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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star 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 Cancer: Drugs 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 Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Cancer Drugs Fund in meeting the needs of people with rarer and less common cancers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 259175 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
unstar this property answer text <p>Following the reforms to the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) in July 2016 all new cancer drugs and significant new licensed indications for existing drugs are referred to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). This included the referral of all licensed cancer drug indications for rare cancers that had not previously been assessed by NICE.</p><p>This has led to an increase in the number, and proportion, of NICE appraisals of treatments for rare cancers. Since July 2016 21% or 24 out of 114 cancer drugs appraised by NICE have been for rarer cancers, compared to 9% or 18 out of 200, before the CDF reforms. Of these 24 drugs for rare cancers, 22 have been recommended for routine commissioning and two for use within the CDF. This shows that changes to the appraisal and funding of cancer drugs has led to an increase in the number of treatments for rare cancers both assessed by NICE and funded by NHS England in routine commissioning and via the CDF.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T16:52:17.36Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T16:52:17.36Z
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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 Henry Smith more like this
1128944
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star 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 Haematological Cancer: Nurses 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 Health and Social Care, how many clinical nurse specialists there are with a specialism in blood cancer. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 259176 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 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
unstar this property answer text <p>NHS Digital publishes hospital and community health services workforce statistics for NHS trusts and clinical commissioning groups in England. However, NHS Digital does not separately identify specialist nurses such as clinical nurse specialists or those with a specialism of blood cancer.</p> more like this
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 259177 more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T16:43:14.223Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Henry Smith more like this
1128945
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star 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 Haematological Cancer: Nurses 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 Health and Social Care, how many clinical nurse specialists there were per patient with blood cancer in (a) 2015, (b) 2016 and (c) 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 259177 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
unstar this property answer text <p>NHS Digital publishes hospital and community health services workforce statistics for NHS trusts and clinical commissioning groups in England. However, NHS Digital does not separately identify specialist nurses such as clinical nurse specialists or those with a specialism of blood cancer.</p> more like this
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 259176 more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T16:43:14.267Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T16:43:14.267Z
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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 Henry Smith more like this
1128946
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star 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 Haematological Cancer: Nurses 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 Health and Social Care, if he will commit to providing a clinical nurse specialist for every patient with blood cancer by the end of 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 259178 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 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
unstar this property answer text <p>NHS England is committed to delivering the Long Term Plan which includes the requirement for all patients, including those with secondary cancers, to have access to the right expertise and support, including a clinical nurse specialist or other support worker.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T16:56:20.41Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T16:56:20.41Z
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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 Henry Smith more like this
1131007
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Aviation 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 Transport, what recent progress he has made on maintaining flights between the UK and Europe after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 262347 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 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK and the EU have committed to seek an agreement on the future relationship for aviation that will secure market access rights for UK and EU airlines. The Government remains focused on ensuring our smooth and orderly withdrawal from the EU but has also been preparing to minimise any disruption in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. Measures put forward by the UK and the EU will ensure that flights can continue in any EU Exit scenario.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T13:29:22.133Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T13:29:22.133Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
1132432
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Department for Education more like this
star 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 Literacy: Children 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 assessment he made of the implications for his Department's policies of the recent National Literacy Trust findings on the literacy benefits of children reading both digital and print formats. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 265486 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 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department welcomes the National Literacy Trust’s research on reading in both print and digital forms.</p><p> </p><p>The Department encourages children to develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information, whatever the format. Research suggests that reading for pleasure is more important for children’s educational development than their parents’ level of education.</p><p> </p><p>There is sound evidence that systematic synthetic phonics is a highly effective method of teaching reading to children. Phonics performance is improving: in 2018, there were 163,000 more 6 year olds on track to become fluent readers compared to 2012. This represented 82% of pupils meeting the expected standard in the phonics screening check, compared to just 58% when the check was introduced in 2012.</p><p> </p><p>Building on the success of our phonics partnerships and phonics roadshows programmes, in 2018 we launched a £26.3 million English Hubs Programme. Hub schools are taking a leading role in improving the teaching of early reading through systematic synthetic phonics, early language development, and reading for pleasure. We have appointed 34 primary schools across England as English Hubs.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T15:38:42.833Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T15:38:42.833Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
1134137
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Tax Avoidance 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will suspend the 2019 Loan Charge and associated settlements and launch an independent review of the effects of that charge on people subject to it; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 268454 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 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
unstar this property answer text <p>Disguised remuneration schemes are contrived arrangements that use loan payments in place of ordinary remuneration, usually through an offshore trust, with the purpose of avoiding tax. These loans are no different to normal income in their purpose and effect, and HMRC’s position is that they are, and have always been, taxable.</p><p> </p><p>In accordance with an amendment to the Finance Act 2019, the Government published a report into disguised remuneration schemes. This can be found online at: <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/report-on-time-limits-and-the-disguised-remuneration-loan-charge" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/report-on-time-limits-and-the-disguised-remuneration-loan-charge</a>. The Government has no plans to review the policy.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC offers a range of taxpayer support services, both directly and through independent organisations, and would strongly encourage anyone who is affected by the charge to contact them and discuss their situation.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 268338 more like this
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less than 2019-06-27T14:59:55.607Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T14:59:55.607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
1133709
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star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit 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 Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to increase financial support for vulnerable claimants of universal credit to ensure that the amount of benefit they receive is not lower than what they received through the legacy system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 267340 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 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
unstar this property answer text <p>Claimants currently only move from existing benefits to Universal Credit when they experience a significant change in their circumstances that triggers a new claim to a benefit that Universal Credit replaces. Their entitlement is then calculated on the rules of their new benefit and their new circumstances.</p><p> </p><p>For those claimants who are moved onto Universal Credit without a change in their circumstances, the Department has committed to providing transitional protection to ensure that they see no decrease in their benefit entitlement at the point of transition.</p><p> </p><p>There are £2.4 billion of unclaimed legacy benefits not going to the people who need them, because they do not know that they are entitled to them or how to claim. Universal Credit makes sure that welfare payments reach those who need them most.</p><p> </p><p>We have also introduced a number of measures to assist claimants during their transition to Universal Credit. Claimants moving onto Universal Credit can access a Universal Credit advance, which is worth up to 100 per cent of their indicative award and is available from the date of their claim. This advance is currently repayable over 12 months, but as announced in the 2018 Budget, from October 2021 the maximum repayment period will be extended to 16 months. Claimants may also be entitled to a two-week Universal Credit Transitional Housing Payment. From July 2020 the Government is introducing a new two-week run on for income-related Employment and Support Allowance, Income Support and income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Support and income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-06-28T10:09:01.17Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T10:09:01.17Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
1134936
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star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Travel Information: Gatwick Airport more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to improve tourist information facilities at Gatwick airport and other entry points to the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 269711 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
unstar this property answer text <p>Gatwick is a private commercial entity, therefore the airport is responsible for providing or improving tourist facilities and information within its site.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the promotional activity of VisitBritain, research shows that visitors planning on coming to the UK more often than not begin planning their activities 3 to 6 months ahead of their travel time. Therefore most of VisitBritain’s marketing activity is targeted at reaching potential visitors at this stage in their preparations.</p><p> </p><p>VisitBritain have developed a strong relationship with Gatwick airport and are working together to determine potential promotional opportunities for the future.</p><p> </p><p>VisitBritain also work with airports across the country to promote them to international visitors as a gateway for regions outside of London, such as the Discover England Fund project: Manchester As An International Gateway. They have also used imagery from the GREAT campaign to promote areas of the UK to incoming travellers in Heathrow airport.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T11:34:46.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T11:34:46.217Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
1134871
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star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star 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 Genetics: Screening more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to provide training for NHS staff on whole genome sequencing. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 269709 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 2019-07-05more like thismore than 2019-07-05
unstar this property answer text <p>As part of the NHS Long Term Plan, the National Health Service has committed to sequencing 500,000 whole genomes by 2023/24.</p><p>To deliver this, NHS England is working closely with the NHS Genomic Laboratory Hubs to monitor the workforce plans that are being put in place to support the delivery of the whole genome sequencing (WGS) service. This will continue after the service has launched as part of ongoing monitoring.</p><p>Health Education England established the Genomics Education Programme to support NHS staff to build the knowledge, skills and experience to deliver a WGS service. This programme is being embedded into organisations to enable long term sustainability of the multi-disciplinary, clinical workforce.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 269710 more like this
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less than 2019-07-05T11:49:13.347Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-05T11:49:13.347Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this