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ME: Treatment and Research — [Mr Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (21 Jun 2018)

Desmond Swayne: The hon. Gentleman began by talking about stigma—the stigma of laziness or of something “in the head”. We all know that the sort of people afflicted by ME are certainly not lazy. As to its being in the head, there may be some psychological causes of ME but it is none the less an illness, and to treat it as if it were not is to reinforce the stigma that has been so damaging...

Defence Fire and Rescue Project: Capita (21 Jun 2018)

Desmond Swayne: The Minister said that personnel would be safer; will he explain how?

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: National Citizen Service (21 Jun 2018)

Desmond Swayne: When we conceived the NCS, the ambition was that it would be so good that it would become universal. Does that still hold?

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust (21 Jun 2018)

Desmond Swayne: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the letter of Dr Maureen Rickman and Dr Nick Broughton of Southern Health dated 13 March 2018 following unexpected deaths.

Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill: Committee Stage (19 Jun 2018)

Desmond Swayne: I’ll have a go! The issue before us is that private Members’ Bills are determined by a queue which is the result of a ballot. The Government are accused of manipulating the queue by withholding money resolutions. Interestingly, what happened last Friday was an attempt by the Government to manipulate the queue by taking a Bill that was No. 8 and getting it a Second Reading on the...

Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill: Committee Stage (19 Jun 2018)

Desmond Swayne: This is not an area where I have expertise, but my understanding was that the money resolution enabled money to be spent in preparation for the Bill becoming law. So there is a financial implication of passing a money resolution, even if the Bill has not proceeded to Third Reading and Royal Assent.

Cannabis-Based Medicines: Points of Order (19 Jun 2018)

Desmond Swayne: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Where is everybody? I hope, in the light of the extraordinary accusations of the right hon. Member for North Norfolk (Norman Lamb), they are not behind the bike sheds having a spliff.

Cannabis-Based Medicines (19 Jun 2018)

Desmond Swayne: Clinical leadership may have its place, but for years the crying need has been for political leadership, so may I thank my right hon. Friends the Secretary of State and the Policing Minister for providing it?

Health and Social Care: Innovative Drugs and Devices (19 Jun 2018)

Desmond Swayne: Does the Minister have proposals for the reform of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency? I hope so.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Mobile Homes (19 Jun 2018)

Desmond Swayne: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what conclusions he has drawn as a result of his call for evidence of 12 April 2017 on park home regulation and the level of sales commission charged on park homes.

NHS Long-Term Plan (18 Jun 2018)

Desmond Swayne: Clinicians tell me that half of interventions have no value to the patient whatsoever, and yet the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency wages war on new entrants with inexpensive and effective remedies. There is plenty of scope for reform, isn’t there?

Medicinal Cannabis: Upskirting (18 Jun 2018)

Desmond Swayne: In the meantime and until my hon. and learned Friend’s Bill becomes law, will she vigorously exploit every opportunity afforded by the common law to see that these offences are prosecuted?

Medicinal Cannabis (18 Jun 2018)

Desmond Swayne: Will my right hon. Friend ensure that this process, even if clinically led, is not administered by a bureaucrat, but is electrified by a politician alive to the need to be re-elected?

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Support for Mortgage Interest (15 Jun 2018)

Desmond Swayne: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of employment support allowance recipients that have seen an overall reduction in benefit payments when council tax benefit has been withdrawn following the introduction of support for mortgage interest; and if he will make a statement.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Sewel Convention (14 Jun 2018)

Desmond Swayne: Really?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Sewel Convention (14 Jun 2018)

Desmond Swayne: Which power is my right hon. Friend planning to take away from the Scottish Government and Parliament?

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