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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading NHS: Drugs more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department's plans to ensure the supply of medicines in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal (a) have been or (b) will be subjected to an independent evaluation. more like this
tabling member constituency Ilford North more like this
tabling member printed
Wes Streeting more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-17more like thismore than 2019-01-17
answer text <p>The Department’s plans to ensure the supply of medicines in the event of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union without a deal have been subject to scrutiny by a number of Parliamentary Committees, including the Public Accounts Committee, the Health and Social Care Committee, the EU Exit Committee and the House of Lords EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee. The Department is also working closely with suppliers, their supply chains, health services and devolved administrations to maintain the continuity of medicines supply in a ‘no deal’ EU exit scenario.</p><p> </p><p>We are unable to publish the list of medicines requested. To reassure participating companies, we have committed to treating all information received confidentially, securely and to using it only for the purposes of the Department’s contingency programme. That means not introducing information about a specific company, medicine or supply route into the public domain.</p><p> </p><p>On 23 August 2018, the Department wrote to all pharmaceutical companies that supply prescription-only and pharmacy medicines to the UK that come from, or via, the EU or European Economic Area (EEA), asking them to ensure a minimum of six weeks’ additional supply in the UK, over and above existing business-as-usual buffer stocks, by 29 March 2019. We recognise, however, that certain medicines with short shelf lives, including medical radioisotopes, cannot be reasonably stockpiled. Where these medicines are imported from the EU or EEA, we have asked that suppliers ensure in advance plans to air freight these medicines from the EU in the event of a ‘no deal’ exit.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, on 7 December 2018, the Department wrote to pharmaceutical companies that supply licensed medicines to the UK from or via the EU/EEA and/or manufacture medicines in the UK, informing them of the updated reasonable worst-case scenario border disruption planning assumptions and asking them about their current transportation routes and their ability to re-route their supply chains if they currently rely on Dover and/or Folkestone.</p><p> </p><p>We have received very good engagement from industry who share our aims of ensuring continuity of medicines supply for patients is maintained and that suppliers are able to cope with any potential delays at the border that may arise in the short term in the event of a ‘no deal’ exit.</p>
answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
grouped question UIN 208298 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-17T16:27:06.083Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-17T16:27:06.083Z
answering member
1585
label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
tabling member
4504
label Biography information for Wes Streeting more like this
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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-09-04more like thismore than 2014-09-04
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Domestic Visits more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 18 June 2014, Official Report, columns 626-7W, on official visits, what domestic visits she and her predecessor have made since January 2013; and what the purpose of each such visit was. more like this
tabling member constituency Edinburgh East more like this
tabling member printed
Sheila Gilmore more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-09-09more like thismore than 2014-09-09
answer text <p> </p><p>Information on Ministers’ meetings with external organisations is published quarterly on the Gov.uk site. This reflects the Government’s commitment to transparency. However, we cannot identify without incurring disproportionate cost every visit over the period for all Ministers.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Relevant transparency reports can be found as follows:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>1 January to 31 March 2013: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/212312/defra-min-transparency-1213-q4.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/212312/defra-min-transparency-1213-q4.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>There has been a delay in publishing transparency data for 1 January to 31 March 2014. We expect it to be available shortly.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>1 April to 30 June 2013:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/246396/Ministerial_expenses_-_1_April_to_30_June_2013.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/246396/Ministerial_expenses_-_1_April_to_30_June_2013.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>1 July to 30 September 2013:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/265462/Ministers_Quarterly_return_July_to_September_2013.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/265462/Ministers_Quarterly_return_July_to_September_2013.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>1 October to 31 December 2013:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/320333/Ministerial_Quarterly_Transparency_information_-_October_to_December_2013.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/320333/Ministerial_Quarterly_Transparency_information_-_October_to_December_2013.pdf</a></p><p> </p>
answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-09-09T10:06:40.66047Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-09T10:06:40.66047Z
answering member
1504
label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
tabling member
3965
label Biography information for Sheila Gilmore more like this