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Alok Sharma: British Conservative politician
Alok Sharma is a British politician serving as Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy since 2020. A member of the Conservative Party, he previously served as International Development Secretary from 2019 to 2020. Sharma has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Reading West since 2010.

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Sharma: Opening economy "best way of supporting people" [Video]

Sharma: Opening economy "best way of supporting people"

Business Secretary Alok Sharma has said the "best way of supporting people and supporting jobs" through the coronavirus outbreak and economic crisis is by re-opening the economy in a "phased and..

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Sharma commends Reading community [Video]

Sharma commends Reading community

Alok Sharma has commended the community of Reading following the tragic event which saw three people murdered. The business secretary’s comments came after a vigil which was held to honour the..

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Sharma: Easing of lockdown "phased and cautious" [Video]

Sharma: Easing of lockdown "phased and cautious"

Business Secretary Alok Sharma says the re-opening of the economy has been done in a "phased and cautious manner", as the government has taken "calibrated steps rather than giant leaps". Report by..

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Business secretary on 'exciting' day as shop reopen [Video]

Business secretary on 'exciting' day as shop reopen

Business Secretary Alok Sharma says it is an "exciting day" as non-essential shops begin reopening from lockdown, and reassures that government measures will ensure it is done safely. Report by..

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Non-essential shops can open from Monday, Sharma says [Video]

Non-essential shops can open from Monday, Sharma says

Business Secretary Alok Sharma has announced non-essential shops in England can reopen on Monday June 15 if they comply with social distancing rules. He added pubs, bars, restaurants and..

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Non-essential shops to reopen from Monday [Video]

Non-essential shops to reopen from Monday

Business Secretary Alok Sharma confirmed that non-essential shops in England can reopen on Monday if they can comply with social distancing rules. He told the Downing Street press conference: “I can..

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Brandon Lewis defends House of Commons return [Video]

Brandon Lewis defends House of Commons return

Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis has defended the decision to have the House of Commons return to in-person voting, despite Business Secretary Alok Sharma being tested for Covid-19 after..

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Alok Sharma tested for coronavirus after appearing unwell in the Commons [Video]

Alok Sharma tested for coronavirus after appearing unwell in the Commons

Business Secretary Alok Sharma has been tested for coronavirus after becoming visibly unwell in the House of Commons chamber. He was travelling home to self-isolate after he struggled during a speech..

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Business Secretary tested for Covid-19 [Video]

Business Secretary tested for Covid-19

Business Secretary Alok Sharma is being tested for coronavirus, after appearing unwell during a House of Commons debate just days after parliament returned to in-person voting. Report by Connerv. Like..

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Sharma: We are being 'cautious' with new measures [Video]

Sharma: We are being 'cautious' with new measures

Business Secretary Alok Sharma says the government is being cautious with the easing of lockdown restrictions that take effect from today, but is confident that the public will comply and avoid a..

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All you need to know from the May 17 UK coronavirus briefing [Video]

All you need to know from the May 17 UK coronavirus briefing

Business Secretary Alok Sharma gives an update on the progress of clinical trials to help combat coronavirus at the daily 10 Downing Street briefing. He said the Government had committed more than a..

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Business Secretary announces new vaccine investment [Video]

Business Secretary announces new vaccine investment

Business Secretary Alok Sharma has announced new funding to boost the UK's vaccine development programme for Covid-19, including a rapid deployment facility which could start making vaccines from this..

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UK shops could start reopening on June 1 - business minister [Video]

UK shops could start reopening on June 1 - business minister

Britain's business minister Alok Sharma said on Tuesday the nation's shops could begin a phased reopening at the beginning of June.

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Businesses to face spot checks and enforcement action [Video]

Businesses to face spot checks and enforcement action

Business Secretary Alok Sharma has revealed that businesses will face spot checks from the Health and Safety Executive on whether their workplaces are 'Covid-19 secure' and safe for employees, they may..

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Business Secretary unveils plan for safe workplaces [Video]

Business Secretary unveils plan for safe workplaces

Business Secretary Alok Sharma has announced guidance for employers to ensure their workplaces are safe for people returning to work. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at..

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Business Secretary urges workplaces to find safe ways to reopen [Video]

Business Secretary urges workplaces to find safe ways to reopen

Business Secretary Alok Sharma urged bosses to work with employees and unions to develop safe ways of reopening following the lockdown.

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Labour tries to force government to release all documents relating to Robert Jenrick's 'unlawful' £1bn property scheme approval

'He has answered the questions on this and I really do think that should be the end of the matter,' claims cabinet colleague Alok Sharma
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'Bare-faced lie': Piers Morgan attacks Alok Sharma for saying 240,000 people were tested on Monday

Comments follow business secretary's claim on Wednesday
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Non-essential shops to reopen on 15 June, government confirms as lockdown eased further

Non-essential retailers will be able to open their doors to shoppers from 15 June, business secretary Alok Sharma has confirmed.
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UK minister Alok Sharma tests negative for coronavirus after health scare

uk minister alok sharma tests negative for coronavirus after health scare
Britain's business secretary tested negative for the coronavirus on Thursday after causing a health scare in parliament that reignited a debate on whether lawmakers were ending virtual sessions..
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UK business minister Sharma 'doing fine' after being taken ill

British business minister Alok Sharma is "doing fine" after being taken ill in parliament on Wednesday and subsequently tested for coronavirus, transport minister Grant Shapps said on Thursday.
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UK PM Johnson met business minister Sharma, shortly before Sharma taken ill

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson held a 45-minute meeting with business minister Alok Sharma on Wednesday, just hours before Sharma was taken ill and tested for the coronavirus, Johnson's spokesman..
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Coronavirus: Alok Sharma held 'socially distanced' meeting with Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak before falling ill to suspected Covid-19

Business secretary Alok Sharma had a meeting with Boris Johnson and chancellor Rishi Sunak shortly before falling ill with suspected coronavirus on Wednesday, but the talks in No 10's cabinet room were..
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'Reckless doesn't begin to describe it': MPs furious as Alok Sharma tested for coronavirus after return to Parliament

'They must now rectify this serious mistake and reintroduce hybrid proceedings without delay'
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UK politics news - live: Alok Sharma tested for coronavirus after MPs forced to return to Westminster despite social distancing concerns

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UK minister self-isolates after falling ill in parliament

Business Secretary Alok Sharma is tested for coronavirus after feeling unwell during a debate.
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UK business minister tested for COVID-19 after lawmakers return to parliament

British business minister Alok Sharma has been tested for COVID-19 after feeling unwell in parliament on Wednesday, just a day after the government required hundreds of legislators to resume voting in..
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UK business minister tested for coronavirus: BBC

British business minister Alok Sharma has been tested for coronavirus and is self-isolating after feeling unwell in parliament on Wednesday, the BBC said, citing a spokesman.
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Business Secretary Alok Sharma self-isolating and tested for coronavirus after feeling unwell in House of Commons

The Business Secretary Alok Sharma is self-isolating and has been tested for coronavirus after he began to feel unwell in the House of Commons.
Independent - Published

Government minister's BBC interview interrupted three times by calls from 'another programme'

Alok Sharma was cut off just as he began to explain
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On quarantine, UK minister says we need to protect the nation's health

British Business Secretary Alok Sharma said on Monday that the quarantine for international travellers that has so angered some airlines was important to take care of the health of the country.
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UK is following scientific advice on cautious lockdown easing, minister says

The British government is following scientific advice in cautiously easing the coronavirus lockdown, Business Secretary Alok Sharma said on Monday, after criticism from some prominent epidemiologists.
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UK gov't pledges extra £84 million to fund vaccine program

uk gov't pledges extra £84 million to fund vaccine program
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UK coronavirus death toll rises by 170, lowest increase since March

The number of people who have died in the United Kingdom after testing positive for COVID-19 rose by 170 to 34,636, business minister Alok Sharma said on Sunday, the lowest increase in the official..
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UK death toll from confirmed coronavirus cases rises 170 to 34,636

The number of people who have died in the United Kingdom after testing positive for COVID-19 rose by 170 to 34,636, business minister Alok Sharma said on Sunday.
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Coronavirus: UK to spend £84m on Covid-19 vaccine studies, business secretary announces

Clinical trials of the Oxford vaccine are 'progressing well', says business secretary Alok Sharma
Independent - Published

We've officially entered stage four of the government's plan to dodge coronavirus testing – Alok Sharma

If you can't make the question go away, you can at least make the people stop listening to the answer
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'Communication issue': UK missed EU ventilator programme

Britain's failure to join a European Union procurement programme for ventilators to treat those ill with coronavirus was due to a communications issue, Business Secretary Alok Sharma said.
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Coronavirus: Tory minister dodges question on whether he could live on statutory sick pay

Business secretary Alok Sharma points those living on £94.25 to the benefits system
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Boris Johnson picks minister to oversee troubled climate change summit

Boris Johnson has finally picked a minister to oversee this year's troubled climate change summit, appointing Alok Sharma to the role.
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Government refuses to back down over ‘surrender’ comments despite pleas for calm

government refuses to back down over ‘surrender’ comments despite pleas for calm
The Government is refusing to back down over calls to moderate its language, with ministers continuing to accuse MPs of “surrendering” British power. There were calls from across society –..
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Kamal Nath says Bhopal Metro to be named after Raja Bhoj, Mayor welcomes proposal

Mayor Alok Sharma welcomed the proposal of naming Bhopal's metro line after the late king 'Raja Bhoj'.
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