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Parliament could burn down ‘any day’, says Andrea Leadsom

A former cabinet minister has urged MPs to "get on" with renovating parliament as she warned the ageing estate could burn down "any day" in a blaze similar to that which destroyed France's Notre Dame cathedral in 2017.Andrea Leadsom, the MP for South Northamptonshire and former business secretary, said her colleagues must make a decision soon on how to proceed with repairing the Houses of Parliament.Built between 1860 and 1860, parliament requires major repairs including restoration work, asbestos removal, fire safety improvements, renewal of wiring and conservation work.A report published earlier this year showed that restoring the Palace of Westminster...
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Westminster reform: Lindsay Hoyle and Andrea Leadsom call for urgent changes

Senior MPs have called for a drastic overhaul of Westminster's culture, amid concerns over sexism and inappropriate behaviour by politicians. House of Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle said "radical action" and a review of working practices was needed. And former Leader of the House Dame Andrea Leadsom called for Parliament...
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Interview - Andrea Leadsom

WHAT SERVICES WILL NEW PARENTS BE ABLE TO ACCESS FROM FAMILY HUBS?. Babies are at the heart of the services that are being developed around family hubs. Every family will be offered the six joined-up universal services that make up the minimum Start for Life offer in Family Hubs: midwifery, health visiting, breastfeeding support, mental health support, safeguarding, and disability support. Through the National Centre for Family Hubs Toolkit, we are advocating that the universal services should be available physically, virtually, and through outreach work. Local authorities (LAs) will also provide additional ‘universal plus’ services, based on local need, such as smoking cessation courses; English as a second language; couple counselling; and domestic violence reduction schemes.