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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 Air Commodore Charles Clarke more like this
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star this property question text If she will pay tribute to Air Commodore Charles Clarke OBE. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wycombe more like this
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Mr Steve Baker more like this
star this property uin 910989 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>Air Commodore Clarke was a great friend and ambassador of the Royal Air Force and a truly remarkable man.</p><p> </p><p>Air Commodore Clarke was a member of a World War Two Lancaster aircrew, and one of the last surviving prisoners of the Stalag Luft III Prisoner of War camp in Poland at the time of the great escape.</p><p> </p><p>Following a distinguished career in the RAF, he worked tirelessly as Chairman of the Bomber Command Association, not to mention his support for the RAF Association, RAF Benevolent Fund and the Air Cadets. His courage in the face of adversity is an inspiration to us all, and I know he will be sadly missed by all those who knew him.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:38:02.36Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:38:02.36Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Baker more like this
1127388
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Ministry of Defence more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 11 more like this
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 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of the (a) capabilities and (b) strength of the armed forces. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Witney more like this
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Robert Courts more like this
star this property uin 910984 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence launched the Modernising Defence Programme in January last year which looked across the spectrum at our current and planned capabilities, right through to our business practices.</p><p> </p><p>It is an ambitious programme, but we are confident that Defence is making the right capability investments and policy approaches to ensure we remain one of the strongest Defence players in Europe.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:40:23.527Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:40:23.527Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Courts more like this
1127643
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Department for Education more like this
unstar 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 Academies: Disclosure of Information more like this
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 Education, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of whistleblowing policies throughout academy trusts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral South more like this
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Alison McGovern more like this
star this property uin 256304 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>​The department requires a high level of accountability and transparency of academy trusts. Academy trust accountability is founded on a clear framework communicated and regulated by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), through trusts’ funding agreement and the Academies Financial Handbook.</p><p> </p><p>The Academies Financial Handbook requires that all academy trusts have appropriate whistleblowing procedures in place. Academy trusts must also ensure that all concerns raised with them by whistleblowers are responded to properly and fairly. Whistleblowers can also report allegations of fraud or financial irregularity to the ESFA. The ESFA has published guidance about how to report such allegations, the actions the ESFA will take when it receives an allegation and the rights of whistleblowers.</p><p> </p><p>The guidance is available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-esfa-handles-allegations-of-suspected-fraud-or-financial-irregularity/how-esfa-handles-allegations-of-suspected-fraud-or-financial-irregularity" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-esfa-handles-allegations-of-suspected-fraud-or-financial-irregularity/how-esfa-handles-allegations-of-suspected-fraud-or-financial-irregularity</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 256305 more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T11:46:09.873Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T11:46:09.873Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alison McGovern more like this
1127644
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Department for Education more like this
unstar 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 Academies more like this
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 Education, what steps his Department has taken to help ensure staff working for academy trusts can raise concerns about schools' governance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral South more like this
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Alison McGovern more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>​The department requires a high level of accountability and transparency of academy trusts. Academy trust accountability is founded on a clear framework communicated and regulated by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), through trusts’ funding agreement and the Academies Financial Handbook.</p><p> </p><p>The Academies Financial Handbook requires that all academy trusts have appropriate whistleblowing procedures in place. Academy trusts must also ensure that all concerns raised with them by whistleblowers are responded to properly and fairly. Whistleblowers can also report allegations of fraud or financial irregularity to the ESFA. The ESFA has published guidance about how to report such allegations, the actions the ESFA will take when it receives an allegation and the rights of whistleblowers.</p><p> </p><p>The guidance is available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-esfa-handles-allegations-of-suspected-fraud-or-financial-irregularity/how-esfa-handles-allegations-of-suspected-fraud-or-financial-irregularity" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-esfa-handles-allegations-of-suspected-fraud-or-financial-irregularity/how-esfa-handles-allegations-of-suspected-fraud-or-financial-irregularity</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 256304 more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T11:46:09.917Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T11:46:09.917Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alison McGovern more like this
1127499
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
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star 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 Nusinersen 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 and Social Care, what discussions his Department has held with (a) NICE, (b) NHS England and (c) Biogen on a Managed Access Agreement for SMA treatment Spinraza. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Lancashire more like this
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Rosie Cooper more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>Discussions about managed access agreements for technologies undergoing assessment by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) are rightly held between NHS England as an independent body and the manufacturer concerned. Departmental officials play no role in such discussions, but are in regular contact with NICE and NHS England colleagues about a range of issues, including progress in discussions about a potential managed access agreement for Spinraza (nusinersen) for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy. Ministers have also held meetings with Biogen, NICE and NHS England on a number of occasions, at which the availability of Spinraza was discussed.</p><p> </p><p>NHS England and NICE have made stakeholders and the public aware of the outcome of its appraisal committee meeting of 8 May and NICE is now able to recommend the use of Spinraza for NHS patients in England, subject to a managed access agreement agreed between NHS England and Biogen which makes Spinraza available to children with the most severe form of spinal muscular atrophy available with immediate effect. NICE’s Appraisal Committee’s considerations and recommendations will be contained in the final appraisal document which will be published in due course, with final guidance expected in June 2019.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 256255 more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T10:38:01.16Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T10:38:01.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rosie Cooper more like this
1127500
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star 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 National Institute for Health and Care Excellence 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 and Social Care, when NICE will publish the outcome of the NICE Evaluation Committee meeting held on 6 March 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Lancashire more like this
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Rosie Cooper more like this
star this property uin 256255 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>Discussions about managed access agreements for technologies undergoing assessment by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) are rightly held between NHS England as an independent body and the manufacturer concerned. Departmental officials play no role in such discussions, but are in regular contact with NICE and NHS England colleagues about a range of issues, including progress in discussions about a potential managed access agreement for Spinraza (nusinersen) for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy. Ministers have also held meetings with Biogen, NICE and NHS England on a number of occasions, at which the availability of Spinraza was discussed.</p><p> </p><p>NHS England and NICE have made stakeholders and the public aware of the outcome of its appraisal committee meeting of 8 May and NICE is now able to recommend the use of Spinraza for NHS patients in England, subject to a managed access agreement agreed between NHS England and Biogen which makes Spinraza available to children with the most severe form of spinal muscular atrophy available with immediate effect. NICE’s Appraisal Committee’s considerations and recommendations will be contained in the final appraisal document which will be published in due course, with final guidance expected in June 2019.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 256254 more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T10:38:01.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T10:38:01.217Z
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rosie Cooper more like this
1127635
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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 Nuclear Weapons: Testing more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what tests her Department has carried out on (a) blood and (b) urine samples taken from people who served at UK nuclear tests between 1952 and 1991. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
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Tom Watson more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>Pursuant to the Answer I gave the hon. Member on 1 April 2019 to Question 237633, to ascertain what blood and urine tests may have been undertaken, the information sought would require the individual medical record of each of the personnel present at the UK nuclear tests to be located and reviewed. These records are not held centrally and to provide the information could only be done at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T14:42:16.4Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T14:42:16.4Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Watson more like this
1127636
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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 Nuclear Weapons: Testing more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if she will release all F Med 12 and F Med 29 forms that were completed during the UK's nuclear weapons testing programme for analysis by the British Nuclear Test Veterans Association. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
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Tom Watson more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>For reasons of medical confidentiality and data protection, disclosing individuals' medical records to third parties requires the explicit consent of each data subject. The Ministry of Defence will consider all such requests on a case by case basis.</p><p>Where the data subject is deceased relatives can request their healthcare records, albeit there is no automatic right to access. Patient confidentiality can be over-ridden and records released if there is a legal claim as a result of the death. Again, each such request would be considered on a case by case basis.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T14:43:25.347Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T14:43:25.347Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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1463
unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Watson more like this
1127637
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Ministry of Defence more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 11 more like this
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 Nuclear Weapons: Testing more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what records her Department holds on the civilian (a) women and (b) children who travelled to Christmas Island on troop ship Dunera in 1958. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
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Tom Watson more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>A review of archived files held by the Ministry of Defence is being undertaken. This will take some time and I will write to the hon. Member once this has concluded.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T14:44:38.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T14:44:38.627Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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1463
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1127638
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Ministry of Defence more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 11 more like this
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 Nuclear Weapons: Testing more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what records her Department holds on military equipment contaminated by radiation during (a) UK and (b) US nuclear tests; and (i) where and (ii) how that equipment was disposed of. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
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Tom Watson more like this
star this property uin 256303 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>Information on UK military equipment that may have been contaminated by UK or US nuclear tests or how it was subsequently disposed is not held centrally. To search all the Department's historic records that may contain this information could only be done at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T14:45:18.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T14:45:18.847Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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1463
unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Watson more like this