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Local Government Finance ( 7 Feb 2024)

Clive Betts: Let me begin by thanking a few people. The shadow Minister, my hon. Friend the Member for Oldham West and Royton (Jim McMahon), referred to the report “Financial distress in local authorities”, which the Select Committee published last week and on which I made a statement in the House last Thursday. I want to thank the staff of the Committee and our special advisers for all the work that...

2. Questions to the Minister for Health and Social Services: A Smoke-free Generation ( 7 Feb 2024)

Lynne Neagle: Thank you. We are working with the other UK nations to take collective action on smoking and youth vaping and intend to legislate to create a smoke-free generation. This will make it an offence for anyone born on or after 1 January 2009 to be sold tobacco products, thereby protecting future generations.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Electronic Cigarettes ( 7 Feb 2024)

Andrea Leadsom: The health advice on vaping is clear: vaping can play a role in helping adult smokers to quit, but if you don’t smoke, don’t vape, and children should never vape. However, youth vaping has tripled in the last three years and one in five children have now used a vape. We know that disposable vapes have played a significant role in this rise, with 69% of children aged between 11 and 17...

6. Debate: The Draft Budget 2024-25 ( 6 Feb 2024)

Mabon ap Gwynfor: In discussing MEGs and capital and revenue, there is a danger that we lose focus on the important things, namely people. The people who have elected us to be here, the people whom we have the privilege of representing—they are the ones who will be affected, either directly by losing jobs or losing contracts, or else by failing to receive a service that could have saved their life or kept...

Premature Deaths: Heart and Circulatory Conditions - Question ( 6 Feb 2024)

Lord Markham: Yes. I thank my noble friend. Prevention is absolutely key, as is tackling things such as smoking—the smoke-free legislation will do this for a new generation—obesity, and high levels of sugar and fat in foods. These are all key parts of our armoury.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Electronic Cigarettes: Advertising ( 6 Feb 2024)

Andrea Leadsom: The Government is concerned about the worrying rise in vaping among children, with youth vaping tripling in the last three years and one in five children having now used a vape. The health advice is clear: if you don’t smoke, don’t vape, and children should never vape. The Government’s response to the recent smoking and vaping consultation sets out our plan to introduce legislation as...

QNR: Questions to the First Minister ( 6 Feb 2024)

Vaughan Gething: Actions to tackle inequalities in health outcomes between our most and least deprived communities, including in Cynon Valley, are embedded across Government. This includes our strategies for improving air quality, accessing employment, reducing smoking rates and tackling obesity.

Written Ministerial Statements — Department of Health and Social Care: Local authority funding update ( 5 Feb 2024)

Lord Markham: My Rt. Hon Friend, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Public Health, Start for Life and Primary Care) (Andrea Leadsom MP), made the folllowing Written Statement: Today I am publishing the Public Health Grant allocations to local authorities in England for 2024/25. Funding for local government’s health responsibilities is an essential element of our commitment to...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department of Health and Social Care: Local authority funding update ( 5 Feb 2024)

Andrea Leadsom: Today I am publishing the Public Health Grant allocations to local authorities in England for 2024/25. Funding for local government’s health responsibilities is an essential element of our commitment to invest in preventing ill health, promoting healthier lives and addressing health disparities, and an important complement to our investment in both health and social care. In 2024/25, we...

1. Questions to the Minister for Social Justice and Chief Whip: Smoking amongst Pregnant Women in Arfon (31 Jan 2024)

Hannah Blythyn: You referenced the Betsi Cadwaladr pilots—that's the targeted smoking cessation support offered to pregnant people in Wales. They've implemented the 'Help me quit for baby' service model, which I understand offers specialist, bespoke and flexible support for smokers, and has taken in the wider, perhaps living and environmental, concerns as well. It not only offers pregnant people, but...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Electronic Cigarettes: Advertising (30 Jan 2024)

Andrea Leadsom: The Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 outline restrictions on the marketing and promotion of vapes, and are available at the following link: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2016/507/contents/made This includes a ban on advertising on television, radio and through information society services, such as internet advertising or commercial email. We also work closely with the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Electronic Cigarettes and Tobacco: Regulation (29 Jan 2024)

Andrea Leadsom: Smoking is the number one entirely preventable cause of ill-health, disability and death in this country. It is responsible for 80,000 deaths in the United Kingdom yearly, and one in four of all UK cancer deaths. It costs our country £17 billion a year, including £14 billion of lost productivity alone. It puts huge pressure on the National Health Service and social care, costing over £3...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Smoking: Young People (29 Jan 2024)

Andrea Leadsom: Smoking is the number one entirely preventable cause of ill-health, disability and death in this country. It is responsible for 80,000 deaths in the United Kingdom a year, and one in four of all UK cancer deaths. It costs our country £17 billion a year, of which £14 billion is through lost productivity alone. It puts huge pressure on the National Health Service and social care, costing over...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Tobacco (29 Jan 2024)

Andrea Leadsom: Smoking is the number one entirely preventable cause of ill-health, disability and death in this country. It is responsible for 80,000 deaths in the United Kingdom a year and one in four of all cancer deaths in the UK. It costs our country £17 billion a year, of which £14 billion is through lost productivity alone. It puts huge pressure on the National Health Service and social care,...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Heart Diseases: Young People (29 Jan 2024)

Andrew Stephenson: ...checking the baby for heart murmurs. To improve survival rates for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest cases, on 29 December 2022 the Government announced a new £1 million one-off fund that will expand defibrillator access in the community. The Government is acting on the drivers of cardiovascular diseases, including smoking. We have set out plans to create the first smokefree generation and...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department of Health and Social Care: Public Health Update (29 Jan 2024)

Lord Markham: My Rt. Hon. Friend, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Public Health, Start for Life and Primary Care) (Andrea Leadsom) has made the following Written Statement: Today, the UK government with the devolved administrations have published our response to the UK-wide consultation, Creating a smokefree generation and tackling youth vaping. Tobacco is the single most...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department of Health and Social Care: Public Health Update (29 Jan 2024)

Andrea Leadsom: Today, the UK government with the devolved administrations have published our response to the UK-wide consultation, Creating a smokefree generation and tackling youth vaping. Tobacco is the single most important entirely preventable cause of ill-health, disability and death in this country. It is responsible for 80,000 deaths in the UK a year and 1 in 4 of all UK cancer deaths. Smoking is...

Smoking - Question (25 Jan 2024)

Lord Markham: Smoking is responsible for around 80,000 deaths a year in the UK, costs our country £17 billion a year and puts a huge burden on the National Health Service. That is why we will shortly introduce the tobacco and vapes Bill to Parliament in the coming weeks, to create the first smoke-free generation and further crack down on youth vaping. The Bill will be informed by our recent consultation,...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Electronic Cigarettes: Waste Disposal (24 Jan 2024)

Robbie Moore: On 12 October 2023 the Government launched a consultation on smoking and youth vaping. As part of this consultation, the UK government and devolved administrations considering restrictions on the sale and supply of disposable vape products (including non-nicotine vapes) – including prohibiting the sale of these products – due to the environmental impacts of disposable vapes. The...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Question (23 Jan 2024)

Andrea Leadsom: As Vice-Chair of the APPG on Smoking and Health, the Honourable Lady will know that Government’s commitment to a smoke-free generation will tackle the single biggest driver of the health gap.Local authorities in the North East will receive an extra £3.7m for smoking cessation services next year, and £27m to treat drug addiction which harms deprived communities most.Dental health...


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