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LORDS CHAMBER 2.30pm: Oral questions, to ask the government: - What assessment they have made of progress in achieving satisfactory levels of proficiency amongst 15 year-olds in reading, mathematics and science (Lord Sharkey, LD) -... Continue to article
Accident and emergency services in NHS hospitals are not facing a winter crisis, a health minister has said. Norman Lamb told MPs that suggestions of a crisis were simply a result of Labour being “desperately in search” of a reason to cr... Continue to article
Norman Lamb said the Government response to the Francis report was "coalition at its best". "These things are all about the culture of the organisation that Robert Francis rightly talked about... this can be a really significant moment f... Continue to article
COMMONS CHAMBER 11.30am: Justice questions (topicals at 12.15pm) 12.30pm: Ten minute rule motion: Permitted Development (Basements) Bill (Karen Buck, Lab, Westminster North) Main business Opposition day debate (11th allotted day)... Continue to article
Prime minister David Cameron and South Korean president Park Geun-hye meet in London Home secretary Theresa May is expected to make an announcement on visas Health secretary Jeremy Hunt attends the launch of the All-Party Parliamenta... Continue to article
Norman Lamb pledged to tackle the “institutional bias” against mental health in the NHS. “I totally agree. There is an institutional bias against mental health in the NHS. That’s completely unacceptable. What’s happened is the previous g... Continue to article
Lord Warner accused the Government of being “sneaky” with its proposals to restrict access to deferred payment for care treatment to those with assets worth less than £23,000. “I think they’ve been a bit sneaky. I mean, what they are doi... Continue to article
Norman Lamb said no one will be forced to sell their home to fund social care. "We've made a commitment that no one will be forced to sell their homes during their lifetime to pay for care, and I'm absolutely clear we will deliver that."... Continue to article
Prime minister David Cameron, deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, Scottish first minister Alex Salmond, Welsh first minister Carwyn Jones and Northern Ireland first minister Peter Robinson and deputy first minister Martin McGuinness attend a ... Continue to article
Labour Party leader Ed Miliband is expected to announce proposals for a tax on payday loan firms. He is also expected to appoint shadow business minister Stella Creasy to lead a campaign against legal loan sharks Business secretary Vince... Continue to article
Norman Lamb said his department was not currently spending their budget effectively but said the plan to merge social care and health would fix the problem. “In 2015-16, we’re doing something potentially revolutionary; we’re creating thi... Continue to article
Prime minister David Cameron meets with European Council president Herman Van Rompuy (11.15) Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has made a speech on Britain's relationship with the European Union in London Defence secretary Philip Hammo... Continue to article
Norman Lamb dismissed the idea of ending the Coalition before the 2015 election. "I just don't see the sense of leaving. I mean, what would be the explanation of leaving before the job was done? A government is in power through... 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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