39151 - Muscular Dystrophy: Drugs (Answered)

Greg Mulholland
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with NHS England about making Translarna available for use in England.

George Freeman

National Health Service funding decisions for treatments for rare and ultra-rare conditions, such as Translarna (ataluren) for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), are made by NHS England, as the responsible commissioner for specialised services.

39870 - Brain: Research (Answered)

Tim Loughton
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has had discussions with the West London Mental Health Trust on future funding of the Corsellis Brain Collection.

George Freeman

The Department has not made any specific assessment of the importance of the collection for promoting research into brain diseases.

39856 - Brain: Research (Answered)

Tim Loughton
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the importance of the Corsellis Brain Collection for promoting research into brain diseases for the treatment of patients in the NHS.

George Freeman

The Department has not made any specific assessment of the importance of the collection for promoting research into brain diseases.

39616 - Health Services (Answered)

Mr David Burrowes
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the NHS England Specialised Commissioning Oversight Group plans to make an announcement on the recommendations of the Clinical Priorities Advisory Group.

George Freeman

The Specialised Services Commissioning Committee is due to meet at the end of June 2016. The recommendations of the Clinical Priorities Advisory Group will be announced after that meeting.

39590 - 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 premises of the Crown Post Office in Paisley since January 2010.

George Freeman

Post Office Limited runs and manages its directly managed Crown post offices. Changes to the Crown network and arrangements for employees of these offices are the operational responsibility of the Post Office.

39589 - Post Offices (Answered)

Mhairi Black
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many former Crown post offices which have been franchised have (a) closed and (b) relocated since January 2010.

George Freeman

Post Office Limited runs and manages its directly managed Crown post offices. Changes to the Crown network and arrangements for employees of these offices are the operational responsibility of the Post Office.

39588 - Post Office: Redundancy Pay (Answered)

Mhairi Black
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much the Post Office has spent on settlement agreements and redundancy payments for Crown Office staff since January 2010.

George Freeman

Post Office Limited runs and manages its directly managed Crown post offices. Changes to the Crown network and arrangements for employees of these offices are the operational responsibility of the Post Office.

39182 - Muscular Dystrophy: Drugs (Answered)

Mr David Anderson
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 25 May 2016 to Question 37646, what preparatory work NHS England is undertaking on Translarna; and whether a date has been set for a commercial meeting between NHS England and PTC Therapeutics after that preparatory work.

George Freeman

38896 - Cancer: Drugs (Answered)

Mr Nicholas Brown
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons the budget for the revised Cancer Drugs Fund was established at £340 million.

George Freeman

NHS England has advised that the Cancer Drugs Fund budget was increased to £340 million for 2015-16 and, with the new financial control and commercial mechanisms being put in place from 1 July 2016 under the new arrangements for the Fund, that budget increase will be maintained at £340 million for 2016-17.

39429 - NHS: Logos (Answered)

Justin Madders
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 6 June 2016 to Question 38480, whether his Department is taking steps in response to use of the NHS logo by the Vote Leave Campaign.

George Freeman

Vote Leave is not authorised to use the National Health Service trademark, or an adaptation of it.

The Department has sought legal advice and has been in contact with the Vote Leave campaign about misuse of the NHS brand.

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