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Matthew John David Hancock (born 2 October 1978) is a British politician serving as Secretary of State for Health and Social Care since 2018. A member of the Conservative Party, he has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for West Suffolk since 2010.
- Reform is about making sure where European money is spent it's spent properly.
- Erasmus exchanges get down to business BBC News (30 April 2014)
- Scottish independence would be bad for the UK, and ultimately bad for Portsmouth because Britain plays a crucial role in the world, we're seeing that now with Russia.
- Is Minister for Portsmouth a job for life? BBC News (25 July 2014)
- There are real consequences of this [Brexit] for jobs and for livelihoods.
- EU referendum: Row over '10 years of uncertainty' claim BBC News (29 February 2016)
- [The creative industries would be] absolutely central to [the UK's] post-Brexit future
- Culture minister calls for more geographic diversity in the arts BBC News (9 September 2016)
- The new Data Protection Bill will give us one of the most robust, yet dynamic, set of data laws in the world. It will give people more control over their data, require more consent for its use, and prepare Britain for Brexit.
- UK data protection laws to be overhauled BBC News (7 August 2017)
- We want the UK to be the safest place in the world to live and be online, with our essential services and infrastructure prepared for the increasing risk of cyber-attack.
- Firms face £17m fine if they fail to protect against hackers BBC News (8 August 2017)
- We are working right across government to ensure that the health sector and the industry are prepared and that people's health will be safeguarded in the event of a no-deal Brexit. This includes the chain of medical supplies, vaccines, medical devices, clinical consumables, blood products. And I have asked the department to work up options for stockpiling by industry. We are working with industry for the potential need for stockpiling in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
- NHS preparing to 'stockpile' drugs for no deal Brexit BBC News (24 July 2018)
- I don't know how likely 'no deal' is. It is what happens automatically unless Parliament passes something else. I very strongly feel that the best thing for the country, not just for the health service but for the country as a whole, is for Theresa May's deal to pass.
- No-deal Brexit: Disruption at Dover 'could last six months' BBC News (7 December 2018)
- We want the secure flow of data to be unhindered in the future as we leave the EU. So a strong future data relationship between the UK and EU, based on aligned data protection rules, is in our mutual interest.
- Brexit: UK seeks data transfer pact with EU BBC News (24 August 2017)
- We are looking at legislating for the duty of care that social media companies in particular have towards the people on their sites - this is an important part of that duty of care alongside all the other things that social media companies need to do, like tackling material that promotes suicide and self-harm and, of course, terrorism.
- Minister targets anti-vaccination websites BBC News (26 March 2019)
- We need to take responsibility for delivering on the referendum result.
- General election risks 'killing Brexit', Matt Hancock warns BBC News (18 May 2019)
- [If Mr Corbyn became PM, the UK] could end up with the first anti-Semitic leader of a Western nation since the Second World War
- Matt Hancock brands Jeremy Corbyn an anti-Semite BBC News (5 June 2019)
- We need to solve Brexit and we cannot do it by threatening no deal
- Brexit: Tory leadership rivals split over Brexit deadline BBC News (11 June 2019)
- It's quite unusual for a government to publish a plan with things in it we hope we won't have to do. [...] It's far too early to be able to tell in that instance. What we can say for sure is that, right now, we do not recommend the cancelling of mass events, and schools as well should not be closing unless there is both a positive case and the school has had the advice to close from Public Health England.
- So, right now, as long as you wash your hands more often, that is the number one thing you can do to keep you and the country safe. [...] The scientific advice is that the impact of shaking hands is negligible and what really matters is that you wash your hands more often.