Archive for May 20, 2009

MPs back increased powers for local government in England

A committee of MPs has reported that local government in England should be given more control.

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Harriet Harman announces new standards authority for MPs and peers

The Leader of the House of Commons has given MPs more detail about the proposed Parliamentary Standards Authority.

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David Cameron accuses PM of being “frightened of elections”

David Cameron and Nick Clegg called for an immediate general election at Prime Minister’s Questions today.

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Party leaders and MPs pay tribute to the Speaker at PMQs

The Prime Minister led tributes to Speaker Michael Martin in the House of Commons this afternoon.

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“Willy-no-mates” Tories need to engage in mature Europe debate says minister

Conservative promises to renegotiate Britain’s ratification of the Lisbon treaty should the party be elected were attacked by Labour members.

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Party leaders agree to independent supervision of MPs’ expenses

Members of Parliament will submit themselves to outside scrutiny for the first time.

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Identity card pilot scheme mocked by MPs

Jacqui Smith came under fire in the Commons on Monday as MPs mocked her voluntary ID card pilot scheme.

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