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Brexit: Theresa May urges Tory MPs to unite and back deal (4 hours old)

Theresa May tells Conservatives "history will judge us all" over the handling of Britain's EU exit.

Brexit: Leaving EU with no deal 'very adverse', says Gauke (1 day old)

Cabinet minister David Gauke warns of "grave concerns" for the UK's economy and security.

Labour MP Paula Sherriff criticises CPS over non-prosecution (23 hours old)

The CPS said no prosecution could be brought because the "evidential test" had not been met.

Chancellor Philip Hammond's visit to China not going ahead (20 hours old)

It comes amid reports a speech by the UK's defence secretary has caused upset in China.

Baroness Falkender, Harold Wilson's powerful secretary, dies (1 day old)

Baroness Falkender, dubbed the Duchess of Downing Street, was thought to wield more influence than ministers.

Labour pledges to prevent universities from going bust (1 day old)

Universities struggling financially would not be allowed to fail under a Labour government, the party says.

Domestic abuse: MPs call for new laws to apply in NI (1 day old)

MPs say women in NI are denied basic rights because new domestic abuse laws do not apply to the region.

Brexit: Theresa May's strategy unchanged despite Tory row over defeat (2 days old [15/02/19])

The PM will return to Brussels “within days” as infighting continues in her party over the deal.

Climate strike: Schoolchildren protest over climate change (1 day old)

Students in cities around the UK walked out of school to call for action from the government.

Brexit: EU-Irish solidarity 'will not diminish', says Varadkar (2 days old [15/02/19])

The Irish prime minister says those hoping relations with the EU will demise are in for a "nasty surprise".

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Daniel Poulter's recent appearances (TheyWorkForYou)

Schedule to Be Inserted as Schedule Aa1 to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 | Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [Lords] | Commons debates (4 days old [12/02/19])

I thank my hon. Friend for the conciliatory way in which she has gone about dealing with this Bill, engaging with colleagues on both sides of the Houses, and putting forward some good and sound...

Extent, Commencement and Short Title | Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [Lords] | Commons debates (5 days old [12/02/19])

I can understand where the hon. Lady’s concerns come from, but having had detailed discussions with my hon. Friend the Minister, I am reassured, perhaps more than the hon. Lady is, by the...

Extent, Commencement and Short Title | Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [Lords] | Commons debates (5 days old [12/02/19])

The hon. Gentleman is making some good points. The only point I would make to him is that without a deprivation of liberty order—I agree that they should be open to review, and I am sure...

Non-surgical Cosmetic Procedures: Regulation | Westminster Hall debates (5 days old [12/02/19])

I welcome what the Minister has said about wanting to go further with regulation. Historically, the challenge has been other Government Departments pushing back against the position of the...

Non-surgical Cosmetic Procedures: Regulation | Westminster Hall debates (5 days old [12/02/19])

I am sure my hon. Friend will be aware that Sir Bruce Keogh conducted a review of the cosmetics industry and its unregulated nature earlier this decade, and he made exactly the points that my...

Local Government Finance | Commons debates (12 days old [05/02/19])

I welcome the extra funding that is going into social care, notwithstanding reductions over the past several years. Will my right hon. Friend do all that he can to ensure that that money is not...

Unpaid Work Trials | Westminster Hall debates (12 days old [05/02/19])

The hon. Gentleman has clearly outlined some worrying issues. I do not think anybody present would support somebody not being paid for a one-week work trial if that is how it is badged. There are...

Sport in the UK | Social Security | Commons debates (12 days old [04/02/19])

I thank my hon. Friend for giving way; she is being very generous with her time. She is making a good point about the integrity of sport, but will she also look into some of the often...

Sport in the UK | Social Security | Commons debates (12 days old [04/02/19])

My hon. Friend rightly associates people being inspired to take part in sport with seeing sport on television, but she must be aware that a lot of sport now has to be paid for before it can be...

Housing: Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty | Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government | Written Answers (24 days old [24/01/19])

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what development restrictions there are in areas of outstanding natural beauty.

Sandy Martin's recent appearances (TheyWorkForYou)

NHS: Recruitment | Department of Health and Social Care | Written Answers (4 days old [13/02/19])

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the workforce implementation plan will include the level of investment required to fund proposed increases in NHS staffing levels.

Immigration: EEA Nationals | Home Office | Written Answers (5 days old [12/02/19])

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the oral contribution of 6 February 2019 by the hon. Member for Ipswich, whether the Home Office guidance in respect of the EEA...

Rough Sleeping - [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] | Backbench Business | Westminster Hall debates (10 days old [07/02/19])

It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Ms Buck. I, too, congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Bermondsey and Old Southwark (Neil Coyle) and the hon. Member for Colchester (Will...

Engagements | Oral Answers to Questions - Prime Minister | Commons debates (11 days old [06/02/19])

Falklands veteran Rory McCormick met his Russian spouse six years ago. She obtained a valid article 10 EU residence card in Ireland. Now he, his two children and his wife, who is lawfully...

Nappies: Health Hazards | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Written Answers (13 days old [04/02/19])

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to make an assessment of the effect on babies of (a) glyphosate and (b) other chemicals used in disposable...

Nappies: Waste Disposal | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Written Answers (13 days old [04/02/19])

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to reduce the volume of disposable nappies in household waste; and what assessment he...

Leaving the European Union - [David Hanson in the Chair] | Westminster Hall debates (13 days old [04/02/19])

Does my hon. Friend agree that if the Prime Minister had made a little more effort to secure a deal among her own Members of Parliament it might have been easier for her to get a decent deal with...

Leaving the European Union - [David Hanson in the Chair] | Westminster Hall debates (13 days old [04/02/19])

The hon. Lady says that the British people would never forgive us for asking them again, but would they ever forgive us for a serious economic collapse as a result of a no-deal Brexit?

State Pension Age: Women | Commons debates (17 days old [31/01/19])

Does my hon. Friend agree with the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, who said of another group who lost their expected pensions to which they were entitled—the Equitable Life...

Environmental Audit Committee | Commons debates (17 days old [31/01/19])

I thank my hon. Friend for this report, which we welcome. I note the reluctance of certain clothing manufacturers to co-operate in any attempt to audit the environmental impact of their business...

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