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Fishing: East Anglia: Austerity: Life Expectancy (18 Apr 2018)

Chris Ruane: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Sheffield, Heeley (Louise Haigh) on securing the debate. The issue of stalling life expectancy, and indeed of falling life expectancy in some areas, is very serious. The hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire (Andrew Selous) talked about living within our means, but people in my constituency are dying early without their means. We must reach out...

Fishing: East Anglia: Austerity: Life Expectancy (18 Apr 2018)

Chris Ruane: I agree. All those issues are part of the mix as to why we are seeing a decrease in life expectancy. It is a complex issue that needs further inquiry.

Fishing: East Anglia: Austerity: Life Expectancy (18 Apr 2018)

Chris Ruane: I am afraid that I must move on, because I have been getting eyes from the Chair and I do not want to upset Mr Paisley. The Government have said that the situation is a blip because of flu or the cold weather. The Department of Health has seemed to downplay fears about life expectancy, pointing out that smoking rates have gone down and cancer rates have gone down, but that is all the more...

Fishing: East Anglia: Austerity: Life Expectancy (18 Apr 2018)

Chris Ruane: In Wales and Northern Ireland the figure is 18%. In Scotland it is only 6.2%. In the north-east of England, 27% of local authorities have seen a decrease in life expectancy. There are regional differences. What we can draw from that is that where there has been devolution and kinder, gentler Administrations, there has been a less sharp decline. Hope is a powerful motivator in the way we make...

Fishing: East Anglia: Austerity: Life Expectancy (18 Apr 2018)

Chris Ruane: There is very little time, so I will draw my comments to a close by saying that Professor Martin McKee and other academics, from Oxford and other universities, want the Health Committee to have an inquiry on this issue. It is complex. I have mentioned some of the causes, and other MPs, from both sides of the Chamber, have mentioned some of the other causes of the decline in life expectancy....

Fishing: East Anglia: Austerity: Life Expectancy (18 Apr 2018)

Chris Ruane: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: UK Men's Shed Association (18 Apr 2018)

Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what service level agreements her Department has entered into with the UK Men's Sheds Association.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Written Questions (16 Apr 2018)

Chris Ruane: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish a ranked list of Departments in order of the proportion of Named Day Questions which they answered on that Named Day excluding holding answers in each of the last three years.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cabinet Office: Contracts (9 Apr 2018)

Chris Ruane: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what organisations his Department has outsourced functions to since 2011.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health Professions: Training (29 Mar 2018)

Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what training is provided to medical professionals on the effect of (a) diet and (b) lifestyle on (i) diabetes, (ii) obesity, (iii) heart disease, and (iv) mental ill health.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (29 Mar 2018)

Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of procedures in place to ensure that personal independence payment claimants claiming under special rules receive the correct entitlement of the enhanced rate of the daily living component.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Free School Meals (29 Mar 2018)

Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children were (a) entitled to, and (b) applied for free school meals in each local authority area in each of the last seven years.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Employment (28 Mar 2018)

Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many (a) men, and (b) women have been in precarious employment in each year since 2011.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (27 Mar 2018)

Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of levels of satisfaction of claimants at the mandatory reconsideration stage of personal independence payment claims in each of the last two years.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: General Practitioners: ICT (27 Mar 2018)

Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of GP’s satisfaction levels with GP clinical IT systems.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: General Practitioners: ICT (27 Mar 2018)

Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an estimate of the cost per patient of the NHS migrating IT clinical systems to a new supplier.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: General Practitioners: ICT (26 Mar 2018)

Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support his Department provides to GP practices to help with data migration when transitioning to new IT clinical systems.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Personal Independence Payment: Appeals (26 Mar 2018)

Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the satisfaction levels of claimants during the tribunal stage of the Personal Independence Payments claims process in each of the last two years.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Debts (22 Mar 2018)

Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average amount was of student debt that was (a) paid by and (b) outstanding for (i) 25 to 29-year-olds, (ii) 30 to 34-year-olds and (iii) 35 to 39-year-olds in each of the last eight years.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Owner Occupation (22 Mar 2018)

Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the level of home ownership among (a) 20 to 24-year-olds, (b) 25 to 29-year-olds, (c) 30 to 34-year-olds and (d) 35 to 39-year-olds in each of the last eight years.


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