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Asked by Anna Soubry
(Broxtowe)
Asked on: 28 June 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Health Services: British Nationals Abroad
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much money has been spent from the public purse on repayments to EU nations for healthcare provided by those nations for UK nationals since June 2016.
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Answered by: Stephen Barclay
Answered on: 05 July 2018

The Department on behalf of the United Kingdom Government reimburses other European Economic Area (EEA) countries and Switzerland for the cost of providing treatment to people we are responsible for under European Union law, irrespective of nationality. In the same way, other EEA countries and Switzerland reimburse the UK for the cost of the National Health Service providing treatment to people they are responsible for under EU law, including UK nationals insured in another EEA country or Switzerland.

Member State claims against the UK are in local currency so totals are significantly affected by the exchange rate at the time of payment and can mean a difference of millions of pounds. Member States can submit claims up to 18 months in arrears so claims for any 12 month period do not necessarily reflect treatment provided in that period.

The figures requested, rounded to the nearest pound, are attached. They include the claims for all treatments, including emergency and planned.

Figures for 2017/18 should be published over the summer.

PQ158723 attached document (Excel SpreadSheet, 28.8 KB)
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Asked by Anna Soubry
(Broxtowe)
Asked on: 28 June 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Health Services
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much money from the public purse has been spent on (a) medicine, (b) equipment and (c) services from (i) the EU and (ii) the rest of the world since June 20016.
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Answered by: Steve Brine
Answered on: 05 July 2018

The information is not held centrally in the format requested. The Department does not hold information on how spend on medicines, services and equipment, is broken down into the European Union and the rest of the world.

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Asked by Anna Soubry
(Broxtowe)
Asked on: 15 May 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Self-employed
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent progress the Government has made on implementation of the recommendations Julie Deane MBE's Self Employment Review; and if he will make a statement.
A
Answered by: Andrew Griffiths
Answered on: 23 May 2018

Matthew Taylor took the recommendations made in Julie Deane’s review into account when he carried his own Review of Modern Employment Practices, commissioned by my rt. hon. Friend the Prime Minister on 1st October 2016. Mr Taylor’s review considered the implications of new forms of work, driven by digital platforms, for employee rights and responsibilities, employer freedoms and obligations, and our existing regulatory framework surrounding employment.

The Government published its response to the review on 7 February 2018, including its Good Work Plan for taking forward the recommendations on employment policy and legislation.

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Asked by Anna Soubry
(Broxtowe)
Asked on: 31 January 2018
Cabinet Office
Heart Diseases: Death
Commons
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many deaths were registered with an underlying cause of sudden cardiac death in England and Wales by age in each year from 2010 to 2016.
A
Answered by: Chloe Smith
Answered on: 22 February 2018

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.

UKSA Response (PDF Document, 112.44 KB)
Grouped Questions: 125918
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Asked by Anna Soubry
(Broxtowe)
Asked on: 31 January 2018
Cabinet Office
Heart Diseases: Death
Commons
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many deaths were registered with an underlying cause of sudden cardiac death in England and Wales by region in each year from 2010 to 2016.
A
Answered by: Chloe Smith
Answered on: 22 February 2018

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.

UKSA Response (PDF Document, 112.44 KB)
Grouped Questions: 125917
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Asked by Anna Soubry
(Broxtowe)
Asked on: 31 January 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Defibrillators
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many automated external defibrillators have been purchased via the NHS supply chain for (a) schools (b) academies (c) sixth-form and further education colleges (d) independent schools (e) maintained nursery schools (f) pre-school establishments (g) independent nurseries (h) playgroups (i) holiday and out-of-school providers (j) local authorities and (k) parent associations.
A
Answered by: Steve Brine
Answered on: 08 February 2018

The information is contained in the table below. The figures cover all purchases made via the Defibrillators for Schools programme since it started in November 2014 through to 31 January 2018.

The categorisation is based on information provided by the schools or by research conducted by NHS Supply Chain.

Education Sector

Number of Defibrillators purchased

Schools

1,930

Academies

433

6th Form

91

Independent Schools

36

Nursery Schools

82

Preschool

0

Independent Nurseries

30

Playgroups

7

Holiday Providers

4

Local Authorities

111

Parent Associations

0

Total

2,724

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Asked by Anna Soubry
(Broxtowe)
Asked on: 31 January 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Heart Diseases: Screening
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the UK National Screening Committee will next review whether to recommend screening to prevent sudden cardiac death in 12 to 39-year-olds.
A
Answered by: Steve Brine
Answered on: 08 February 2018

The United Kingdom National Screening Committee (UK NSC) will review the evidence for screening for the major causes of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in young people between the ages of 12 to 39 years in 2018/19 as per its three yearly cycle.

The UK NSC last reviewed screening for SCD in 2015 and recommended that screening should not be offered.

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Asked by Anna Soubry
(Broxtowe)
Asked on: 31 January 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Ambulance Services: Schools
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the number of times ambulances have been called to schools for suspected cardiac arrests in England in the last five years.
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Answered by: Stephen Barclay
Answered on: 07 February 2018

The data requested is not held centrally.

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Asked by Anna Soubry
(Broxtowe)
Asked on: 10 October 2017
Home Office
Visas: Skilled Workers
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of priority applications for Tier 2 visas were not processed before the 60 day limit in each of the last three years.
A
Answered by: Brandon Lewis
Answered on: 17 October 2017

Statistics relating to the processing of entry clearance visas (out of country) and in-country casework, against service standards are published as part of the Home Office’s Migration Transparency data.

The latest editions of which are available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/international-operations-transparency-data-august-2017 and https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/in-country-migration-data-august-2017

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Asked by Anna Soubry
(Broxtowe)
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'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 06 September 2017
Home Office
Seasonal Workers: EU Nationals
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of non-UK seasonal workers from the EU that are required for the (a) agricultural, (b) construction and (c) hospitality industries after the UK has left the EU.
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Answered by: Brandon Lewis
Answered on: 11 September 2017

The Government has commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to assess the impact of leaving the EU on both seasonal and non-seasonal employment. The MAC will report in September 2018 but may produce interim reports before then.

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