Posts tagged ‘Alan Beith’

Committee recommends reform of CPS and prosecution systems

Specific changes to the operation of the prosecution system should be made, a committee of MPs has said.

Continue Reading August 7, 2009 at 1:16 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

Ming Campbell to chair review of police raid on Damian Green’s office

A former leader of the Liberal Democrats is to chair a new committee to look at the House of Commons procedures in the wake of the raid on the office of Tory MP by the Metropolitan police.

Continue Reading July 14, 2009 at 5:15 pm Leave a comment

MPs claim sentencing is “not intelligent, appropriate or sustainable” and suggest reform

A committee of MPs has said that unless there are changes to sentencing guidelines there will continue to be a lack of confidence in the criminal justice system.

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

Speaker Bercow: “You have bestowed upon me the greatest honour in my professional life”

John Bercow was elected Speaker of the House of Commons yesterday. In his first words to the House from the Speaker’s chair he pledged to be impartial and paid tribute to his wife and family.

Continue Reading June 23, 2009 at 12:03 am Leave a comment

John Bercow elected Speaker of the House of Commons

Buckingham MP John Bercow has been elected Speaker of the House of Commons on the third ballot.

Continue Reading June 22, 2009 at 7:33 pm Leave a comment

Father of the House has key role in election of new Speaker

The MP with the longest continuous service will have a unique role in the election of a new Speaker this afteroon.

Continue Reading June 22, 2009 at 12:20 pm Leave a comment

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