Martin Vickers: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS Long Term Plan, what assessment he has made of the effect of developments in digital care on the provision of pain pathway services.
Martin Vickers: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to prevent worsening chronicity of pain in people suffering from chronic pain.
Martin Vickers: Along with the hon. Member for Keighley (John Grogan), I was in Kosovo last week representing the all-party group. Ministers will be aware of the concerns about land swap talks between Kosovo and Serbia. What assessment have the Government made of this and other potential changes to borders in the western Balkans?
Martin Vickers: I commend my right hon. Friend for all his work on this issue, and for securing this debate. Unlike me, he is an eminent lawyer, and I am trying to get my head around some of the complexities of this issue. If we invoke this interpretative declaration and the EU objects, is that legally challengeable, and if so in what court?
Martin Vickers: A report in today’s Grimsby Telegraph highlights the cost of missed GP appointments. It points out that the cost to the NHS was £120,000 in north-east Lincolnshire alone. This is a major issue and a big problem that the NHS must tackle. May we have a debate to see how we can focus attention on it?
Martin Vickers: The Secretary of State has repeatedly given an assurance that there will be no further concessions in the EU negotiations on fishing, but he will be aware that the industry still has some reservations. May I invite him yet again to reassure it that there will be no further concessions and that the Government will hold firm to their present position?
Martin Vickers: May I suggest to SNP Members that, if they occasionally voted with the Government, they could use the time usefully in the Division Lobby by lobbying Ministers?
Martin Vickers: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what plans he has to ensure that future trade agreements with (a) Greenland, (b) Iceland, (c) Norway and (d) the Faroe Islands provide (i) those countries with market access for seafood products to the UK and (ii) the UK fleet with continued access to the waters of those countries.
Martin Vickers: What steps he is taking to improve the provision of care and support to children and their families in children’s hospices.
Martin Vickers: St Andrew’s children’s hospice, based in Grimsby, which serves my constituency and the wider Lincolnshire area, is greatly valued and much treasured by the local community. Will the Minister clarify exactly how the funding will be delivered and how St Andrew’s can benefit?
Martin Vickers: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the UK will ratify the Republic of North Macedonia's accession to NATO; and if he will make a statement.
Martin Vickers: I, too, pay tribute to Newport County, although I note that when they travelled to Cleethorpes a few weeks ago they suffered a heavy defeat to Grimsby Town. Let us hope they are more successful in the FA cup, and I wish them well. Like many other villages, Goxhill in my constituency has suffered the closure of its local post office. In many villages, convenience stores have taken over the...
Martin Vickers: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of the UK population has access to occupational health services.
Martin Vickers: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to increase the number of occupational health practitioners.
Martin Vickers: The port of Immingham is open for business and looking to increase that business as a result of Brexit. Can the Minister confirm that she has had discussions with ABP about the further use of Immingham?
Martin Vickers: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment the Government has made of levels of compliance with health surveillance regulations by the construction industry.
Martin Vickers: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people die from occupational diseases by sector each year.
Martin Vickers: One opportunity to boost our coastal communities post Brexit is the establishment of free ports, which port operators will not consider while we are a member of the customs union. I welcome my right hon. Friend’s reaffirmation that we will be leaving the customs union, but can she give an assurance that she will not concede further on that in any customs arrangements that she negotiates, so...
Martin Vickers: Representing a coastal community, as I do, regional centres tend to be very many miles away. This is clearly a problem for staff, but also for constituents in their dealings with HMRC. Will the Minister give an assurance that, even in this digital age, face-to-face meetings between staff and constituents, where necessary, will be available locally?
Martin Vickers: Residents of Goxhill in my constituency are mindful that the village needs to expand and that new homes are needed, but does the Minister agree that local authorities and planning inspectors need to be mindful of the fact that there must be a limit on new homes in villages?