Archive for May 14, 2009

Report highlights the UK’s modern slave trade

60 per cent of suspected child victims in local authority care go missing and are not subsequently found.


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Health minister defends HPV vaccine accused of causing “adverse reactions”

A Conservative MP has raised concerns about the vaccination programme for the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine Cervarix.

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MP concerned that electronic storage of expenses claims could leak again

A Conservative MP has expressed concern that members’ personal details could be vulnerable.

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MP suspended from Parliamentary Labour Party over expenses claim

A former minister as “apologised unreservedly” for claiming £16,000 in MPs’ expenses for a mortgage that had already been paid in full.

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Overweight lorry drivers “should be screened” for sleep disorder

Labour MP Meg Munn had to wait until 1.30 on Wednesday morning to begin her adjournment debate on road deaths caused by a sleeping disorder.

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House of Lords will vote on “cash for amendments” suspensions next week

The Leader of the House of Lords has told peers that they will have a chance to debate two reports published by the Committee for Privileges.

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Licensing Act “may be hampering live music performances”

The 2003 Licensing Act should be amended, the Commons Culture, Media and Sport committee has reported.

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