Posts filed under ‘Lords’

New crossbench peers to take their seats in Lords

The Chief Rabbi is among the new peers announced by the House of Lords Appointments Commission.

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Continue Reading October 10, 2009 at 1:30 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

TV pioneer Lord Buxton dies aged 91

An early television pioneer best known for creating the iconic ITV wildlife series Survival has died.

Continue Reading September 8, 2009 at 5:41 pm Leave a comment

Tributes paid to peer who championed disability issues

A member of the House of Lords who overcame disability to rise to the top of public life has died. Baroness Chapman died on Thursday.

Continue Reading September 5, 2009 at 1:22 pm 1 comment

‘Smart meters’ could save on energy bills by 2020

A ‘smart grid’ electricity network and the use of ‘smart meters’ should save consumers money on their energy bills, according to a government minister.

Continue Reading August 25, 2009 at 6:51 pm 2 comments

Government reveals £500m annual spend on Parliament

The government has published the costs of running the Houses of Parliament.

Continue Reading August 18, 2009 at 3:13 pm Leave a comment

Government ‘failing to implement’ conventions on torture

International conventions that give British courts criminal jurisdiction over crimes such as torture are not being fully implemented by the Government, a committee of MPs and peers has reported.

Continue Reading August 16, 2009 at 4:41 pm Leave a comment

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