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Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Leaving the EU: No Deal (10 Apr 2019)

Liz Twist: What recent assessment her Department has made of the potential effect on Northern Ireland of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Leaving the EU: No Deal (10 Apr 2019)

Liz Twist: As the Secretary of State has said, the Good Friday agreement was signed 21 years ago today, and it was a landmark achievement of the Labour Government. It ensured ongoing equality between those in Northern Ireland who consider themselves British or Irish. In the event of a no-deal Brexit, those rights will need additional protection. What plans does the Secretary of State have to ensure...

Online Harms White Paper (8 Apr 2019)

Liz Twist: As chair of the all-party group on suicide and self-harm prevention, I welcome today’s online harms paper as a significant step towards protecting the most vulnerable young people, but the proof will be in the implementation, and a major challenge is that much of the damaging content is hosted outside the UK. What will the Government be doing to scale up their plans and to drive forward...

Eu: Withdrawal and Future Relationship (Votes): Blaydon Quarry Landfill Site (1 Apr 2019)

Liz Twist: I am very pleased to have secured this Adjournment debate on the Blaydon Quarry landfill site. It is a matter of great concern to my constituents in the communities surrounding the site. My constituency has had more than its fair share of landfill sites, both in the past and more recently; there are landfill sites on either side of the main road from the town of Blaydon out to the west, so...

Eu: Withdrawal and Future Relationship (Votes): Blaydon Quarry Landfill Site (1 Apr 2019)

Liz Twist: I agree, of course, with the hon. Gentleman’s last statement, but I disagree with some of his earlier comments, because I think the time is now ripe for us to go beyond monitoring, controlling or whatever. We need a totally different approach to landfill for the benefit of our communities. As I was saying, over the period that my predecessor was in post and I was councillor, there were...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions (28 Mar 2019)

Liz Twist: Both farmers and consumers are concerned that future trade agreements will lower UK food standards. How will the Secretary of State ensure that future trade agreements maintain and improve our food quality standards?

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Trade Agreements: USA (28 Mar 2019)

Liz Twist: What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for International Trade on a potential free trade agreement with the US after the UK leaves the EU.

Health and Social Care: Health Inequalities: Life Expectancy (26 Mar 2019)

Liz Twist: What assessment he has made of the effect on life expectancy projections of health inequalities; and if he will make a statement.

Health and Social Care: Health Inequalities: Life Expectancy (26 Mar 2019)

Liz Twist: Sir Michael Marmot, the world-recognised authority on public health, has warned that the country has, since 2010, stalled in the task of improving the life expectancy of our population. There are already wide inequalities. For example, a Gateshead man can expect to have 57 years of life in good health, compared to the England average of 63.4 years; and a Gateshead woman can expect to have an...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Capita (25 Mar 2019)

Liz Twist: What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Capita’s Army recruitment contract with his Department.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Capita (25 Mar 2019)

Liz Twist: The Secretary of State has said he might re-examine the Capita contract in the next financial year, meaning we will have to wait another 12 months before any action is taken. All the while Capita is failing abysmally, with Army numbers falling year after year. Instead of endlessly kicking the can down the road, why do the Government not deal with the problem now: strip Capita of the contract...

Backbench Business - Services for People with Autismbackbench Business: NICE Appraisals: Rare Diseases Treatments (21 Mar 2019)

Liz Twist: I hope that hon. Members will forgive me if I do not list them all, but I want to respond to the Minister. First of all, Minister, it is not easy for us on the Back Benches to criticise and lobby. It is really difficult for us, because these are our constituents. They are real people who have real conditions. We have tried to be constructive in the debate and said that we have identified...

Backbench Business - Services for People with Autismbackbench Business: NICE Appraisals: Rare Diseases Treatments (21 Mar 2019)

Liz Twist: I see the Minister nodding, so perhaps that can be recorded in Hansard. He also said that he has heard from us about these issues before, but I can tell him that he will hear from us again— Motion lapsed ( Standing Order No. 9(3)).

Backbench Business - Services for People with Autismbackbench Business: NICE Appraisals: Rare Diseases Treatments (21 Mar 2019)

Liz Twist: I beg to move, That this House believes that NICE appraisal processes do not properly address the medical treatment needs of people with rare diseases such as muscular dystrophy, phenylketonuria and cystic fibrosis; and calls on NICE to urgently review the appraisal process. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for North Tyneside (Mary Glindon), who is chair of the all-party group on muscular...

Backbench Business - Services for People with Autismbackbench Business: NICE Appraisals: Rare Diseases Treatments (21 Mar 2019)

Liz Twist: Like the hon. Gentleman, I took part in the PKU diet for a day challenge. It was indeed very restrictive, even though I knew it was only for one day. Archie is one of those who responds well to Kuvan, and last year, his parents took the difficult decision to pay to buy him the drug. That took a great deal of soul searching on their behalf, and it cost them dear—£25,000 a year, even though...

Backbench Business - Services for People with Autismbackbench Business: NICE Appraisals: Rare Diseases Treatments (21 Mar 2019)

Liz Twist: I certainly agree, and such things happen too often. We need a system that properly evaluates those drugs.

Backbench Business - Services for People with Autismbackbench Business: NICE Appraisals: Rare Diseases Treatments (21 Mar 2019)

Liz Twist: I agree with my right hon. Friend. Indeed, that is the burden of my speech. As I was saying, I am not going to get into the fine detail of the process. It seemed to us in the all-party group that many conditions, as my hon. Friends have said, face the same problems. The all-party groups for muscular dystrophy and for cystic fibrosis are two that come to mind, but there are many other rare...

Integrated Care Regulations (18 Mar 2019)

Liz Twist: Does my hon. Friend agree that to cure these problems, we need not secondary legislation, but a thoroughgoing review of NHS legislation?

Health and Care Professions Council: Registration Fees (14 Mar 2019)

Liz Twist: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr McCabe. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Coventry South (Mr Cunningham) for securing this important debate, which I am glad to have the opportunity to speak in. For many years, it was my privilege to work with many healthcare professionals, so I take a keen interest in this subject. I was happy to add my signature to the letter to...


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