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Oral Answers to Questions — Health

– in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 24th November 2009.

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  • NHS Constitution (18 speeches, 1 annotation)

    What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the NHS constitution; and if he will make a statement.

  • NHS Dentistry (11 speeches)

    What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of NHS dental provision; and if he will make a statement.

  • Human Trafficking (8 speeches)

    If he will issue guidance to health care practitioners on the likely health care problems experienced by trafficked persons which might not present immediately.

  • Parking Charges (Offsetting) (7 speeches)

    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.

  • Smoking Cessation (6 speeches)

    If his Department will take steps to promote the health benefits of low-toxicant smokeless tobacco products as aids for smoking cessation.

  • Social Care Reform (8 speeches, 1 annotation)

    When he plans to publish the Government's response to their consultation on the reform of social care.

  • NHS Governance (8 speeches)

    If he will bring forward proposals to involve more elected representatives in NHS governance structures at local and regional level.

  • Capital Funding (Hospital Trusts) (6 speeches)

    What mechanism is used to determine the allocation of capital funding to hospital trusts.

  • Alternative Medicine (Regulation) (4 speeches)

    What progress has been made on the regulation of herbal medicine, acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine; and if he will make a statement.

  • Mental Health Services (8 speeches, 1 annotation)

    What steps his Department is taking to improve the level of access to mental health services.

  • Independent Sector Treatment Centres (4 speeches)

    What assessment he has made of the use made by the NHS of services commissioned from independent sector treatment centres.

  • Working Time Directive (6 speeches)

    What recent assessment he has made of the effect of the European working time directive on NHS staff.

  • Health Visitors (Greater London) (4 speeches)

    How many health visitors were employed in Greater London in (a) 1997 and (b) 2009; and if he will make a statement.

  • Working Time Directive (4 speeches)

    What recent assessment he has made of the effect on hospital trust budgets of the implementation of the European working time directive.

  • Topical Questions (40 speeches, 1 annotation)

    If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.