First I would like to recognise the important work done by independent regulators like the HCPC. These organisations help to protect the public and to ensure high levels of service and professionalism.
I appreciate your concern about the use of fireworks. While many people enjoy their use on special occasions I know others do not like them. Fireworks can of course be very dangerous and I am glad the use and sale of them is controlled.
Tackling poor mental health must be a priority and should be treated with the same importance as physical health: the Government enshrined parity of esteem for physical and mental health in law in the Health and Social Care Act 2012. Spending on mental health increased to a planned £11.86 billion
It is vitally important that women have access to the right care during pregnancy and in the first postnatal year. Ministers are aware of the National Childbirth Trust's 'Hidden Half' campaign on this important issue.
The UK continues to be at the forefront of international efforts to promote responsible lending and borrowing practices. This includes ongoing support for the IMF-World Bank Debt Sustainability Framework and OECD lending principles covering official export credits.
I do appreciate how emotive the issue of travel costs for young people receiving cancer treatment is for many people. I have spoken with Ministerial colleagues in the Department of Health and have made sure they are aware of the broader concerns raised on this issue.
I recognise the crucial role that pubs play in the social and economic life of our nation, as well in helping to promote responsible drinking, which is why I am encouraged by the support which the Government has made available to pubs.
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