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unstar 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
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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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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
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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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unstar 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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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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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
101316
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unstar this property date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Ebola remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, 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 212358 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The Cabinet Office continues to work with colleagues across government to monitor and assess the risk posed to the UK 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>I refer the Hon Member to the statement made by my Rt Hon Friend the Secretary of State for Health on 13 October 2014.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Dorset more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Oliver Letwin more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T17:09:20.6617097Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T17:09:20.6617097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Oliver Letwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this
101414
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unstar 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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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
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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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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
101567
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unstar this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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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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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 contingency plans the Government is making for quarantine procedures for people entering the UK from countries where the Ebola virus is present in the event of a further spread of that virus. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
star this property uin 212378 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
star this property answer text <p>In addition to departure screening in affected countries, entry screening has been introduced for people travelling to the United Kingdom from Ebola infected areas. This also provides them with clear advice about immediate actions should they develop any relevant symptoms.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>There are already public health powers in place to enable the quarantining of an individual suffering from the symptoms of Ebola should they be needed.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government keeps the threat posed to the UK by the spread of Ebola virus disease, and the measures required to tackle it, under regular review.</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 2014-11-05T15:23:28.1786028Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T15:23:28.1786028Z
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3918
star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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4079
unstar this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
101568
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unstar this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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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, what support and screening facilities his Department has provided for health service volunteers assisting with the Ebola virus crisis in West Africa. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
star this property uin 212400 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>The Department of Health is collaborating with a number of Government Departments, Agencies and non-governmental organisation partners to provide support and screening to health service volunteers assisting with the Ebola crisis in West Africa. This work is being managed by the Department for International Development in conjunction with UK Med.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>UK Med run the <em>UK International Emergency Medical</em>, of UK surgeons, anaesthetists, emergency physicians/nurses and other supporting medical, nursing and paramedical staff. They ensure that those who volunteer for this programme of work are appropriately trained, prepared and accountable.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The programme comprises a robust selection process, pre-deployment preparations and occupational health and psychological screening, training in the United Kingdom with further training and mentoring in Sierra Leone, and advice and support from Public Health England on monitoring health on return.</p><p> </p>
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 2014-11-03T17:33:34.9442577Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T17:33:34.9442577Z
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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 Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
101726
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unstar 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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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 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
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Moonie more like this
101727
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unstar 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 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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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Moonie more like this
101728
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unstar 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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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 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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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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621
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101907
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unstar this property date less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
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Department of Health more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Ebola remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to introduce further measures at airports to prevent the spread of Ebola to the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ribble Valley more like this
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Mr Nigel Evans more like this
star this property uin 212791 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government has put in place enhanced screening and monitoring at the United Kingdom’s main ports of entry for people travelling from the affected Ebola regions.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The risk of transmission occurring within the community in the UK is, and remains very low due to the range of robust measures that have been put in place including screening. However, we keep the screening programme under regular review and will take into account any significant changes in the factors underpinning this assessment.</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 2014-11-05T16:17:22.7562394Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T16:17:22.7562394Z
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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 Mr Nigel Evans more like this