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Written Question
NHS: Uniforms
18 Jan 2022

Questioner: Robert Largan (CON - High Peak)

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government plans to introduce a nationally standardised uniform in the NHS in England.

Answered by Edward Argar

At present, each trust decides their own uniform specification locally. However, NHS Supply Chain, with NHS England and NHS Improvement, issued a consultation paper in April 2021 on the introduction of a national uniform, with 82% of staff responding in favour. NHS Supply Chain and NHS England and NHS Improvement are exploring a national approach to standardising the purchasing and design of uniforms. Trials of uniform designs are ongoing at a range of acute and non-acute National Health Service trusts across the country.


Written Question
Members: Correspondence
14 Jan 2022

Questioner: Robert Largan (CON - High Peak)

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the enquiry from the hon. Member for High Peak of 29 September 2021, referenced RL27501.

Answered by Edward Argar

We replied to the hon. Member on 10 January 2022.


Written Question
Members: Correspondence
14 Jan 2022

Questioner: Robert Largan (CON - High Peak)

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the enquiry from the hon. Member for High Peak of 8 October 2021, referenced RL21517.

Answered by Edward Argar

We replied to the hon. Member on 10 January 2022.


Written Question
Members: Correspondence
14 Jan 2022

Questioner: Robert Largan (CON - High Peak)

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the enquiry from the hon. Member for High Peak of 16 November 2021, referenced RL30693.

Answered by Edward Argar

We replied to the hon. Member on 12 January 2022.


Written Question
Members: Correspondence
14 Jan 2022

Questioner: Robert Largan (CON - High Peak)

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the enquiry from the hon. Member for High Peak of 27 October 2021, referenced RL29959.

Answered by Edward Argar

We replied to the hon. Member on 26 November 2021.


Written Question
Members: Correspondence
14 Jan 2022

Questioner: Robert Largan (CON - High Peak)

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the enquiry from the hon. Member for High Peak of 1 September 2021, referenced RL26044.

Answered by Victoria Atkins

In due course.


Written Question
Police Custody
14 Jan 2022

Questioner: Robert Largan (CON - High Peak)

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to Answer of 20 December to Question 93082, (a) why her Department does not collect data on the number of police holding cells in England and Wales; (b) whether data has been collected on the number of police holding cells in England and Wales at any time within the last ten years; (c) and whether her Department has made an assessment of the effecting on holding that data on estimating policing capability.

Answered by Kit Malthouse

The Home Office does not hold information centrally on the number of police holding cells across England and Wales. Therefore, this information has not been collected at any time within the last ten years. Data collected from police forces are done so on a priority basis in line with policy and user requirements whilst balancing the burden that data reporting places on forces.

Decisions about the most effective use of resources and capability, including the number of police holding cells, are an operational matter for police and crime commissioners and chief constables, tailored to the needs of their local community.


Written Question
Members: Correspondence
11 Jan 2022

Questioner: Robert Largan (CON - High Peak)

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the enquiry from the hon. Member for High Peak of 12 November 2021, referenced RL29609.

Answered by Edward Argar

We replied to the hon. Member on 10 January 2022.


Written Question
Members: Correspondence
11 Jan 2022

Questioner: Robert Largan (CON - High Peak)

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the enquiry from the hon. Member for High Peak of 13 October 2021, referenced RL27492.

Answered by Edward Argar

We replied to the hon. Member on 8 November 2021.


Written Question
Members: Correspondence
11 Jan 2022

Questioner: Robert Largan (CON - High Peak)

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to respond to the enquiry from the hon. Member for High Peak of 13 October 2021, referenced RL27050.

Answered by George Freeman

I thank the Hon Member for bringing this to my attention, a response has now been issued.


Written Question
Members: Correspondence
10 Jan 2022

Questioner: Robert Largan (CON - High Peak)

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the enquiry from the hon. Member for High Peak of 27 October 2021, referenced RL29885.

Answered by Edward Argar

We replied to the hon. Member on 4 November 2021.


Written Question
Members: Correspondence
10 Jan 2022

Questioner: Robert Largan (CON - High Peak)

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when he plans to respond to the enquiry from the hon. Member for High Peak of 2 November 2021, referenced RL29389.

Answered by Conor Burns

I can confirm to my hon. Friend that a response was issued from my office to the Hon. Gentleman on 10 December 2021.


Written Question
Breast Cancer: Research
6 Jan 2022

Questioner: Robert Largan (CON - High Peak)

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to support research into secondary breast cancer.

Answered by Maria Caulfield

The Department invests £1 billion per year in health research through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The NIHR’s cancer research expenditure has risen from £101 million in 2010/11 to £138 million in 2019/20. The NIHR is supporting over 800 cancer studies through its Clinical Research Network. This includes 20 studies for women with secondary breast cancer.

In partnership with Cancer Research UK, the NIHR is jointly funding a network of Experimental Cancer Medicine Centres across the country. These centres are implementing the discovery and early-phase clinical testing of new anti-cancer treatments including immunotherapy.


Written Question
NHS: Uniforms
30 Dec 2021

Questioner: Robert Largan (CON - High Peak)

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many uniforms have been in use in each NHS trust in each of the last five years; what the total cost of uniforms was to (a) the NHS and (b) each NHS trust in each of the last five years; and how many different types of uniforms have been used in (a) the NHS and (b) each NHS trust in each of the last five years.

Answered by Edward Argar

The information requested is not collected centrally.

Uniforms are workwear and are typically purchased directly by trusts who contract with a number of different suppliers. NHS Supply Chain and NHS England and NHS Improvement are developing a project to adopt a national approach to standardising the purchase of uniforms.


Written Question
Palestinians: Terrorism
29 Dec 2021

Questioner: Robert Largan (CON - High Peak)

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with her (a) EU and (b) US counterparts on the Palestinian Authority's alleged payment of monthly salaries to convicted Palestinian terrorists.

Answered by James Cleverly

No UK aid is used for payments to Palestinian prisoners, or their families or the "Martyrs Fund". Alongside Government of Israel and US we continue to deliver a clear and long-standing message to the highest levels of the Palestinian Authority that the prisoner payments system should be reformed so that it is needs based, transparent and affordable. Officials maintain a regular dialogue with the EU and US on this issue.