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Tuesday, 24 November 2009
The Secretary of State was asked
If he will issue guidance to health care practitioners on the likely health care problems experienced by trafficked persons which might not present immediately.
What guidance he has given to NHS trusts on the offsetting of receipts from parking charges against their deficits; and if he will make a statement.
If his Department will take steps to promote the health benefits of low-toxicant smokeless tobacco products as aids for smoking cessation.
When he plans to publish the Government's response to their consultation on the reform of social care.
If he will bring forward proposals to involve more elected representatives in NHS governance structures at local and regional level.
What mechanism is used to determine the allocation of capital funding to hospital trusts.
What progress has been made on the regulation of herbal medicine, acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine; and if he will make a statement.
What steps his Department is taking to improve the level of access to mental health services.
What assessment he has made of the use made by the NHS of services commissioned from independent sector treatment centres.
What recent assessment he has made of the effect of the European working time directive on NHS staff.
How many health visitors were employed in Greater London in (a) 1997 and (b) 2009; and if he will make a statement.
What recent assessment he has made of the effect on hospital trust budgets of the implementation of the European working time directive.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. This morning, the Select Committee on Reform of the House of Commons produced an extremely important report. Unfortunately, at last Thursday's business questions...
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Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. -(Mr. Mudie.)
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