing £40million over four years through the Tackling Deadly Diseases in Africa Programme (TDDAP) to support preparedness, detection and response work for diseases including Ebola in the countries most at risk. Our ongoing work to support WHO reform is paying dividends in the current response.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T17:44:50.337Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T17:44:50.337Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
101414
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Ebola remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has carried out a risk assessment of the threat posed to the UK by the Ebola epidemic. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
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Luciana Berger more like this
star this property uin 212364 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 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>The Department continues to work with colleagues across government to monitor and assess the risk posed to the United Kingdom by the current Ebola epidemic. The advice from the Chief Medical Officer is that the public health risk in the UK remains low.</p><p> </p><p>I refer the Hon Member to the statement made by my Rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health (Mr Jeremy Hunt) on 13 October 2014, Official Report, columns 28-30.</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 2014-11-04T16:39:39.6089336Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T16:39:39.6089336Z
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3918
star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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4036
unstar this property label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this