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registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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: Staff 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, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of the cessation of freedom of movement on the NHS workforce. more like this
tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
tabling member printed
Helen Hayes more like this
uin 276254 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
answer text <p>The Government recognises the need for the National Health Service to be able to continue to recruit effectively from abroad when freedom of movement ends. The Immigration White Paper, ‘The UK’s future skills-based immigration system’, published in December 2018, sets out the foundation for a single immigration system, where it is workers’ skills that matter, not where they come from. This system will remove the cap on skilled migrants, abolish the requirement to undertake a Resident Labour Market Test and significantly improve the timeliness of being able to apply for a visa.</p><p>Additionally, legislation introduced on 7 March 2019 means health and care professionals with professional qualifications from European Union and Swiss institutions who are currently registered can continue to practise in the United Kingdom as they do now, guaranteeing their ability to work in the NHS.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Wimbledon remove filter
answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-16T16:06:42.14Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T16:06:42.14Z
answering member
1585
label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
tabling member
4510
label Biography information for Helen Hayes remove filter
1138510
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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: Staff 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, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) NHS Trusts and (b) Care Commissioning Groups are able to deliver the objectives of the Long-Term Plan in the absence of the NHS People Plan. more like this
tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
tabling member printed
Helen Hayes more like this
uin 276253 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
answer text <p>The interim NHS People Plan, published on 3 June 2019, puts staff who provide and commission care at the heart of National Health Service policy and delivery. It calls for action to be taken now to make the NHS the best place to work, by reforming the culture and leadership and ensuring all staff feel supported and valued, in an effort to increase workforce recruitment and retention.</p><p>Regardless of the publication of the People Plan, commissioners will make shared decisions with providers, through Integrated Care Systems, on population health, service redesign and the NHS Long Term Plan implementation.</p><p>A final People Plan will be published soon after the Spending Review.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
answering member constituency Wimbledon remove filter
answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-16T16:07:23.213Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T16:07:23.213Z
answering member
1585
label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
tabling member
4510
label Biography information for Helen Hayes remove filter
1124319
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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 Pathology 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, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of pathology networks on (a) patient care and (b) NHS England’s finances. more like this
tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
tabling member printed
Helen Hayes more like this
uin 250023 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
answer text <p>By 2021, all pathology services across England will be part of a pathology network. Pathology networks will mean quicker test turnaround times, improved access to more complex tests at a lower overall cost and better career opportunities for healthcare scientists and clinicians. This will improve the quality of the service offered to patients and benefit patient care. NHS Improvement estimates have suggested a single network is predicting to make savings of £26 million during the next five years, while others forecasting their average cost per test drop by a fifth, and overall the National Health Service hopes to save £200 million through the project by 2021.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Wimbledon remove filter
answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-08T11:07:21.68Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-08T11:07:21.68Z
answering member
1585
label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
tabling member
4510
label Biography information for Helen Hayes remove filter
1124318
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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 Pathology: Greater London 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, if he will publish any (a) impact and (b) risk assessments his Department has carried out on the proposed pathology network for South East London NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts. more like this
tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
tabling member printed
Helen Hayes more like this
uin 250022 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
answer text <p>The South East London pathology network will reduce costs and boost quality of pathology service provision through collaboration and networking. This is part of a national strategy to network all National Health Service pathology services in England, due to the significant benefits identified in the 2016 Carter review.</p><p>All trusts involved in pathology network creation will need to submit clear business cases to support any proposed changes. NHS Improvement and the Department will review these cases with subject matter experts, to ensure changes will be of benefit to the NHS and deliver the services that patients expect and need. These business cases will contain commercially sensitive information and so will not be made public.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Wimbledon remove filter
answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-08T11:03:16.3Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-08T11:03:16.3Z
answering member
1585
label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
tabling member
4510
label Biography information for Helen Hayes remove filter
1124317
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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 Pathology: Greater London 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, what plans his Department and NHS England have to consult with the public on (a) plans to merge pathology services in South East London hospitals into a single network and (b) plans to tender that contract to private companies. more like this
tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
tabling member printed
Helen Hayes more like this
uin 250021 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
answer text <p>The South East London pathology network will reduce costs and boost quality of pathology service provision through collaboration and networking. This is part of a national strategy to network all National Health Service pathology services in England, due to the significant benefits identified in the 2016 Carter review.</p><p>Due to the significant benefits to quality and cost of service, all NHS trusts are expected to network as per the direction set out by NHS Improvement in September 2017. NHS Improvement has set out guidance that includes a range of acceptable operating models for networks, including enabling them to work with any qualified provider. It is for individual Trust boards to assess and select the model that best serves their patients and that organisation. Informing this decision, NHS organisations have policies to ensure consultation around change with the community that they serve. The decision about consultation in this instance will sit with the South East London hospitals involved. Neither the Department or NHS England have plans to consult on this specific network.</p>
answering member constituency Wimbledon remove filter
answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-08T11:08:23.827Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-08T11:08:23.827Z
answering member
1585
label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
tabling member
4510
label Biography information for Helen Hayes remove filter
1124316
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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 Pathology: Private Sector 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, what plans his Department has to ensure pathology service standards are protected in the event of a successful private bidder experiencing financial or leadership difficulties. more like this
tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
tabling member printed
Helen Hayes more like this
uin 250020 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
answer text <p>As part of the pathology networking programme, NHS Improvement has issued a number of toolkits and guidance documents to support the clinical and commercial relationships that trusts enter into, whether they are between public sector organisations or with commercial organisations. This guidance has been drawn from lessons learnt by the sector from successful and unsuccessful networking programmes across England. It will be expected that all hospital trusts ensure adequate performance and review policies and commercial contract terms to provide assurance that the provider will take action in the event of any difficulty.</p><p>In addition to this, NHS Improvement will be reissuing the Pathology Quality Assurance Dashboard (PQAD) (as recommended following the 2012 Barnes review into the King's Mill quality failure). This dashboard, aimed toward trust executives and boards, seeks to demonstrate the clinical, operational and commercial performance. The National Pathology Optimisation and Delivery Group is the oversight board for the pathology networking programme and includes members of the pathology community, arm’s length bodies and commissioners. It will be developing a governance role to ensure the network formation and PQAD are fit for purpose to enable individual trusts to identify issues early and in advance of them impacting upon patient care.</p>
answering member constituency Wimbledon remove filter
answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-08T11:09:28.283Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-08T11:09:28.283Z
answering member
1585
label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
tabling member
4510
label Biography information for Helen Hayes remove filter
1109795
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
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, what contingency plans his Department has to mitigate (a) staff and (b) pharmaceutical shortages in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
tabling member printed
Helen Hayes more like this
uin 241063 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
answer text <p>The Department continues to monitor and analyse overall staffing levels in the health and social care sectors and we have been monitoring leaver and joiner rates of European Union staff on a regular basis since the 2016 referendum. While we do not expect our exit from the EU to lead to a significant number of health staff leaving on or around exit day, we are not complacent and are continually monitoring staffing levels and working with other Government Departments and local areas to put in place mechanisms to respond to any shortages.</p><p> </p><p>We hugely value the contribution of EU staff working in health and social care and the Government has made it clear that we want them to stay. That is why EU staff in health and social care have had early access to the EU Settlement Scheme since December 2018, allowing them to secure their rights to live and work in the United Kingdom. In March 2019, we put in place legislation that ensures the continued recognition of qualifications from EU countries by all professional regulators covering the health and social care sectors. This means EU staff who are currently practising in the UK can continue to do so, and that professionals qualified in the European Economic Area and Switzerland can continue to apply for registration after ‘exit day’, even if we leave without a ‘deal’.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, the NHS Long Term Plan sets out a vital strategic framework to ensure that over the next 10 years the National Health Service will have the staff it needs, so that nurses and doctors can administer the expert compassionate care they are committed to providing. Baroness Dido Harding, Chair of NHS Improvement, working closely with Sir David Behan, Chair of Health Education England, will lead a number of programmes to develop a detailed workforce implementation plan. Baroness Harding and Sir David will present these initial recommendations to the Department this spring.</p><p> </p><p>On medicines, the Department has been working closely with trade bodies, product suppliers, the NHS in England, and the devolved administrations and Crown Dependencies, to ensure the continuation of the supply of medicines to the whole of the UK in the event of a ‘no deal’ EU exit. This includes the NHS, social care and the independent sector and covers licensed medicines (prescription only, pharmacy and general sales list medicines) and unlicensed medicines (specials, investigational medicinal products and UK imports).</p><p> </p><p>The Department, together with industry and the NHS, has analysed the supply chains of 12,300 medicines and we are grateful for excellent engagement from all parties, which means our plans are well advanced. As a result of this analysis, the Department has put in place a multi-layered approach to minimise any supply disruption.</p><p> </p><p>We are confident that, if everyone does what they need to do, the supply of medicines and medical products will be uninterrupted in the event of exiting the EU without a deal.</p>
answering member constituency Wimbledon remove filter
answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-09T16:01:41.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-09T16:01:41.307Z
answering member
1585
label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
tabling member
4510
label Biography information for Helen Hayes remove filter
1078558
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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: Loans 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, what estimate his Department has made of the (a) repayments and (b) interest paid on interim financial support loans by each NHS Trust and Foundation Trust in (i) London and (ii) England in each year since 2015. more like this
tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
tabling member printed
Helen Hayes more like this
uin 226715 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
answer text <p>The Department publishes data annually on interim support loans, including new loans issued, repaid and outstanding balances.</p><p> </p><p>This report accompanies the Department’s annual report and the 2017-18 version can be found using the following link (in section 4):</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/725278/2017-18_Section_40_Report_Final.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/725278/2017-18_Section_40_Report_Final.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>The report does not include information on the interest rates charged on the interim loans issued. This can be found in attachment A for London and for England.</p><p> </p><p>The report does not include information on interest paid on interim loans by each National Health Service trust and foundation trust. This can be found in attachment B for London and England.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Wimbledon remove filter
answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
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file name 20190228 - PQ226714 & PQ226715 linked - Attachment B.docx more like this
title PQ226714 & PQ226715 linked - Attachment B more like this
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file name 20190228 - PQ226714 & PQ226715 linked - Attachment A.docx more like this
title PQ226714 & PQ226715 linked - Attachment A more like this
grouped question UIN 226714 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-04T17:47:11.577Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-04T17:47:11.577Z
answering member
1585
label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
tabling member
4510
label Biography information for Helen Hayes remove filter
1078557
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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: Loans 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, what estimate his department has made of the total amount in interim financial support loans given to NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts and the associated interest rates in (a) London and (b) England in each year since 2015. more like this
tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
tabling member printed
Helen Hayes more like this
uin 226714 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
answer text <p>The Department publishes data annually on interim support loans, including new loans issued, repaid and outstanding balances.</p><p> </p><p>This report accompanies the Department’s annual report and the 2017-18 version can be found using the following link (in section 4):</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/725278/2017-18_Section_40_Report_Final.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/725278/2017-18_Section_40_Report_Final.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>The report does not include information on the interest rates charged on the interim loans issued. This can be found in attachment A for London and for England.</p><p> </p><p>The report does not include information on interest paid on interim loans by each National Health Service trust and foundation trust. This can be found in attachment B for London and England.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Wimbledon remove filter
answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
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file name 20190228 - PQ226714 & PQ226715 linked - Attachment B.docx more like this
title PQ226714 & PQ226715 linked - Attachment B more like this
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file name 20190228 - PQ226714 & PQ226715 linked - Attachment A.docx more like this
title PQ226714 & PQ226715 linked - Attachment A more like this
grouped question UIN 226715 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-04T17:47:11.527Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-04T17:47:11.527Z
answering member
1585
label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
tabling member
4510
label Biography information for Helen Hayes remove filter
1037048
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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 Health Services: Greater London 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, how much of the £420 million of additional winter funding for the NHS has been allocated to each (a) NHS trust, (b) NHS foundation trust and (c) local authority in Greater London. more like this
tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
tabling member printed
Helen Hayes more like this
uin 205991 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
answer text <p>The £420 million winter funding to help support the National Health Service this winter includes:</p><p>- £145 million for hospitals to make winter improvements;</p><p>- £240 million for adult social care to help local authorities reduce pressures on the NHS; and</p><p>- £36.3 million invested into ambulance services for new vehicles and ‘make-ready hubs’.</p><p> </p><p>The information requested on funding for individual organisations is provided in the following table.</p><p> </p><p>Winter capital funding for NHS trusts and NHS foundation trusts in Greater London</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Organisation</p></td><td><p>Funding £(000s)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust</p></td><td><p>£3,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust</p></td><td><p>£1,520</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust</p></td><td><p>£400</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust</p></td><td><p>£3,300</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust</p></td><td><p>£2,350</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust</p></td><td><p>£663</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust</p></td><td><p>£1,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust</p></td><td><p>£2,490</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Croydon Health Services NHS Trust</p></td><td><p>£1,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Barking Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust</p></td><td><p>£1,200</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust</p></td><td><p>£150</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust</p></td><td><p>£998</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust</p></td><td><p>£5,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust</p></td><td><p>£500</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust</p></td><td><p>£1,250</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust</p></td><td><p>£150</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Barts Health NHS Trust</p></td><td><p>£623</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London North West Healthcare NHS Trust</p></td><td><p>£575</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust</p></td><td><p>£360</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust</p></td><td><p>£1,200</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Allocation of the £36.3 million ambulance funding</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Organisation</p></td><td><p>Funding £</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London Ambulance Service NHS Trust</p></td><td><p>£3,849,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust</p></td><td><p>£6,500,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust</p></td><td><p>£4,992,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust</p></td><td><p>£6,621,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust</p></td><td><p>£7,588,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust</p></td><td><p>£6,722,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Allocations from the £240 million adult social care fund were published for all local authorities in October 2018. This can be found online at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/748945/winter-funding-allocations-by-local-authority.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/748945/winter-funding-allocations-by-local-authority.pdf</a></p>
answering member constituency Wimbledon remove filter
answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
grouped question UIN
205988 more like this
205989 more like this
205990 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-10T17:21:41.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-10T17:21:41.627Z
answering member
1585
label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
tabling member
4510
label Biography information for Helen Hayes remove filter