Grahame Morris: What happens when cancer alliances do not achieve the 62-day target? It seems completely perverse that individuals suffering from cancer in those areas are penalised by lack of funds from the transformation fund. Is the Minister saying that those cancer alliances can still apply for that funding and measures will be put in place to ensure that they do reach that target?
Grahame Morris: Three times.
Grahame Morris: I thank the hon. Member for East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow (Dr Cameron) for opening this debate on behalf of the hon. Member for Basildon and Billericay (Mr Baron), and I pay tribute to his excellent work over many years as chair of the all-party group on cancer. I am delighted to support this debate, and as someone who has always taken a key interest in cancer strategy, I wish...
Grahame Morris: I am very glad to hear it, because this is a serious point. The Department of Health and Social Care must decouple the release of transformation funding to cancer alliances from progress against the 62-day waiting time standard. I hope the Minister will address that point in his remarks. [Interruption.] I look forward with anticipation to his remarks. It would not be a contribution on health...
Grahame Morris: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Dame Cheryl. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill (Hugh Gaffney) on securing it. I want to speak in the debate on cancer strategy in the main Chamber, so I am grateful to you for calling me early, Dame Cheryl, and I hope you will forgive me for not being able to stay until the end. I will not repeat...
Grahame Morris: I thank my hon. Friend for that powerful example—there are many others. The current situation, in which these families are denied access to justice, shames us. To deny children and families who have already faced immense risks and challenges the opportunity of family reunion and legal aid is an appalling indictment of the UK Government, and of us all as parliamentarians. Legal aid, or...
Grahame Morris: My hon. Friend makes a fair point: delaying family reunion creates all sorts of other problems. People who arrive on our shores—who are often fleeing persecution—become valued members of our communities and often work in public service, like Lord Dubs. They set up small businesses and take on important roles in the community. They are a real asset in terms of adding value. We must...
Grahame Morris: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what strategy the Government has put in place to (a) support people affected by Fentanyl and (b) reduce the harm associated with that drug.
Grahame Morris: Whether he has made representations to his Turkish counterpart on that country’s operation in Afrin.
Grahame Morris: Does the Foreign Secretary recognise that the Kurdish-led Administration in Afrin has built a secular, democratic system that has worked collaboratively with the international community to defeat Daesh, most recently in Raqqa? Does he accept that the international community owes a debt of honour to the Kurds? Will he step up efforts to stop the bloodshed in and around Afrin?
Grahame Morris: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many prosecutions there have been under the Fireworks Regulations 2004 in the last five years.
Grahame Morris: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish NHS Digital's assessment of the performance of EMIS against its service level agreement governing the supply of electronic patient record systems.
Grahame Morris: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?
Grahame Morris: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will remove the Child Maintenance Service fees for the parent with care in cases where a pay and collect arrangement is required due to non-payment by the non-resident parent.
Grahame Morris: I thank the Minister for giving way and hope he will bear with me. Given the emphasis he is placing on the importance of secondary legislation, and the fact that, as he said a moment ago, the TRA has not been set up yet, has he had a chance to reconsider putting trade union representatives on the TRA?
Grahame Morris: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what criteria are applied to decide whether a claimant can have a home assessment for (a) employment and support allowance, (b) personal independence payment and (c) universal credit.
Grahame Morris: What assessment he has made of the extent to which trail hunting is used as a cover to conduct illegal fox hunting.
Grahame Morris: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure equality of access to heart attack treatment for women.
Grahame Morris: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it possible for people to claim for Personal Independence Payments through an online platform in line with the Government’s digital by default agenda.
Grahame Morris: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will change the rules for the audio recording of medical assessments for employment and support allowance, personal independence payments, and universal credit to allow claimants to record assessments on digital devices.