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  • Police investigate Cyril Smith abuse cover-up

    A police investigation has been launched into an alleged cover-up of child sexual abuse by the late politician Cyril Smith. Officers will look into whether politicians and the police deliberately conspired to hide the abuse, which is said to have taken place at a boy’s school in Rochdale over a period of four decades. ...

Civil Liberties & Counter Terrorism

David Anderson: Terror definition catching people it was never intended to

David Anderson said the definition of terrorism in current legislation was too broad. “This is not about being soft on terrorism. Where terrorism is suspected peopl...

Emergency Services

Damian Green: Govt considering new laws to ensure disciplinary action in police force

Damian Green said that new laws being considered by the Government would make sure police officers facing disciplinary action cannot resign before action is taken ag...

Equality

Labour: It's good news that after the sustained pressure from Labour Peers the Government has agreed to go away and rethink its proposals - De Piero

Labour press release Gloria De Piero MP Labour's Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, responding to the Government withdrawing the regulations and making ame...

Immigration

Ashdown blasts 'shaming' Afghan interpreter asylum process

Paddy Ashdown has lambasted the failure of the Government’s programme to offer asylum to Afghan interpreters who worked with British forces. After it emerged that...

Law, Justice & Prisons

Conservative Party: David Davis MP - "Operation Herne raises massive issues of concern for the public"

Conservative Party press release In response to the publication of Chief Constable Mick Creedon's report into Operation Herne, David Davis MP has said: "Operatio...

Science & Technology

Science and Technology Committee: Govt must do more to reduce risk of vCJD infection

Science and Technology Committee press release More action is needed to ensure that variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), the human form of bovine spongiform ...

Social Issues

Labour: Work Capability Assessments are failing to help disabled people into work and the system needs urgent reform - Kate Green

Labour press release Kate Green MP, Labour's Shadow Minister for Disabled People, responding to the Work and Pensions Select Committee's call for an overhaul of W...

Voluntary Sector

SNP: call on IDS to come clean on funding for foodbank charity

SNP press release Future of funding for Trussell Trust must be urgently clarified The Scottish National Party has called for the Secretary of State for Work a...

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