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    All police officers should be equipped with Tasers to help them tackle the threat of terrorism, the Police Federation chairman has said. Steve White told the Guardian that frontline police needed to be “able to respond” to potential attacks. "It is a defensive tool and a tactical option. We have a largely unarmed serv...

Civil Liberties & Counter Terrorism

Lord West: Communications powers unlikely to be passed before election

Lord West said he did not expect his bid to revive the powers of the Communications Data Bill to be passed into legislation before the election. “I am delighted t...

Emergency Services

Jack Dromey MP on today's crime statistics

Labour press release Responding to today's crime statistics release, Jack Dromey, Shadow Policing Minister said: "These figures show once again alarming increas...

Equality

Labour: IFS report shows Cameron has overseen falling wages and rising insecurity in the labour market - Rachel Reeves

Labour press release Rachel Reeves, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, commenting on the IFS ‘Earnings since the recession’ report, said: “This report ...

Immigration

Mark Reckless: Broadcasters need to come back with fresh debate proposals

Mark Reckless called for a rethink of broadcasters' plans for televised election debates. "I think it's very clear Ukip are a major party. I support having Natali...

Law, Justice & Prisons

Conservative response to Yvette Cooper

A press release from the Conservatives: Responding to Yvette Cooper’s statement on police workforce stats, a Conservative spokesman said: ‘This is exactly the s...

Science & Technology

Cameron and Obama united in tackling terrorism

The UK and the US will work closely together to tackle “violent extremism” in the wake of the Paris attacks, David Cameron has said.  Speaking at a press conferen...

Social Issues

Safeguards against extremism in schools now more responsive and effective, Morgan claims

Extremist teaching in schools would be picked up faster and handled more effectively now than in the case of the 'Trojan Horse' schools, the Education Secretary has ...

Voluntary Sector

Efra committee: Govt & retailers must help consumers choose healthy sustainable food

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee press release The Food security: demand, consumption and waste report published today by the Environment, Food and Ru...

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