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  • = Key Development Friday 30th January
  • 16:42 House of Commons Business Commons Business

    16:42 | Commons Business | PoliticsHome Commons Business

    COMMONS CHAMBER 11:30am: International Development questions (Topicals at 11:53am) 12:00pm: Prime Minister’s questions Presentation of Bill: Right To Buy and Right To Acquire Schemes (Research) Bill (Tim Farron, Lib Dem, Westmorland... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Tuesday 6th January
  • 17:24 Coastal Towns must be more than 'a marginal afterthought' News

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    Lib Dem MP for Southport Dr John Pugh writes about his debate today 'Economic growth and coastal towns'. Continue to article

  • = Key Development Monday 5th January
  • 16:47 House of Commons Business Commons Business

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    COMMONS CHAMBER 11:30am: Deputy Prime Minister questions (topicals at 11:50am) 12:10pm: Attorney General questions Main business Ten minute rule motion: Internet Communications (Regulation) Bill (Sir Alan Duncan, Con, Rutland and... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Tuesday 30th December
  • 13:23 John Pugh: Others, not Clegg, should lead Lib Dem election message On air

    On Air | John Pugh MP | Liberal Democrat | World at One, BBC Radio 4 Video John Pugh MP

    John Pugh said the Liberal Democrats needed to use other party figures to Nick Clegg to get their messages across. “Nick has been the front man for the party throughout. He’s taken the knock and he’s suffered with a lot of unfair media a... Continue to article

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  • 18:42 Story (28 links): Clegg 'claims victory' on NHS

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    A senior Liberal Democrat has claimed the party acted as a "safety valve" over the Health Bill.

    Norman Lamb told the Politics Show he was now "satisfied" that Lib Dem concerns about the Bill had been met, and said party leader Nick Clegg had been "incredibly effective in the way that he has engaged both with clinicians, but then argued the case within Government."

    The party has reportedly claimed victory over changes to the Bill. Discussing the changes to the proposals, a source close to Nick Clegg reportedly remarked "We have won". The results of the Government's 'listening exercise' are due on Monday.

    The Shadow Health Secretary John Healey told Sky's Murnaghan that David Cameron wanted to the NHS to become a, "full scale market [system], modeled on the private utilities". He added this "will be driven by the force of competition and that’s going to be bad for patients and I think we’ll start to see the NHS going backwards again under the Tories."

    But former Conservative Health Minister Stephen Dorrell told the Andrew Marr Show that "we need to focus on the policy rather than the politics", and insisted that Andrew Lansley would remain Health Secretary. Conservative backbencher Peter Bone said that unless the Lib Dems "change their ways" and stop playing party politics "it really marks the beginning of the end of the Coalition".

    Lib Dem health spokesman John Pugh has said NHS reform could "collapse" over competition concerns. Mr Pugh has raised doubts over the NHS Forum, which advises the Government on health reform. He told The Observer that competition adviser Sir Stephen Bubb had a "clear conflict of interest" because he heads the Adventure Capital Fund, some of whose clients would stand to benefit from increased private sector involvement in the health service.

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Clegg 'claims victory' on NHS

A senior Liberal Democrat has claimed the party acted as a "safety valve" over the Health Bill.

Norman Lamb told the Politics Show he was now "satisfied" that Lib Dem concerns about the Bill had been met, and said party leader Nick Clegg had been "incredibly effective in the way that he has engaged both with clinicians, but then argued the case within Government."

The party has reportedly claimed victory over changes to the Bill. Discussing the changes to the proposals, a source close to Nick Clegg reportedly remarked "We have won". The results of the Government's 'listening exercise' are due on Monday.

The Shadow Health Secretary John Healey told Sky's Murnaghan that David Cameron wanted to the NHS to become a, "full scale market [system], modeled on the private utilities". He added this "will be driven by the force of competition and that’s going to be bad for patients and I think we’ll start to see the NHS going backwards again under the Tories."

But former Conservative Health Minister Stephen Dorrell told the Andrew Marr Show that "we need to focus on the policy rather than the politics", and insisted that Andrew Lansley would remain Health Secretary. Conservative backbencher Peter Bone said that unless the Lib Dems "change their ways" and stop playing party politics "it really marks the beginning of the end of the Coalition".

Lib Dem health spokesman John Pugh has said NHS reform could "collapse" over competition concerns. Mr Pugh has raised doubts over the NHS Forum, which advises the Government on health reform. He told The Observer that competition adviser Sir Stephen Bubb had a "clear conflict of interest" because he heads the Adventure Capital Fund, some of whose clients would stand to benefit from increased private sector involvement in the health service.


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