Posts filed under ‘Lords’

EU spending on agriculture not economic recovery

A committee of peers has criticised the European Commission for spending too much money on agriculture.

Continue Reading August 8, 2009 at 12:57 am Leave a comment

Joint committee’s damning report on UK complicity with torture

A committee of MPs and peers has called for a an independent inquiry into the “numerous allegations” about the UK’s complicity in torture.

Continue Reading August 4, 2009 at 2:23 pm Leave a comment

UK must sign terrorism and money laundering treaty says Lords committee

The House of Lords EU Committee has said it is indefensible that the UK has still not signed or even ratified the Warsaw Convention on Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing.

Continue Reading July 30, 2009 at 2:02 pm Leave a comment

MPs condemn “rushed and piecemeal” constitutional reform

A committee of MPs has criticised the government’s constitutional reform agenda. The Justice Select Committee’s report also condemned the number of unelected peers working as ministers.

Continue Reading July 29, 2009 at 12:32 pm Leave a comment

Lords claim government was under-prepared for swine flu epidemic

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has criticised the government’s preparations for the swine flu outbreak.

Continue Reading July 28, 2009 at 1:50 pm Leave a comment

Peers mark the end of an era as Law Lords depart for Supreme Court

The House of Lords has paid tribute to the Lords of Appeal in Ordinary ahead of the formation of the new Supreme Court.

Continue Reading July 28, 2009 at 12:46 am Leave a comment

Civil servants do not monitor websites for comments about ministers

A government minister has revealed that staff in her department “do not monitor any websites to track the source of remarks posted about ministers.”

Continue Reading July 27, 2009 at 5:23 pm 1 comment

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