Tuesday, 26 November 2013
The Secretary of State was asked—
What steps he is taking to train and retain more accident and emergency health specialists in the UK.
What recent assessment he has made of ambulance handover times at accident and emergency departments.
What progress his Department has made on improving out-of-hospital care for frail elderly people.
What steps his Department has taken to ease the short and long-term impact of winter pressures on NHS services.
What assessment he has made of the effects of social care budget changes on attendances at accident and emergency departments.
What steps his Department is taking to improve the health of veterans.
What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of section 64 grants in supporting children’s hospices.
What discussions he has had with NHS hospital trusts on taking account of the interests of patients in Wales who depend on hospitals in England.
What lessons he has learnt from the findings of the report of Professor Timothy Briggs on improving the orthopaedic surgery published in September 2012, entitled “Getting it right first...
What steps he has taken in response to the findings of the report by the Chief Medical Officer, “Our Children Deserve Better: Prevention Pays”, published in October 2013.
How many NHS walk-in centres have (a) closed and (b) restricted their opening hours since May 2010.
What recent consideration he has given to banning the use of NHS funds for provision of alternative therapies.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
Motion for leave to bring in a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)
Consideration of Bill, not amended in the Public Bill Committee.
‘(1) Section 235 of the Gambling Act 2005 (gaming machines) is amended as follows. (2) In subsection (2)— (a) in subparagraph (h)(ii), leave out “and”, and (b) after...
‘(1) The Secretary of State may by regulations amend any provision or provisions of the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act 1963 (c 2) (at a time when the provisions listed in section...
‘After section 89(1) (remote operating licence) of the Gambling Act 2005, insert— “( ) The Commission shall hold a list of persons who have registered to be excluded from remote...
That the draft Small Companies (Micro-Entities’ Accounts) Regulations 2013, which were laid before this House on 23 October, be approved.—(Amber Rudd.) Question agreed to. Motion...
That the draft European Parliamentary Elections (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2013, which were laid before this House on 24 October, be approved.—(Amber Rudd.)...
That the draft Local Elections (Northern Ireland) Order 2013, which was laid before this House on 30 October, be approved.—(Amber Rudd.) Question agreed to. Motion made, and Question put...
That the draft Motor Vehicles (International Circulation) (Amendment) Order 2013, which was laid before this House on 24 October, be approved.—(Amber Rudd.) Question agreed to.
Debate resumed. Question ( 25 November) again proposed, That at the sitting on Monday 2 December, the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motion in the...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Amber Rudd.)
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