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Cancer Treatment: Patient Travel Times — [Sir Christopher Chope in the Chair] (10 Jan 2018)

Tim Farron: The hon. Lady mentioned proton beam therapy, which is a wonderful treatment. We are grateful for the investment of more than one Government, which has ensured that it is coming to Manchester and London. She also talked about upgrading existing equipment, which is a reminder that 80% of commonly occurring cancers will still be treated by linear accelerators, albeit regularly upgraded....

Cancer Treatment: Patient Travel Times — [Sir Christopher Chope in the Chair] (10 Jan 2018)

Tim Farron: I beg to move, That this House has considered patient travel times for cancer treatment. It is a great pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Christopher. I should also like to consider satellite radiotherapies at Westmorland General Hospital. Almost every story that I have heard or read in recent times about the national health service has been negative. I understand why, given the...

Cancer Treatment: Patient Travel Times — [Sir Christopher Chope in the Chair] (10 Jan 2018)

Tim Farron: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for raising those issues and his own personal experiences. As I will come to in a moment, the issues affecting children and young people are even greater. I am very happy to pay tribute to the work and provision of CLIC Sargent and, in particular, to recognise the impact on people with cancer who have young children themselves. Maintaining an income and...

Cancer Treatment: Patient Travel Times — [Sir Christopher Chope in the Chair] (10 Jan 2018)

Tim Farron: I very much acknowledge the hon. Gentleman’s powerful point. In general, it is important that none of us are misunderstood here: centres of excellence are incredibly important; nevertheless access to treatment is also important. Where we are at the moment means that we are looking at the former to the exclusion of the latter, when both could be considered.

Cancer Treatment: Patient Travel Times — [Sir Christopher Chope in the Chair] (10 Jan 2018)

Tim Farron: I would like to thank the hon. Gentleman’s wife for her work, but also to say that he is absolutely right. There are great models, including from the Christie in Manchester, where they already operate satellite services. Arguing for rural or any form of standalone cancer services is foolish and is not what I am asking for. I am asking for satellites of existing, established,...

Cancer Treatment: Patient Travel Times — [Sir Christopher Chope in the Chair] (10 Jan 2018)

Tim Farron: I am very happy to acknowledge the work of local charities in my area. The Rosemere Cancer Foundation and South Lakes CancerCare do immensely good work, just like the charities in the hon. Gentleman’s constituency. For some people living in the remotest areas of my part of the world—in south Cumbria—who are eligible for hospital-provided pick-ups, a round trip to access...

Cancer Treatment: Patient Travel Times — [Sir Christopher Chope in the Chair] (10 Jan 2018)

Tim Farron: Yes, I fully agree. That is why the NHS England consultation is the right time to set criteria. If we all say, “We’d rather like it if these issues are addressed,” nothing will happen, but if they are set as firm criteria and priorities as a consequence of the consultation, something should happen. The hon. Gentleman was right to raise that point. Requiring NHS trusts to...

Cancer Treatment: Patient Travel Times — [Sir Christopher Chope in the Chair] (10 Jan 2018)

Tim Farron: All the points that the hon. Lady makes are absolutely right and relevant to those of us who are here today—especially so, given the nature of her county. Our community in south Cumbria remains proud that we won part one of our fight for a cancer centre. When we launched our campaign in 2009, it was for chemotherapy and radiotherapy. In 2011, we cut the ribbon on the Grizedale...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Plastics: China (8 Jan 2018)

Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to mitigate the potential effect on the amount of plastic waste in the UK of the coming into force of restrictions imposed by China limiting the import into that country of such waste.

Petition - Urgent Treatment Centre, Westmorland General Hospital (20 Dec 2017)

Tim Farron: I rise to present a petition calling for an urgent treatment centre at the Westmorland General Hospital. There are 2,500 petitioners. The petition states: The petition of residents of the United Kingdom, Declares that many people in South Lakes have to endure long journeys to the Accident and Emergency units at Royal Lancaster Infirmary in Lancaster and Furness General Hospital in Barrow as...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Dec 2017)

Tim Farron: Thank you, Mr Speaker—[Interruption.]

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Dec 2017)

Tim Farron: Thank you for your characteristic greeting, Mr Speaker. I wish everyone a merry Christmas, especially the hon. Member for Sefton Central (Bill Esterson). The Prime Minister will be aware that NHS England has extended the deadline for its consultation on the allocation of radiotherapy services into the new year. Will she therefore take this opportunity to ensure that one of the criteria is...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Maternity Services: Birth Rate (18 Dec 2017)

Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the birth rates were at each freestanding midwife-led unit in each year since 2011.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Food Banks (14 Dec 2017)

Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to visit (a) a food bank or (b) a soup kitchen in his capacity as Secretary of State in December 2017.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Grenfell Tower: Fires (14 Dec 2017)

Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to meet those people affected by the Grenfell Tower fire who are still living in temporary accommodation before the end of 2017.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: European Union: Flags (13 Dec 2017)

Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department has spent on purchasing EU flags for use in (a) the UK and (b) its missions overseas since June 2016.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Regulations to deal with deficiencies arising from withdrawal - Independent Report (12 Dec 2017)

Tim Farron: I commend the hon. Gentleman for all the remarks that he has just made. I, too, have visited many camps and spoken to unaccompanied child refugees. Does he agree that the case he is making serves as a reminder that our acting honourably and decently, as a country and a continent, does not constitute a pull factor—we are simply responding to the push factor of the appalling circumstances...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Regulations to deal with deficiencies arising from withdrawal - Independent Report (12 Dec 2017)

Tim Farron: The hon. Gentleman is making some excellent points, and I would like to back him up on them. Would it be worth reflecting on the fact that, rightly or wrongly, being in the European Union means that we make some colossal policy assumptions? On environmental matters, one of those assumptions is that it is right that we invest public money in farming to make sure that we protect our...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Military Aircraft: Ministers (11 Dec 2017)

Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which Government Departments owe money to the Ministry of Defence for the use of RAF aircraft by Ministers.


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