Results 81–100 of 4032 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Lord Lansley

Written Answers — Leader of the House: Palace of Westminster: Repairs and Maintenance (19 Nov 2012)

Andrew Lansley: No. The Government do not intend to respond directly to the report entitled Restoration and Renewal of the Palace of Westminster: Pre-feasibility study and preliminary business case.

Written Answers — Leader of the House: Welfare of Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (England) Regulations 2012 (18 Oct 2012)

Andrew Lansley: The regulations were laid on 12 July and are subject to the affirmative procedure. They will be considered in the normal way and more information will be available through the vote bundle.

Written Answers — Leader of the House: House Business Committee (13 Sep 2012)

Andrew Lansley: As I informed the House during oral questions today, I look forward to continuing discussions about the Government's commitment to a House Business Committee in the Coalition programme for government.

Written Answers — Leader of the House: Sinn Fein (10 Sep 2012)

Andrew Lansley: None.

Written Answers — Health: NHS: Discrimination (4 Sep 2012)

Andrew Lansley: We are clear that there is no place for racial or political discrimination within the national health service. Fair and non-discriminatory treatment is a guiding principle of the NHS as set out in the NHS constitution. As is required under the Health and Social Care Act 2012, we expect all NHS organisations to have regard to the NHS constitution, including in relation to non-discrimination...

Written Answers — Health: NHS: Financial Stability (17 Jul 2012)

Andrew Lansley: We are working directly with all NHS trusts to enable them to achieve foundation trust status, in the main by April 2014. To achieve foundation trust status will mean NHS trusts have achieved sustainable, high levels of clinical quality and financial governance.

Written Answers — Health: PFI Contracts (17 Jul 2012)

Andrew Lansley: From 2012-13, we are providing the seven worst affected trusts with PFI scheme access to a £1.5 billion support fund over a period of 25 years directly from the Department.

Written Answers — Health: Patient Outcomes (17 Jul 2012)

Andrew Lansley: Since last December, we have published data against 34 indicators in the NHS Outcomes Framework. Where trend data are available, the majority of indicators suggest performance has been maintained or improved. This includes MRSA infections down by 25% and C difficile infections down by 17% in 2011-12 compared with 2010-11.

Written Answers — Health: NHS Commissioning Board (17 Jul 2012)

Andrew Lansley: None. All public appointments to the Commissioning Board, including Mr Kheraj's, were made in accordance with the code of practice issued by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. Candidates were put through due diligence checks and all of the appointments were made on merit.

Written Answers — Health: Regional Pay Variation (12 Jun 2012)

Andrew Lansley: I have not received any such representations. There is a formal process for how independent Pay Review Bodies take evidence. The Department, trade unions, NHS Employers and stakeholders are invited to submit evidence directly. The Pay Review Body will consider evidence from all parties and make its recommendations in July.

Written Answers — Health: NHS Trusts (12 Jun 2012)

Andrew Lansley: We are working directly with all national health service trusts to enable them to achieve Foundation Trust status, in the main by April 2014. To achieve Foundation Trust status will mean NHS trusts have achieved high and sustainable levels of clinical quality and financial governance.

Written Answers — Health: Public Health Responsibility Deal (27 Mar 2012)

Andrew Lansley: One year into the Responsibility Deal, we are already seeing successes, including the elimination of artificial trans-fats, further reductions in salt in manufactured foods and over 8,000 high street outlets showing calorie information. Transparent monitoring and evaluation of the Deal are vital, and both the Department and our partners are committed to this. We will make up to £1...

Written Answers — Health: Tobacco: Sales (27 Feb 2012)

Andrew Lansley: The Government take seriously their obligations as a party to the World Health Organisation’s framework convention on tobacco control (FCTC). The FCTC places obligations on parties to protect the development and implementation of public health policy from the vested interests of the tobacco industry. As a result, neither the tobacco industry, nor any organisation with known direct links...

Written Answers — Health: NHS Hospitals: Debt (21 Feb 2012)

Andrew Lansley: Of 244 foundation trusts and national health service trusts, in the last financial year 231 ended the year in surplus and only 13 in operating deficit. Some NHS trusts however have historic debt issues. For each of these, we are working progressively to resolve these issues and ensure that they deliver high quality services, enabling them to achieve foundation trust status with the clear...

Written Answers — Health: Early Access Scheme (10 Jan 2012)

Andrew Lansley: There is significant interest in early access to medicines generally arid, in line with the commitment in the Life Sciences Strategy launched on 5 December 2011, we will shortly bring forward proposals for consultation on such a scheme. We look forward to hearing the views of all interested parties.

Written Answers — Health: Access to Drugs (10 Jan 2012)

Andrew Lansley: The national health service is required to fund drugs and technologies recommended in National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) technology appraisals, in line with the NHS Constitution. The NHS chief executive's report, “Innovation, Health and Wealth” sets out plans to ensure rapid and consistent implementation of NICE technology appraisal recommendations...

Written Answers — Health: NHS: Drugs (10 Jan 2012)

Andrew Lansley: The national health service is required to fund drugs and technologies recommended in National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) technology appraisals, in line with the NHS Constitution. The NHS chief executive's report, “Innovation, Health and Wealth” sets out plans to ensure rapid and consistent implementation of NICE technology appraisal recommendations...

Written Answers — Health: Private Finance Initiative Payments (22 Nov 2011)

Andrew Lansley: A Treasury review identified savings opportunities of up to 5% on annual payments in national health service private finance initiative (PFI) schemes. The lessons learned from the PFI savings pilot will be applied to all schemes in the PFI pipeline. The last Government left a £50 billion post-dated cheque to pay for their hospital building programme. Much of it was unaffordable and poor...

Written Answers — Health: Cancer Genomes (18 Oct 2011)

Andrew Lansley: The United Kingdom is among the world leaders in genomics research. The Department and National Institute for Health Research work with Cancer Research UK to fund Experimental Cancer Medicine Centres and support the Cancer Stratified Medicine Programme to improve genetic tests for cancer. As part of the Cancer Outcomes Strategy, the Department will develop a commissioning and funding...

Written Answers — Health: NHS: Debts (18 Oct 2011)

Andrew Lansley: The national health service is forecasting a healthy surplus for 2011-12. However, the last Government left a legacy of up to six hospital trusts whose private finance initiative payments are a risk to their financial sustainability and up to 24 trusts having such high levels of debt following years of bailouts that they may not meet the tests for their future financial sustainability. We are...


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