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Prime minister David Cameron and health secretary Jeremy Hunt attend the G8 dementia summit in London Attorney general Dominic Grieve speaks at a Politeia event in London on trial by jury (18.30) Julian Smith MP attends a Reform event... Continue to article
As we know, David Cameron has taken a merry band of ministers with him on his trip to China. Jeremy Hunt, Owen Paterson, Maria Miller, David Willetts, Ian Livingston, and Hugo Swire were all on board the chartered flight, while even the ...
Jeremy Hunt said the Government had launched a new online map to "name and shame" areas with low dementia diagnosis rates. "The reason for this really is to put pressure on those parts of the country that are not doing as well as they sh... Continue to article
Labour leader Ed Miliband is expected to make an announcement on Labour's energy strategy Prime minister David Cameron attends the EU Eastern Partnership summit Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg is expected to make an announcement on ... Continue to article
Prime minister David Cameron attends the EU Eastern Partnership summit in Lithuania Foreign secretary William Hague delivers a statement to the House of Commons on preventing sexual violence in conflict International development secre... Continue to article
The Secretary of State for Health (Jeremy Hunt): Medical innovation has been vital to the dramatic rise in life expectancy of the last century. This country has a proud heritage of medical innovation from Alexander Fleming and the discov... Continue to article
Labour has a responsibility to bondholders to be transparent about their activities in relation to the Co-operative Bank, the Health Secretary has said. Speaking in Salford on the BBC's Question Time programme, Jeremy Hunt pointed to don... Continue to article
Jeremy Hunt argued minimum staffing levels needed to be set on a ward-by-ward basis to account for the differing requirements of various parts of the health service. “We are introducing minimum recommended staffing levels, but if you’re ... Continue to article
Jeremy Hunt has given the Government’s full response to the Mid-Staffs scandal, outlining a range of measures to tackle failings in the NHS. The Health Secretary issued a statement to the Commons in response to Robert Francis’ report, an... Continue to article
Alan Milburn argued Jeremy Hunt's criticism of the Labour-negotiated GP contract was a tactic to deflect attention from current difficulties in the health service. “I think it is a classic smoke and mirrors operation by a health secretar... Continue to article
Jeremy Hunt said the new GP contracts would give doctors more autonomy and would also "restore the ethic of family doctoring". "I think it’s much better to give GPs autonomy; I think the problem with the 2004 contract changes was that it... Continue to article
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is to become £17m richer from the sale of the education listings company he founded, Sky News learns. Continue to article
Sir Bruce Keogh acknowledged that there was a sense within the health service that the pressures on emergency departments would be more severe than usual this winter. “We have some immediate winter pressures that I’d just like to menti... Continue to article
Jeremy Hunt has announced the closure of four A&E departments across northwest London claiming it will save 130 lives a year. Continue to article
Jeremy Hunt has announced emergency departments will close at two hospitals in north-west London, with changes to two more hospitals' A&E units. Announcing that he would accept the recommendations of the Independent Reconfiguration Panel... Continue to article
Over in the Press Gallery we hold monthly lunches with a guest speaker to do a turn at the end. We political journalists pay £65 for two (without wine, I should add) and invite an MP or a Peer or other VUC – Very Useful Contact – t... Continue to article
Jeremy Hunt said the CQC report on high-risk NHS trusts was information the last Labour government didn't want in the public domain. "What's different about today is that this is the information that the last Labour government didn't wan... Continue to article
Downing Street said that GPs have a 'duty' to ensure fairness in the running of the NHS. Asked about Frank Field’s remarks that GPs ‘have a duty to their patients, who pay their salaries and all NHS bills, to ensure that those drawing he... Continue to article
Labour has a “record to be ashamed of” on the NHS, Jeremy Hunt has claimed. As he answered questions in the House of Commons, the Health Secretary was interrupted by John Bercow at one point after making repeated references to the last ... Continue to article
Jeremy Hunt defended the Government's calculations of how much could be raised by charging overseas visitors and migrants for using the NHS. "The last time we had this discussion, Labour were saying there wasn't a problem. Diane Abbott s... Continue to article
Department of Health press release - Government appoints NHS expert to advise on cost recovery - Up to £500 million could be recovered from overseas visitors’ and migrants’ use of the NHS every year – making clear the need for changes to... Continue to article
Foreign secretary William Hague hosts meeting of foreign ministers on Syria (14.45) Health secretary Jeremy Hunt delivers a speech at a King’s Fund conference on making health and care services fit for an ageing population (15.35) Def... Continue to article
Jeremy Hunt said he wanted Britain to decide to tackle the problem of social isolation among the elderly. “In the end, it’s not going to happen through ministers making decrees and changing policies; we’ve got to decide as a country that... Continue to article
Liz Kendall said a Labour government would take a “bigger and bolder” approach to join up the care system to help meet elderly people’s needs. “There’s far more we can be doing to help and support family carers, many people struggle to g... Continue to article
Labour party press release Liz Kendall MP, Labour's Shadow Health and Social Care Minister, said on Jeremy Hunt's comments reported in today's newspapers: "The real national shame is Jeremy Hunt's attempt to shift the blame for dealin... Continue to article
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt (12.40) and shadow children and families minister Edward Timpson (10.15) attend the National Children and Adult Services Conference in Harrogate Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander is expected to ... Continue to article
Andy Burnham accused Jeremy Hunt of leaving the NHS "on the brink of a very dangerous winter" after a report said pressure on resources could see the health service face a crisis this winter. "This last year has been the worst year year ... Continue to article
I was interested to see that the lawyer acting for Andy Burnham in his Twitter dispute with Jeremy Hunt is Gerald Shamash, the Labour Party’s official solicitor. Continue to article
Tom Watson said he would support Tory MP Adam Afriyie’s amendment calling for the planned EU referendum to take place next year, not in 2017. “I don’t want to add to the PM’s panic, but I will probably be supporting Adam Afriyie with his... Continue to article
Jeremy Hunt accused the last Labour government of pressuring the Care Quality Commission to cover up reports of failings within the NHS for political purposes. “What it looks like from these press reports is that the last government want... Continue to article
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt speaks at the Royal Colleges of General Practitioners annual primary care conference in Harrogate (14.15) Skills minister Matthew Hancock is expected to make an announcement on traineeships Transport minis... Continue to article
Prime minister David Cameron makes an announcement on a seven-day GP access pilot scheme Work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith is expected to make an announcement on two pilot schemes placing new requirements on jobseekers in ret... Continue to article
Margaret Hodge accused the Government of overspending and under-delivering on rural broadband. “It set a contract in such a way that BT ended up becoming the monopoly provider. It has invested £1.2bn of public money, some from council ta... Continue to article
This year looks set to be the worst in England’s A&Es for a decade. Labour has spent all year relentlessly exposing falling standards and challenging the Government to act. But they failed miserably. In the full year that Jeremy Hun... Continue to article
Jeremy Hunt said he would not be satisfied to be treated by an NHS worker wearing a veil. “I wouldn’t be happy. As a patient, I would want to see the face of my doctor or nurse and I’m absolutely clear about that. But I think this is a p... Continue to article
Jeremy Hunt said more needed to be done to encourage doctors to take up managerial positions in the NHS. "The truth is we need more brilliant managers in the NHS, we've got some very good ones but we don't have enough, and there's a lot ... Continue to article
Andy Burnham has told the Health Secretary to “cut the spin, get a grip, or go” over the problems facing A&E departments. However as he responded to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons, Jeremy Hunt accused Labour of “political pos... Continue to article
Jeremy Hunt said improving access to GPs for frail and elderly people would help to ease the pressure on A&E units. “I think it’s very important to say that that is not something that A&E staff want or GPs want. But the reason I am makin... Continue to article
Prime minister David Cameron has announced further funding for the start-up loans and new enterprise allowance schemes and will host a records industry summit in London Health secretary Jeremy Hunt speaks at The King’s Fund future of pri... Continue to article
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.
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.
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."
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 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".
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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