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Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee (28 April 2014)

Science and Technology: Blood, tissue and organ screening. 4:05 pm
Witnesses: British Heart Foundation, Jessica Jones, Policy Adviser, Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Keith Rigg, Chair, Transplant 2013 and Dr Richard Baker, Executive Committee Member, British Transplantation Society

Written Answers — Health: Smoking (10 April 2014)

Jane Ellison: NHS Smokefree is a public health campaign initiated and supported by Public Health England (PHE), an executive agency of the Department. PHE worked collaboratively with the British Heart Foundation (BHF) as part of the NHS Smokefree campaign to support No Smoking Day (NSD) 2014. Since 1 April 2013, NHS Smokefree has been run from PHE. The campaign has recently drawn to a close and we are...

Higher Education — Motion to Take Note (9 April 2014)

Lord Norton of Louth: ...in the UK from 1982 to 2005. The benefits that universities bring to society as a whole, through, for example, better health and interpersonal skills, have been estimated by the New Economics Foundation to exceed £1 billion. The latest research from Million+ shows the economic value to English regions of graduates taking up jobs in the regions where they graduated. Overseas students...

Immigration Bill: Report (3rd Day) (7 April 2014)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: My Lords, as your Lordships will see, I have formidable names supporting me on this amendment. I should declare that I am a trustee of the Human Trafficking Foundation and the co-chairman of the parliamentary group on slavery and human trafficking. We all know that slavery and trafficking of victims are wicked crimes. When the victims are children and young people under 18, the horror of...

Transparency of UK visa bans (2 April 2014)

Dominic Raab: ..., for example, they may hold obnoxious views, yet on the other hand, they refuse to say if alleged mafia, corrupt Government cronies or those complicit in torture are allowed in. It cannot be right as a matter of policy and it cannot be right as a matter of openness. The British public have a right to know. In 2012, when he was a Home Office Minister, the hon. Member for Taunton Deane (Mr...

Future of English Heritage (2 April 2014)

Gordon Marsden: ...acquisition by English Heritage of Kenwood house and Marble Hill house. That glorious confection of stuff, if I can call it that, which would and could be affected by the split between English Heritage and Historic England is at the heart of the concerns being expressed. I will refer to the excellent articles by Nick Clark in The Independent in December last year and March this year, in...

Scottish Parliament: Asda Kirkcaldy Community Life Programme (25 March 2014)

Margaret Burgess: ...about the range of causes that have been supported by Asda Kirkcaldy’s community life champions. Fife Gingerbread was mentioned, as were some others, and I understand that the champions have raised funds for the British Heart Foundation at the same time as providing information on heart disease to customers. The programme has supported Frontline Fife Homelessness Services. Through...

Regenerative Medicine: S&T Committee Report — Motion to Take Note (13 March 2014)

Lord Willis of Knaresborough: ...science adviser, spends 15% of its R&D budget—remember, we raise £1.3 billion every year—on regenerative medicine research. That was in 2011; it has probably gone up since then. It is not surprising that Research Councils UK, the MS Society, the British Heart Foundation, Fight for Sight, the Alzheimer’s Society and, of course, the Wellcome Trust all see...

[Hugh Bayley in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Commonwealth Day (13 March 2014)

Andrew Rosindell: ...on exactly the point that I made about the Commonwealth and the realms. Realms, where the Queen is still the sovereign head of state, have a special, deep constitutional link with the people of the British isles—of the United Kingdom. If we cannot immediately act in relation to the entire Commonwealth, let us at least work with the realms, of which there are 15 apart from our own. I...

Written Answers — Health: First Aid (13 March 2014)

Jane Ellison: ...has been made of potential ways to increase the number of people trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and using automated external defibrillators. However, NHS England is working with the British Heart Foundation and the Resuscitation Council to help drive up training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, identify the location of public access defibrillators and establish a national...

Written Answers — Health: Heart Diseases (13 March 2014)

Jane Ellison: ...assessment has been made of the efficacy of the processes for identifying familial hypercholesterolemia, sudden cardiac death or familial hypercholesterolemia. The National Clinical Director for Heart Disease (NCD) at NHS England is currently working with the Cardiovascular Disease Strategic Clinical Networks to promote cascade testing for the relatives of people who have familial...

Sikh Community — Question for Short Debate (3 March 2014)

Lord Sheikh: ...part in the life and history of the United Kingdom. The first Sikhs settled here 160 years ago, in 1854. Since that time, waves of Sikh migrants have come here and successfully integrated into British society. We owe them an immense debt of gratitude for fighting shoulder to shoulder with us in both World Wars. They also played a key role during the post-war expansion of the British...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Pulse Oximetry (3 March 2014)

Cathal Ó hOisín: Go raibh maith agat, a Phríomh-LeasCheann Comhairle.  Gabhaim buíochas leat as an seans an t-ábhar seo a phlé.  I thank the chair of the all-party group on congenital heart disease, Robin Swann, for tabling the motion.  I declare an interest as vice-chair of the group.  I know that we do not always agree on many things, but I assure him that we are...

Post Office Museum and Post Office Railway (27 February 2014)

Michael Fallon: ...debate on the future of the postal museum and the Post Office railway. I commend her for such an entertaining and informative speech, which I think we all enjoyed. The Government recognise that the British postal museum and archive is the leading resource for all aspects of British postal history in the United Kingdom. These records are designated as being of outstanding national...

Syria and the Middle East — Motion to Take Note (27 February 2014)

Lord Risby: ...country, rather distant from the eastern Mediterranean, namely Algeria, which will be having a presidential election in April. In January last year, our Prime Minister visited Algeria—the first British Prime Minister to do so—and I accompanied him as his trade envoy. After the horrors of its war of independence, that country suffered a brutal Islamist takeover more than 20...

[Hugh Bayley in the Chair] — Backbench business — NHS Patient Data (27 February 2014)

John Glen: ...of personalised care a reality. I will respond to the comments made by the hon. Member for Leeds East (Mr Mudie), who raised a number of concerns that my constituents have expressed in e-mails to me, in a few minutes. The British Heart Foundation tells us that its researchers face considerable barriers due to a complex legal framework and the multitude of bodies involved. That is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Topical Questions (25 February 2014)

Julian Huppert: Papworth hospital is a world-renowned heart and lung hospital. For years, it has wanted to move to Cambridge, supported by Addenbrooke’s hospital, Cambridge university, the British Heart Foundation, AstraZeneca and many more, but it has been put on hold yet again. Will the Secretary of State make sure that this move, which will help patients, help to develop new treatments and save...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (25 February 2014)

Health: care.data database. 2:30 pm; Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: ..., Co-ordinator, medConfidential, Nick Pickles, Director, Big Brother Watch, Sharmila Nebhrajani, Chief Executive, Association of Medical Research Charities, Prof Peter Weissberg, Medical Director, British Heart Foundation and Dr Chaand Nagpaul, Chair, BMA General Practitioners Committee; Dr Daniel Poulter MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health, Tim Kelsey, National Director...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business : Budget Bill:  Final Stage (24 February 2014)

Alex Attwood: ...concentrated in the southern part of England.  Given that comment, the Minister may want to reflect upon his use of the word "booming" and how it might apply here. In any case, he may also want to reflect on research produced by the Resolution Foundation since Further Consideration Stage.  It found that, between 2008 and 2013, income per head in Northern Ireland fell by 10%,...

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