Posts tagged ‘EU’

MPs “concerned” by rise in unsafe foreign-registered lorries on British roads

A rise in the number of foreign-registered heavy goods vehicles on Britain’s roads has led to “unacceptable levels of non-compliance with basic road safety standards,” a committee of MPs has said.

Continue Reading August 24, 2009 at 5:32 pm Leave a comment

MPs call for scrutiny of arms exports to Israel and Sri Lanka

The Committees on Arms Export Controls have published their their annual report, which includes scrutiny of export licences granted in 2008.

Continue Reading August 21, 2009 at 4:31 pm 1 comment

EU spending on agriculture not economic recovery

A committee of peers has criticised the European Commission for spending too much money on agriculture.

Continue Reading August 8, 2009 at 12:57 am Leave a comment

UK must sign terrorism and money laundering treaty says Lords committee

The House of Lords EU Committee has said it is indefensible that the UK has still not signed or even ratified the Warsaw Convention on Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing.

Continue Reading July 30, 2009 at 2:02 pm Leave a comment

MPs slam Israel over Gaza bombardment but welcome endorsement of two-state solution

A major report on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been published by the Foreign Affairs Committee.

Continue Reading July 27, 2009 at 3:50 pm Leave a comment

UK has “moral duty” to grow more food by 2050

A committee of MPs has said increasing global demand for food will require “a fundamental shift in thinking about food, on the part of governments and consumers.”

Continue Reading July 21, 2009 at 3:16 pm Leave a comment

Public accounts committee criticises “poor” HMRC customs operations

A committee of MPs has said that HM Revenue and Customs’ management of customs activities is fragmented and disjointed, accountabilities are blurred and management information is poor.

Continue Reading July 21, 2009 at 10:25 am Leave a comment

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