Posts tagged ‘Home Office’

Treasury minister Stephen Timms handed Digital Britain brief

The Financial Secretary to the Treasury has been given a new role as an Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Continue Reading August 6, 2009 at 5:02 pm Leave a comment

Government “did nothing” to stop illegal immigration through bogus colleges

A committee of MPs has castigated the government’s “totally unacceptable and quite unbelievable” failure to stem the flow of illegal immigrants facilitated by bogus colleges.

Continue Reading July 21, 2009 at 3:26 pm 1 comment

Government won’t say how many children are detained in immigration centres

A minister in the House of Lords has said calculating the number of children of asylum seekers were detained at two immigration removal centres would be too expensive.

Continue Reading July 20, 2009 at 2:58 pm Leave a comment

MPs say football clubs should pay more for policing

The Home Affairs Select Committee has proposed that a new independent body oversee the way in which football clubs are charged for policing at matches.

Continue Reading July 20, 2009 at 2:26 pm Leave a comment

Ming Campbell to chair review of police raid on Damian Green’s office

A former leader of the Liberal Democrats is to chair a new committee to look at the House of Commons procedures in the wake of the raid on the office of Tory MP by the Metropolitan police.

Continue Reading July 14, 2009 at 5:15 pm Leave a comment

Newspaper bugging story prompts urgent Commons question

Dr Evan Harris MP has asked the Home Secretary what steps he is taking “to look into the actions of the police in respect of the use by the newspapers of illegal surveillance methods.”

Continue Reading July 12, 2009 at 12:52 pm 1 comment

Portugal’s decriminalisation of drugs ‘not a model for the UK’

A Home Office minister has told MPs that 329,000 people in England were problematic drug users in 2006-07.

Continue Reading July 8, 2009 at 2:11 pm 2 comments

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