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Diabetes in Parliament: 9th – 15th April

House of Commons Questions

Diabetes: Leicestershire – DH – Keith Vaz

Wed, 13 April 2016 | House of Commons – Written Answer

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Asked by Keith Vaz (Leicester East) To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many diabetes specialist nurses there are in (a) Leicester General Hospital, (b) Leicester Royal Infirmary, (c) Glenfield Hospital and (d) Leicestershire.

Answered by:
Ben Gummer
Answered on: 13 April 2016

The Health and Social Care Information Centre provides information on the number of nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff employed in the National Health Service in England but it does not separately identify diabetes specialist nurses.

It is for local NHS organisations with their knowledge of the healthcare needs of their local population to invest in training for specialist skills and to deploy specialist nurses.


Diabetes: Health Education – DH – Keith Vaz

Mon, 11 April 2016 | House of Commons – Written Answer

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  • Asked by Keith Vaz (Leicester East) To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what scientific testing Spirit Healthcare’s Empower type 2 diabetes education programme underwent for the outcomes it produces.
  • Asked by Keith Vaz (Leicester East) To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many contracts with the NHS for diabetes education Spirit Healthcare holds.
  • Asked by Keith Vaz (Leicester East) To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many times Spirit Healthcare has been commissioned to deliver type 2 diabetes education to date.

Answered by:
Jane Ellison
Answered on: 11 April 2016

The information requested is not held centrally.


Sugar: Taxation – HM Treasury – Andrew Gwynne

Thu, 14 April 2016 | House of Commons – Written Answer

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Asked by Andrew Gwynne (Denton and Reddish) To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason exemptions were granted from the sugar levy for 100 per cent fruit juice and milk; and if he will publish the evidence on which that decision was taken.

Answered by:
Mr David Gauke
Answered on: 14 April 2016

Pure fruit juices and milk-based drinks have other health benefits and we do not want to discourage their consumption.

Pure fruit juices are part of the 5-a-day message and have intrinsic nutrients such as containing certain vitamins.

Milk and milk-products are a good source of protein and calcium, which have health benefits such as aiding bone formation. The government wants to encourage the consumption of milk to help children consume the required amounts of these nutrients.


Sugar: Taxation – HM Treasury – Andrew Gwynne

Thu, 14 April 2016 | House of Commons – Written Answer

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Asked by Andrew Gwynne (Denton and Reddish) To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how he assessed the levels of consumption by children of drinks products affected by the sugar levy.

Answered by:
Mr David Gauke
Answered on: 14 April 2016

The evidence about children’s consumption of soft drinks comes from the Public Health England report ‘Sugar reduction: the evidence for action’ published in October 2015.


Sugar: Taxation – HM Treasury – Gavin Robinson

Mon, 11 April 2016 | House of Commons – Written Answer

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Asked by Gavin Robinson (Belfast East) To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with response to his contribution of 16 March 2016, Official Report, column 963-64, whether the proposed exemption from the sugar levy for fruit juices will apply to (a) fruit juices with added sugar and (b) fruit juices with natural sugars only.

Answered by:
Mr David Gauke
Answered on: 11 April 2016

The levy applies to drinks with added sugar, excluding milk-based drinks.

Therefore, the levy will apply to fruit juices with added sugar, but not to fruit juices containing only naturally occurring sugar.

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