Results 1561–1580 of 1777 for speaker:Alex Norris

Public Bill Committee: Health and Care Bill: New Clause 66 - Support provided by the NHS to populations at risk of malnutrition (2 Nov 2021)

Alex Norris: I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time. This new clause would put responsibility on integrated care boards to take the lead on tackling malnutrition in their community. We spoke about malnutrition in the context of hospital food standards, and we were not able to move the Minister to extend those hospital food standards to other care settings. I thought that was a shame, and I...

Public Bill Committee: Health and Care Bill: New Clause 66 - Support provided by the NHS to populations at risk of malnutrition (2 Nov 2021)

Alex Norris: I was a little surprised to hear the Minister defend the status quo. The state of play in this country is not good enough and is getting worse, so I dare say that more of the same will beget more of the same. The Minister said that the new clause was not necessary because of the range of ongoing activity, but I reiterate that what is happening is not sufficient and is not addressing this...

Public Bill Committee: Health and Care Bill: New Clause 67 - Review of the capacity of the dental laboratory sector (2 Nov 2021)

Alex Norris: I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time.

Public Bill Committee: Health and Care Bill: New Clause 67 - Review of the capacity of the dental laboratory sector (2 Nov 2021)

Alex Norris: The two new clauses refer to two linked but distinct sectors of the heath service—dental laboratories and dentistry. In each case, we are seeking for the Secretary of State to publish a report about the health of these important sectors. On new clause 67, the dental laboratory industry manufactures dental appliances to assist in the provision of oral care, such as crowns, bridges and...

Public Bill Committee: Health and Care Bill: New Clause 67 - Review of the capacity of the dental laboratory sector (2 Nov 2021)

Alex Norris: I am grateful for that intervention. It is sobering to hear that 55% was what we started with; we know that it will be less than that now. That rather picks away at the idea of a universal healthcare service. To finish where I was going with my previous point, if I am wrong about where recovery funding for the NHS is going, and there is to be investment in dentistry, I hope that the Minister...

Public Bill Committee: Health and Care Bill: New Clause 67 - Review of the capacity of the dental laboratory sector (2 Nov 2021)

Alex Norris: I am grateful to colleagues for their contributions. I am particularly glad that the hon. Member for Central Ayrshire brought up units of dental activity, which are a Treasury way of understanding activity, not a public health way of understanding oral health. Although they are effective for setting balanced budgets on an annual basis, they are really bad for saving money—in fact, they have...

Public Bill Committee: Health and Care Bill: New Clause 69 - National lead for policy related to allergies (2 Nov 2021)

Alex Norris: I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time. New clause 69 is very important indeed. It requires the Secretary of State to direct NHS England to appoint a tsar to lead on policy related to allergies. In 2016, 15-year-old Natasha Ednan-Laperouse tragically lost her life after suffering an allergic reaction to a Pret A Manger baguette. Since then, her parents have campaigned tirelessly...

Public Bill Committee: Health and Care Bill: New Clause 69 - National lead for policy related to allergies (2 Nov 2021)

Alex Norris: I am grateful for that offer. I hope that when NHS England has a chance to consider what has been discussed in Committee, that will generate an offer to meet campaigners to understand what they are after and, we hope, to move positively on it. Beyond that, I am afraid that the Minister’s answer was too much in defence of a status quo that does not work for too many people for me to accept...

Justice: Nightingale Courts (14 Sep 2021)

Alex Norris: What plans his Department has to increase the number of Nightingale courts.

Justice: Nightingale Courts (14 Sep 2021)

Alex Norris: I am grateful for that answer. We have one such Nightingale court in Nottingham, but the backlogs across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire have grown to be extraordinary, with constituents finding the dates for their cases going to the back end of 2022. That will not do. It is bad for victims and bad for the strength of those cases as memories fade for witnesses and similar. Will the Minister...

Giving Every Baby the Best Start in Life (9 Nov 2021)

Alex Norris: I am grateful to the hon. Member for Richmond Park (Sarah Olney), the right hon. Member for South Northamptonshire (Dame Andrea Leadsom) and my hon. Friend the Member for Newcastle upon Tyne North (Catherine McKinnell) for securing this debate. The collective case that they made was weighty, and I think there was universal agreement; I certainly did not disagree with anything that was...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Winter Fuel Payments (15 Nov 2021)

Alex Norris: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of the part-payment of winter fuel payment being available to those who have narrowly missed the age cut-off.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Coronavirus: Public Inquiries (15 Nov 2021)

Alex Norris: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent progress his Department has made on holding a public inquiry into the Government’s handling of the covid-19 outbreak; and when will that inquiry's commencement date will be announced.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Coronavirus: Public Inquiries (15 Nov 2021)

Alex Norris: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he has taken to progress a public inquiry into the Government’s handling of the covid-19 outbreak; and when the commencement date will be announced.

Medical Cannabis: Alleviation of Health Conditions (4 Nov 2021)

Alex Norris: I thank the Backbench Business Committee for granting this important debate and the hon. Members for Inverclyde (Ronnie Cowan), for Edinburgh West (Christine Jardine) and for Reigate (Crispin Blunt) and my hon. Friend the Member for Gower (Tonia Antoniazzi) for securing it. I also thank the cross-party campaigners in this place beyond that group, including the hon. Member for South...

Medical Cannabis: Alleviation of Health Conditions (4 Nov 2021)

Alex Norris: I have seen the fundraisers online, as other hon. Members will have. When people have to raise that amount of money each month, they must not be able to do anything else and they must live with that anxiety constantly. We want to relieve people of that as far as we can. We know that the number getting through has been dreadfully low. The previous Minister said in February that 413 unique...

Medical Cannabis: Alleviation of Health Conditions (4 Nov 2021)

Alex Norris: I am grateful for that intervention. I am slightly torn in the sense that I have absolutely no doubt that families would take it on that basis, but as a former trade union official, I would never have advised a member to sign away their rights. I think that is what we are getting at when the hon. Member for Reigate says that we have to come up with something creative that means we can clear...

Medical Cannabis: Alleviation of Health Conditions (4 Nov 2021)

Alex Norris: That is very handy timing from the hon. Gentleman because I was just about to make that point. Following that retirement, Robin Emerson, the father of Jorja Emerson—he is behind the Jorja Foundation and has been campaigning tirelessly—has written to the Secretary of State and the Prime Minister asking them to intervene, but my understanding is that he is yet to receive a reply. I hope the...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Driving Licences (16 Nov 2021)

Alex Norris: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of enabling holders of licences for passenger carrying vehicles to drive large goods vehicles of a similar size, including after completing an additional module.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Urology: Community Diagnostic Centres (19 Nov 2021)

Alex Norris: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the report entitled Diagnostics: Recovery and Renewal: Report of the Independent Review of Diagnostic Services for NHS England, published on 27 November 2020, what progress his Department has made in moving the urological outpatient workload to community diagnostic hubs.


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