Archive for May 21, 2009

MPs hail Joanna Lumley after Gurkhas are granted new rights

Jacqui Smith told MPs this afternoon that the change of policy on the settlement of Gurkha soldiers “reflects the will of the House.”

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Two Labour MPs stand down over expenses claims

Labour MPs Ian Gibson and Ben Chapman have both announced they are to stand down at the next election.

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EDM of the week: MPs demand better conditions for farmed rabbits

Eleven MPs have signed an Early Day Motion on the welfare of rabbits bred for farming purposes.

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House of Lords votes to suspend “cash for amendments” peers

Lord Truscott and Lord Taylor of Blackburn have been suspended from the Lords for six months.

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British farmers “dismayed” at EU agriculture deal claim Tories

Shadow environment secretary Nick Herbert has accused the government of failing to fight Britain’s corner.

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Two veteran Tory MPs to stand down over expenses

Two leading Conservative MPs have announced he is to stand down at the next election after press reports about his expenses.

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