31204 - Cancer: Drugs (Answered)

Andrew Gwynne
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the performance of the current data collection infrastructure and its capability to collect real world data in the way outlined in NHS England's plans for a new Cancer Drugs Fund; and if he will make a statement.

George Freeman

31685 - Cancer: Drugs (Answered)

Andrew Gwynne
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place copies of all responses received to NHS England's consultation on the new Cancer Drugs Fund in the Library.

George Freeman

NHS England has operational responsibility for the Cancer Drugs Fund and has advised that it currently has no plans to publish all responses received on its consultation on the future of the Fund. An analysis of the consultation responses was published on 25 February 2016 and is available at:

31657 - Cannabis (Answered)

Mr Nick Clegg
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of medicinal cannabis use to the NHS in each of the last three years.

George Freeman

We have made no such estimates.

Herbal cannabis is not licensed as a medicine and, under section 7(4) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, a pharmacist would need to obtain a licence from the Home Office if they were to dispense cannabis.

31656 - Cannabis (Answered)

Mr Nick Clegg
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the difference in cost to the public purse of people using medicinal cannabis rather than prescription drugs in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.

George Freeman

We have made no such estimates.

Herbal cannabis is not licensed as a medicine and, under section 7(4) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, a pharmacist would need to obtain a licence from the Home Office if they were to dispense cannabis.

31606 - Cannabis (Answered)

Mr Nick Clegg
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people using cannabis in the UK for medicinal purposes; and if he will make a statement.

George Freeman

We have made no such estimates.

Herbal cannabis is not licensed as a medicine and, under section 7(4) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, a pharmacist would need to obtain a licence from the Home Office if they were to dispense cannabis.

31353 - Medicine: Research (Answered)

Mark Durkan
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will consider a de-linked model for biomedical research and development.

George Freeman

The Department is currently in discussion with the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry on models that delink company revenues from usage in the context of pricing of antibiotics.

31372 - Stem Cells: Research (Answered)

Jim Shannon
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding he plans to provide to stem-cell research in each of the next five years.

George Freeman

31188 - Cancer: Drugs (Answered)

Andrew Gwynne
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 25 January 2015 to Question 23840, on cancer: drugs, whether his Department plans to undertake an impact assessment of NHS England's consultation proposals for a new Cancer Drugs Fund.

George Freeman

The Department has no such plans.

30936 - Kidney Diseases (Answered)

Ben Howlett
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the implications for his Department's policies on people with rare forms of kidney disease are of the report of the Rare Disease Forum, Delivering for patients with rare diseases: Implementing a strategy, published on 29 February 2016; and if he will make a statement.

George Freeman

31710 - Mental Health: Research (Answered)

Luciana Berger
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the return on each pound invested in mental health research.

George Freeman

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