This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate to be held in Westminster Hall on Monday 28 November 2016 at 4.30pm on an e-Petition,
Force child cancer to the forefront of the NHS and government funding schemes
The debate will be opened by Ben Howlett MP.
Prescribing rates for medicines and drugs vary substantially across the country. These rates provide a useful measure of the burden of illness and disease across the country. This briefing provides 2015 data on prescriptions by GPs in the UK, with local-area data for individual drugs covering each constituency in England.
This pack has been produced ahead of the debate to be held in Westminster Hall at 3pm on Thursday 20 October 2016 on National Arthritis Week 2016. The subject for this debate was selected by the Backbench Business Committee.
This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate to be held on Thursday 13 October 2016 on the Expert Panel Working Group Inquiry into hormone pregnancy tests. The subject for the debate has been selected by the Backbench Business Committee and the Members in charge are Yasmin Qureshi and Hannah Bardell.
The motion for the debate is:
That this House notes that an Expert Working Panel Group Inquiry was set up by the Government to investigate and assess evidence on children born with serious deformities due to hormone pregnancy test drugs taken by expectant mothers between 1953 and 1975; further notes with concern that the terms of reference as set out by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency do not clearly allow for an investigation into the systematic regulatory failures of government bodies at the time; notes the conflict of interest of some panel members; further notes that all evidence must be presented to expert panel members as set out in the term of reference; calls on the Inquiry to ensure that all evidence is presented to the expert panel with sufficient time for due consideration; further calls on the inquiry to guarantee thorough background checks on all panel members; calls for the terms of reference to be amended to include an investigation into the conduct of the Committee on Safety of Medicines; further calls on the Government to ensure that the inquiry has the trust and confidence of the victims for whom it was set up; and believes that, unless these changes are made, the ability of the Inquiry to achieve a fair outcome will be significantly compromised.
This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate on baby loss to be held in the Commons Chamber on Thursday 13 October 2016. The subject for the debate has been selected by the Backbench Business Committee and the Members in charge are Antoinette Sandbach and Will Quince.
This Commons Library briefing paper looks at the situation in a range of policy areas and considers what impact Brexit might have. This will depend, among other things, on the Brexit negotiations, whether the UK stays in the European Economic Area and how the Government fills any policy gaps left by withdrawal.
MPs will debate blood cancers and the Cancer Drugs Fund on Thursday 7 July from 1.30 to 4.30 pm in Westminster Hall . This debate was scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee following a representation from Jim Shannon MP.
This House of Commons Library briefing provides a summary of the issues and media and parliamentary coverage.
This debate pack has been prepared ahead of the debate on Diabetes-related complications, to be held in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 7 June 2016 at 2.30-4pm. The Member in charge of this debate is Paula Sherriff.
This pack has been produced ahead of the debate on incentivising research and development of new antibiotics to be held in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 26 April 2016 at 2.30pm. The Member in charge is Julian Sturdy.
A petition to call on the Government to extend the programme of Meningitis B vaccination to all children, at least up to the age of 11, has received over 820,000 signatures. The Petitions and Health Committees have held evidence sessions, hearing from affected families, medical professionals and the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation. A debate on this e-petition has been tabled in Westminster Hall on 25 April 2016.
This pack has been produced ahead of the debate to be held in Westminster Hall on Monday 18 April at 4.30 pm on e-Petition 105660, Fund more research into brain tumours, the biggest cancer killer of under-40s
The Government responded and the Petitions Committee held an inquiry and published a report, Funding for research into brain tumours HC554 March 2016
There will be a debate on the Removal of drugs from Cancer Drugs Fund list on Tuesday 19 January 2016 at 2.30pm in Westminster Hall . Pauline Latham MP will lead the debate. This Library briefing provides a summary of the issues and some media and parliamentary coverage.