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star this property date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Education: Standards 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 What steps his Department has taken to raise educational standards in schools. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
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Luke Hall remove filter
star this property uin 908975 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
star this property answer text <p>Since 2010, we have reformed the national curriculum, GCSEs and A levels to set world-class standards across all subjects.</p><p>We have also committed to 75% of pupils in state-funded mainstream schools studying the EBacc combination of core academic subjects by September 2022 and 90% by September 2025.</p><p>The attainment gap between those from disadvantaged backgrounds and other pupils has fallen by 13% in primary schools and 9.5% at Key Stage 4 since 2011.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-02-04T17:01:15.41Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T17:01:15.41Z
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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 Luke Hall more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-11more like thismore than 2019-01-11
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Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 36 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading Political Parties: Fines 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 hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, pursuant to the Answer of 7 January 2019 to Question 203928 and the Answer of 8 January 2019 to Question 205307, on Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000: Fines, if the Speaker's Committee will undertake a review of whether it is an appropriate and proportionate enforcement policy practice by the Electoral Commission for a political party to be fined £6,000 for submitting a quarterly reporting one day after the deadline. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
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Luke Hall remove filter
star this property uin 207584 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>It is not the remit of the Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission, as set out in the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000, to scrutinise the Electoral Commission’s enforcement policies.</p><p>Parliament made it an offence to deliver, without reasonable excuse, donation reports that are inaccurate or miss the statutory deadline. Parliament gave the Commission investigation and sanction powers for these, and other, offences. Parliament also set out a legal right of appeal for those sanctioned by the Commission, including on the grounds that the amount of the penalty is unreasonable.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Bridget Phillipson more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T12:48:14.007Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T12:48:14.007Z
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star this property label Biography information for Bridget Phillipson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Luke Hall more like this
1035122
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-04more like thismore than 2019-01-04
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Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 36 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading Political Parties: 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 hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what assessment the Electoral Commission has made of the appropriateness of the Commission's use of civil sanctions for the late submission of political parties' quarterly reports. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
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Luke Hall remove filter
star this property uin 205307 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-08more like thismore than 2019-01-08
star this property answer text <p>The Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 requires registered political parties to report cash and non-cash donations and borrowing to the Electoral Commission on a quarterly basis. Parliament made it an offence to deliver, without reasonable excuse, donation reports that are inaccurate or miss the statutory deadline. Parliament also gave the Commission investigation and sanction powers for these, and other, offences. The Commission investigates and where appropriate sanctions inaccurate or late donation reports in line with its Enforcement Policy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Bridget Phillipson more like this
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less than 2019-01-08T09:52:54.413Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-08T09:52:54.413Z
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star this property label Biography information for Bridget Phillipson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Luke Hall more like this
1028628
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-19more like thismore than 2018-12-19
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Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 36 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000: Fines 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 hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, if she will place in the Library a copy of the guidance that the Electoral Commission uses when determining the proportionality of setting the level of a variable monetary penalty. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
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Luke Hall remove filter
star this property uin 203928 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
star this property answer text <p>The Electoral Commission has powers to impose a variable monetary penalty where it is satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that a person has committed a prescribed offence or contravention under the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000. The Commission takes decisions on sanctions in line with its Enforcement Policy. This document was the result of a public consultation and is available on its website; I have arranged for copies to be placed in the Library.</p><p>The Commission has called for an increase to the maximum penalty it can impose on political parties and others for offences or contraventions under the political finance rules. The Commission’s view is that the current maximum fine of £20,000 per offence could be seen as a cost of doing business, and that monetary penalties should be more proportionate to the income and expenditure of larger and well-funded parties and campaigners.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Bridget Phillipson more like this
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less than 2019-01-07T09:25:21.733Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-07T09:25:21.733Z
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star this property label Biography information for Bridget Phillipson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Luke Hall more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools: South Gloucestershire 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, how much funding his Department has allocated through the National Funding Formula to schools in South Gloucestershire in (a) 2017-18, (b) 2018-19 and (c)2019-20. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
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Luke Hall remove filter
star this property uin 198885 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
star this property answer text <p>The table below sets out the funding allocated to South Gloucestershire to fund schools in the years requested. It also sets out the high needs funding given to the local authority, which is for pupils with complex special educational needs and disabilities. Some of this funding goes to mainstream schools to help them meet the needs of these pupils.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Schools block allocation </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>High needs allocation</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18[1]</p></td><td><p>£151.15 million</p></td><td><p>£29.66 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018-19[1]</p></td><td><p>£151.19 million</p></td><td><p>£31.04 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2019-20 (illustrative)[2]</p></td><td><p>£154.76 million</p></td><td><p>£31.33 million</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>In addition to the funding allocated through the national funding formula, schools will receive funding from specific grants - for example, through the pupil premium, or the PE and sports premium.</p><p>Local authorities remain responsible for setting school budgets at a local level, and individual schools may see their funding change due to changing pupil numbers or characteristics, or changes in how the local authority distributes funding.</p><p> </p><p>[1] Figures are from the Schools Block of the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) for 2017-18 and 2018-19. In addition, the national funding formula (NFF) came into force in April 2018 for the 2018-19 financial year, so South Gloucestershire’s 2017-18 allocation was not calculated using the national funding formula.</p><p>[2] Figures are from the NFF allocations published in July 2018 for 2019-20. DSG figures for 2019-20 as these are not yet published. 2019-20 NFF figures are illustrative because they will be updated to reflect the latest pupil numbers when the 2019-20 DSG allocations are confirmed.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2018-12-12T16:35:52.203Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-12T16:35:52.203Z
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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 Luke Hall more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Horses: Animal Welfare 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals on the tethering of horses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
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Luke Hall remove filter
star this property uin 195690 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
star this property answer text <p>Under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 (the 2006 Act), it is an offence to fail to provide for an animal’s welfare or to cause it any unnecessary suffering. The 2006 Act is backed up by the statutory Code of Practice for the Welfare of Horses, Ponies, Donkeys and Their Hybrids (the Code). The Code provides owners and keepers with information on how to meet the welfare needs of their horses and includes a specific section on how to tether a horse. Local authorities have powers under the 2006 Act to investigate allegations of cruelty or poor welfare. In addition, welfare organisations such as the RPSCA and World Horse Welfare (WHW) may also investigate such matters. If anyone is concerned about the way a horse has been tethered, they should report the matter either to the relevant local authority, or to the RSPCA or WHW who can investigate. If a horse is found not to be tethered appropriately, it could lead to a prosecution under the Animal Welfare Act 2006. I therefore consider that there is legislation and guidance in place in respect of tethering of horses.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2018-12-04T11:40:00.17Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T11:40:00.17Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Luke Hall more like this
1015224
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star this property date less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Animal Welfare: Horses 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 the Home Department, if he will estimate the (a) number of hours spent by the police on and (b) cost to the police of tackling animal welfare concerns relating to horses in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
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Luke Hall remove filter
star this property uin 195691 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office does not collect this information. Decisions about the allocation of police resources and deployment of officers are for Chief Constables and democratically accountable PCCs. They are responsible for ensuring the needs of the local community are met.</p><p>The Government is supporting the police to respond to changing demand with an over £460m increase in total investment in the police system this financial year, including an increase of around £280m in funding for Police &amp; Crime Commissioners through council tax precept. The Chancellor recognised in his Budget speech that the police are under pressure from the changing nature of crime and that the Home Secretary would review police spending power ahead of the 2019/20 police funding settlement.</p><p>Police and local authorities have powers under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 to investigate animal welfare issues. We would not expect the police to deal with horse-related welfare problems unless there was a public safety issue, such as horses loose on roads. Anyone can bring a prosecution under the 2006 Act, and it is on this basis that the RSPCA prosecute people for animal cruelty, including to horses.</p><p>In relation to the unlawful placement of horses on other people’s land for grazing (fly-grazing), the Control of Horses Act 2015 gives land owners powers to remove horses which have been left on their land without their permission. If anyone is concerned about the welfare of a horse in a field they can report it to the local authority who can investigate under the 2006 Act or they can report it to the RPSCA or World Horse Welfare who will also investigate.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2019-02-11T16:51:52.13Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T16:51:52.13Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Luke Hall more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Animal Welfare 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information his Department holds on how many local authorities have not appointed animal welfare inspectors with training to enforce the Animal Welfare Act 2006 with respect to equine welfare. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
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Luke Hall remove filter
star this property uin 195692 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
star this property answer text <p>Defra does not hold records of how many local authorities have not appointed or trained inspectors to enforce equine welfare issues.</p><p> </p><p>Local authorities are required to enforce <em>The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 </em>which includes the licensing of businesses that hire out horses for riding or instruction in riding and which requires inspectors to be suitably qualified. We would expect most local authorities, therefore, to have inspectors trained in enforcing equine welfare more generally.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2018-12-04T17:05:54.677Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T17:05:54.677Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Luke Hall more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Animal Welfare 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department are taking are to encourage local authorities to appoint animal welfare inspectors. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
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Luke Hall remove filter
star this property uin 195693 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
star this property answer text <p>Defra does not hold records of how many local authorities have not appointed or trained inspectors to enforce equine welfare issues.</p><p> </p><p>Local authorities are required to enforce <em>The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 </em>which includes the licensing of businesses that hire out horses for riding or instruction in riding and which requires inspectors to be suitably qualified. We would expect most local authorities, therefore, to have inspectors trained in enforcing equine welfare more generally.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2018-12-04T17:09:02.413Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T17:09:02.413Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Luke Hall more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-06more like thismore than 2018-09-06
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Orkambi more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps the Government has taken to ensure that (a) negotiations between Vertex Pharmaceuticals and NHS England on access to Orkambi for people with cystic fibrosis proceed without further delay and (b) an agreement is reached between the two parties. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
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Luke Hall remove filter
star this property uin 171383 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-14more like thismore than 2018-09-14
star this property answer text <p>It is crucial that patients have access to the most effective and innovative medicines at a price that represents value to the National Health Service. While Ministers are keeping a very close eye on negotiations, it is the responsibility of NHS England as the commissioner and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as the independent body that is responsible for making recommendations on whether drugs and other treatments represent a clinically and cost-effective use of NHS resources, to work with Vertex to agree a deal to secure the best outcome for patients and a price for Orkambi that is fair and responsible.</p><p> </p><p>NHS England has proposed its best offer ever for a drug. This offer, in the region of £500 million over five years, is the largest ever commitment of its kind in the 70-year history of the NHS. This would guarantee immediate and expanded access to both Orkambi and the drug Kalydeco for patients who need it. Whilst it is disappointing that Vertex has not taken up NHS England’s offer, we are pleased to hear that it has responded positively to NHS England’s and NICE’s latest offer to meet. The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health (Lord O’Shaughnessy), the Secretary of State for Health (Rt. hon. Matt Hancock MP) and I have and continue to urge Vertex to reconsider this fair offer.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 171384 more like this
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less than 2018-09-14T13:32:27.67Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-14T13:32:27.67Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Luke Hall more like this