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Ministerial Corrections

Volume 696: debated on Monday 7 June 2021

Ministerial Corrections

Monday 7 June 2021

Cabinet Office

Covid-19: Government Contracts

The following is an extract from Oral Questions on Thursday 27 May 2021.

I remember Front Benchers from the Labour party pressing us at an earlier stage in the pandemic, quite rightly, to move even faster to secure that PPE. But, of course, even as were moving more quickly to secure it, there was a seven-step process supervised by civil servants in order to make sure that procurement was handled appropriately. If the hon. Lady has any specific cases where she feels that the process was faulty, I look forward to hearing from her about them, but so far there have been no specific charges from her. More broadly, I welcome emphasis on greater transparency overall.

[Official Report, 27 May 2021, Vol. 696, c. 525.]

Letter from the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, the right hon. Member for Surrey Heath (Michael Gove).

An error has been identified in my response to the hon. Member for Putney (Fleur Anderson)

The correct response should have been:

I remember Front Benchers from the Labour party pressing us at an earlier stage in the pandemic, quite rightly, to move even faster to secure that PPE. But, of course, even as were moving more quickly to secure it, there was an eight-step process supervised by civil servants in order to make sure that procurement was handled appropriately. If the hon. Lady has any specific cases where she feels that the process was faulty, I look forward to hearing from her about them, but so far there have been no specific charges from her. More broadly, I welcome emphasis on greater transparency overall.

Health and Social Care

Covid-19: Government Handling and Preparedness

The following is an extract from the urgent question on 27 May 2021.

What I would say to the people of Bolton is that they have again risen to this challenge. The number of vaccinations happening in Bolton right now is phenomenal—tens of thousands every single day.

[Official Report, 27 May 2021, Vol. 696, c. 538.]

Letter of correction from the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, the right hon. Member for West Suffolk (Matt Hancock).

An error has been identified in my response to the hon. Member for Bolton South East (Yasmin Qureshi).

The correct response should have been:

What I would say to the people of Bolton is that they have again risen to this challenge. The number of vaccinations happening in Bolton right now is phenomenal—tens of thousands every single week.

Health and Social Care

Oral Health and Dentistry: England

The following is an extract from the Westminster Hall debate on oral health and dentistry: England on 25 May 2021.

I am pleased to say that approximately 95% of practices exceeded the threshold for full remuneration set in the last quarter of last year, so up to March. The average performance in February was 59%.

[Official Report, 25 May 2021, Vol. 696, c. 73WH.]

Letter of correction from the Under-Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, the hon. Member for Bury St Edmunds (Jo Churchill).

An error has been identified in my response to the debate.

The correct response should have been:

I am pleased to say that approximately 88% of practices in England exceeded the threshold for full remuneration set in the last quarter of last year, so up to March. The average performance in February was 59% of units of dental activity.