Archive for April, 2009

Labour MP argues for fair banking charges

Banks charges must be directly proportionate to the value of unauthorised charges in order to be fair and proportionate, Labour MP, Mohammed Sarwar has declared today.

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New Black Rod takes up his staff

Lieutenant-General Sir Freddie Viggers KCB today took office as Black Rod.

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Health Secretary updates MPs on spread and prevention of swine flu

Alan Johnson, the Secretary of State for Health, came to the Commons yesterday evening to update MPs on the outbreak of swine flu.

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House of Commons unites to call for peace in Sri Lanka

The government’s bid to pressure Sri Lanka into declaring an immediate ceasefire against Tamil rebels was overwhelming backed by the House of Commons yesterday.

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Ministers deny “sexing up” evidence over Sats fiasco

Education secretary Ed Balls and schools minister Jim Knight yesterday denied “sexing up” evidence during for an inquiry into last summer’s Sats debacle.

Continue Reading April 29, 2009 at 1:46 pm 1 comment

Announcement of cuts to reserve armed forces “short on detail”

A complete overhaul of Britain’s reserve military forces, and 2,000 job cuts, were announced today by Bob Ainsworth, the Minister for the Armed Forces.

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Kids need to be protected from the media claims MP

Parents who exploit their children through the media were criticised in the Commons today by Jacqui Lait MP.

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