Posts tagged ‘Jack Straw’

£57m Supreme Court set up was ‘under budget’

The final set up costs of the UK Supreme Court were £1.3m below the estimate.


Continue Reading March 11, 2010 at 5:45 pm Leave a comment

Jack Straw proposes the end of hereditary peers in Lords reform bill

The election of hereditary peers to the House of Lords will be ended by new legislation proposed by the government.

Continue Reading July 21, 2009 at 3:52 pm 1 comment

UK’s new Supreme Court will start work on October 1st

The Supreme Court implementation programme remains on time and within budget, according to a statement from ministers.

Continue Reading July 20, 2009 at 3:26 pm Leave a comment

Lords unhappy about refusal of parole to “great train robber” Ronnie Biggs

The case of a notorious criminal who has been denied parole despite being 79 and in ill-health has been raised by members of the House of Lords.

Continue Reading July 13, 2009 at 2:28 pm Leave a comment

Robes and cocked hats: how the Speaker’s election is confirmed

The Prime Minister will send a message to the Queen informing her of the election of John Bercow as Speaker of the House of Commons. A moment of Parliamentary theatre follows.

Continue Reading June 22, 2009 at 7:14 pm Leave a comment

Jack Straw denies lack of resources led to brutal murder of French students

Jack Straw today claimed that the poor managerial judgments, rather than a lack of resources, were to blame for the failure to detain Dano Sonnex, the killer of two French students.

Continue Reading June 9, 2009 at 1:11 pm Leave a comment

Harriet Harman announces new standards authority for MPs and peers

The Leader of the House of Commons has given MPs more detail about the proposed Parliamentary Standards Authority.

Continue Reading May 20, 2009 at 7:16 pm 1 comment

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