DHSC Answers to Written Questions

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:32 am on 19th November 2020.

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Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care) 10:32 am, 19th November 2020

The hon. Gentleman is indeed a prolific questioner, but his questions are always welcome and to the point. He highlights an important aspect that affects the response of the Department, which is that a significant number of questions, and the information required to answer them, is not held within the Department but by various health trusts, NHS England or other external bodies, which can occasionally introduce additional slight delays in the system. We are working closely with them to minimise that and get answers as quickly as we can to hon. Members.