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  • = Key Development Thursday 10th April
  • 12:39 Jeremy Hunt: Tamiflu report shows need for better data access On air

    On Air | Jeremy Hunt MP | Health Secretary | Sky News Video Jeremy Hunt MP

    Jeremy Hunt said the new analysis suggesting that money spent stockpiling drugs at the height of the swine and bird flu crises made the case for greater access to pharmaceutical companies’ data. “We obviously make our decisions based on ... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Saturday 5th April
  • 11:53 Cameron hails tax cuts as key to delivering Conservative values PoliticsHome News

    Cameron hails tax cuts as key to delivering Conservative values PoliticsHome News

    David Cameron has hailed the Government's tax cuts that come into effect tomorrow, saying they played a key role in delivering Conservative values. The personal allowance will rise to £10,000, which, according to Treasury analysis, will ... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Friday 28th March
  • 07:30 Isabel Oakeshott: A pregnant pause The House Magazine

    07:30 | The House Magazine | PoliticsHome The House Magazine Isabel Oakeshott: A pregnant pause

      Spare a thought for Jeremy Hunt, who this month finds himself without either of his special advisers. Last year, the Health Secretary appointed the impressive Christina Robinson to cover for his long serving media SpAd Sue Beeby whi... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Thursday 27th March
  • 20:00 The doctor will see you now The House Magazine

    20:00 | The House Magazine | PoliticsHome The House Magazine The doctor will see you now

      Words: Tony Grew Photos: Paul Heartfield      Dan Poulter can’t remember exactly how many babies he has delivered – “many, many” – but like every doctor he can remember the first one. “I was a fourth year medical student an... Continue to article

  • 09:01 Waugh Room: Waugh Room Memo, March 27 The Waugh Room

    09:01 | The Waugh Room | PoliticsHome The Waugh Room Waugh Room Memo, March 27

    Technical gremlins mean the Waugh Room Memo probably hasn't hit all of your inboxes this morning. Below is the essential preview of what's happening in Westminster today.  As it happens, now and again, I put up a public version of the Me... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Friday 21st March
  • 15:37 In Brief Events

    15:37 | Events | PoliticsHome Events

    Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg and UKIP leader Nigel Farage debate Europe (19.00) Business secretary Vince Cable (08.25), culture secretary Maria Miller (08.35) and Lord Davies (09.15) speak at the launch of a report by Cranfield Schoo... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Friday 14th March
  • 06:49 Jeremy Hunt: Inevitable that there are risks to Early Access to Medicines scheme On air

    On Air | Jeremy Hunt MP | Health Secretary | Daybreak, ITV1 Video Jeremy Hunt MP

    Jeremy Hunt accepted there was "an element of risk" to the scheme he announced today that gives patients with life-threatening or debilitating conditions access to new medicines before they are licensed.  "There’s always an element of ri... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Thursday 13th March
  • 14:25 Andy Burnham: NHS pay deal is very unfair On air

    On Air | Andy Burnham MP | Shadow Health Secretary | BBC News Video Andy Burnham MP

    Andy Burnham labelled the Government’s decision to exclude some NHS staff from a 1% pay rise “very unfair”. “It is very unfair for NHS staff to be singled out in this way. And let’s remember: George Osborne promised this. He promised a 1... Continue to article

  • 13:22 Jeremy Hunt: We would lose 6,000 nurses if we accepted NHS pay review proposal On air

    On Air | Jeremy Hunt MP | Health Secretary | World at One, BBC Radio 4 Video Jeremy Hunt MP

    Jeremy Hunt denied he was being deliberately provocative by rejecting the recommendations of the Independent NHS Pay Review Body, arguing that to do otherwise would entail thousands of redundancies among nursing staff. “Quite the opposit... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Tuesday 11th March
  • 07:00 Andy Burnham blog: Parliament must stop arrogant Jeremy Hunt from overstepping the mark News

    Blog | LabourList source icon

    Today, Jeremy Hunt will ask Parliament to give him new powers to impose cuts to hospitals across the country and give local people and clinicians little chance to object Continue to article

  • = Key Development Monday 10th March
  • 08:05 Andy Burnham: No hospital would be safe with Hunt's closure powers plan On air

    On Air | Andy Burnham MP | Shadow Health Secretary | Today, BBC Radio 4 Video Andy Burnham MP

    Andy Burnham said no hospital would be safe if Jeremy Hunt was granted the powers he was seeking to close hospitals without local accountability. "The original powers were intended to address problems where there was financial failure in... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Friday 28th February
  • 16:09 In Brief Events

    16:09 | Events | PoliticsHome Events

    Prime minister David Cameron attends an extraordinary meeting of EU heads of state or government in Brussels on the Ukraine (10.30) and holds meetings with French president Francois Hollande and German chancellor Angela Merkel Business s... Continue to article

  • 16:08 In Brief Events

    16:08 | Events | PoliticsHome Events

    Prime minister David Cameron delivers a speech in Coventry on skills and the economy  Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg speaks at the Royal United Services Institute in London on security and privacy in the internet age (08.15) Labour ... Continue to article

  • 11:52 The House - 2014 Spring Conference Special The House Magazine

    11:52 | The House Magazine | PoliticsHome The House Magazine The House - 2014 Spring Conference Special

    I'm delighted to say our House Magazine Guide to the Spring Conferences boasts pieces from all of the main party leaders, plus their party activists. We have a strong section on Scotland, with Alex Salmond, Johann Lamont and Ruth Davidson w... Continue to article

  • 06:36 Jeremy Hunt: Dementia diagnosis wait is totally unacceptable On air

    On Air | Jeremy Hunt MP | Health Secretary | Daybreak, ITV1 Video Jeremy Hunt MP

    Jeremy Hunt called for end to long waits for dementia diagnosis. "I’m not blaming anyone on this but I do think it’s totally unacceptable that it can take up to six months, because some parts of the country have more efficient systems th... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Wednesday 26th February
  • 13:47 Department of Health WMS: Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Special Administration Written Ministerial Statements

    13:47 | Written Ministerial Statements | PoliticsHome Written Ministerial Statements

    The Secretary of State for Health (Mr Jeremy Hunt): I wish to inform the House that I have made a decision regarding the action recommended by the Trust Special Administrators (TSAs) of Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust (Mid Staffs, or... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Tuesday 25th February
  • 12:09 Labour offers to help Govt with safeguards on care.data House of Commons

    Labour offers to help Govt with safeguards on care.data House of Commons

    Labour have offered to help rescue the Government's beleaguered care.data programme on the condition of new safeguards for patients' personal data. Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham said the "important scheme" could be saved by restor... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Friday 14th February
  • 08:30 Jeremy Hunt: Tories must not be deflected by threat of UKIP On air

    On Air | Jeremy Hunt MP | Health Secretary | Sky News Video Jeremy Hunt MP

    Jeremy Hunt urged the Tories not to get "deflected" by the threat of UKIP.  “We must be very careful not to get deflected into too much of a discussion about this party on the right and this party on the by-election. When it comes to a g... Continue to article

  • 08:30 Jeremy Hunt: Tories must not be deflected by threat of UKIP On air

    On Air | Jeremy Hunt MP | Health Secretary | Sky News Video Jeremy Hunt MP

    Jeremy Hunt urged the Tories not to get "deflected" by the threat of UKIP after they finished ahead of his party in the Wythenshawe by-election.  "We must be very careful not to get deflected into too much of a discussion about this part... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Wednesday 12th February
  • 17:27 Norman Smith tweets: Jeremy Hunt attending this evenings COBRA . I presume cos of public health concerns over impact of #floods

    Twitter | Norman Smith Twitter source icon

    Jeremy Hunt attending this evenings COBRA . I presume cos of public health concerns over impact of #floods

  • = Key Development Thursday 6th February
  • 08:26 Jeremy Hunt: NHS is getting better after Francis Report, but more to do On air

    On Air | Jeremy Hunt MP | Health Secretary | Breakfast, BBC One Video Jeremy Hunt MP

    Jeremy Hunt said that care was “getting better” in the NHS, one year on from the publication of the Francis Report into the failings in Mid Staffs NHS Trust. “I’m saying things are getting better, but I’m not saying the problem has been ... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Wednesday 5th February
  • 14:03 Jeremy Hunt: Cutting back on care is a false economy for NHS On air

    On Air | Jeremy Hunt MP | Health Secretary | World at One, BBC Radio 4 Video Jeremy Hunt MP

    Jeremy Hunt said the NHS needed to make savings, but warned cutting back on care was a “false economy”. “It is a real challenge and there are things you can do like properly investing in technology, which we’re now starting to do in the ... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Friday 31st January
  • 15:18 In Brief Events

    15:18 | Events | PoliticsHome Events

    Prime minister David Cameron delivers a speech on the importance of Scotland to the UK at the Olympic Park, London Chancellor George Osborne is expected to make an announcement on Northern Hub rail upgrades during a visit to Manchester A... Continue to article

  • 15:15 In Brief Events

    15:15 | Events | PoliticsHome Events

    Prime minister David Cameron and chancellor George Osborne are expected to attend the annual Conservative Party fundraising ball in London Defence secretary Philip Hammond is expected to make a statement on Afghanistan in the House of Co... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Thursday 23rd January
  • 06:57 Jeremy Hunt: NAO report shows overall fall in number of people waiting for treatment On air

    On Air | Jeremy Hunt MP | Health Secretary | Daybreak, ITV Video Jeremy Hunt MP

    Jeremy Hunt said today's NAO report showed "a dramatic fall in the number of people waiting a long time" for NHS treatment. "Let's step back for a moment, why does this matter? If you need a hip replaced and you're in a lot of pain, one ... Continue to article

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  • = Key Development Thursday 24th October
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Stories involving Jeremy Hunt

Cameron would vote for abortion limit reduction

David Cameron would vote for a “modest” reduction in the time limit for abortions, he said today.

After Jeremy Hunt’s backing for the limit to be halved to 12 weeks provoked controversy, the Prime Minister reiterated that the Government would not be introducing any legislation to reduce the limit.

However he said he would vote in favour of a motion to reduce the limit, if it was introduced by backbench MPs: “A modest reduction from the 24 weeks would be right, and I would vote for that.”

Along with health experts and women's rights campaigners, Conservatives were also angered at the timing of Mr Hunt's remarks and for re-opening such a sensitive debate.


Lib Dems to abstain on Hunt

Nick Clegg has told Liberal Democrat MPs they can abstain from tomorrow's vote on Jeremy Hunt's referral to the Independent Adviser on Ministers' Interests.

The move increases the likelihood that tomorrow's motion will be passed, and that Mr Hunt will be censured, but a Downing Street spokesman has said that the Prime Minister is "relaxed" about the vote.

The Labour party promised to table a motion when the Prime Minister announced that he would not be referring Mr Hunt, shortly after the Culture Secretary's appearance at the Leveson Inquiry.

Liberal Democrat sources have said Mr Clegg told the Prime Minister that he should be referred "twice" since Mr Hunt gave his evidence at the Inquiry.


Hunt could face Parl't probe

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt could yet face an independent investigation into whether he broke the ministerial code in his dealings with BSkyB, the Cabinet Secretary has warned.

Giving evidence to the Public Administration Select Committee this morning, Sir Jeremy Heywood said Mr Hunt could still be referred to the independent adviser on ministerial interests if new evidence was unearthed by the Leveson Inquiry.

“In the light of that investigation, if something comes up on the day of evidence etc – that warrants further investigation or bears his adherence to the ministerial code then we may have to take further action at that point.”

Sir Jeremy also defended his decision to recommend to the Prime Minister that Mr Hunt be investigated, at least initially, by the Lord Justice Leveson.

“I genuinely felt that Lord Justice Leveson would be the right, most rigorous and searching investigation that could be done, and that if we tried to suggest that an alternative approach was set up…I think we’d have been criticised very strongly."


Leveson witnesses warned before report

The Leveson Inquiry has delivered letters to witnesses likely to be censured, in a sign that the inquiry is nearing completion. The Independent reports that those concerned now have several weeks to respond before the final report is published.


Labour demand vote on Hunt referral

Labour will demand a Commons vote on whether Jeremy Hunt should be referred to the independent adviser on ministerial interests, Harriet Harman has revealed.

Appearing this morning on BBC News, the Opposition deputy leader said David Cameron had "torn up" the ministerial code, and added: "So what we're going to do is have a vote in the House of Commons, to ask for it to be referred to the independent investigator on the ministerial code."

Earlier Ms Harman had said it was "deplorable" for the Prime Minister to allow Mr Hunt to get away with an "open and shut resignation offence".

Conservative MP Michael Fallon has responded to Ms Harman's comments by accusing her of bias, and arguing that she "had made her mind up before she'd even seen his evidence." Mr Fallon said that Mr Hunt's evidence had shown that "the ministerial code wasn't breached".


Leveson calls on Smith & Michel

The Culture Secretary's former special adviser Adam Smith and News Corporation lobbyist Fred Michel will be called before the Leveson Inquiry before the end of the month, it has been announced.

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks, along with her husband Charlie and four others, were charged with perverting the course of justice over the ongoing investigation into phone hacking.


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