Posts tagged ‘Commons’

Facebook used to encourage young people to vote

The Electoral Commission plans to use Facebook to engage first time voters.

Continue Reading March 11, 2010 at 4:44 pm Leave a comment

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

MPs condemn “rushed and piecemeal” constitutional reform

A committee of MPs has criticised the government’s constitutional reform agenda. The Justice Select Committee’s report also condemned the number of unelected peers working as ministers.

Continue Reading July 29, 2009 at 12:32 pm Leave a comment

State Opening of Parliament to be held on 18 November

Her Majesty the Queen will open Parliament on November 18th, the Leader of the House of Commons has confirmed.

Continue Reading July 16, 2009 at 3:56 pm Leave a comment

Parliament is too white, male and middle class says Speaker’s Conference

The Speaker’s Conference on representation has produced an interim report. It recommends a series of measures political parties can take to ensure more women, disabled and black and ethnic candidates are selected.

Continue Reading July 15, 2009 at 12:59 pm Leave a comment

Care home residents should be allowed to keep pets says MP

Labour MP Nick Palmer introduced a ten minute rule bill this week that would make provision for residents of care homes and sheltered accommodation to keep domestic pets.

Continue Reading July 10, 2009 at 2:35 pm 1 comment

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