Archive for September, 2009

Government must rethink flood strategy say MPs

A committee of MPs has said the government’s Floods and Water Management Bill should be revised.

Continue Reading September 23, 2009 at 5:43 pm Leave a comment

12 interpreters killed in Afghanistan operations

Baroness Taylor, Minister for International Defence and Security, has revealed that since 2007, 12 interpreters have been killed while working with United Kingdom forces in Afghanistan.

Continue Reading September 23, 2009 at 5:28 pm Leave a comment

Queen to attend service for last veteran of World War I

A service to commemorate Harry Patch, the last British soldier to survive the First World War, will be held in Westminster Abbey next month, a defence minister has revealed.

Continue Reading September 19, 2009 at 12:47 pm Leave a comment

Defamation law to be reviewed for internet age

The Ministry of Justice has published a consultation paper on the civil law on defamation in relation to the internet.

Continue Reading September 18, 2009 at 4:42 pm Leave a comment

Deputy Speaker Sir Michael Lord to retire

Sir Michael Lord has announced he will not contest the next election.

Continue Reading September 14, 2009 at 6:31 pm Leave a comment

Minister answers questions about Gordon Brown’s toilets, drug deaths and the 2011 census

More than 300 questions from MPs have been answered by ministers via written answers published earlier this week. Parliament is in recess until October 12.

Continue Reading September 13, 2009 at 2:26 pm Leave a comment

UK’s six million unpaid carers failed by ‘complex’ benefits system

A committee of MPs has said there need to be changes to the benefits system so that carers to be referred quickly to the services they need.

Continue Reading September 8, 2009 at 6:40 pm 2 comments

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