41132 - Drugs: Prices (Answered)

Keith Vaz
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to bring forward proposals for a change to legislation to further regulate the pricing of everyday drugs to the NHS by pharmaceutical companies.

George Freeman

41186 - Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Answered)

Gloria De Piero
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had in recent months with (a) Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and (b) Nottingham University Hospitals Trust on potential financial support from his Department to cover the costs of Sherwood Forest's PFI arrangements.

George Freeman

41149 - Kidney Cancer: Drugs (Answered)

Mark Menzies
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to make a decision on the drug Nivolumab becoming available under the Early Access to Medicines Scheme to treat patients with renal cell carcinoma.

George Freeman

41230 - Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (Answered)

Mark Menzies
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department has spent on funding research into improving the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

George Freeman

The information requested is not available.

41102 - Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (Answered)

Mr Virendra Sharma
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has for the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency to contribute to the Government's aim of reducing the regulatory burden on business by £10 billion in 2016-17; and if he will make a statement.

George Freeman

40873 - Health Services (Answered)

Margaret Hodge
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to nationally commission (a) minor ailments services and (b) minor eye conditions services.

George Freeman

There are no plans to commission either service at a national level. Those with a minor ailment may visit a pharmacy, walk in centre or practice nurse for treatment and those concerned they may have a minor eye condition can visit their general practitioner, optical practice or pharmacy.

40648 - Drugs: Prices (Answered)

Keith Vaz
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures are in place to regulate the prices of everyday drugs sold to the NHS by pharmaceutical companies.

George Freeman

905548 - Post Offices: Paisley (Answered)

Mhairi Black
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much the Post Office has spent on refurbishing the Crown Post Office premises in Paisley since January 2010.

George Freeman

The hon Member recently tabled a Named Day question on this matter.

In my answer of 13 June I advised that this was the operational responsibility of the Post Office and I would ask its Chief Executive, Paula Vennells, to write to the hon Member.

905552 - Billing (Answered)

Mr Virendra Sharma
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that customers are able to receive utility and other bills in paper form on request.

George Freeman

My Department does not intervene in the billing arrangements of individual businesses in the regulated utilities.

But I understand that most utility and other providers give customers the option to receive bills in paper form if they so request.

40739 - Incontinence (Answered)

Alison Thewliss
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the annual cost to NHS services is of purchasing products used in the management of continence care.

George Freeman

National Health Service trusts are responsible for managing procurement of goods or products on an individual basis. Records associated with spend collectively across the NHS are not held centrally by the Department.

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