Archive for May 6, 2009

Treasury committee not convinced by government’s “optimistic” growth forecasts

The powerful Commons Treasury committee has published its report on the 2009 Budget with a stark warning to the government that it is “not convinced” by forecasts of growth.

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The member for Beverly Hills condemns “educational equivalent” of 50% tax

Graham Stuart made the most of the last few minutes of debate on the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill yesterday.

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After Baby P, Ed Balls announces new child protection measures

New legislation on child protection was introduced during the debate on the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill yesterday.

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Tories return to Gordon Brown’s YouTube appearance

The Prime Minister’s recent video announcement on MP expenses, released on the website YouTube, was raised in the Commons yesterday.

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Whole-term limits on party funding desirable says Justice Secretary

Political action on party funding hasn’t moved on a great deal since the report of senior civil servant Sir Hayden Phillips back in 2007, MPs were told yesterday.

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MP targets rogue mobile home site owners

An independent witness should be present at interviews held between site owners and prospective purchasers of mobile homes prior to any sale.

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Major changes to apprenticeships and schools approved as bill moves to Lords

New legislation will place the Apprenticeships programme on a statutory footing and guarantee that all suitably qualified young people will be entitled to an apprenticeship.

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