Part 2: Oral Questions for Answer on Tuesday 16th November 1999


Notes:
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TUESDAY 16th NOVEMBER
Questions for Oral Answer
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
*1 Christine Russell (City of Chester):    what plans he has to establish an institute for excellence in social care.
(97312)
*2 Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    What progress he is making in ensuring that patients on waiting lists receive treatment according to clinical need.
(97313)
*3 Jane Griffiths (Reading East):    What assessment he has made of regional variations in post-operative gynaecological infection rates; and if he will make a statement.
(97314)
*4 Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    What response his Department has made to (a) the Report of the Inquiry into Serious Untoward Incidents at Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Royal Hospital NHS Trust and (b) the Trust's Response and Action Plan; and if he will make a statement.
(97315)
*5 Ms Margaret Moran (Luton South):    What measures he intends to take to ensure GPs are trained on matters related to domestic violence.
(97316)
*6 Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    If he will make a statement on the average waiting time for an appointment with an ophthalmology consultant.
(97317)
*7 John Austin (Erith and Thamesmead):    What plans he has to achieve national standards in the quality of health care.
(97318)
*8 Mr David Ruffley (Bury St. Edmunds):    What representations he has received regarding the funding of health authorities in shire counties.
(97319)
*9 Joan Ryan (Enfield North):    What assessment he has made of the contribution primary care groups will make to modernising the NHS.
(97320)
*10 Mr Richard Allan (Sheffield, Hallam):    What guidance he has given to health authorities concerning public consultation by primary care groups.
(97321)
*11 Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green and Bow):    What measures the Government has brought forward to minimise the NHS drugs bill.
(97322)
*12 Ms Rosie Winterton (Doncaster Central):    If he will make a statement on how he intends to set and achieve national standards in the quality of health care.
(97323)
*13 Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):    If he will make a statement on the progress made on building new hospitals under the Private Finance Initiative.
(97324)
*14 Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    If he will make a statement on NHS provision of dental services.
(97325)
*16 Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East):    What plans he has to require all optometrists to test for macular eye disease when carrying out eye tests.
(97327)
*17 Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    If he will make a statement on his plans to reduce the number of deaths from coronary heart disease in England.
(97328)
*18 Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    What plans he has to include outpatients waiting more than 13 weeks for their first referral within the Government's waiting list initiative.
(97329)
*19 Mr Stephen McCabe (Birmingham, Hall Green):    What targets he has set for reducing the number of deaths from cancer.
(97330)
*20 Dr Nick Palmer (Broxtowe):    If he will include stroke among the priority areas which he is targeting for the NHS.
(97331)
*21 Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    What plans he has to include outpatients waiting more than 30 weeks for a first referral within the Government's Waiting List Initiative.
(97332)
*22 Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    What steps he is taking to promote and safeguard NHS dentistry in East Lancashire.
(97333)
*23 Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    What plans he has to reduce social inequalities in health.
(97334)
*24 Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):    If he will make a statement on the clinical distinctions between services in an accident and emergency department and a local emergency centre.
(97335)
*25 Caroline Flint (Don Valley):    If he will make a statement on his policy towards promoting high-quality social services.
(97336)
*26 The Reverend Martin Smyth (Belfast South):    How many attacks on personnel have occurred in the last two years for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(97337)
*27 Mr Peter Bradley (The Wrekin):    What assessment he has made of the causes of the recent difficulties in obtaining generic drugs and the consequent increases in their costs to the NHS; what steps his Department has taken to address the issue; and if he will make a statement.
(97338)
*28 Mrs Betty Williams (Conwy):    How much of the funding for increased provision of cardiac surgery will be allocated to the hospitals in the North West of England which serve the people of North Wales.
(97339)
*29 Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    If he will make a statement on his policy on waiting lists.
(97340)
*30 Mr Clive Efford (Eltham):    If he will make a statement on the clinical quality in private hospitals.
(97341)
*31 Mr Martin Linton (Battersea):    If he has any plans to extend flu immunisation to all over-65s.
(97342)
*32 Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):    What extra capitation resources are made available to primary care groups for elderly patients.
(97343)
*33 Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    What estimate he has made of the number of administrators working within the NHS.
(97344)
*34 Mr John Healey (Wentworth):    When he expects to publish proposals for the future role of pharmacists in NHS primary care services.
(97345)
*35 Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    If he will make a statement regarding the inclusion of clinical priorities within the Government's waiting list initiative.
(97346)
*36 Barbara Follett (Stevenage):    What measures his Department is taking to promote a wellness culture.
(97347)
*37 Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    If he will make a statement on his plans to reduce the number of cancer deaths in England.
(97348)
*38 Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    If he will make a statement about the personal dental services initiative.
(97349)
*39 Mr George Stevenson (Stoke-on-Trent South):    When his Department last considered the target resource system in the North Staffordshire Health Authority; and if he will make a statement.
(97350)
*40 Mr Brian White (North East Milton Keynes):    If he will make a statement on the advertising of National Health Service Direct.
(97351)

Continued
 
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