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Ministerial Corrections

Volume 653: debated on Wednesday 23 January 2019

Ministerial Corrections

Wednesday 23 January 2019

Health and Social Care

Diabetes: Artificial Pancreas

The following is an extract from the Adjournment debate entitled Diabetes: Artificial Pancreas on 12 December 2018.

As the right hon. Gentleman said, artificial pancreas devices are an emerging technology that combines continuous glucose monitoring with insulin pumps. One system, the Medtronic 670G system, which he mentioned, was recently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration and a European licence is being pursued.

[Official Report, 12 December 2018, Vol. 651, c. 361.]

Letter of correction from the Minister for Care:

An error has been identified in the response I gave to the right hon. Member for Knowsley (Mr Howarth) in the debate entitled Diabetes: Artificial Pancreas.

The correct response should have been:

As the right hon. Gentleman said, artificial pancreas devices are an emerging technology that combines continuous glucose monitoring with insulin pumps. One system, the Medtronic 670G hybrid closed loop system, which he mentioned, was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2016 and received a Conformité Européenne mark in June 2018.”

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Syria

The following is an extract from Foreign and Commonwealth Office questions on 22 January 2019.

19. A stable Lebanon is vital to securing a resolution to the conflict in Syria. I have just returned from Lebanon with Aid to the Church in Need, and we saw there that Lebanon is a country barely able to cope with the pressure it is under, having been without a Government for the past eight months. What has been done to ensure, while a Government are being found, that Lebanon remains stable and secure? (908712)

I met the Prime Minister of Lebanon, as did my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary, on his visit to the United Kingdom. We work very closely with all parties in Lebanon to encourage the process of Government formation. We are acutely conscious of the pressure of 1.3 million refugees in Lebanon. We would encourage the return of refugees from Lebanon to Syria, but only when it is safe to do so. Support for Lebanon and its economy is a fundamental part of the United Kingdom’s engagement in the region.

[Official Report, 22 January 2019, Vol. 653, c. 118.]

Letter of correction from the Minister for the Middle East:

An error has been identified in the response I gave to the hon. Member for Argyll and Bute (Brendan O'Hara).

The correct response should have been:

I met the Prime Minister of Lebanon, and my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary spoke to him on the telephone, on his visit to the United Kingdom. We work very closely with all parties in Lebanon to encourage the process of Government formation. We are acutely conscious of the pressure of 1.3 million refugees in Lebanon. We would encourage the return of refugees from Lebanon to Syria, but only when it is safe to do so. Support for Lebanon and its economy is a fundamental part of the United Kingdom’s engagement in the region.