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Written Question
Department of Health and Social Care: Iron and Steel
29 Mar 2021

Questioner: Lucy Powell (LAB - Manchester Central)

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the level of UK-produced steel procured by his Department and associated departmental public bodies and agencies in (a) 2019-20 and (b) 2020-21.

Answered by Edward Argar

The Department does not frequently procure capital assets or other contracts that require the direct procurement of steel. The Department does not hold centrally any data on the procurement of steel in the National Health Service or its arm’s length bodies.


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Thank you for squeezing me in, Mr Speaker. Can I say that it was not just the Mayor, but all the leaders and most of … Speech Link
- Thu 15 Oct 2020
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I have just come off a call with Greater Manchester colleagues and the Minister for Care, the hon. Member for Faversham and Mid Kent (Helen … Speech Link
- Mon 05 Oct 2020
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I am reassured by the Secretary of State’s answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Manchester, Withington (Jeff Smith) that Manchester will not be … Speech Link
- Tue 02 Jun 2020
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No disrespect, Mr Speaker, but I would rather be in sunny Manchester today, being cautious and careful, than here. None the less, does the Secretary … Speech Link
- Wed 22 Apr 2020
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At present, only patients actually admitted to hospital with symptoms are being swabbed, leaving many with presumed covid being discharged into the community. At the … Speech Link
- Tue 18 Jun 2019
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24. The Secretary of State will know that in Greater Manchester we spend over £1 million a year on keeping and storing paper-based assessment records … Speech Link
- Mon 17 Jun 2019
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As the Secretary of State knows, two of the tragic deaths occurred at Manchester Royal Infirmary. Our hearts go out to the families. Nothing could … Speech Link
- Tue 07 May 2019
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It was a magnificent and very important goal, Mr Speaker.

I would like to put it on record that my husband is an A&E consultant. …
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- Tue 26 Mar 2019
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1. What steps he is taking to help ensure better co-ordination with (a) the Department for Education and (b) other Departments to support children’s health … Speech Link
- Tue 26 Mar 2019
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I thank the Secretary of State very much for that reply. May I first pay tribute to the former Minister, the hon. Member for Winchester … Speech Link
Written Question
Health Visitors
10 Jan 2019

Questioner: Lucy Powell (LAB - Manchester Central)

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the number of health visitors (a) in England, (b) regionally and (c) in each local authority area in each year since September 2009.

Answered by Jackie Doyle-Price

NHS Digital publishes Hospital and Community Health Services (HCHS) workforce statistics for England. These include only staff working in hospital trusts and clinical commissioning groups, but not staff working in primary care, local authorities or other providers. Some other organisations also provide health visiting services, so the data held by the Department only reflects part of the picture on overall health visitor numbers.

The following table shows the full time equivalent (FTE) figures for health visitors for England and for each Health Education England region as at 30 September in the specified years:

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

England

8,100

7,849

7,802

7,687

8,304

9,162

10,236

9,521

8,497

7,884

Of which

East Midlands

619

615

631

630

685

741

826

791

742

619

East of England

784

778

698

522

594

668

777

744

663

628

Kent, Surrey and Sussex

553

518

507

420

469

550

671

635

562

519

North Central and East London

384

403

389

406

433

553

670

630

443

427

North East

488

501

571

596

659

673

672

422

346

166

North West

1,386

1,329

1,317

1,414

1,463

1,602

1,793

1,733

1,674

1,586

North West London

298

237

237

351

425

470

511

506

498

510

South London

444

434

430

361

334

388

458

420

366

328

South West

663

663

599

452

599

565

619

412

370

312

Thames Valley

337

324

307

348

336

347

389

364

324

275

Wessex

326

308

323

360

394

457

554

514

489

446

West Midlands

889

872

895

918

1,039

1,197

1,287

1,237

1,091

1,027

Yorkshire and the Humber

929

867

898

908

875

953

1,009

1,113

929

1,041

Source: NHS HCHS monthly workforce statistics, NHS Digital

NHS Digital began to collect and publish data on staff, including health visitors, in some English independent sector healthcare organisations, from September 2015. These statistics are collected biannually and published as experimental statistics. The following table shows the FTE figures of health visitors employed by Independent Healthcare Providers in England who provide valid data, as at 30 September each year since 2015 and the latest data available:

2015

2016

2017

31 March 2018

England

957

1,132

1,240

1,187

Source: Independent Healthcare Provider Workforce Statistics, England, March 2018, NHS Digital

Information is not held centrally on number of health visitors in each local authority area.


Written Question
Health Services: Babies
18 Dec 2018

Questioner: Lucy Powell (LAB - Manchester Central)

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number and proportion of babies that had not received the mandatory 12-month health check when they were (a) 12 months, (b) 15 months, (c) 18 months and (d) 24 months old in (i) England and (ii) in each local authority or Clinical Commissioning Group area in the latest period for which figures are available.

Answered by Jackie Doyle-Price

Health visitor service delivery metrics are published by Public Health England (PHE) on a quarterly and annual basis. This collection is based on a voluntary submission of aggregate data by local authorities.

As regulations require that the one year review is completed by the time the child turns 15 months, information on 12 months old and 15 months old is available. There is no national data collection for reviews which are carried out late (such as 18 months or 24 months).

The attached tables show the number of children who had not received their one year health check at 12 months and 15 months in England and in each local authority. This is based on data received by PHE covering the period April to June 2018 (Quarter 1 2018/19).


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Speak to any young person about what is causing child mental health issues, and the No. 1 issue is not social media, but exam and … Speech Link
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The Secretary of State will be aware of the huge disruption at the Manchester hospitals this week because of problems with water supplies and a … Speech Link