Andrew Selous: Will the hon. Lady give way on that point?
Andrew Selous: We have 35 minutes left.
Andrew Selous: rose—
Andrew Selous: I am grateful to be called to speak in this important debate, Sir Graham. Let me say at the outset that I very much support our national health service, paid for out of taxation and available for all at the point of need, irrespective of the ability to pay. The NHS saved my life when I was 24—it was there for me when I needed it, and I always want to be there to defend it for all those...
Andrew Selous: I am not aware of where exactly that income came from. The Royal Marsden is a world-leading hospital; perhaps some of that was from foreign patients who had come to the United Kingdom and would not have been entitled to NHS care. Professor Chris Ham of the King’s Fund went on to say: “In some of these areas”— sustainability and transformation plan areas—...
Andrew Selous: I pay tribute to the hon. Member for Sheffield, Heeley (Louise Haigh) for bringing this important matter before the House. I will start with the economics, because the debate relates to austerity and life expectancy. Government Members would probably talk about living within our means and would put to the hon. Lady the argument that the consequences for the poor and the vulnerable of a...
Andrew Selous: I will in a moment. There has been no austerity in Germany, because the Germans live within their means and run a big budget surplus. They have a trade surplus with China. However, life expectancy is falling in Germany as well. We need to look at these wider factors and at the European context. I will now of course give way, with great pleasure, to my former colleague on the Health Committee.
Andrew Selous: I will come on to those very important public health issues and what we need to do about them, because I care passionately about them, as probably everyone in the Chamber does. As the hon. Lady is from Scotland, it is also worth looking at what is happening there, because Scotland offers free adult social care and spends a higher amount on healthcare per head than England, yet still has a...
Andrew Selous: If the hon. Gentleman will forgive me, I am going to make a bit of progress, because I am mindful of your admonition, Mr Paisley, not to take too long and I want all the Opposition Members to have their say as well. What do we need to do about this situation? We have 25% more nurses coming into the system—that training has started—and 25% more doctors coming into the system. We...
Andrew Selous: Does the right hon. Gentleman not agree that protecting the lives of UK servicemen and women will sometimes require the use of surprise and that therefore prior parliamentary approval could on occasion be life-threatening?
Andrew Selous: To ask Secretary of State for Justice, how many Albanian nationals are in the prison population in England and Wales; and what proportion of the total prison population that number represents.
Andrew Selous: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care tackling childhood obesity through broadcast restrictions on junk food.
Andrew Selous: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve access to tier 4 obesity services.
Andrew Selous: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the cost effectiveness of tier 4 obesity services.
Andrew Selous: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many clinical commissioning groups have commissioned tier 3 obesity services in each of the last five years.
Andrew Selous: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the number of local authorities which have commissioned tier 3 obesity services in each of the last five years.
Andrew Selous: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department has issued to GPs on referring patients to tier 3 obesity services.
Andrew Selous: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to evaluate the provision of weight management services for (a) children and young people and (b) adults in England.
Andrew Selous: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the advertising of products high in fat, sugar and salt on children's health.
Andrew Selous: I, too, pay tribute—I am sure I do so on behalf of the whole House—to PC Keith Palmer and the other victims of the terrorist attack a year ago today. I thank all the security staff who are on duty today, enabling our democracy to carry on functioning. Does my hon. Friend the Member for Tiverton and Honiton (Neil Parish) agree that the list of illnesses caused by poor air quality...