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  • 17:26
    Sarah Wollaston MP

    Sarah Wollaston, who chairs the Health Select Committee, tells BBC News that politicians should give more details of their plans for NHS funding.

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  • 15:14

    Sheila Gunn, John Major's former press spokeswoman, has died.

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  • 15:01

    The Conservatives respond to Ed Miliband's comments in Rochester and Strood this afternoon, saying it is 'pathetic posturing'.

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  • 14:59

    A Conservative spokesman dismisses Ed Miliband's promise to bring forward an Immigration Reform Bill in the first Queen's Speech of a Labour government as 'pathetic posturing'.

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  • 14:48
    David Cameron MP

    David Cameron, arriving at the European Parliament, says the EU needs to address the challenges of Ebola and the economy.

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  • 14:29

    The DWP select committee announces an inquiry into benefits sanctions, following a petition after the death of an ex-soldier when his JSA stopped.

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  • 14:14

    Mass surveillance in the UK is 'impossible' because Britain's security services do not have the resources to trawl through the vast amounts of data they collect, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond tells the UK's Intelligence and Security Committee.

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  • 13:48

    The Guardian reports that MPs, including former coalition ministers who have since returned to the backbenches, have declared more than £7.1m earnings from second jobs and outside interests.

    Read on at The Guardian

  • 13:32
    Sir Bruce Keogh

    Speaking to the World at One, NHS England's medical director Sir Bruce Keogh sets out some of the problems that the NHS will face if it does not address the funding challenges in coming years.

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  • 13:13
    George Osborne MP

    George Osborne says the Government is committed to removing the barriers stopping women getting into work.

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  • 13:00

    George Osborne announces £150m funding to boost clinical infrastructure for cancer and dementia research.

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  • 12:56

    Speaking in Rochester and Strood, Ed Miliband pledges that a Labour government will set out an Immigration Reform Bill ‘in our first Queen’s Speech’. Read his full speech here.

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  • 12:50

    Ukip deputy chairman Suzanne Evans tells Daily Politics that David Cameron is 'terrified' of Ukip and will not put his position on Europe on the agenda.

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  • 12:10

    Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS England's medical director, says the health service is gripped by a 'quadruple pincer'.

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  • 12:10
    George Freeman MP

    Junior health minister George Freeman denies the NHS is being privatised on Daily Politics, saying under this Government private provision has only 'gone up fractionally'.

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  • 11:45

    Leader of the House William Hague says he will raise MPs' concerns about the release of police killer Harry Roberts with the Home Secretary.

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  • 11:30
    David Cameron MP

    David Cameron tells the BBC's Asian Network his party will not adopt Ukip's 'tone', but vows to get 'a better grip' on EU migration.

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  • 11:28

    Downing Street says that David Cameron understands the public mood over the news that police killer Harry Roberts is to be freed, but that it is a matter for the Independent Parole Board.

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  • 11:20
    David Cameron MP

    David Cameron tells the BBC Asian Network that security services are reviewing the UK's anti-terror measures following the killing of a solider at an Ottawa war memorial yesterday.

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  • 10:59

    At an Urgent Question on the new NHS five-year plan, Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham says the report has endorsed Labour's plans for the health service, but Jeremy Hunt accuses him of 'Houdini-like spin'.

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  • 10:00

    Transport ministers attack Labour's 'shameful' legacy on railways as the Government confirms plans to electrify 800 miles of track and resurface 80% of the road network.

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  • 09:46

    Employers are to design 76 new apprenticeships, Business Secretary Vince Cable announces.

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  • 09:30
    Nick Clegg MP

    Nick Clegg tells LBC radio the chair of the Government's child sex abuse inquiry, Fiona Woolf, is a 'credible person' for the role.

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  • 09:30

    Retail sales dropped 0.3% in September compared to August, the Office for National Statistics says.

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  • 09:22

    An Urgent Question has been granted to Andy Burnham at 10.30am today to ask Jeremy Hunt to make a statement on the new five-year plan for the NHS.

    Read on at Paul Waugh

  • 08:44

    On Today, NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens says: 'We certainly do not believe that there’s anything about the next five years that should call into question the sustainability of a tax-funded, comprehensive health service which the people of this country want.'

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  • 08:23

    Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt responds to a report that plans for a code of practice in religious schools have been shelved by the Department for Education, saying: 'David Cameron's Government is failing to provide the measures that are necessary.'

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  • 08:10
    Andy Burnham MP

    Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham tells BBC Breakfast that Labour is 'ready to accept' the reforms laid out in today's report on the future of the NHS.

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  • 08:06

    Jeremy Hunt tells Sky News that the £30bn health service funding shortfall highlighted in a report today can be brought down to zero, and says people should stopping blaming the NHS for their own ill health.

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  • 07:00

    Three out of four young people think it will be harder to find a good career than it was for their parents, according to new research.

    Read on at Central Lobby

  • 07:00

    Independent, family run betting shops are developing best practice to help problem gamblers.

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  • 06:45
    Jeremy Hunt MP

    Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt tells Good Morning Britain that more action is needed to tackle poor health, which costs the economy £22bn-a-year.

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  • 06:40
    Norman Lamb MP

    Welcoming a report by NHS chief exec Simon Stevens, Health Minister Norman Lamb tells the BBC 'this combined case of more investment but also change I think is absolutely the right message',

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  • 00:01

    Shadow Treasury Minister Catherine McKinnell, responding to Treasury analysis on women in the economy, claims 'women are worse off after four years of David Cameron's government'.

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  • 00:01

    Education Secretary Nicky Morgan hails a Treasury report on women in the workforce, saying 350,000 extra women have been employed in the last year.

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  • Wednesday 22nd October
  • 23:26
    Theresa May MP

    Home Secretary Theresa May tells Newsnight she thinks people suffering with mental illness should not be detained in police cells.

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  • 23:14

    US special envoy for the global coalition to counter IS John Allen tells Newsnight he thinks Britain will aid in strategy in Syria.

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  • 22:00

    A new ComRes poll of 1500 adults in Rochester & Strood gives UKIP a 13-point lead over the Conservatives.

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  • 20:34

    Shadow Justice Secretary Sadiq Khan comments on the Government's defeat in the House of Lords this evening on their Secure College proposals, said it was 'humiliating' for the Government.

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  • 19:22

    The Prime Minister announces details of his meeting with President Tan of Singapore, including the strong trading relationship between the UK and Singapore, and tackling cyber-crime.

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  • 18:55

    Labour inflicts a defeat on the government's plans for "secure colleges", as their amendment preventing under 15 year olds from being placed in the colleges is passed by 186 votes to 185.

    Read on at BBC

  • 18:11

    Lord Ramsbotham calls for a halt to what he describes as an 'uncosted and rushed' Criminal Justice Bill in the House of Lords.

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  • 17:44

    Jean-Claude Juncker, the incoming president of the European Commission, tells the BBC that rules on the freedom of movement within the EU cannot be changed. '[If] we change rules on freedom of movement today, tomorrow others will try to change freedom of movement of capital,' he says.

    Read on at BBC

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