Health minister ordered stockpiling of BABY MILK in event of No Deal

Leaked plan reveals health minister has ordered the stockpiling of BABY MILK to stop infants going hungry if Britain crashes out of the EU

  • Health Secretary Matt Hancock is getting jittery about the prospect of No Deal
  • The Cabinet was warned 80 per cent of baby milk was imported from Europe 
  • The public need Brexit settled once and for all and to avoid a cliff-edge scenario 
  • We have published the names of 160 MPs who could swing the balance on Dec 11
  • Click the link in the story to email your MP or print the letter to send in the post

Health Secretary Matt Hancock is getting jittery over the prospect that MPs will vote against May’s Brexit deal, and has given the green light to stockpile baby milk

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has ordered the stockpiling of formula milk to stop babies going hungry if Britain crashes out of the EU, leaked plans reveal.

The move came after Environment Secretary Michael Gove warned the Cabinet that 80 per cent of baby milk was imported from Europe and was at risk of running out if ports were blocked by a disorderly Brexit.

Meanwhile, The Mail on Sunday can reveal that Mr Hancock has given the green light to buy 5,000 giant fridges costing over £1 million to stockpile medicines. 

A further £8.9 million is being spent to help the Department of Health store drugs and medical supplies in warehouses.

It will not be possible to claw back the money if Britain does leave the EU with a deal, but insiders insisted the bill came to less than half of the £21 million earmarked by the Treasury for the task.

When he was first appointed to the Cabinet earlier this year, Mr Hancock gave a speech declaring that as NHS boss he was now the legal owner of the ‘world’s largest collection of fax machines’ thanks to its outdated practices.

Last night, a source close to the Health Secretary joked he could add ‘the world’s largest private collection of fridges to that’. 


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A Government spokesman confirmed: ‘As part of our contingency plans, we are working closely with manufacturers and supply chains to ensure that in the unlikely event of a no deal, supplies of baby formula will continue uninterrupted.’

He added: ‘Our planning will also ensure that on the day the UK leaves the EU, we will have all the necessary resources to continue to protect UK consumers from food safety risks and give them access to specialist food products.’

How YOU can stop No Deal chaos… by sending MPs this letter 

 Dear _______________________________

I am writing to you as one of your constituents to ask you, with the greatest respect, to hear what I have to say before you vote on the Brexit Bill in Parliament on Tuesday, December 11. I firmly believe it is in the national interest that you support the Prime Minister’s deal.

I understand that you, like many who voted either Leave or Remain in the 2016 referendum, have reservations about the deal Theresa May has negotiated. Not even the PM is pretending it is perfect. But it is my strong belief that by ending free movement, restoring sovereignty to Parliament and liberating Britain’s fishermen and farmers from EU control, the Withdrawal Agreement delivers much of what 17.4 million voters demanded at the referendum.

For Westminster to turn its back on those voters now would be a dangerous travesty – risking alienating vast swathes of the country from the democratic process for ever. Remember the Government leaflet delivered to every home before the vote said: ‘This is your decision. The Government will implement what you decide.’ No talk there of a second referendum.

The truth is none of the Prime Minister’s critics have come up with a credible alternative to her plan. The most likely alternative – a departure from the European Union with no deal at all – is a leap in the dark which could do permanent damage to our economy and society. Many wise voices have warned of potential chaos. I believe it is simply a risk not worth taking.

With your support, that perilous prospect can be avoided. You must be aware that the British people are tired of the bickering over Brexit. They just want to agree a deal and move on. The time has come to reunite the country around a wise compromise and begin to heal the wounds.

So I urge you – and all your fellow MPs – to put aside your differences and come together at this historic moment and vote in favour of the Brexit deal on December 11.

This is not a vote for Theresa May. It is a vote for Britain’s independent, secure and prosperous future.

Who are the MPs expected to oppose May?

See if YOUR local MP is on the below list of those from every party who are likely to vote down May’s Brexit… and email them this letter

Conservative 

EXPECTED TO OPPOSE

Lucy Allan – Telford

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Heidi Allen – South Cambridgeshire

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Sir David Amess – Southend West

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Steve Baker – Wycombe

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Crispin Blunt – Reigate

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Peter Bone – Wellingborough

[email protected]

Ben Bradley – Mansfield

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Suella Braverman – Fareham

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Andrew Bridgen – North West Leicestershire

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Conor Burns – Bournemouth West

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Sir William Cash – Stone

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Maria Caulfield – Lewes

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Rehman Chishti – Gillingham and Rainham

[email protected]

Sir Christopher Chope – Christchurch

[email protected]

Simon Clarke – Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland

[email protected]

Damian Collins – Folkestone and Hythe

[email protected]

Tracey Crouch – Chatham and Aylesford

[email protected]

Philip Davies – Shipley

[email protected]

David Davis – Haltemprice and Howden

[email protected]

Nadine Dorries – Mid-Bedfordshire

[email protected]

Steve Double – St Austell and Newquay

[email protected]

Richard Drax – South Dorset

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James Duddridge – Rochford and Southend East

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Iain Duncan Smith – Chingford and Woodford Green

[email protected]

Nigel Evans – Ribble Valley

[email protected]

Michael Fabricant – Lichfield

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Mark Francois – Rayleigh and Wickford

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Marcus Fysh – Yeovil

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Zac Goldsmith – Richmond Park

[email protected]

James Gray – North Wiltshire

[email protected]

Chris Green – Bolton West

[email protected]

Dominic Grieve – Beaconsfield

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Sam Gyimah – East Surrey

[email protected]

Philip Hollobone – Kettering

[email protected]

Adam Holloway – Gravesham

[email protected]

Ranil Jayawardena – North East Hampshire

[email protected]

Sir Bernard Jenkin – Harwich and North Essex

[email protected]

Andrea Jenkyns – Morley and Outwood

[email protected]

Boris Johnson – Uxbridge and Ruislip

[email protected]

Jo Johnson – Orpington

[email protected]

David Jones – Clwyd West

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Andrew Lewer – Northampton South

[email protected]

Julian Lewis – New Forest East

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Julia Lopez – Hornchurch and Upminster

[email protected]

Tim Loughton – East Worthing and Shoreham

[email protected]

Craig Mackinlay – South Thanet

[email protected]

Esther McVey – Tatton

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Anne-Marie Morris – Newton Abbot

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Sheryll Murray – South East Cornwall

[email protected]

Priti Patel – Witham

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Owen Paterson – North Shropshire

[email protected]

Mark Pritchard – The Wrekin

[email protected]

Dominic Raab – Esher and Walton

[email protected]

John Redwood – Wokingham

[email protected]

Jacob Rees-Mogg – North East Somerset

[email protected]

Laurence Robertson – Tewkesbury

[email protected]

Andrew Rosindell – Romford

[email protected]

Lee Rowley – North-East Derbyshire

[email protected]

Henry Smith – Crawley

[email protected]

Sir Desmond Swayne – New Forest West

[email protected]

Ross Thomson – Aberdeen South

[email protected]

Michael Tomlinson – Mid Dorset and North Poole

[email protected]

Anne-Marie Trevelyan – Berwick-upon-Tweed

[email protected]

Shailesh Vara – North West Cambridgeshire

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Martin Vickers – Cleethorpes

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Theresa Villiers – Chipping Barnet

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WILL PROBABLY OPPOSE

John Baron – Basildon and Billericay

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Guto Bebb – Aberconwy

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Sir David Evennett – Bexleyheath and Crayford

[email protected]

Sir Michael Fallon – Sevenoaks

[email protected]

Justine Greening – Putney

[email protected]

Rob Halfon – Harlow

[email protected]

Trudy Harrison – Copeland

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Sir John Hayes – South Holland and The Deepings

[email protected]

Gordon Henderson – Sittingbourne and Sheppey

[email protected]

Pauline Latham – Mid-Derbyshire

[email protected]

Sir Edward Leigh – Gainsborough

[email protected]

Anne Main – St Albans

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Scott Mann – North Cornwall

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Nigel Mills – Amber Valley

[email protected]

Damien Moore – Southport

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Matthew Offord – Hendon

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Neil Parish – Tiverton and Honiton

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Sir Mike Penning – Hemel Hempstead

[email protected]

Douglas Ross – Moray

[email protected]

Royston Smith – Southampton Itchen

[email protected]

Anna Soubry – Broxtowe

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Bob Stewart – Beckenham

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Sir Robert Syms – Poole

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Derek Thomas – St Ives

[email protected]

John Whittingdale – Maldon

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Sarah Wollaston – Totnes

[email protected]

MIGHT REBEL

Robert Courts – Witney

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Alister Jack – Dumfries and Galloway

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John Lamont – Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk

[email protected]

Phillip Lee – Bracknell

[email protected]

Stephen Metcalfe – South Basildon and East Thurrock

[email protected]

Grant Shapps – Welwyn Hatfield

[email protected]

Sir Hugo Swire – East Devon

[email protected]  

Labour

CONSTITUENCIES WITH STRONGEST ‘LEAVE’ VOTE (Excludes Shadow Cabinet)

Ian Austin – Dudley North

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Adrian Bailey – West Bromwich West

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Sir Kevin Barron – Rother Valley

[email protected]

Margaret Beckett – Derby South

[email protected]

Clive Betts – Sheffield South East

[email protected]

Sarah Champion – Rotherham

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Julie Cooper – Burnley

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Yvette Cooper – Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

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Mary Creagh – Wakefield

[email protected]

Judith Cummins – Bradford South

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Alex Cunningham – Stockton North

[email protected]

Jon Cruddas – Dagenham and Rainham

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Nic Dakin – Scunthorpe

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Gloria de Piero – Ashfield

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Paul Farrelly – Newcastle-under-Lyme

[email protected]

Caroline Flint – Don Valley

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Yvonne Fovargue – Makerfield

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Gill Furniss – Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough

[email protected]

Emma Hardy – Hull West and Hessle

[email protected]

Carolyn Harris – Swansea East

[email protected]

Stephen Hepburn – Jarrow

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Mike Hill – Hartlepool

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Sharon Hodgson – Washington and Sunderland West

[email protected]

Dan Jarvis – Barnsley Central

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Graham Jones – Hyndburn

[email protected]

Emma Lewell-Buck – South Shields

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John Mann – Bassetlaw

[email protected]

Pat McFadden – Wolverhampton South East

[email protected]

Liz McInnes – Heywood and Middleton

[email protected]

Jim McMahon – Oldham West and Royton

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Gordon Marsden – Blackpool South

[email protected]

Ed Miliband – Doncaster North

[email protected]

Grahame Morris – Easington

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Lisa Nandy – Wigan

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Alex Norris – Nottingham North

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Fiona Onasanya – Peterborough

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Melanie Onn – Great Grimsby

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Stephanie Peacock – Barnsley East

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Bridget Phillipson – Houghton and Sunderland South

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Jo Platt – Leigh

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Yasmin Qureshi – Bolton South East

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Emma Reynolds – Wolverhampton North East

[email protected]

Dennis Skinner – Bolsover

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Ruth Smeeth – Stoke-on-Trent North

[email protected]

Angela Smith – Penistone and Stocksbridge

[email protected]

Nick Smith – Blaenau Gwent

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Gareth Snell – Stoke-on-Trent Central

[email protected]

John Spellar – Warley

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Anna Turley – Redcar

[email protected]

Karl Turner – Hull East

[email protected] 

Liberal Democrats  

IN ‘LEAVE’ SEATS

Tom Brake – Carshalton and Wallington

[email protected]

Norman Lamb – North Norfolk

[email protected]

Stephen Lloyd – Eastbourne

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DUP  

IN ‘LEAVE’ SEATS

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson – Lagan Valley

[email protected]

Paul Girvan – South Antrim

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Ian Paisley Jr – North Antrim

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Gavin Robinson – Belfast East

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Jim Shannon – Strangford

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David Simpson – Upper Bann

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Sammy Wilson – East Antrim

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Other Parties

Independents in ‘leave’ seats

Charlie Elphicke – Dover

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Frank Field – Birkenhead

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Andrew Griffiths – Burton

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Kelvin Hopkins – Luton North

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Ivan Lewis – Bury South

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John Woodcock – Barrow and Furness

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Plaid Cymru in ‘leave’ seat

Jonathan Edwards – Carmarthen East and Dinefwr

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