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Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (2 Apr 2014)

Stephen Dorrell: In the week when our right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer has spoken of the importance to the Government of securing full employment, will the Prime Minister confirm that the record shows that no Labour Government in history left office with unemployment lower than when they came to office? Does that not illustrate in this area, as in all others, the importance of the principle...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Clause 127 — Short title (11 Mar 2014)

Stephen Dorrell: I shall make two brief points, which I think are the two things for which the Bill will be remembered. The first is a story that started 17 years ago, when Tony Blair as a newly elected Labour Prime Minister went to the Labour party conference and said that a Labour Government should not tolerate a position in which families lose their houses in order for their loved ones to be cared for. It...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: New Clause 6 — Secretary of State’s response to a section 65 regulator’s report on an NHS foundation trust (11 Mar 2014)

Stephen Dorrell: My right hon. Friend is making the key point in this debate. He is describing a locally rooted, clinically led consultation process that engages the professional community as well as the local political community. It must be right that we deliver change in the health and care system in that way. The Health and Social Care Act was motivated by exactly that thought process, as my hon. Friend...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: New Clause 6 — Secretary of State’s response to a section 65 regulator’s report on an NHS foundation trust (11 Mar 2014)

Stephen Dorrell: Saying that a trust is in deficit is not the same as saying that it is heading into administration. It lies within the power of the commissioners and the trust management regime to avoid administration, which everyone in the House agrees is the preferred outcome. Indeed, it is striking that each of the Members from Lewisham and from Staffordshire identified the difficulties that the TSA...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: New Clause 6 — Secretary of State’s response to a section 65 regulator’s report on an NHS foundation trust (11 Mar 2014)

Stephen Dorrell: I do not always agree with every word my hon. Friend says, but I agree with everything he said in that intervention, so I am delighted that I gave way to him. His argument is that commissioners and the trust management should get ahead of the trust administrator. Nobody should sit around waiting for an administrator to be appointed; the objective should be to avoid trust administration along...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: New Clause 6 — Secretary of State’s response to a section 65 regulator’s report on an NHS foundation trust (11 Mar 2014)

Stephen Dorrell: I want briefly to explain why I intend to support clause 119 in the Lobby this evening and to say that I have some sympathy with the points that my right hon. Friend the Member for Sutton and Cheam (Paul Burstow) made about new clause 16. I hope that the Minister will address his specific points about the importance of equivalence between the commissioners of unaffected hospitals and the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: New Clause 6 — Secretary of State’s response to a section 65 regulator’s report on an NHS foundation trust (11 Mar 2014)

Stephen Dorrell: I ask the right hon. Gentleman to reflect on what he has just said. Does he really believe that we can make the changes that are necessary, whether in an individual health institution or in a whole health economy, by looking purely at the finances, without looking at the effect that changing the financial structure needs to have on the structure of care delivery, particularly through the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: New Clause 34 — The Health and Social Care Information Centre: restrictions on dissemination of information (11 Mar 2014)

Stephen Dorrell: I was told a long time ago that it is important in certain circumstances in life to be careful with pronouns. It is fair to say that in the evidence we heard last week not all the witnesses were as careful as they could have been with their pronouns. However, I do not want to follow the hon. Lady too far down that road. Instead, I want to make a couple of broader points that I think are...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: New Clause 34 — The Health and Social Care Information Centre: restrictions on dissemination of information (11 Mar 2014)

Stephen Dorrell: The right hon. Gentleman is 100% right. That is precisely what the care.data programme is designed to address.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: New Clause 34 — The Health and Social Care Information Centre: restrictions on dissemination of information (11 Mar 2014)

Stephen Dorrell: First, we must concentrate the rationale for the programme on to patients. Looking back at how NHS England has got itself into this position over the past few weeks and months, I have lost count of the number of times I have been told how important the programme is for research. I absolutely agree that it is important for research, but the health and care system does not exist to support...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: New Clause 34 — The Health and Social Care Information Centre: restrictions on dissemination of information (11 Mar 2014)

Stephen Dorrell: I am not going to comment on whether the free text data should or should not be part of the system, or on whether the safeguards are adequate. However, I agree with the hon. Lady absolutely that the one sure way of undermining public confidence in safeguards is to change those safeguards every five minutes according to whichever witness we are listening to.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: New Clause 34 — The Health and Social Care Information Centre: restrictions on dissemination of information (11 Mar 2014)

Stephen Dorrell: My hon. Friend is right, as she always is on these issues. This is about improving the care that is delivered to patients. Getting away from the debate about data, I want to make my final point. We are repeatedly told that the system is too fragmented and has not taken advantage of the opportunities created by the proper gathering and manipulation of data—as other sectors of the economy...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: New Clause 34 — The Health and Social Care Information Centre: restrictions on dissemination of information (11 Mar 2014)

Stephen Dorrell: Mr Speaker, I take your rap across the knuckles in the spirit in which it was intended. I apologise to the House for being late today, due to a diary conflict. I hope I can claim that I do not arrive, speak and then disappear very often. My practice is to be here for a debate and to contribute and listen to it, and I apologise to the House for not matching that standard in this debate. I am,...

Care Bill [Lords]: New Clause 34 — The Health and Social Care Information Centre: restrictions on dissemination of information (10 Mar 2014)

Stephen Dorrell: I want to return to a theme that we were discussing in an earlier debate this evening. The true nature of the hon. Gentleman’s concern is unclear. If his concern is that sensitive patient information should be made available only on the basis that the identity of the individual can never be traced and the data remain properly anonymised and confidential, I think that concern would be shared...

Care Bill [Lords]: New Clause 8 — CQC thematic review of local authority commissioning practices (10 Mar 2014)

Stephen Dorrell: I agree with the thought that my right hon. Friend identifies. I have been choosing my words with care—I hope—in inviting the Minister to chart a course towards a more joined-up concept of commissioning. Almost as I offer my critique of the commissioning structures, I can feel officials in the Box writing the next version of the legislation that will have another go at providing the...

Care Bill [Lords]: New Clause 8 — CQC thematic review of local authority commissioning practices (10 Mar 2014)

Stephen Dorrell: The hon. Gentleman knows that I do not entirely share his concern about who holds the share certificate for a particular service. I am more concerned about the accountability of a public authority for the use of public money to deliver a public service. On that, the hon. Gentleman and I are probably as one. I am also concerned that the system, from the perspective of the patient and service...

Care Bill [Lords]: New Clause 8 — CQC thematic review of local authority commissioning practices (10 Mar 2014)

Stephen Dorrell: No, I do not believe that simply empowering the Care Quality Commission to go into that space is the answer to the question that I am posing. My right hon. Friend the Member for Sutton and Cheam (Paul Burstow) is closer to the right answer in identifying the health and wellbeing board at a local level as the beginnings of an organisation that can deliver a more joined-up commissioning...

Care Bill [Lords]: New Clause 8 — CQC thematic review of local authority commissioning practices (10 Mar 2014)

Stephen Dorrell: I am grateful to the Minister for his encouragement that I am on the right path. There is a serious question here. I agree with my right hon. Friend the Member for Sutton and Cheam that, at a local level, the health and wellbeing board is the organisation best placed to move forward with the process of more joined-up commissioning. How we, as MPs, satisfy ourselves that this is happening to...

Care Bill [Lords]: New Clause 8 — CQC thematic review of local authority commissioning practices (10 Mar 2014)

Stephen Dorrell: I want to speak primarily to the new clauses moved by my right hon. Friend the Member for Richmond, but first I wish to comment on the speech by my hon. Friend the Member for Bristol North West (Charlotte Leslie), who has been a consistent advocate of the importance of ensuring that we have a culture in our health and care system that creates space for whistle- blowers, not because we want a...


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