45 - Bone Diseases: Stem Cells (Answered)

Jim Shannon
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to encourage the use of stem cell therapy for bone regrowth.

George Freeman

272 - Pregnancy: Sodium Valproate (Answered)

Paul Flynn
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of recent Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency guidelines on prescribing sodium valproate during pregnancy; and if he will implement stronger guidelines to minimise the risks of fetal valproate syndrome from use of sodium valproate.

George Freeman

1216 - Mesothelioma: Research (Answered)

Mr Laurence Robertson
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the finance for research into mesothelioma; and if he will make a statement.

George Freeman

922 - Clinical Priorities Advisory Group: Meetings (Answered)

Helen Goodman
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Answer of 10 March 2015 to Question 227026, when he expects NHS England to publish the minutes of all meetings of the Clinical Priorities Advisory Group held to date; and if he will make a statement.

George Freeman

NHS England has advised that it is committed to publishing the minutes of the Clinical Priorities Advisory Group as soon as possible.

228547 - Ambulance Services: Sick Leave (Answered)

Mr Nicholas Brown
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the level of sickness and absence of 999 ambulance call handlers was in (a) England and (b) the North East Ambulance Service area in the last year.

George Freeman

The level of sickness in the last year (November 2013 to October 2014) for ambulance service clerical and administrative staff which includes 999 call handlers was: (a) 6.3% for England and (b) 7.5% for the North East Ambulance Service.

228384 - Health Services: Lancashire (Answered)

Andrew Stephenson
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what NHS spending per head of population in East Lancashire has been in each of the last two years.

George Freeman

The information is not available in the format requested.

228312 - Pay (Answered)

Gloria De Piero
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average hourly pay is of employees at each grade within his Department identified as (a) White or White British and (b) from a Black, Asian or other minority ethnic group.

George Freeman

The average hourly rates of pay by grade for individuals identified as White or White British and those from a Black, Asian or other minority group, in the Department, as at 28 February 2015 is presented in the table below.

Grade

84 - Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme (Answered)

Kerry McCarthy
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, in what ways the rebate from the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme has been spent in England; and if he will make it his policy that any future rebate will be allocated for treatments for (a) cystic fibrosis and (b) other long term conditions.

George Freeman

83 - Drugs: Finance (Answered)

Kerry McCarthy
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of plans in Scotland to double the New Medicines Fund; and what his policy is on creating such a fund in England.

George Freeman

It is a matter for the Scottish Government to decide how to use the apportioned payments they receive from the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme (PPRS).

The Government has no plans to create a New Medicines Fund in England.

81 - Medical Records: Data Protection (Answered)

Tom Blenkinsop
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what data protection measures are in place when sending patient data to a country that does not appear on the European Commission's list of countries recognised as providing adequate protection.

George Freeman

Pages