Archive for June, 2009

Parliamentary standards authority “incompatible” with human rights convention

The human rights of Members of Parliament will be compromised by the Parliamentary Standards Bill, which is being rushed through the House of Commons this week.

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“Great ignorance about asbestos” remains despite 4,000 deaths a year

Barnsley West and Penistone MP Michael Clapham initiated a short adjournment debate on asbestos in social housing yesterday.

Continue Reading June 30, 2009 at 2:17 pm 3 comments

Treasury staff lacked “relevant skills” to deal with Northen Rock crisis

An influential committee of MPs has accused HM Treasury of being ill-equipped to deal with the crisis at high street bank Northern Rock in 2007.

Continue Reading June 30, 2009 at 1:37 pm 1 comment

Petition on bullying in the Armed Forces presented to the Commons

The MP for Gloucester exercised his right to present a petition from his constituents to Parliament yesterday.

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MPs praise EU’s improved financial management but “difficulties remain”

A commitee of MPs has said the European Commission has made “significant effort” over recent years to improve the financial management of the European Union.

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New job vacancies ‘filled by migrant workers’ claims former minister

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Yvette Cooper has restated the government’s commitment to reducing the number of incapacity benefit claimants.

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Science and Technology Committee reformed after creation of new super-department

The government has announced that it will establish a Commons Science and Technology Committee. It will meet for the first time in October.

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