Posts tagged ‘David Heath’

MPs demand statement on Equitable Life before summer break

The Leader of the House of Commons has said that that there will be a written ministerial statement about Equitable Life before MPs go on their summer break next week.

Continue Reading July 16, 2009 at 4:31 pm Leave a comment

Bill to allow MPs to call inquiries into ministers proposed by Lib Dem

David Heath has presented a private member’s bill to the Commons that would allow Parliament to establish commissions of inquiry into the conduct of a Minister of the Crown.

Continue Reading July 8, 2009 at 1:25 pm 2 comments

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.

Continue Reading June 30, 2009 at 12:10 pm Leave a comment

MPs will face criminal charges for expenses fiddles under new legislation

New legislation that will control the behaviour of MPs will introduce new criminal offences, the Leader of the House has announced.

Continue Reading June 24, 2009 at 1:35 pm Leave a comment

MP talks up postal voting after “Jew-hating racists” elected

A Labour MP has said the Electoral Commission should look “much more seriously” at all-postal voting after the British National Party won two seats in the European Parliament.

Continue Reading June 18, 2009 at 3:31 pm 4 comments

Tory MP blasts Horne, Corden and BBC “smut”

A Conservative MP has brought forward a private member’s bill that would restrict the BBC in spending its income from the licence fee on “public service content.”

Continue Reading June 15, 2009 at 2:35 pm Leave a comment

Queen allows MPs to debate 300 year ban on foreign workers

A debate on a private member’s bill had an unusual start on Friday when the Queen placed “her prerogative and interest” at the disposal of Parliament for the purposes of the bill.

Continue Reading June 15, 2009 at 1:53 pm Leave a comment

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