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The work of an MP centres around dealing with matters that affect people in the constituency. This means attending many local meetings and also face to face discussions with constituents, discussing issues and seeking solutions.
 
 

Then of course, there is the need to represent constituents by attending the Houses of Parliament each week, raising issues for debate directly in the chamber.

This page lists some of the speeches and questions raised by Jon in parliamentary sessions. The paragraphs listed contain the introductory text to the speech. For the full text, plus the context in which the speech was made, follow the link at the end of the paragraph.

 

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parliament
July 17 2017
 

Written Answers - Department of Health: Health Services: Foreign Nationals
Jon Ashworth:  To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the amount accrued to the public purse of measures to recover the costs of using the NHS from overseas nationals in each of the (a) next and (b) last five years. More...

There are other Written Answers on health here >


parliament
July 13 2017
 

Written Answers - Department of Health: Dental Services: Children
Jon Ashworth:  To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on the proportion of children under the age of two who have visited an NHS dentist in the last 12 months. More...


parliament
July 12 2017
 

Written Answers - Department of Health: Dental Services
Jon Ashworth:  To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total cost of treating tooth decay in the NHS has been in each of the last five years for which data is available. More...


parliament
July 12 2017
 

Written Answers - Department of Health: Dental Services
Jon Ashworth:  To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total cost of treating tooth decay in the NHS has been in each of the last five years for which data is available. More...

There are other Written Answers on health here >


parliament
July 10 2017
 

Written Answers - Department of Health: Hospitals: Insulation
Jon Ashworth:  To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospitals have been identified which are clad with (a) material similar to the Grenfell Tower and (b) other fire-risk material; what remedial work has been carried out on those hospitals; and whether additional funding will be provided by the Government to ensure remedial work on those hospitals is not met from existing NHS budgets. More...


parliament
July 4 2017
 

Oral Answers to Questions - Health: Doctors and Nurses
Jon Ashworth:  The number of nurses has fallen for the first time in a decade, which is why we need fair pay now. I read in the newspapers that the Health Secretary now supports the Labour party policy of scrapping the cap, although he did not vote with us last week. Given that he supports our policy, when he soon sets the remit for the NHS Pay Review Body, will he tell it to scrap the cap, and will he... More...

There are other Written Answers on health here >


parliament
June 28 2017
 

Debate on the Address: Health, Social Care and Security
Jon Ashworth:  On behalf of Her Majesty s Opposition, may I associate myself with the tributes paid by Members on both sides of the House to the extraordinary efforts of our public servants who have been tested in recent weeks and months and who never faltered? They make us proud, and we pay tribute to them today. It is my happy task to congratulate the six hon. Members who have made their maiden... More...


parliament
June 27 2017
 

Commons debates - NHS Shared Business Services
Jon Ashworth:  (Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of Statement to make a statement on NHS Shared Business Services. More...

The debate continues here >


parliament
June 26 2017
 

Written Answers - Home Office: Visas: Overseas Visitors
Jon Ashworth:  To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who in his Department has lead responsibility for the new capped expenditure process in the NHS. More...

There are other Written Answers on health here >


parliament
June 22 2017
 

Business of the House: Point of Order
Jon Ashworth:  On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. You will have seen in your copy of The Guardian newspaper this morning, and indeed yesterday, the leaked reports of a new capped expenditure process for the NHS, revealing plans to cut services, close wards and ration treatments. So far, we have had no response from the Department of Health. Has the Secretary of State for Health given you any indication... More...


parliament
March 21 2017
 

Oral Answers to Questions - Health: Topical Questions
Jon Ashworth:  The Government have not met the four-hour target for A&E since July 2015. In the NHS mandate, finally published yesterday, the Secretary of State is effectively telling hospitals that they do not need to meet it in 2017 and that it only needs to be met in aggregate across hospitals “within the course of 2018”. Is that not the clearest admission that the targets will not be met... More...


parliament
March 20 2017
 

Written Answers - Home Office: Visas: Overseas Visitors
Jon Ashworth:  To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many standard visitor visas to the UK were (a) granted and (b) refused, in each month since January 2016 for (i) Bangladeshi, (ii) Indian, (iii) Pakistani and (iv) Sri Lankan citizens. More...

There are other Written Answers on health here >


parliament
March 16 2017
 

Written Answers - Department of Health: NHS: Sick Leave
Jon Ashworth:  To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the NHS Staff Survey results for 2016, what assessment his Department has made of the risks to patients of NHS staff reporting for work despite not feeling well enough to perform their duties. More...


parliament
March 14 2017
 

Written Answers - Department of Health: NHS: Bullying
Jon Ashworth:  To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment his Department has made of the level of bullying and harassment between employees in the NHS. More...


parliament
March 10 2017
 

Written Answers - Department of Health: NHS Shared Business Services: Postal Services
Jon Ashworth:  To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many registered health professionals were directly employed by his Department on 1 February (a) 2017 and (b) 2016; and how many such professionals in each of those years were in which profession. More...


parliament
February 27 2017
 

Commons Debates - NHS Shared Business Services
Jon Ashworth:  (Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Health to make a statement on the loss of confidential NHS correspondence by NHS Shared Business Services. More...

parliament
Februay 20 2017
 

Written Answers - Department of Health: Department of Health: Health Professions
Jon Ashworth:  To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many registered health professionals were directly employed by his Department on 1 February (a) 2017 and (b) 2016; and how many such professionals in each of those years were in which profession.. More...


parliament
February 7 2017
 

Oral Answers to Questions - Health: Topical Questions
Jon Ashworth:  With respect to A&Es, diverts have been at twice the level of last year, 4,000 people have had urgent operations cancelled, 18,000 people a week in January were waiting on trolleys in corridors, and nine out of 10 hospitals have been overcrowded and are at unsafe levels. I have even read in the Secretary of State’s local paper that his local hospital had to put patients in the gym... More...

parliament
February 2 2017
 

Westminster Hall debate - Backbench Business: Alcohol Harm
Jon Ashworth:    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Ms Buck. I congratulate everyone who has contributed to a well-informed and powerful debate. I pay particular tribute to  the hon. Member for Congleton (Fiona Bruce), who opened the debate with a comprehensive overview of the issues related to alcohol harm. I cannot do her speech justice she was superb but a couple of points...More...

parliament
January 31 2017
 

Written Answers - Department of Health: NHS: Inspections
Jon Ashworth:  To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many full inspections of NHS trusts and foundation trusts the Care Quality Commission undertook in 2016-17, and in each of the previous three financial years; and how many inspections in each year were (a) outstanding, (b) good, (c) requires improvement and (d) inadequate. More...

There are other Written Answers on health here >


parliament
January 27 2017
 

Written Answers - Department of Health: Cancer: Surgery
Jon Ashworth:  To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the number of cancelled operations for cancer patients in the winter of (a) 2016-17 and (b) each of the last five years. More...

There are other Written Answers on health here >


parliament
January 26 2017
 

Written Answers - Department of Health: General Practitioners
Jon Ashworth:  To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GP surgeries existed in each English region in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2015-16. More...


parliament
January 24 2017
 

Written Answers - Department of Health: Accident and Emergency Departments
Jon Ashworth:  To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients used Type (a) 1, (b) 2 and (c) 3 accident and emergency units in each English region in (i) 2010-11 and (ii) 2015-16. More...


parliament
January 16 2017
 

Oral Answers to Questions - Communities and Local Government: Points of Order
Jon Ashworth:   On a point of order, Mr Speaker. You will have seen reports at the weekend that the Prime Minister is now blaming family doctors for the NHS crisis. It is not the fault of GPs that social care has been cut or that general practice is underfunded. Has the Prime Minister or the Health Secretary given you notice that they are going to come to the House to make a statement, or should we assume... More...

There are other questions on health here >

 


parliament
January 9 2017
 

Commons Debates : Mental Health and NHS Performance
Jon Ashworth:    I am grateful to the Secretary of State for an advance copy of his statement. I, too, begin by paying tribute to all the NHS staff who are working day in, day out to provide the best possible care to patients during this busy period. Of course, we welcome measures to improve mental health services in this country, as indeed we welcomed such announcements exactly 12 months ago, when the then... More...

 


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