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Written Answers — Health: Departmental Staff (5 Jan 2004)

Rosie Winterton: The activities of the Department's three business groups are as follows: Delivery—responsible for supporting the delivery of the targets set out in the NHS Plan. These include reducing waiting times, increasing choice for National Health Service patients, securing resources for NHS and local government organisations, ensuring the NHS has the capacity to deliver services to patients, and...

Human Tissue Bill (15 Jan 2004)

Rosie Winterton: ...that defining that too closely could cause confusion. We believe that our approach, and the guidance that will be issued by the Human Tissue Authority, will make that clear. In implementing Sir Liam's recommendations and in making other changes, we have worked closely with professional and family support groups. I want to mention particularly the members of the national committee on organ...

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (22 Jan 2004)

Lord Warner: ...how distressing and debilitating this condition can be for individuals, their carers and their families. I will go on to outline the actions that we are taking to improve services for this patient group. I am sure that we all agree that the most important thing is to ensure that patients receive the treatment and care that they need. It is certainly difficult to disagree with the point...

Tobacco Smoking (Public Places and Workplaces) Bill [HL] (23 Apr 2004)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: ...health of third parties. That is a fact, whatever the tobacco industry and its allies may pretend. The scientific evidence on that point was confirmed by the Government's Chief Medical Officer, Sir Liam Donaldson, in July 2003 as well as by the heads of all of Britain's 13 Royal Colleges of medicine and by the Scottish CMO, Dr Mac Armstrong, in April 2004. The fact that cigarette smoke is...

Written Answers — Home Department: Public Bodies (26 May 2004)

Hazel Blears: ...full Committee met five times in 2003, on 12 February 2003, 9 April 2003, 25 June 2003, 8 October 2003 and 19 December 2003. In addition there were many meetings of sub-committees and working groups. (iii) Correctional Services Accreditation Panel (CSAP) had the following list of members in 2003: Sir Duncan Nichol (Chair) Prof Donald Grubin Prof Michael Gossop Ms Sylvia Hikins Mr....

Written Answers — Health: Cosmetic Treatments (8 Jul 2004)

Stephen Ladyman: Professor Sir Liam Donaldson, the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), has established an expert group to review the regulation of cosmetic surgery in England. The group is considering all relevant issues and will take into account all available evidence, including two reports on cosmetic surgery establishments published in February and June 2003 and a report proposing improved inspection methodology...

Human Tissue Bill (22 Jul 2004)

Lord Warner: ...they would readily have accepted the use of their loved ones' tissue or organs for medical research, if only they had been asked. In the light of all that, we asked the Chief Medical Officer, Sir Liam Donaldson, to report and make recommendations on the retention and use of human tissue and organs. One thing that had by then become clear, as the reports emerged, was that post-mortem...

Road Safety (7 Sep 2004)

Liam Byrne: ...of Josh Berrill, a young boy who was knocked down and killed in my constituency on Burney lane—a road that the Minister knows. Josh was just two years old and was due to start back at his toddler group on Monday. The hearts of everyone in the city went out to his mum and dad, and I must praise their fortitude and courage in championing a campaign for change. I praise, too, the Birmingham...

Tenant Obligations and Vetting Arrangements (13 Oct 2004)

Steve McCabe: ...been the victim of a horrible and abusive neighbour, we owe it to that person to ensure that that never happens again. I therefore believe that as part of the vetting process, when an individual or group of neighbours have been the victim of antisocial tenants, those people should be consulted as part of the vetting process before a new tenant is put in place. Those are simple...

School Playing Fields (19 Jan 2005)

Liam Byrne: ...that up with a cabinet commitment to declare the fields surplus to requirement after the simple presentation of a satisfactory plan from Tesco. Did the new cabinet ask the local residents action group for its advice? Did it call local councillors to ask their views? Did it talk to one local resident? Not a bit of it. It even refused to table the report from the residents action group at...

Bristol-Portishead Rail Link (24 Jan 2005)

Liam Fox: ..., the transport studies already undertaken, and a proposed solution. Much of what I intend to say is contained in the eloquent and succinct document produced by the Portishead railway action group, entitled "Reopening the Portishead line—an outline proposal", which I will give to the Minister at the end of this debate. I recommend that she adds it to her list of essential reading. The...

Written Ministerial Statements — Health: Shipman Inquiry (Fifth Report) (27 Jan 2005)

John Reid: In December, my noble Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Lord Warner) announced that the launch of the General Medical Council's revalidation scheme should not start until doubts raised by Dame Janet Smith had been resolved. He said that it would be unfair to doctors and confusing for patients to start the new revalidation scheme until the question marks raised by Dame Janet...

Written Ministerial Statements — Health: Non-medical Professional Regulation (17 Mar 2005)

John Reid: ...asked Mr. Andrew Foster, director of workforce, to lead a review of non-medical professional regulation. This review will run in parallel to the review into medical issues being conducted by Sir Liam Donaldson. It will consider and advise me about the measures needed to: strengthen procedures for ensuring that the performance or conduct of non-medical health professionals and other health...

Address in Reply to Her Majesty's Most Gracious Speech (18 May 2005)

Baroness Thornton: ...during the course of the Bill, not declaring my intention to place amendments to it to remedy something that can be solved now. I need to declare an interest as an adviser to the Co-operative Group and as the voluntary and unpaid chairman of the Social Enterprise Coalition, which acts as a voice for social enterprises in the UK. Many noble Lords will have received from the Social...

Written Answers — Health: Digital Hearing Aids (26 May 2005)

Liam Byrne: .... Please note that admissions do not represent the number of in-patients, as a person may have more than one admission within the year. 3. Care is needed when analysing HES data by specialty, or by groups of specialties (such as acute). Trusts have different ways of managing specialties and attributing codes, so it is better to analyse by specific diagnoses, operations or other recorded...

Written Answers — Health: General Practitioners (26 May 2005)

Liam Byrne: ...medical practitioners (excluding retainers and registrars) includes contracted GPs, general medical service (QMS) others and personal medical service (PMS) others. Prior to September 2004, this group included QMS unrestricted principals, PMS contracted GPs, PMS salaried GPs, restricted principals, assistants, salaried doctors (para. 52 SFA), PMS other, flexible career scheme GPs and GP...

Written Answers — Health: Departmental Staffing (6 Jun 2005)

Liam Byrne: ...Disabled People", the Mental Capacity Act implementation and the Supporting People" programme. These all benefit people with learning disabilities, although they are not exclusively for this client group.

Written Answers — Health: Neonatal Care (6 Jun 2005)

Liam Byrne: The neonatal intensive care review group was an expert group convened by the Department. Its findings were the subject of a consultation, which ended in July 2003. While there are no plans to publish a response to that consultation exercise, we have incorporated many of the lessons learned from it into the national service framework for children, young people and maternity services, published...

Written Answers — Health: Perinatal Mortality (8 Jun 2005)

Liam Byrne: There is an existing target on reducing inequalities in infant mortality. It aims at reducing the differences in infant mortality rates between children from different socio-economic groups. We have no plans to add further national targets in this area.

EU Constitution (8 Jun 2005)

Liam Fox: ...Once again, power would be transferred, and it is yet another element of the constitution on which the British people should have their say. Iain Murray, a senior fellow in the international policy group at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, has made some interesting comparisons between the charter and the US Bill of Rights: "As we all know, the American Bill of Rights is couched mostly...


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