Tuesday, 2 March 1999
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]
The Secretary of State was asked—
What assessment he has made of the likely impact on (a) health service provision and (b) social services provision in Oxfordshire of the proposed closure of community hospitals in the county. 
What assessment he has made of the performance of NHS Direct. 
What suggestions he has received about the role of primary care groups in addressing the health consequences of fuel poverty. 
What representations he has received regarding levels of funding for NHS hospital trusts. 
How many accident and emergency departments will receive funds for improvements this year; and if he will make a statement. 
What steps he is taking to ensure that age is not used as a criterion for allocating health care. 
What action he is taking to promote the spread of nicotine replacement therapy in health action zones. 
How many PFI projects have been approved in the national health service. 
What proportion of dental treatment was carried out within the NHS in the last year for which figures are available. 
What proposals he has for the modernisation of intensive care and high-dependency units in the current year. 
How many nurses have phoned the nurse recruitment hotline. 
What provision he is making to train increased numbers of doctors; and what progress is being made in inaugurating new medical schools. 
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[Relevant documents: The Second Report from the Foreign Affairs Committee on Sierra Leone, Session 1998–99 (HC 116), and the Report of the Sierra Leone Arms Investigation, Session...
I have to inform the House that Madam Speaker has selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation),
That the draft Trade Union Subscription Deductions (Northern Ireland) Order 1999, which was laid before this House on 22nd February, be approved.—[Mr. Mike Hall.]
That the Education (Aptitude for Particular Subjects) Regulations 1999 be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation.
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Jamieson.]
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