Results 1–20 of 353 for speaker:Doug Naysmith

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (7 Apr 2010)

Doug Naysmith: As I know my right hon. Friend is aware, the past 10 years have seen an unprecedented increase in support for science and technology in this country, but will he agree that now is not the time to cut investment in science, research and education? For it is in these areas that we will ensure our future economic success and economic growth.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Topical Questions (30 Mar 2010)

Doug Naysmith: I know that the Secretary of State is aware that there are two separate electronic surveillance systems for tuberculosis in England: one for London, one for the rest of the country. Does he agree that it would be more sensible to have one system for the whole country, enabling more effective control and treatment of that troublingly persistent disease, and, perhaps, a national treatment plan,...

Written Answers — Health: Tuberculosis (25 Mar 2010)

Doug Naysmith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to encourage health services in areas with a high number of tuberculosis cases to co-ordinate their work with other public services used by those at a high risk of contracting that disease.

Written Answers — International Development: Developing Countries: Tuberculosis (25 Mar 2010)

Doug Naysmith: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans his Department has to improve the mechanisms used to measure the progress and effectiveness of the tuberculosis control programmes funded by his Department.

Written Answers — International Development: Developing Countries: Tuberculosis (24 Mar 2010)

Doug Naysmith: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to seek to ensure adequate levels of funding for research and development of new drugs, diagnostics and vaccines to reduce the number of cases of MDR and XDR tuberculosis in developing countries.

Written Answers — Health: Tuberculosis: Screening (24 Mar 2010)

Doug Naysmith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the NHS in diagnosing those with tuberculosis; and what steps he is taking to improve the methods used by the NHS to diagnose people with that disease.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Future Large Aircraft (24 Mar 2010)

Doug Naysmith: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the likely effects of the agreement finalised on 5 March 2010 between the Government and other European customer nations and EADS/Airbus Military in relation to the A400M military air transporter programme on the (a) number of jobs in, (b) level of skills in and (c) supply chain of...

Written Answers — International Development: Food: Overseas Aid (5 Mar 2010)

Doug Naysmith: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department plans to take to implement its commitment to agricultural and food security research related to developing countries supported by the UK science base in co-operation with UK research councils.

Petitions: Badman Report (Bristol North-West) (8 Dec 2009)

Doug Naysmith: As others have this evening, I would like to present a petition of 53 persons resident in the Bristol, North-West parliamentary constituency who are concerned about the recommendations of the Badman report. Following is the full text of the petition: [The Petition of persons resident in the Bristol North West parliamentary constituency, Declares that they are concerned about the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (2 Dec 2009)

Doug Naysmith: If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 2 December.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (2 Dec 2009)

Doug Naysmith: In associating myself with the Prime Minister's condolences to the family and friends of Acting Sergeant John Amer, I know that I am speaking for every Member of the House. Following recent events in the Colchester and Basildon hospital trusts, does my right hon. Friend agree with me, with the Secretary of State for Health and with a recent report of the Select Committee on Health that the...

Written Answers — Health: Tuberculosis (24 Nov 2009)

Doug Naysmith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent consideration he has given to the establishment of a national programme for the co-ordination of services to prevent and control tuberculosis.

Written Answers — International Development: India: Tuberculosis (26 Oct 2009)

Doug Naysmith: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department's support for the national tuberculosis programme in India in reducing the incidence of tuberculosis in that country.

Written Answers — Health: Tuberculosis: Screening (22 Oct 2009)

Doug Naysmith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether his Department has conducted recent research on the effectiveness of the port of entry screening programme for tuberculosis; (2) what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of operating the port of entry screening programme for tuberculosis in the last five years; (3) how many cases of (a) active and (b) latent...

Written Answers — Home Department: Domestic Violence (7 Jul 2009)

Doug Naysmith: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what contribution his Department has made to the cross-Government consultation, Together We Can End Violence Against Women and Girls; and what steps his Department is taking to ensure adequate funding for specialist voluntary sector organisations dealing with violence against women.

Written Answers — Women and Equality: Domestic Violence (23 Jun 2009)

Doug Naysmith: To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what contribution the Government Equalities Office has made to the cross-Government consultation, ‘Together We Can End Violence Against Women and Girls; and what steps her Office is taking to ensure adequate funding for specialist voluntary sector organisations dealing with violence against women.

Written Answers — Health: Benzodiazepines and Antidepressants (19 May 2009)

Doug Naysmith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many prescriptions of (a) individual benzodiazepine drugs and (b) individual anti-depressants were dispensed in the community in 2008.

Written Answers — Health: Dementia: Sight Impaired (31 Mar 2009)

Doug Naysmith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate he has made of the number of people with dementia who have an undetected visual problem; (2) what estimate he has made of the number of people with dementia and serious sight loss.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Mental Health Services (24 Mar 2009)

Doug Naysmith: In his reply to my hon. Friend the Member for West Ham (Lyn Brown), my hon. Friend the Minister said that there had been a 70 per cent. increase in clinical psychology—I think the figure was 70 per cent.—but he will know, as I do, that that was from a pretty low base. Can he assure me that he will redouble his efforts to ensure increased numbers of clinical psychologists? Too often...

Legislative Reform (19 Mar 2009)

Doug Naysmith: I am the longest-serving member of the Regulatory Reform Committee and its predecessors in the House. I was one of those who thought this was a trivial measure. I suspect that had the Minister and his civil servants spelt out, in the documentation that came before the Committee when we considered the measure, the much larger sum that can be saved with other measures that are coming along, we...


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