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John Baron: The one thing that I would suggest to the Chancellor is that the problem with these forecasts is that they do not anticipate a response from the Government to a given set of scenarios. That is one reason why the forecasts in 2016 were so wrong.
John Baron: The Prime Minister is well aware that many of us have wished her well in these negotiations, but does she understand and recognise that many of us also have concerns about the backstop and equate it to entering a contract of employment that gives the sole right of termination to the other party?
John Baron: I am neither a lawyer nor a constitutional historian, but I concur with my right hon. and learned Friend the Member for Rushcliffe (Mr Clarke), the Father of the House, and indeed, my hon. Friend the Member for North East Somerset (Mr Rees-Mogg), in suggesting that it is regrettable that we have got to this position. One would not—Government Members, certainly—start from this position...
John Baron: The Prime Minister is aware that many of us have wished her well in these negotiations, but it appears that the withdrawal agreement sacrifices much and secures very little. Article 129(3) states that “the United Kingdom shall refrain, during the transition period, from any action…which is likely to be prejudicial to the Union’s interest”. Does this mean that the UK will be unable,...
John Baron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, in light of the Government's commitment that three in four of all cancers be diagnosed at Stage I or II by 2028, what estimate he has made of the proportion of cancer diagnoses for which staging data is currently available; and whether this includes all cancer diagnoses including rare and less common cancers.
John Baron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to improve the quality of assessments of liability by the NHS in advance of the commencement of legal proceedings.
John Baron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of assessments of liability by the NHS in advance of the commencement of legal proceedings in the last three years.
John Baron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of the litigated claims in which the NHS paid damages in the last 12 months were as a result of (a) breach of duty and (b) or causation.
John Baron: In welcoming the Japanese Prime Minister’s suggestion that we can join the Trans-Pacific Partnership when we leave the EU, and in wishing my right hon. Friend well in the upcoming negotiations, will she please confirm that our joining and fully participating in the TPP will not be hindered by the common rulebook of the Chequers agreement and that the whole United Kingdom will benefit?
John Baron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the £200 million allocated to the Cancer Transformation Funding, how much funding each Cancer Alliance (a) received in (i) 2017-2018 and (ii) 2018-2019; and (b) how much such funding remains outstanding.
John Baron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Cancer Transformation Fund, when he plans to publish the provisional allocation of the £29.7 million of capital expenditure classified by NHS England as not yet approved.
John Baron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish the performance data for the Cancer Alliances.
John Baron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to undertake an assessment of the value for money of cancer transformation funding.
John Baron: I wish the Secretary of State a productive summer—it could be a very interesting one. The EU has a poor track record when it comes to trade deals generally, which is why we trade with the majority of the rest of the world on World Trade Organisation terms. What assurances can he give us that, in the run-up to the publication of the White Paper, we will be meaningfully preparing to leave on...
John Baron: What steps the Government are taking to ensure that the recommendations of the cancer strategy will be implemented by 2020.
John Baron: I welcome the new Secretary of State to his post. There remains the inconvenient truth that, despite all Governments bombarding the NHS with process targets in recent decades, cancer survival rates are not catching up with international averages. The last Government’s estimates suggested that that needlessly costs 10,000 lives a year as a result. Will the Minister work with the new...
John Baron: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?
John Baron: Does the right hon. Gentleman accept that the practical effect of the immigration policy we are pursuing is to discriminate against countries outside the EU?
John Baron: I want to address my remarks to the two core tenets of the EU: the customs union and the single market. I think there is a danger in this place, and perhaps in certain sections of the community outside, of taking the view that people did not know what they voted for when they voted to leave. Not only is that incorrect, but it can come across as very patronising and condescending. I think we...
John Baron: I think it is quite straightforward. We had a referendum on the question of whether people wanted to stay or leave. The decision was to leave, and the political parties woke up to that fact and put that decision at the heart of their manifestos, on which we then went to the country. I remind the House that it is there in black and white in both manifestos: we will leave the customs union, and...