Posts tagged ‘summer recess’

Government reveals £500m annual spend on Parliament

The government has published the costs of running the Houses of Parliament.

Continue Reading August 18, 2009 at 3:13 pm Leave a comment

Parliament begins 82-day summer recess

The House of Lords and the House of Commons have gone into recess. They will return on October 12th.

Continue Reading July 21, 2009 at 9:37 pm Leave a comment

New bill commits to eradication of child poverty by 2020

Yvette Cooper introduced legislation in the Commons yesterday that puts the government’s commitment to end child poverty by 2020 on a statutory basis.

Continue Reading July 21, 2009 at 4:49 pm 1 comment

MPs ask if “Harriet or Mandy” will run the country during summer recess

Harriet Harman told MPs today that Gordon Brown will remain in charge while Parliament is in recess.

Continue Reading July 16, 2009 at 4:47 pm 1 comment

State Opening of Parliament to be held on 18 November

Her Majesty the Queen will open Parliament on November 18th, the Leader of the House of Commons has confirmed.

Continue Reading July 16, 2009 at 3:56 pm Leave a comment

MPs angry that decision on Trident renewal will be made during summer recess

MPs warned today that Trident nuclear weapons should not be replaced over the House of Commons summer holiday.

Continue Reading July 10, 2009 at 12:56 pm 1 comment

Speaker threatens to withrdaw consultation after his statement was leaked to BBC

The Speaker of the House of Commons has told MPs that neither he nor his staff leaked details of his statement to the House on proposals to elect his deputies.

Continue Reading July 6, 2009 at 3:03 pm 1 comment

Speaker’s statement “was leaked to the BBC” before MPs heard it

Since becoming Speaker last month, John Bercow has made it clear that he feels the government should tell MPs about a change of policy before the press.

Continue Reading July 3, 2009 at 11:55 am Leave a comment

Prime Minister presents changes to parliament but rules out referendum

The House of Commons will give up its independence and submit to a new Parliamentary Standards Authority.

Continue Reading June 11, 2009 at 9:55 am 1 comment

MPs criticise 12 week summer recess

Labour, Lib Dem and Conservative MPs have spoken out against the 82-day summer recess.

Continue Reading April 21, 2009 at 10:00 am Leave a comment


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