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Liberal Democrats press release Liberal Democrats will protect the National Health Service budget in the next Parliament. Under plans announced in the party's manifesto, NHS spending will rise by at least the rate of inflation over the n... Continue to article
Thanks to a couple of technical problems, some subscribers haven't received this morning's Waugh Room Memo. Here it is in full: Paul Waugh is away. Today’s memo is written by Josh May. A huge day looms as David Cameron fina... Continue to article
COMMONS CHAMBER 11.30am: Health questions (topicals at 12.15pm) 12.30pm: Presentation of bills: Protective Headgear for Cyclists Aged Fourteen and Under (Research) Bill; Amenity Land (Adoption by Local Authorities) Bill; Sugar in Food ... Continue to article
Prime minister David Cameron announces £1.1bn of investment in hi-tech military equipment and tackling cyber warfare at the Farnborough International Airshow Cabinet Office minister Oliver Letwin attends an Enterprise Forum working lunch... Continue to article
Liberal Democrats press release * The Liberal Democrat manifesto in 2015 will include a policy to introduce a new annual “Carer’s Bonus” initially worth £125 per year (in 2016/17), rising to £250 per year by the end of the Parliament (2... Continue to article
Labour leader Ed Miliband speaks in Leeds at the launch of Lord Adonis’ report on economic growth, innovation and job creation Communities secretary Eric Pickles speaks at the opening day of the Recovery Festival in London (10.00) Def... Continue to article
Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg and schools minister David Laws attend the Pupil Premium Awards in London where an announcement on the pupil premium is expected Business secretary Vince Cable makes an announcement on zero-hour contract... Continue to article
Home secretary Theresa May speaks at the Lord Mayor's annual defence and security lecture in London (18.00) Foreign secretary William Hague is expected to attend a NATO meeting of foreign ministers in Belgium Business secretary Vince... Continue to article
The Health Secretary has dismissed claims that Charing Cross hospital is set to close as "totally irresponsible". During the local election campaign, Labour MP Andy Slaughter accused the Government of backing the demolition of the London... Continue to article
The Thalidomide Fund will recieve a grant of £80 milllion over the next ten years, Health Minister Norman Lamb announced in the House of Commons.<br /><br />
The moves comes as a three year pilot scheme introduced by Labour expires in the new year.
The three major parties clashed angrily on social care in a TV debate; Health Secretary Andy Burnham has called for an all-party conference to discuss how to fund social care.
Nick Clegg and David Cameron have allowed for Liberal Democrat and Conservative MPs to work together on a joint policy prospectus for the coalition in the second half of this parliament.
Labour and the Liberal Democrats can have a "civilised dialogue" to seek common ground in this Parliament, according to Nick Clegg's parliamentary aide Norman Lamb. He said Labour's reaction to the forming of the Coalition had been largely "hysterical", but that as "plural politicians we should be willing to talk to Labour as early as the next election about working together in government".
The government plans a compulsory levy to create a universal system of social care for adults in England, health secretary Andy Burnham confirmed yesterday. Shadow health secretary Andrew Lansley dismissed Labour's plans as a "train crash".
The Liberal Democrats would not support the key Conservative health policy of an independent board to run the NHS in the event of a hung parliament, party health spokesman Norman Lamb said yesterday.
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