Archive for October, 2009

Smith’s maiden speech charms MPs

A “Norfolk girl who might be said to have made good” spoke for the first time in the Commons on Wednesday.


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Chloe Smith’s maiden speech in full

Chloe Smith, the new MP for Norwich North, made her maiden speech in the House on Wednesday 14 October, during an opposition day debate on higher education.

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Jacqui speaks up for Reddich Deaf Club

Former home secretary Jacqui Smith spoke up for her deaf constituents during questions to the House of Commons Commission today.

Continue Reading October 15, 2009 at 7:49 pm 1 comment

Speaker attacks Ainsworth’s “rank discourtesy to the House”

The Speaker of the House of Commons has launched a blunt attack on the tactics of the government.

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Tory MP’s anger at “absurd” MoD top brass

A former defence minister has questioned whether the armed forces have too many senior officers.

Continue Reading October 15, 2009 at 7:19 pm 1 comment

Government to keep remaining Royal prerogative powers

The remaining Royal prerogative powers are unlikely to be abolished or reformed, according to the Ministry of Justice.

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Family intervention projects help 5,000 so far

A scheme to help families at risk that was headlined in a recent speech by the prime minister currently helps 5,000 people.

Continue Reading October 10, 2009 at 2:23 pm Leave a comment

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