Results 161–180 of 1187 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:David Tredinnick

[Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] — Herbal Medicine (Regulation) (9 Jul 2013)

David Tredinnick: I am grateful to the hon. Lady, with whom I discussed the debate earlier, and I will be coming on to the options available to the Minister. In fairness to him, I know that he has been focused on the matter, with his colleague in the Lords, the noble Earl Howe, a distinguished Minister. However, before I look at the solutions and some of the obstructions and problems—why we are not...

[Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] — Herbal Medicine (Regulation) (9 Jul 2013)

David Tredinnick: My hon. Friend illustrates the point. The European directive on traditional herbal medicinal products now prevents third-party manufactured herbal medicines being prescribed to patients by practitioners, as well as individualised herbal medicines prescribed by practitioners and manufactured by a third party. One of the communities in the herbal medicine diaspora most affected is that of...

[Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] — Herbal Medicine (Regulation) (9 Jul 2013)

David Tredinnick: The hon. Lady is right. We all saw the headlines in the Sunday papers, and the coalition Government are intending to do just that. I hope that we can get some powers back. One of the solutions that I will propose—I know that you have an impartial role as Chair, Mr Bone, but I have heard mention of the European Union pass your lips in the past—may not even involve the European...

[Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] — Herbal Medicine (Regulation) (9 Jul 2013)

David Tredinnick: That is pretty much right. The fact is that the Poles were trying to get round the system, were caught out and European law was applied effectively, but we are not in the same situation. I am sure the Minister has looked at the matter carefully, so will he please tell us his view? As far as I can see, there is absolutely no justification for using Poland and that view is widely held in the...

[Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] — Herbal Medicine (Regulation) (9 Jul 2013)

David Tredinnick: I have seen evidence in Europe that when doctors combine the two, the allopathic drugs bill can be reduced because herbs tend to be less expensive. That may worry manufacturers, and it has long been said that they are actively campaigning against this. They would be wise to accept that working with natural medicine is good for sales of conventional medicine.

[Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] — Herbal Medicine (Regulation) (9 Jul 2013)

David Tredinnick: You are ever courteous, Mr Bone, and I will not detain the Chamber much longer. I am acutely aware of not taking up other people’s time. The Minister has three options. The Health Practitioners Council was the original idea. The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care oversees the regulatory work of other organisations but is not as robust. A special licensing system...

Estimates 2013-14 — Department of Health — Health and Care Services (3 Jul 2013)

David Tredinnick: I wish to run through some of the points in our report for the benefit of the House and to suggest that there is one area of supply to the health service that is not being considered enough. At the moment we have two legs on the stool, rather than three. Before I do that, I would like to congratulate my right hon. Friend the Member for Charnwood (Mr Dorrell)—I used to know him as the...

Estimates 2013-14 — Department of Health — Health and Care Services (3 Jul 2013)

David Tredinnick: There are two separate issues here: herbal medicine and homeopathic medicine. The Science and Technology report was very controversial. I now have the honour to serve on the Science and Technology Committee, and we have been looking at these issues. Let me tell the hon. Gentleman that in France, 70% of the population and all pregnant women use homeopathy. Some doctors are trained in both...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Children’s Heart Surgery (12 Jun 2013)

David Tredinnick: My right hon. Friend’s statement will have given great hope to all those in and around Leicestershire who campaigned to keep Glenfield hospital, and we welcome the acceptance that the original site selection was flawed and the implicit acceptance of bias against the east midlands and against the east of the country in general. On a positive note, if we are going to have the clinical...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: A and E Departments (21 May 2013)

David Tredinnick: Does my right hon. Friend agree that we could make better use of the ambulance service and that if we had more fully trained ambulance men who could assess whether a patient needed to go to hospital, we could reduce A and E admissions that way?

Health and Social Care (13 May 2013)

David Tredinnick: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Vale of Clwyd (Chris Ruane). I entirely agree with what he said about mindfulness and the need for NICE to ensure that it is available for the treatment of stress in particular. That is all the more important now that we have a Government who have put patient choice at the heart of the health service, a fact that will become more and more...

Health and Social Care (13 May 2013)

David Tredinnick: The Secretary of State will be aware of widespread concern among the herbal medical community that there is no statutory regulation on that area in the Care Bill. Does he agree that if polymorbidity is to be dealt with we must have firm regulation, and that just licensing herbs, as the European Union wants, would destroy the industry?

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Cancer (16 Apr 2013)

David Tredinnick: Is my hon. Friend aware that one of the most effective treatments in reducing the impact of prostate cancer is traditional Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture, and does she agree that it is crucial that we get the regulation of herbal practitioners in place as soon as we can?

Business of the House (14 Mar 2013)

David Tredinnick: My right hon. Friend might recall my raising at Prime Minister’s questions in November 2010 the situation in Parliament square, which I described as “a no-go area surrounded by a campsite”.—[ Official Report, 24 November 2010; Vol. 519, c. 257.] Our right hon. Friend the Prime Minister’s response was that he wanted it “sorted out” as quickly as...

Energy and Climate Change: Alcohol: Minimum Unit Price (14 Mar 2013)

David Tredinnick: Does my hon. Friend agree that more needs to be done to keep pubs open so that people can drink under some supervision? If we are to do that, the price of drink in pubs must be considered. Will he discuss the beer duty escalator with the Chancellor?

Reburial of King Richard III (12 Mar 2013)

David Tredinnick: Will my hon. Friend give way?

Reburial of King Richard III (12 Mar 2013)

David Tredinnick: I am deeply grateful to the hon. Gentleman, whom I called my hon. Friend in a slip of the tongue. I have known him for many years. The overwhelming opinion in the county of Leicestershire is that King Richard III should be buried close to where he has lain for more than 500 years. I hope that, in the end, he finds himself at peace in Leicester cathedral.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Topical Questions (26 Feb 2013)

David Tredinnick: May I alert my right hon. and hon. Friends to the recently published road map for complementary and alternative medicine in Europe, which cost the European Commission £1.5 million? Will they look at it carefully to see where services can be extended in our own national health service?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust (Inquiry) (6 Feb 2013)

David Tredinnick: Will the Prime Minister ensure that the chief inspector of hospitals has access to all the information that he or she needs from the General Medical Council and all the other bodies? Does he agree that wards for the elderly in particular need regular inspections by nurses?

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Brain Tumours (27 Nov 2012)

David Tredinnick: Does my hon. Friend the Minister agree that Penny Brohn Cancer Care, based near Bristol, which offers a unique combination of physical, emotional and spiritual support designed to help patients live well with the impact of cancer, is an organisation that should be supported? Can she confirm that such organisations are eligible for funds from the cancer drugs fund?

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