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BBC News - UK Politics

Coronavirus: New Covid tier system comes into force in England (9 hours old)

More than 55 million people must abide by the two strictest levels after MPs approved the measures.

Matt Hancock 'thrilled' with Covid vaccine approval news (3 hours old)

The health secretary says the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine will be rolled out in the UK "from next week".

Brexit trade: 'Serious disruption' risk at Channel post-transition period (11 hours old)

Ministers are "taking limited responsibility" for readiness ahead of the transition period ending, MPs say.

Boris Johnson able to call early election under proposed new law (14 hours old)

The proposed law would do away with the five year set period between general elections.

Alok Sharma 'overloaded with day job' to juggle UN summit role (23 hours old)

The business secretary is heading up next year's COP 26 climate summit alongside his cabinet role.

Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU (1 day old)

Time is running out for the UK and EU to strike a deal - what is happening now?

Plan to teach new MPs not to lobby judges in England court cases (41 minutes old)

The head of the judiciary in England and Wales warns MPs not to try to influence the outcome of court cases.

Covid: Calls for Senedd vote before pub alcohol ban (3 hours old)

Calls are made for a vote before Friday, when new Covid rules stop pubs across Wales serving alcohol.

Covid-19: No plans for 'vaccine passport' - Michael Gove (1 day old)

It follows suggestions pubs and restaurants may turn away people who don't get a coronavirus vaccine.

Immigration: Visa applications open under UK's post-Brexit system (15 hours old)

Applications open for points-based visas to work from 1 January, when free movement from the EU ends.

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Daniel Poulter's recent appearances (TheyWorkForYou)

Coronavirus: Educational Institutions | Department of Health and Social Care | Written Answers (1 day old)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish covid-19 infection data for school and educational settings to improve the information available to teachers, parents...

Pupils: Coronavirus | Department for Education | Written Answers (5 days old [27/11/20])

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will introduce a fully-funded national programme on emotional wellbeing and recovery in the context of covid-19 for all school-aged children.

Assessments: Coronavirus | Department for Education | Written Answers (5 days old [27/11/20])

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish contingency plans for 2021 GCSE and A Level examinations to ensure that schools can be adequately prepared and take account of lost...

Schools: Inspections | Department for Education | Written Answers (5 days old [27/11/20])

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will (a) postpone Ofsted visits to schools to 2022 and (b) ensure that Ofsted focus on promoting covid-19 best practice in schools during visits...

Coronavirus: Suffolk | Department of Health and Social Care | Written Answers (7 days old [25/11/20])

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support Suffolk County Council to increase covid-19 testing capacity in Suffolk.

Mental Health Services: Quarantine | Department of Health and Social Care | Written Answers (8 days old [24/11/20])

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support he is providing for people with severe mental illness in (a) response to the November 2020 covid-19 lockdown restrictions...

Local Government: Investment | Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government | Written Answers (12 days old [20/11/20])

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has for Government oversight of local authority property investment companies.

Local Government: Investment | Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government | Written Answers (12 days old [20/11/20])

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has for Government oversight of local authority business investment companies.

Local Government: Investment | Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government | Written Answers (12 days old [20/11/20])

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has for Government oversight of local authority property investments.

Towns Fund | Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government | Written Answers (12 days old [20/11/20])

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure Town Deal board members publish registers of their financial interests.

Sandy Martin's recent appearances (TheyWorkForYou)

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (Suffolk) | Commons debates (392 days old [05/11/19])

I thank the hon. Gentleman and agree that underlying all of this is a lack of resource, but I think the problem is not the formula, but the overall lack of resource. I have met parents whose...

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (Suffolk) | Commons debates (392 days old [05/11/19])

The hon. Gentleman is absolutely correct; he has put his finger right on the main point. Two days ago, in response to the news that I had secured this debate, I received an email from a...

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (Suffolk) | Commons debates (392 days old [05/11/19])

May I, Mr Speaker, add my congratulations to those already given in respect of your elevation, both metaphorically and physically, to the speakership? Suffolk has a greater than average number of...

Beverage Containers: Recycling | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Written Answers (398 days old [31/10/19])

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the impact assessment entitled, Introducing a deposit return scheme on beverage containers, included an assessment...

Plastic Pollution | Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Commons debates (398 days old [31/10/19])

Thank you, Mr Speaker, for making me feel welcome in the short time I have been here so far. After “The Blue Planet” and other television programmes, after the in-depth investigations...

Beverage Containers: Recycling | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Written Answers (399 days old [30/10/19])

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she had made of the implications for her policies of the Impact Assessment entitled, Introducing a Deposit...

Beverage Containers: Recycling | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Written Answers (399 days old [30/10/19])

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the potential annual (a) costs and (b) savings accruing to local authority finances of a...

Grenfell Tower Inquiry | Commons debates (398 days old [30/10/19])

I thank the right hon. Lady for giving way. Does she not accept that, while phase 2 will need to deal with these more difficult issues, there are hundreds and hundreds of families still living in...

Grenfell Tower Inquiry | Commons debates (398 days old [30/10/19])

I was going to make exactly the same point as my hon. Friend the Member for Sheffield South East (Mr Betts).

Grenfell Tower Inquiry | Commons debates (398 days old [30/10/19])

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