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Written Answers — Department of Health: Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination (3 July 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Lord Prior of Brampton: An error has been identified in the written answer given on 16 June 2015. The correct answer should have been: A total of 8,243 suspected adverse drug reaction (ADR) reports with human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines have been reported to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), via the Yellow Card Scheme, up to 3 June 2015. To date, more than 8 million...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprentices: Minimum Wage (3 July 2015)

Nicholas Boles: Apprentices aged 19 or above and in their second year are entitled to the National Minimum Wage for their age. The Apprenticeship Pay Survey[1] is the most detailed source of information on apprentice pay. The latest survey carried out in 2014 estimated that 73% of second year[2] apprentices aged 19 or above are earning the National Minimum Wage. Anyone entitled to be paid the minimum...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Prescription Drugs: Waste Disposal (3 July 2015)

George Freeman: Information is not held centrally on the annual cost or amount of unused or unnecessary medicines in the National Health Service. The Department commissioned the York Health Economics Consortium and the School of Pharmacy at the University of London to carry out research to determine the scale, causes and costs of waste medicines in England. The report, Evaluation of the Scale, Causes...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Social Services: Older People (3 July 2015)

Alistair Burt: Through the Care Act 2014, the Department has required local authorities to have measures in place to identify people in their area who would benefit from universal services to help reduce, delay or prevent needs for care and support. This includes needs that may arise from social isolation. The Secretary of State for Health set out in his speech to the Local Government Association on 1...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Out of Area Treatment: Wales (3 July 2015)

Jane Ellison: The information is not available in the format requested. Such information as is available is shown in the table below. Counts of accident and emergency (A&E) attendances1, admitted patient finished admission episodes2 and outpatient attendances3 for patients with an Area Team of residence4 of Wales by the selected hospital providers5, 2013-14 Activity in English NHS Hospitals...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Welfare: Prosecutions (3 July 2015)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: The number of prosecutions for causing unnecessary suffering to an animal under section 4 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 for each of the last five years, for which records are available, can be viewed in the table below. Centrally held statistics do not record the species of animal involved. Defendants proceeded against at magistrates' court and found guilty at all courts for offences...

Health: Diabetes — Question for Short Debate (2 July 2015) See 6 other results from this debate

Lord Prior of Brampton: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Harrison, for introducing this very interesting debate—I have certainly learned a great deal. I will reflect on a number of themes that came out of the debate before turning to my prepared speech, and obviously I will come back to education and prevention. First, I was struck by the contributions from noble Lords who have suffered directly from...

Hatfield Colliery (2 July 2015)

Anna Soubry: If the right hon. Gentleman is right, why did the board of directors never say that to me? They certainly did not say it. They knew that if there was any chance of a contract, they would have pursued it. They did not do so. Why did the right hon. Gentleman not have this debate with the directors? Why did he not say to them, “Come on, guys, you’ve got an offer here. Get it written...

Global Challenges — Motion to Take Note (2 July 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

The Earl of Courtown: My Lords, it is a pleasure to speak on behalf of Her Majesty’s Government in this debate with a speakers’ list that would be the envy of any second Chamber throughout the world. I pay tribute to the distinguished contribution of the noble Lord, Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon, to foreign affairs over the years and to his formidable speech in which he described very aptly the...

Britain and International Security (2 July 2015) See 4 other results from this debate

John Glen: I welcome the opportunity to contribute to this debate. I wish to focus my remarks on three areas: the changing nature of the threat; the increased need for broader and deeper collaboration with our allies, with reference to NATO; and the critical significance of the need to win the battle of ideas. Military strength, though vital to our nation, must be complemented by a more sophisticated...

Iranian Nuclear Programme (2 July 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Pat McFadden: Thank you for your chairmanship, Sir David, as we debate a hot topic on a hot day. I pay tribute to my parliamentary neighbour and hon. Friend the Member for Dudley North (Ian Austin) for securing this debate. I know that he cares deeply about the middle east and international stability and is hugely concerned about the issue. I also thank the hon. Members for Central Suffolk and North...

Public Bill Committee: Education and Adoption Bill: Clause 13 - Local authority adoption functions: joint arrangements (2 July 2015) See 4 other results from this clause

This amendment arises from oral evidence taken by the committee, and would require that, before giving a direction, the Secretary of State takes account of, and reports on, potential impacts of his required changes on the wider landscape of children‘s social, and mental health, services being provided by the target authorities. Amendment 26, in...

[Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] — Sustainable Development Goals (Education) (2 July 2015) See 3 other results from this debate

Desmond Swayne: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Lewisham East (Heidi Alexander). I thank the hon. Member for Ceredigion (Mr Williams) for calling this timely debate. We are well served in this Parliament by such an active all-party group, and I look forward to working with it to advance the agenda at such an important time. I will say a little more about that shortly. Every Member who has...

English Votes on English Laws — Statement (2 July 2015)

Baroness Stowell of Beeston: My Lords, with the leave of the House, I will now repeat a Statement made in another place by my right honourable friend the Leader of the House of Commons. The Statement is as follows. “With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a Statement on the Government’s plans to provide fairness for England in our constitutional arrangements. I am proud to be a Minister in a...

Human Rights and Civil Liberties — Motion to Take Note (2 July 2015) See 5 other results from this debate

Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames: My Lords, we have had a very strong debate, at a time when the Conservatives’ manifesto commitment to, “scrap the Human Rights Act and introduce a British Bill of Rights”, appears at least to have softened. The Government are now to bring forward proposals and there is to be a consultation. Will the Minister clarify what is intended? Will we have an open consultation seeking...

Public Bill Committee: Education and Adoption Bill: Clause 13 - Local authority adoption functions: joint arrangements (2 July 2015) See 2 other results from this clause

Steve McCabe: I beg to move amendment 7, in clause 13, page 8, line 26, at end insert ‘( ) Where a direction under subsection (1) is to be given the Secretary of State must first publish a statement setting out the criteria against which he has selected the body or bodies who will carry out the functions in the direction.”

Public Bill Committee: Education and Adoption Bill (2 July 2015)

Christopher Chope: We now begin line-by-line consideration of the Bill. Before we do, let me say that, should Members wish to remove their jackets during the Committee’s meetings, they may so do. I hope Members will also make sure all electronic devices are turned off or switched to silent mode. I am going to make a few other preliminary announcements, including some that I would not normally make,...

Business of the House: English Votes on English Laws (2 July 2015)

Chris Grayling: With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement on the Government’s plans to provide fairness for England in our constitutional arrangements. I am proud to be a Minister in a Conservative and Unionist Government. As an Administration we are passionate supporters of the Union, and we are taking a whole range of measures designed to strengthen it and secure its future. To...

Women and Equalities: Careers (2 July 2015)

Nicky Morgan: It is vital that women can access good quality careers guidance throughout their working lives. The National Careers Service provides more than 1 million people annually with impartial and professional careers information to help them enter work or learning. Priority groups, including women returners and the low-skilled, can also receive in-depth face-to-face guidance with a qualified careers...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Open Prisons (2 July 2015)

Andrew Selous: Prisoners may be categorised and allocated to the open prison estate towards the end of their sentence and as a preparation for release from custody. Public protection is paramount, only those prisoners who are assessed as having reduced their risks of escape or abscond and risk of harm to the public and who are judged to be trustworthy in conditions of very low security will be allocated to...

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