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Results 281–300 of 3000 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Stephen Hammond

Health and Social Care: NHS: Workforce Vacancies (27 Nov 2018)

Stephen Hammond: As the hon. Lady knows from a previous answer, we are committed to making sure that 5,000 extra GP places are available. There are more GPs in training than before, and 52,000 nurses are now in training. We will ensure that the number of GPs in training meets the target.

Health and Social Care: NHS: Workforce Vacancies (27 Nov 2018)

Stephen Hammond: There are currently more doctors from the EU treating patients in the national health service than on referendum day. We are committed to the 5,000 target.

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (27 Nov 2018)

Stephen Hammond: My hon. Friend is right. I welcome the trust’s recent announcement that it now has enough middle-grade doctors and nurses to keep the Prince Royal Hospital’s A&E open 24/7. It has been receiving some excellent support from NHS Improvement, and I hope that it will achieve similar success in improving the quality of care as that support continues.

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (27 Nov 2018)

Stephen Hammond: The hon. Gentleman raised that matter with me last week. He knows that the Government take it very seriously and that we are asking the General Medical Council for an immediate review of that case, but I am happy to meet him to discuss it further.

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (27 Nov 2018)

Stephen Hammond: The Government express sincere condolences to my hon. Friend’s constituents. I would of course be happy to meet him and his constituents.

Children Act 1989 (Amendment) (Female Genital Mutilation) Bill [Lords]: Blood Cancer (23 Nov 2018)

Stephen Hammond: It is a great pleasure to be here. Blood cancer is the third biggest cancer killer in the UK and nearly 250,000 people are living with it today. Although cancer is relatively rare in younger people, blood cancers are the most common cancer in under-30s, so this is an important debate, despite the fact that the Chamber is not packed. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Crawley (Henry...

Children Act 1989 (Amendment) (Female Genital Mutilation) Bill [Lords]: Blood Cancer (23 Nov 2018)

Stephen Hammond: The hon. Gentleman makes an important point. That is essentially why the Government put that money in—to ensure that earlier diagnosis could be enabled. He makes a valid point. It is clear that sometimes patients see GPs multiple times before getting that referral. The money put in to ensure that earlier diagnosis will hopefully ensure that that referral happens more quickly. In addition to...

Nursing: Higher Education Investment — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (21 Nov 2018)

Stephen Hammond: It is a great pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Davies, as I make my first speech in what I regard as one of the most important ministerial roles in the Government. I thank the hon. Member for Wolverhampton South West (Eleanor Smith) for securing the debate. It has been a passionate debate that has reflected the importance that so many people—clearly everybody in this...

Nursing: Higher Education Investment — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (21 Nov 2018)

Stephen Hammond: Of course it is important. As my hon. Friend will know, as Members, and particularly as Ministers, we get all sorts of briefings, which are very helpful and contain lots of numbers, but not real-life experience. My hon. Friend the Member for Henley (John Howell) talked about the experience of nurses at his hospital. He made the point quite powerfully that there are several common issues that...

Nursing: Higher Education Investment — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (21 Nov 2018)

Stephen Hammond: I will talk about that issue in more depth later, but if the hon. Lady wishes to write to me, I will look at her constituent’s case. I will point out that the learning support fund already offers a number of opportunities, including child dependants allowance, travel costs and an exceptional hardship allowance. I hope her constituent knows about and is taking advantage of those...

Nursing: Higher Education Investment — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (21 Nov 2018)

Stephen Hammond: Inspiration has just reached me. As the hon. Gentleman will know, Health Education England recently published a report on attrition rates on nursing courses—I made the point earlier that the rate of attrition among all people applying for university places has gone down. However, I will write to the hon. Gentleman. The report published by Health Education England describes how attrition...

Nursing: Higher Education Investment — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (21 Nov 2018)

Stephen Hammond: That is an extremely important point. There is not necessarily a universal reason why particular institutions have worse attrition rates than others, and that may well be key to retaining people who wish to stay in the profession. In my last minute, I will finish on this point: NHS England, NHS Improvement and Health Education England are all working with trusts on a range of recruitment,...

EU Exit Negotiations (15 Nov 2018)

Stephen Hammond: The boost to our economy that was referred to earlier and the necessary protection for our constituents’ jobs can occur only if UK industry has a frictionless trade area and deep regulatory co-operation. But UK financial services and UK industry also need certainty, so will my right hon. Friend confirm to the House that the future political framework will contain a common rulebook and a...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (31 Oct 2018)

Stephen Hammond: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Coventry South (Mr Cunningham) and to make a short contribution to the debate. I was very lucky to attend one of the best state secondary schools in the country. I was taught by inspirational teachers, and I remember two in particular today. My history teacher said, “Remember that there are myths and rewriting of history.” As I listen to...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (31 Oct 2018)

Stephen Hammond: The Labour party had 13 years to enact support for the high streets; this Government and this Chancellor are doing it. Therefore, I will concentrate on what is happening here and now and not on something that will not happen. Labour has not been elected to Government. The reality of Wimbledon is also that we are a high-performing, small, high-tech, entrepreneurial, start-up suburb, and there...

Leaving the Eu: Meaningful Vote (22 Oct 2018)

Stephen Hammond: For the sake of absolute clarity, will the Secretary of State confirm either that the motion described in section 13 is neutral or that Standing Orders could be disapplied?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: CBRN Defence Capability (22 Oct 2018)

Stephen Hammond: What steps his Department is taking to increase investment in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defence capability.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: CBRN Defence Capability (22 Oct 2018)

Stephen Hammond: The Minister will know that following Salisbury, the armed forces played a vital role in identifying the nerve agent and helping to clear up the scene. Will he reassure the House that the MOD will do everything that it can to ensure that the investment in that capability will be maintained and increased?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (10 Oct 2018)

Stephen Hammond: I know that my right hon. Friend recognises how important it is for every child to have the opportunity of the best start in life. For the past three years, I have been campaigning to ensure that summer-born and premature children have that opportunity. The Department for Education’s recent report contains some statistical oddities and progress seems to have stalled. Would my right hon....

Trade Bill: Free trade area for goods (17 Jul 2018)

Stephen Hammond: With a heavy heart, I beg to move, That new clause 18 be added to the Bill. Question put. The House divided: Ayes 301, Noes 307.


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