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Macron says 'special' UK deal possible (4 hours old)

It might fall between the single market and a trade agreement, the French president tells the BBC.

Ministers back down in legal battle over disability benefits (21 hours old)

Campaigners welcome government decision not to appeal High Court ruling on mental health eligibility.

James Brokenshire undergoes lung surgery (2 hours old)

The former Northern Ireland secretary stood down in January because of his health.

'No specific plans' for Boris Johnson's Channel bridge (23 hours old)

The foreign secretary reportedly suggested a "fixed link" between UK and France to Emmanuel Macron.

UKIP loses another MEP as Jonathan Arnott quits party (1 day old)

Jonathan Arnott says Henry Bolton is not right for the job but attacks those "jockeying" to replace him.

Theresa May to meet Donald Trump in Davos (18 hours old)

The meeting comes after the US president cancelled plans for a trip to London in February.

Labour's candidates for general election target seats revealed (1 day old)

In the wake of the 2017 general election, Labour sets its sights on government.

John Worboys release will not be challenged by government (23 hours old)

Victims will legally fight the decision to release rapist John Worboys but the government will not.

Call to curb disruption caused by holiday lets like Airbnb (1 day old)

Short-term lets, like Airbnb, are big business in the UK - but neighbours are increasingly fed up.

Farage: Assange meeting claims 'are nonsense' (1 day old)

A US intelligence committee is told the ex-UKIP leader may have passed "data" to Wikileaks founder.

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Lord Framlingham's recent appearances (TheyWorkForYou)

NHS Winter Crisis - Statement | Lords debates (12 days old [08/01/18])

My Lords, the disastrous white elephant which is HS2 will cost a minimum of £60 billion. The NHS needs £5 billion to balance the books, and a fraction of HS2’s cost would provide...

Trees: Ivy | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Written Answers (38 days old [13/12/17])

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to make (1) environmental organisations, and (2) tree and woodland owners, aware of the need to remove ivy to protect the crowns of trees.

Plans to Improve the Natural Environment and Animal Welfare - Motion to Take Note | Lords debates (44 days old [07/12/17])

My Lords, I apologise to the House that I was a minute or two late for the start of this debate due to circumstances beyond my control. I am grateful to the noble Earl for obtaining this debate....

Railways: Update - Statement | Lords debates (52 days old [29/11/17])

My Lords, I welcome much of what the Minister has said—but not, she will not be surprised to hear, the bit about HS2. This albatross of an infrastructure project is now forecast to cost...

Air and Water Pollution: Impact - Motion to Take Note | Lords debates (85 days old [26/10/17])

The Minister is well aware of my keen interest in the planting and care of trees, particularly in urban areas, and I agree very much with everything that the noble Baroness, Lady Walmsley, said....

Caribbean: Hurricanes and Tornadoes | Department for International Development | Written Answers (88 days old [24/10/17])

To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the urgent need, in the wake of recent hurricanes, to clear trees, make the maximum use of their timber, and to train local communities in those...

Railways: Capacity - Question | Lords debates (100 days old [12/10/17])

My Lords, nothing better illustrates the gap between the Government and the understanding of the people than the infamous infrastructural albatross that is HS2. It is going to cost between...

UK and EU Relations - Motion to Take Note (Continued) | Lords debates (129 days old [12/09/17])

My Lords, in a moment, I intend to indulge in some special pleading, but let me first say that I am delighted with last night’s result in the House of Commons, which further paves the way...

High Speed 2 Railway Line: Camden | Department for Transport | Written Answers (177 days old [27/07/17])

Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of London Plane trees in Camden that will be endangered by the construction of HS2.

High Speed 2 Railway Line: Forests | Department for Transport | Written Answers (177 days old [27/07/17])

Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to avoid damaging the 63 ancient woodlands that lie on the proposed route of HS2.

Ben Gummer's recent appearances (TheyWorkForYou)

Government Departments: Consultants | Cabinet Office | Written Answers (268 days old [27/04/17])

Holding answer received on 02 March 2017 It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

Conduct guidance for General Election, 8 June 2017 | Cabinet Office | Written Ministerial Statements (275 days old [20/04/17])

The Prime Minister will write to ministerial colleagues providing guidance on the conduct of government business during the general election period. The Cabinet Secretary has issued parallel...

Conduct guidance for elections on 4 May | Cabinet Office | Written Ministerial Statements (277 days old [18/04/17])

On 4 May 2017, elections will take place to local authorities in England, Wales and Scotland, including for directly elected Mayors to seven Combined Authorities, and two local district...

Viscount Rothermere | Cabinet Office | Written Answers (296 days old [30/03/17])

Holding answer received on 08 February 2017 I understand David Cameron met Lord Rothermere socially on the evening of 11 February. The records on Gov.uk now reflect this.

Cabinet Committees | Cabinet Office | Written Ministerial Statements (296 days old [30/03/17])

Today the Government is publishing an updated list of Cabinet Committees and Implementation Taskforces. As part of the changes, the Prime Minister will chair two new Sub-Committees of the...

George Osborne | Cabinet Office | Written Answers (302 days old [24/03/17])

Holding answer received on 23 March 2017 It is a longstanding convention that former Ministers are allowed reasonable access to the papers that were issued to them when in office....

George Osborne | Cabinet Office | Written Answers (302 days old [24/03/17])

Holding answer received on 23 March 2017 All meetings between Ministers and newspapers and other media proprietors, editors and senior executives held in an official, social and...

Local Government: Property | Cabinet Office | Written Answers (304 days old [22/03/17])

We want to build on the success of One Public Estate and are on track to reach 95% of English councils by March 2018. We will be announcing a further funding round in April to support more...

Government Departments: Databases | Cabinet Office | Written Answers (304 days old [22/03/17])

The data sharing measures in the Digital Economy Bill will enable more effective data sharing to improve the public services and functions we deliver. In addition the Government Transformation...

Topical Questions | Cabinet Office and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster | Commons debates (304 days old [22/03/17])

My hon. Friend has it in one: not only does this initiative allow us to save costs so that we can direct money to the frontline, but it means that public services are far simpler for our citizens...


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