Backbench Business: Leaving the EU: NHS (22 Mar 2018)
David Tredinnick: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Stringer. It is also a pleasure to see the Chair of the Health Committee, my hon. Friend the Member for Totnes (Dr Wollaston). When my right honourable Friend, then the Member for Charnwood, Stephen Dorrell, stood down, I had the pleasure to chair that Committee, which I served on during the 2015 Parliament, and it was a great...

Backbench Business: Leaving the EU: NHS (22 Mar 2018)
David Tredinnick: I certainly can, Mr Stringer. I would be glad to. We served together on the Science and Technology Committee in the 2010 to 2015 Parliament, and you know my interest in this. I will draw this all together with what is now a very important report. I have referred to the Lords report and said that there has been some doubt about complementary medicine. The reason why the Government need to look...

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, Environmental Audit Committee, Health and Social Care Committee and Transport Committee (22 Mar 2018)
David Tredinnick: My concern, as a representative of a midlands constituency bounded by motorways, is motorway pollution. It is certainly a problem for people living in Hinckley.

Health and Social Care: Leaving the EU: health and Social Care (20 Mar 2018)
David Tredinnick: Does my right hon. Friend agree that leaving the EU will be a good opportunity to build links with other countries’ medical systems, particularly those of the Chinese, who have, for instance, integrated Chinese medicine and western medicine to reduce the demand for antibiotics?

Salisbury Incident: Further Update (14 Mar 2018)
David Tredinnick: I too strongly support the Prime Minister’s robust position. Does she recall the enormous efforts made during John Major’s Government to build good relations with Russia? Indeed, John Major went to see President Yeltsin, and I was lucky enough to go with him. Will the Prime Minister stress that our beef is not with the people of Russia, with whom we share cultural links, but just...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Public Health (27 Feb 2018)
David Tredinnick: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of the recommendations of the 2017 joint report from the Professional Standards Authority and the Royal Society for Public Health entitled Untapped Resources: Accredited Registers in the Wider Workforce.

Disabled People and Economic Growth: Cancer Strategy (22 Feb 2018)
David Tredinnick: Will the Minister give way?

Disabled People and Economic Growth: Cancer Strategy (22 Feb 2018)
David Tredinnick: It is an honour to be called to speak first from the Government Benches, Madam Deputy Speaker. I heard what you said about time and intend to respect it. On 25 January, in the other place—the House of Lords as we tend to call it now—a very distinguished former Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and former Minister for the Olympics, someone who did much to bring the...

Disabled People and Economic Growth: Cancer Strategy (22 Feb 2018)
David Tredinnick: I conclude by saying that I am encouraged that Leicester’s hospitals have entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Affiliated Hospital of Nantong University in China. The agreement intends to promote co-operation on medical research, training and education between the institutions. I have used Chinese medicine for 20 years, and I believe—from that and from the...

Disabled People and Economic Growth: Cancer Strategy (22 Feb 2018)
David Tredinnick: My hon. Friend has helped me on my path. Various trials have taken place: randomised control trials, observational studies and quality-of-life studies. The person who came up with the notion of evidence-based medicine, Professor Sackett, said: “The practice of evidence-based medicine means integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical...

Palestinian Children and Israeli Military Detention: A5 Upgrade (7 Feb 2018)
David Tredinnick: I beg to move, That this House has considered the upgrade of the A5 between junction 18 of the M1 and junction 10 of the M42. The A5 is one of our oldest roads. It was commissioned during the reign of the Emperor Claudius, after his successful invasion of Britain in AD 43. It is also one of our most strategically important roads. The stretch that we are discussing goes past the geographical...

Palestinian Children and Israeli Military Detention: A5 Upgrade (7 Feb 2018)
David Tredinnick: My hon. Friend, who is ever quick out of the stalls in a debate, makes a very good point. I will touch on the problems of congestion. There is an historical perspective to this 30-mile stretch of the A5. Near this road, the governance of our country has changed not once but twice. At the battle of Bosworth Field in 1485, the man who became Henry VII defeated Richard III. Most of us are...

Disability Confident Scheme — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (10 Jan 2018)
David Tredinnick: I am grateful to be called to speak, Mr Rosindell, not least because I was unable to attend the beginning of the debate because of other commitments. I want to say how much I support the Disability Confident scheme. It has been running since 2013 and now has 5,000 participants. In March, I will attend a breakfast in my constituency, organised by the DWP and by Hinckley and Bosworth Borough...

NHS Winter Crisis (8 Jan 2018)
David Tredinnick: Will the Minister congratulate the doctors and healthcare workers of Leicestershire on their excellent work over Christmas but recognise that the problems of A&E are not just about the supply of services, but about trying to reduce demand through triage, the involvement of the 111 service at A&Es and dealing with drunks who are abusing the old doctrine of a service free at the point...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Topical Questions (14 Nov 2017)
David Tredinnick: In December 2014, the Secretary of State said to the Health Select Committee:

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (18 Oct 2017)
David Tredinnick: Is my right hon. Friend aware of the wonderful work at Twycross zoo in my constituency, breeding endangered species? Is she also aware of the critical problem of the demise of African elephants, which are being slaughtered at the rate of 20,000 a year? What will she do about banning ivory sales in London?

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Doctors and Nurses (4 Jul 2017)
David Tredinnick: May I congratulate my right hon. Friend on serving as Health Secretary for three Parliaments, and say to him that besides doctors and nurses, he should look to increase the use of properly regulated acupuncturists, herbalists, homeopaths, chiropractors and osteopaths, who would reduce the burden on doctors and nurses in the health service.

Homeopathy and the NHS (29 Mar 2017)
David Tredinnick: The Society of Homeopaths is now regulated by the Professional Standards Authority, and will be looking to the health service to make better use of its services.

Commons' Committees

David Tredinnick was an elected Member of the Commons Health Committee and Commons Science and Technology Committee during the 2010-2015 Parliament, which are Committees appointed by the House of Commons to examine and scrutinise the Government for Health and Science policy respectively.

These Committees choose their own subjects of inquiry, which may simply consist of a single day's oral evidence or last for several months and give rise to a report to the House.

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