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  • = Key Development Monday 20th October
  • 17:56 In Brief Events

    17:56 | Events | PoliticsHome Events

    Home Secretary Theresa May speaks at the Policing and Mental Health Summit in London (10:00am) Schools Minister David Laws speaks at a 4Children conference in London on the early years pupil premium Immigration Minister James Brokensh... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Thursday 16th October
  • 11:30 May defends bulk data collection by intelligence services PoliticsHome News

    May defends bulk data collection by intelligence services PoliticsHome News

    The bulk collection of personal communications data is essential to ensure public safety, the Home Secretary has insisted. During an appearance before Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee, Theresa May defended the activity of... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Wednesday 15th October
  • 10:35 May launches bail review PoliticsHome News

    May launches bail review PoliticsHome News

    The Home Secretary has ordered a review into the length of time police can keep suspects on bail. The move comes after several high profile cases in which people have been left waiting for years without being charged. At a speech at t... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Tuesday 14th October
  • 12:59 House of Commons Business Commons Business

    12:59 | Commons Business | PoliticsHome Commons Business

    COMMONS CHAMBER 9:30am: Culture, media and sports questions (topicals at 10.05am) 10:15am: Women and equalities questions 10:30am: Urgent question from Iain Wright (Lab, Hartlepool) to ask the Business Secretary, Vince Cable, if he ... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Monday 13th October
  • 16:11 In Brief Events

    16:11 | Events | PoliticsHome Events

    Prime Minister David Cameron chairs a Cobra meeting on ebola and hosts a reception for nominees of the 19th annual Police Bravery Awards at Downing Street (12:00pm) Leader of the Opposition Ed Miliband visits Milton Keynes to launch the ... Continue to article

  • 16:05 In Brief Events

    16:05 | Events | PoliticsHome Events

    Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to hold a video conference with other world leaders to discuss the response to ebola. A Cobra committee meeting is also expected to take place Home Secretary Theresa May speaks at the College of P... Continue to article

  • 15:30 Home Secretary puts pressure on Lib Dems over Data Bill House of Commons

    Home Secretary puts pressure on Lib Dems over Data Bill House of Commons

    The Home Secretary has put pressure on the Liberal Democrats to change their position on the Data Communications Bill as part of an on-going dispute over the issue. “I say across this house, and to our Coalition colleagues, if they are s... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Wednesday 8th October
  • 13:00 Transcript: Nick Clegg speech to the Liberal Democrat conference Transcripts

    Nick Clegg speech to the Liberal Democrat conference Transcripts

    Check against delivery Before I say anything else, I’m sure I speak on behalf of all Liberal Democrats when I say that our hearts and condolences go out to the family and friends of Alan Henning and David Haines for their tragic loss. ... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Thursday 2nd October
  • 20:52 Transcript: Lib Dems seek investigation into Home Office comments Transcripts

    Lib Dems seek investigation into Home Office comments Transcripts

    Letter from Liberal Democrat MP Duncan Hames to Home Office permanent secretary Mark Sedwill   Dear Mr Sedwill, I am writing to request an official investigation into an apparent breach of the Special Adviser Code of Conduct by a ... Continue to article

  • 09:02 Nick Clegg: Theresa May's Snoopers' Charter claims were misleading and outrageous On air

    On Air | Nick Clegg MP | Deputy PM and Lib Dem leader | Call Clegg, LBC Radio Video Nick Clegg MP

      Nick Clegg said Theresa May’s suggestion in her conference speech that the Liberal Democrats had put children’s lives at risk by blocking the so-called Snoopers’ Charter was “outrageous misinformation”.    “I thought it was one of t... Continue to article

  • 07:21 Dominic Raab: Banning online 'extremists’ isn’t the answer News

    Opinion | The Daily Telegraph source icon

    Theresa May’s planned disruption orders are contrary to our great tradition of free speech Continue to article

  • = Key Development Wednesday 1st October
  • 12:50 Transcript: David Cameron speech to 2014 Conservative Party Conference Transcripts

    David Cameron speech to 2014 Conservative Party Conference Transcripts

      I am so proud to stand here today as Prime Minister of four nations in one United Kingdom.   I was always clear about why we called that referendum.   Duck the fight – and our union could have been taken apart bit by bit. ... Continue to article

  • 11:33 Transcript: Justine Greening speech to the Conservative Party Conference Transcripts

    Justine Greening speech to the Conservative Party Conference Transcripts

    Justine Greening speech to the Conservative Party conference: It's brilliant to be here, among friends and colleagues, reflecting on what we've done so far; thinking about the work there is yet to do. In the last four years this gover... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Tuesday 30th September
  • 20:14 Story (23 links): Cameron vows seven-day GPs

    PoliticsHome Cameron vows seven-day GPs Story View links

    David Cameron has unveiled plans to see GP surgeries open 12 hours a day, seven days a week by 2020.

    The policy is part of a new contract for GPs set out at the Conservaitve Party conference in Birmingham.

    “People need to be able to see their GP at a time that suits them and their family. That’s why we will make sure everyone can see a GP seven days a week by 2020,” the Prime Minister said.

     Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt confirmed that 5,000 more GPs would receive training, and said a future Conservative government would "have no greater priority than to protect and invest in our NHS."

    He promised to give patients access to their medical records online by next April, and also warned Labour against claiming to be the party of the NHS.

    "It's not a Labour health service or a Conservative health service, it’s a National Health Service," he said.

    Conservative MP and chair of the Health Select Committee Sarah Wollaston welcomed the move to boost GP numbers.

    "What I was pleased about is to see recognition that it can’t be achieved without addressing the workforce shortfall in general practice," she told BBC News.

    But Dr Chaand Nagpaul, chair of the British Medical Association's GP committee, warned that the announcement failed to take into account "the current reality" facing doctors.

    "We need immediate solutions to the extreme pressures that GP practices are facing, with inadequate numbers of GPs and practice staff to manage increasing volume of patients, who are already having to wait too long for care," he told ITV news.

  • 18:52 Tories will keep migration target - Theresa May PoliticsHome News

    Tories will keep migration target - Theresa May PoliticsHome News

    The Conservatives will keep their target to reduce net immigration to less than 100,000 by next year, Theresa May has said. The most recent figures put net migration at 242,000 – around the same level as when the Coalition came to power... Continue to article

  • 16:28 Hunt pledges patient access to medical records PoliticsHome News

    Hunt pledges patient access to medical records PoliticsHome News

    Every patient in England will be able to access their own medical record online for free, the health Secretary has said. Jeremy Hunt told the Conservative party conference that Britain would be the first country in the world to make the ... Continue to article

  • 16:09 Transcript: Jeremy Hunt speech to the Conservative Party Conference Transcripts

    Jeremy Hunt speech to the Conservative Party Conference Transcripts

    Today I am here to tell the British people that a future Conservative government will have no greater priority than to protect, support and invest in our NHS. In 1948, the greatest of all Conservatives Winston Churchill supported the then... Continue to article

  • 14:47 Liberal Democrats: Theresa May is peddling misinformation about the Snooper’s Charter Press Release

    14:47| Press Release

    A Liberal Democrat spokesman said:   “We utterly reject the allegation that the blocking of the Communications Data Bill has put lives at risk.   “Police already have the ability to obtain data in urgent cases where lives are in... Continue to article

  • 13:53 Nick Robinson blog: Is Conservative benefit freeze fair? News

    Blog | BBC source icon

    The prime minister often talks about benefits as if they are paid to people who don't work and paid for by people who do. The truth is that the benefits freeze the chancellor announced yesterday will ... Continue to article

  • 12:30 Theresa May: Tories will give police greater access to communications data On air

    On Air | Theresa May MP | Home Secretary | BBC News Video Theresa May MP

    Theresa May pledged to introduce new powers to allow greater access to communications data in criminal investigations and blamed the Liberal Democrats for blocking them previously. “We had to abandon them because the Liberal Democrats op... Continue to article

  • 12:00 May announces tougher stance on home-grown extremism PoliticsHome News

    May announces tougher stance on home-grown extremism PoliticsHome News

    Theresa May pledged to toughen the law to tackle extremism in Britain, at her speech at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham today. The Home Secretary told delegates: “We are working with other European countries to disrupt an... Continue to article

  • 10:49 Frank Field: Comment on the Chancellor of the Exchequer's announcements on working-age benefits Press Release

    10:49| Press Release

      Frank Field press release Commenting on the Chancellor of the Exchequer's announcements on working-age benefits, Frank Field MP said: "This is the third time the Chancellor has struck at welfare, and Labour has yet to think out i... Continue to article

  • 10:00 Jeremy Hunt: Longer opening hours are what people want from the NHS On air

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

    Jeremy Hunt said plans to keep GP surgeries open 12 hours a day, seven days a week were something that “everyone wants from our NHS”. “This is something that we piloted last year after the Prime Minister announced it at last year’s confe... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Wednesday 24th September
  • 12:14 Theresa May: Abu Qatada will not be returning to the UK On air

    On Air | Theresa May MP | Home Secretary | Pooled Clip, Sky News Video Theresa May MP

    Theresa May said Abu Qatada would not be allowed back into the UK. "The due process has taken place in Jordan - that is absolutely as it should be. The UK courts here were very clear that Abu Qatada posed a threat to our national securit... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Thursday 18th September
  • 20:00 Justice, Delayed The House Magazine

    20:00 | The House Magazine | PoliticsHome The House Magazine Justice, Delayed

      Words: Paul Waugh Photos: Paul Heartfield      Yvette Cooper is late. But she has a pretty good excuse: the wacky races that are London school runs. Like many parents with children on their second day of the new term, she’s... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Tuesday 16th September
  • 07:00 Keith Vaz: The Treasury should not profit from Passport Office chaos On air

    On Air | Keith Vaz MP | Home Affairs Select Committee ... | BBC Breakfast Video Keith Vaz MP

    Keith Vaz said the Treasury should not profit from the recent delays in passport applications and called for people who had paid unnecessarily for fast-tracking to be compensated.    “People had to pay more in order to get their passport... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Friday 12th September
  • 14:40 Transcript: Theresa May's speech on visa processes Transcripts

    Theresa May's speech on visa processes Transcripts

    Theresa May speech on visa processes Continue to article

  • 14:22 May unveils plan to attract foreign travellers PoliticsHome News

    May unveils plan to attract foreign travellers PoliticsHome News

    Theresa May has unveiled changes to the visa system designed to encourage foreign citizens to use British airports to transit to other destinations. Foreign nationals who possess a visa issued by the US, Australia, Canada or New Zealand... Continue to article

  • 12:02 Lobby:No 10 'puzzled' by questions over PM-business leader Scotland talks Lobby Briefings

    12:02 | Lobby Briefings | PoliticsHome Lobby Briefings

    No 10 has said it is “puzzled” by the speculation about conversations between the Prime Minister and business leaders who have spoken out against Scottish independence. Reports suggested that David Cameron had been encouraging the busin... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Tuesday 2nd September
  • 12:50 May: Govt to carry out political correctness inquiry after Rotherham scandal House of Commons

    May: Govt to carry out political correctness inquiry after Rotherham scandal House of Commons

    The Government is set to launch a probe into “institutionalised political correctness” in the wake of the Rotherham child abuse scandal, Theresa May revealed today. Last week, a report by Professor Alexis Jay estimated that there were a... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Monday 1st September
  • 17:15 Yvette Cooper: introduce de-radicalisation programs for those coming back to UK On air

    On Air | Yvette Cooper MP | Shadow home secretary | BBC News Video Yvette Cooper MP

    Yvette Cooper has called on the Government to use de-radicalisation programmes for those coming back into the UK who have been involved with terrorism. "We also think that if anyone is returning the country it should be a requirement to ... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Friday 29th August
  • 17:20 In Brief Events

    17:20 | Events | PoliticsHome Events

    Prime minister David Cameron chairs an emergency COBR meeting on the UK's response to the situation in Iraq and Syria Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg (15.40), natural environment minister Lord de Mauley (10.45) and shadow environment mi... Continue to article

  • 14:00 Theresa May: UK terror threat level raised On air

    On Air | Theresa May MP | Home Secretary | Pooled clip Video Theresa May MP

      Theresa May set out the rationale behind a raising of the terror threat to the UK. "I wish to make a statement about the threat to the United Kingdom from international terrorism. JTAC, the joint terrorism analysis centre, is respon... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Wednesday 27th August
  • 16:48 Theresa May: Shaun Wright should heed calls to resign On air

    On Air | Theresa May MP | Home Secretary | Sky News Video Theresa May MP

    Theresa May has added her voice to calls for Shaun Wright to step down from his position as South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner.  “Shaun Wright has had an involvement in this, both as a Councillor and now he is Police and Cri... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Monday 11th August
  • 10:30 Transcript: Iain Duncan Smith Speech: Getting Britain Working Transcripts

    Iain Duncan Smith Speech: Getting Britain Working Transcripts

    Four years into Government - and a matter of months before the next election - we are still dominated by the fallout from Labour’s Great Recession. An economic collapse of a magnitude not seen since the 1930s – a collapse of more than ... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Sunday 27th July
  • 08:12 Story (1 links): Gove and May reported to watchdog over opera tickets

    PoliticsHome Gove and May reported to watchdog over opera tickets Story View links

    Michael Gove and Theresa May could face an investigation by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards over opera tickets they received.

    Labour reported the two high-profile Tories, asking whether the ministers should have declared tickets to the Royal Opera House in the MPs' register of interests.

    Tycoon Gerald Ronson and his wife Dame Gail Ronson funded the hospitality. Both Mr Gove and Ms May state they attended the events in their capacity as ministers.

  • = Key Development Friday 18th July
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Stories involving Theresa May

Cameron vows seven-day GPs

David Cameron has unveiled plans to see GP surgeries open 12 hours a day, seven days a week by 2020.

The policy is part of a new contract for GPs set out at the Conservaitve Party conference in Birmingham.

“People need to be able to see their GP at a time that suits them and their family. That’s why we will make sure everyone can see a GP seven days a week by 2020,” the Prime Minister said.

 Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt confirmed that 5,000 more GPs would receive training, and said a future Conservative government would "have no greater priority than to protect and invest in our NHS."

He promised to give patients access to their medical records online by next April, and also warned Labour against claiming to be the party of the NHS.

"It's not a Labour health service or a Conservative health service, it’s a National Health Service," he said.

Conservative MP and chair of the Health Select Committee Sarah Wollaston welcomed the move to boost GP numbers.

"What I was pleased about is to see recognition that it can’t be achieved without addressing the workforce shortfall in general practice," she told BBC News.

But Dr Chaand Nagpaul, chair of the British Medical Association's GP committee, warned that the announcement failed to take into account "the current reality" facing doctors.

"We need immediate solutions to the extreme pressures that GP practices are facing, with inadequate numbers of GPs and practice staff to manage increasing volume of patients, who are already having to wait too long for care," he told ITV news.


Gove and May reported to watchdog over opera tickets

Michael Gove and Theresa May could face an investigation by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards over opera tickets they received.

Labour reported the two high-profile Tories, asking whether the ministers should have declared tickets to the Royal Opera House in the MPs' register of interests.

Tycoon Gerald Ronson and his wife Dame Gail Ronson funded the hospitality. Both Mr Gove and Ms May state they attended the events in their capacity as ministers.


May outlaws extremist groups

The Home Secretary plans to ban two extremist groups from operating in the UK and to make supporting them a criminal offence.

Theresa May is to issue an order which, if passed, will outlaw both UK-based Minbar Ansar Deen, which is believed to promote terrorism through its online forum, and Nigeria-based Boko Haram, which seeks to establish Islamic law in Nigeria.

Under the Terrorism Act 2000, the Home Secretary can proscribe any organisation if it is believed to be involved in terrorism. If Ms May’s order is passed, the organisations will be banned from operating in the UK from midnight on 8 July.


Passport office to be brought under Home Office

The Passport Office is to be brought into the Home Office, making it directly accountable to ministers, the Home Secretary Theresa May has announced today.

Following intense criticism earlier this year surrounding a backlog of passport applications and renewals, new measures were introduced which have reduced the outstanding applications from 550,000 to around 80,000.

Ms May said: “As the events of the summer showed, it is essential that HMPO is run as efficiently as possible and is as accountable as possible. I also know that its hard-working staff are committed to delivering a high quality service to the public. I believe these changes will put them in a stronger position to do so.”

Paul Pugh, HMPO’s chief executive throughout the crisis, will lose his job but will remain in place until a suitable replacement is found.


Cam seeks answers on May & Gove row

David Cameron has stepped into the row between Michael Gove and Theresa May over allegations of extremism in schools.

The Prime Minister has asked for a full account of the reported disagreement between the Education Secretary and Home Secretary, which threatened to overshadow today's Queen's Speech.

The pair have attempted to dampen the spat over the alleged Islamist takeover of schools in Birmingham by insisting that they are "working together" to fix the problem.

It follows the Home Secretary’s decision to write to her Cabinet colleague warning there needs to be “clear action to improve the quality of staffing and governance”, including a mandatory code of conduct, to stop extremism in schools.

The Home Secretary also raised reports that the Government had been warned of a problem four years ago: “Is it true that the Department for Education was warned in 2010? If so, why did nobody act?”

But the Times reports that the Education Secretary believes the Home Office has been too focused on violent extremism and failed to “drain the swamp” of other forms of radicalisation.

In a rare joint statement this morning, a spokesperson for Mr Gove and Ms May said: "The Department for Education and the Home Office take the problems in Birmingham schools and all issues relating to extremism very seriously.

"Michael Gove and Theresa May are working together to ensure we get to the bottom of what has happened in Birmingham and take the necessary steps to fix it."

A subsequent joint statement added: "There is no difference between the Education Secretary and the Home Secretary who are both working energetically together to tackle the challenge posed by any form of extremism."

The Prime Minister’s spokesman this morning refused to be drawn on whether David Cameron met with Mr Gove this morning, saying only that “he meets all his cabinet colleges very regularly”.

The spokesman also stressed that the Government was focused on resolving the problems in the schools, rather than the political row.

“The important thing here is getting to the bottom of the concerns that have been raised about schools in the Birmingham area. That is the focus and rightly so.”


Olympic troops reward plan

Olympics troops drafted in following the G4S Olympics security shortfall will be rewarded after the Games, the Defence Secretary has said.

Philip Hammond insisted the Olympics would be "safe and secure" despite the shortfall which has seen 3,500 extra troops drafted in at the last minute.

He also told Sky News today: "Nobody will be out of pocket as a result of having to change personal arrangements because of this additional deployment."

Mr Hammond would not commit to a £500-a-head payment, as has been promised to London bus drivers, but said ministers would "take advice from the senior leadership of the armed forces on how most appropriately to recognise the contribution that the armed forces are making".

Meanwhile, Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt has urged politicians and the media to "pull together" in the wake of the G4S episode.

Questioned about the fiasco on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, Mr Hunt said it was "completely normal" that some contractors on large projects do not meet their targets.

The pressure continues to mount on the Government over the issue as it has emerged that the Home Office received warnings about the ability of G4S to provide adequate security for the Olympics 10 months ago, fuelling criticism of Home Secretary Theresa May.

The Independent on Sunday reports that Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary passed a confidential report to the Home Office in September 2011. Meanwhile, ExCel, the Games' largest venue, said it has been raising concerns with Locog about G4S' abilities "for some time".

G4S chief executive, Nick Buckles, has apologised after 3,500 soldiers had to be drafted in to bolster guard levels for the Games. G4S has said it would see a loss on the contract of between £35m and £50m.

The company admitted in a statement today that it had found it "extremely challenging" to cope with increased demand for staff. It said the number had increased five-fold from the level originally set in December 2010.

Keith Vaz has revealed Ms May will give evidence before the Home Affairs Select Committee in September, but urged the British public to get behind the Olympics despite the scandals.

Labour has called on the Home Secretary to explain herself in the Commons on Monday. Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper said Ms May should "show she is on top of the problem now" by answering to MPs.


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