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1145978
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star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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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 In Vitro Fertilisation: Single People 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 he has had with the NHS on NHS spending following media reports on 8 September 2019 that the NHS is to review the ban on single women receiving fertility treatment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Hampshire more like this
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Mr Ranil Jayawardena remove filter
star this property uin 291091 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
star this property answer text <p>The level of provision of local health services, including fertility treatment, available to patients is, and has been since the 1990s, a matter for local healthcare commissioners, who must consider the needs and priorities of all their population. Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have the current statutory responsibility to commission high quality services that meet the needs of their local population. Decisions about treatment should always be based on patients’ clinical needs.</p><p>If there are concerns about provision of care, it is for NHS England to ensure the CCG is not breaching its statutory responsibility to provide services that meet the needs of the local population. Where performance concerns are identified, NHS England has the ability to exercise formal legal powers to either provide an enhanced support to a CCG, or in rare circumstances to intervene where it is believed that a CCG is failing, or is at risk of failing, to discharge its functions.</p><p>NHS England has advised that the CCGs in south east London have agreed to undertake a rapid review of the NHS South East London’s Treatment Access Policy Document in relation to access criteria for funding in vitro fertilisation (IVF) by the end of November 2019.</p><p>The CCGs have made a public apology for any offence caused by the wording in the Treatment Access Policy Document in relation to single women’s access to IVF treatment and the review document it refers to and agree that this wording is unacceptable.</p><p>The rapid review will also specifically consider issues relating to equality and discrimination in relation to single women. The CCGs will publish the review alongside any changes to the revision of the policy.</p><p>NHS England and NHS Improvement are aware that the CCGs are undertaking a review of the policy, as the body responsible for that policy. All CCG governing bodies were asked to review and approve any changes to the NHS South East London Treatment Access Policy made for 2019/20.</p><p>In taking clinical decisions about fertility treatment and taking account of their public sector equality duty, CCGs should make assessments based on clinical infertility and not on relationship status.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2019-09-30T16:38:45.977Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T16:38:45.977Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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4498
star this property label Biography information for Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
1145981
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star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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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 Broadband more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to meet the Prime Minister's pledge for full-fibre broadband for all by 2025, including in Hampshire. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Hampshire more like this
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Mr Ranil Jayawardena remove filter
star this property uin 291092 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 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
star this property answer text <p>The government is committing to delivering nationwide gigabit capable connectivity as soon as possible. Much progress has already been made, and this government will continue to take action to remove barriers to network rollout and to ensure that those in the hardest to reach areas are not left behind.</p><p>The government set out a clear policy direction for the UK’s digital infrastructure in last year’s Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review. Since then the government has:</p><p><br> - Issued the first Statement of Strategic Priorities for Ofcom, which provides the regulator with context and guidance about Government’s policy priorities and desired outcomes in the communications markets, including the need for stable and long term regulation that incentivises investment and ensure competition for gigabit capable networks.</p><p>- Consulted on improving access for network builders to tenanted properties and new builds.</p><p>- Invested public funding in the deployment of gigabit capable broadband in the less commercial areas of the country. For example, the Government has launched the £200 million Rural Gigabit Connectivity programme as the first stage in our outside-in programme to rollout gigabit broadband to the most rural and remote areas of the country, and the existing superfast broadband programme has pivoted towards full fibre provision.</p><p>The government has plans to build further on this work, including plans to introduce legislation on easier access to tenanted properties and ensuring new builds have gigabit connectivity.</p><p>Specifically in Hampshire, CityFibre and Toob have both announced plans to invest in full fibre networks whilst Virgin Media have announced that Southampton will be the first city they will upgrade to gigabit capable connectivity. Government is also supporting deployment in Hampshire with projects in Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight through the Local Full Fibre Networks programme, having already passed over 7,000 premises in Hampshire with full fibre through the Superfast Programme.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Boston and Skegness more like this
star this property answering member printed Matt Warman more like this
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less than 2019-09-30T15:30:34.51Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T15:30:34.51Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Warman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
1146452
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star this property date less than 2019-09-26more like thismore than 2019-09-26
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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 Pupils: Electronic Cigarettes more like this
unstar 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 guidance his Department provides to schools on preventing pupils vaping on school premises; and what estimate his Department has made of the number of schools that have written to parents on the prevalence of vaping. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Hampshire more like this
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Mr Ranil Jayawardena remove filter
star this property uin 291393 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 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
star this property answer text <p>Schools have a statutory duty to promote pupil wellbeing and there is a range of guidance available to schools to support this. This includes advice produced by the Department for Education and Association of Chief Police Officers for schools which includes advice about smoking and drugs. This advice is available here: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/270169/drug_advice_for_schools.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/270169/drug_advice_for_schools.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The statutory guidance for Health Education also determines that primary age pupils will learn the facts about legal and illegal harmful substances and associated risks, including smoking, alcohol use and drug-taking. In secondary, pupils will build on that knowledge and, in addition, learn about the associated legal and psychological risks of taking drugs. From September 2020, Health Education will be compulsory for all pupils in primary and secondary state-funded schools.</p><p> </p><p>The Department’s Searching, Screening and Confiscation guidance sets out schools’ powers to search pupils and confiscate prohibited items. Schools have the power to confiscate, retain or dispose of any item that is banned by the school rules or detrimental to school discipline, including vapes. Schools can set out in their behaviour policy their approach to the use of vapes and any sanction that will be imposed for their use.</p><p> </p><p>The Department does not collect data on the number of schools that have written to parents on the prevalence of vaping.</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 2019-10-01T16:33:56.017Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-01T16:33:56.017Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
1146453
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star this property date less than 2019-09-26more like thismore than 2019-09-26
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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 Schools: North East Hampshire more like this
unstar 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, with reference to the Written Statement of 9 September 2019, HCWS1828, what estimate his Department has made of the additional funding that schools in North East Hampshire will collectively receive in comparison to funding received in 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Hampshire more like this
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Mr Ranil Jayawardena remove filter
star this property uin 291394 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 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
star this property answer text <p>Schools that are attracting their core National Funding Formula allocations this year will benefit from an increase of 4% to the formula’s core factors in 2020-21. In the same year, the minimum per pupil funding levels will be set at £3,750 for primary schools and £5,000 for secondary schools. In 2021-22, the primary minimum level will rise to £4,000.</p><p>School and local authority level allocations will be published in October; until then, it is not possible to provide an exact figure for how much funding North East Hampshire will receive in comparison to 2015. However, all schools in all areas will benefit from this increase, with particular gains for the lowest and previously underfunded schools.</p> more like this
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 2019-10-01T16:36:34.603Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-01T16:36:34.603Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
1147082
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe more like this
unstar 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to secure the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Hampshire more like this
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Mr Ranil Jayawardena remove filter
star this property uin 292320 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 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
star this property answer text <p>​The British Government remains extremely concerned about Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe's welfare. We repeatedly call for her release at the highest levels and our Embassy in Tehran continues to request consular access. The Prime Minister raised his concerns about dual national detentions with President Rouhani on 24 September. The Foreign Secretary raised his concerns with Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif on 17 September and met Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband on 2 September to reinforce the UK's support in bringing his wife home. We are in regular contact with Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe's family and we urge Iran to release Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe so they can be reunited.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-10-03T10:54:09.337Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-03T10:54:09.337Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
1147790
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star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Wildlife: Smuggling more like this
unstar 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the illegal wildlife trade. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Hampshire more like this
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Mr Ranil Jayawardena remove filter
star this property uin 293658 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>“It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.”</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T13:55:52.51Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T13:55:52.51Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
1148258
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star this property date less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
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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 Fertility: Medical Treatments 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 NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups offer IVF and other fertility treatments to single women; and how much was spent on such treatment in the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Hampshire more like this
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Mr Ranil Jayawardena remove filter
star this property uin 294217 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>NHS England do not collect data on the number of clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) that offer in vitro fertilisation (IVF) or their expenditure on this specific treatment, although it is estimated that the National Health Services spends approximately £100 million a year on IVF.</p><p>The level of provision of fertility treatment is decided by CCGs, taking into account the needs of their local population. CCGs have a legal duty to have regard to National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines and NHS England and NHS Improvement expects all those involved in commissioning fertility treatment services to be fully aware of their importance. In taking clinical decisions about fertility treatment and taking account of their public sector equality duty, CCGs should make assessments based on clinical infertility and not on relationship status</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
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less than 2019-10-08T10:19:27.573Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T10:19:27.573Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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4498
star this property label Biography information for Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
1148259
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star this property date less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisons more like this
unstar 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 Justice, what steps he is taking to reduce costs across the prison estate. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Hampshire more like this
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Mr Ranil Jayawardena remove filter
star this property uin 294218 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T15:43:13.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T15:43:13.397Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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4498
star this property label Biography information for Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
1148260
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star this property date less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
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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 Vehicle Number Plates: Flags more like this
unstar 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, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to introduce a British number plate that incorporates the Union flag and the GB national identifier so that British cars comply with the UN's Geneva Convention on Road Traffic 1949 and Vienna Convention on Road Traffic 1968 without requiring an oval GB sticker after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Hampshire more like this
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Mr Ranil Jayawardena remove filter
star this property uin 294219 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The law in the United Kingdom already allows for the use of national identifiers on number plates for domestic use.</p><p> </p><p>The use of a GB identifier on a number plate is recognised by countries that have signed up to the Vienna Convention.</p><p> </p><p>Those countries which have not signed up to the Vienna Convention will still require the use of a GB sticker as the Convention does not include provisions for distinguishing signs in a number plate.</p><p> </p><p>Therefore, advice to customers to avoid any difficulties when travelling internationally would be to use a GB sticker on their vehicle.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Mid Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed George Freeman more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T10:07:33.237Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T10:07:33.237Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Freeman more like this
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4498
star this property label Biography information for Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
1148262
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star this property date less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
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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 Children: Mental Health more like this
unstar 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 his Department has made of trends in the number of children being given (a) therapy and (b) psychiatric medication for eco-anxiety; and what steps the Government is taking to reduce those levels. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Hampshire more like this
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Mr Ranil Jayawardena remove filter
star this property uin 294220 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>No such assessment has been made.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Mid Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T10:25:50.75Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T10:25:50.75Z
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star this property label Biography information for Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this