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Andrew Selous: I agree with my hon. Friend, who makes an entirely reasonable request, and I will tell her why it is so reasonable: all our main economic competitors across the OECD do exactly what she suggests. It needs to be said a lot more often in this House that, as I said at the start of my contribution, we are an outlier in not doing this. We have taken for granted the fact that we have independent...
Andrew Selous: We need to look at everything we can do to strengthen family life, because we know that strong families—healthy, supportive, committed, mutually respectful couple relationships—are the bedrock of our society. As a Government, we used to talk a lot about reducing the couple penalty; certainly when we were in opposition and preparing for Government, that was a significant objective. We have...
Andrew Selous: People had wanted to have their say on Europe for many years. When we gave them the referendum on the alternative vote, the main question in my constituency was, “Why aren’t you giving us a vote on our membership of the European Union?” Some 17.4 million voted to leave, including 58% of my constituents, and more people voted for Brexit than have voted for anything else. Importantly, 403...
Andrew Selous: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the letter entitled, Patient safety: letter to independent healthcare providers, published by his Department on 8 May 2018, what steps his Department is taking to improve patient safety in the private sector.
Andrew Selous: What steps he is taking to reduce obesity.
Andrew Selous: The introduction of a 9 pm watershed on the marketing of junk food to children is the No. 1 ask of the Obesity Health Alliance, supported by Cancer Research UK, Diabetes UK and many of the royal colleges. When will we see that consultation launched?
Andrew Selous: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to meet the zero per cent prevalence increase target for obesity and diabetes by 2025, recommended by the World Health Organisation in its report: Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of NCDs 2013-2020.
Andrew Selous: What steps he is taking to ensure the compliance of foreign-registered vehicles with UK laws and regulations.
Andrew Selous: Neither the police nor the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency has records of foreign-registered vehicles that have been in the UK for more than six months, which means that our roads are more dangerous and there is not equality under the law for British nationals. What are the Government going to do about this issue?
Andrew Selous: Will the Minister give way?
Andrew Selous: I, too, am very pleased that Kellogg’s has brought in traffic light labelling, but does the Minister agree with me that, with Kellogg’s Frosties at 37 grams of sugar per 100 grams, there is much more to do as far as Kellogg’s is concerned?
Andrew Selous: On that point, does the hon. Gentleman agree that it would be good to hear from the Minister in his reply about when we will get the consultation on the 9 pm watershed and on promotions? Both are promised, but we do not yet have a date for them.
Andrew Selous: It is a pleasure to speak in this important debate, because diabetes is so significant in the UK. There are 4.6 million people with diabetes and on current projections we are on track to have more than 5 million people suffering from it by 2025. Ninety per cent. of people with diabetes have type 2, and being overweight or obese accounts for 80% to 85% of a person’s risk of developing the...
Andrew Selous: The NHS long-term plan is hugely welcome, particularly its recognition that GPs are the bedrock of the NHS. Does the Prime Minister agree that it is vital that we do all we can to support GPs in staying in general practice, and that the education and training budget be urgently prioritised, to enable a wide range of healthcare professionals to support GPs in their practices?
Andrew Selous: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the report entitled, Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of NCDs 2013-2020, published by the World Health Organisation; and if he will make statement.
Andrew Selous: While some employers do fantastic work to help ex-offenders into work, do Ministers agree that we now need some disclosure, to show up employers that blatantly discriminate against ex-offenders for no good reason to stop them getting jobs?
Andrew Selous: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2018 to Question 198762 on Children: Protection, what cross-cutting factors his Department has identified as affecting trends in the level of demand for children's services.
Andrew Selous: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) tier 3 and (b) tier 4 weight management services have been decommissioned in each (i) region and (ii) Clinical Commissioning Group area in each of the last five calendar years.
Andrew Selous: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which Clinical Commissioning Groups commission (a) a multidisciplinary tier 3 and (b) a tier 4 weight management service.
Andrew Selous: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients have received (a) a tier 3 and (b) a tier 4 weight management service in each (i) region and (ii) Clinical Commissioning Group area in each of the last five calendar years.