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COMMONS CHAMBER 11.30am: Foreign office questions (topicals at 12.15pm) 12.30pm: Ministerial statements on (i) The report into allegations concerning Birmingham schools; (ii) Police reform Ten minute rule motion: Child Benefit Entit... Continue to article
James Brokenshire defended the appointment of Baroness Butler-Sloss to lead the Government’s inquiry into historical allegations of child abuse in Westminster. “We appointed Baroness Butler-Sloss because of her incredible experience, ... Continue to article
LORDS CHAMBER 3.00pm: Oral questions, to ask the government: - In relation to the next census due to take place in 2021, whether they have now rejected the possibility of replacing the traditional census format (Lord Naseby, Con) -... Continue to article
James Brokenshire said the Government’s emergency legislation was needed due to the threat of legal action against its existing rules in the wake of a European Court of Justice ruling. “We’ve asserted that the existing rules remain in pl... Continue to article
The Home Secretary has defended the current systems of child protection and insisted that anyone who has committed a serious offence would be barred from working with children. Theresa May made the comments in response to a question by h... Continue to article
The Government will continue to take “every step" possible to prevent British citizens going to Syria and Iraq to train for terror attacks back in the UK, David Cameron has said. The Prime Minister pointed out that there had already bee... Continue to article
The Government does not have a firm estimate of how many Britons are fighting with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the Home Office minister has indicated. In a Commons debate on terrorism, James Brokenshire was quizzed on how ... Continue to article
David Hanson said Labour would be looking at how those affected by passport application delays could be compensated for missed holidays, and accused the Government of failing to act on warnings over the issue. “I want to explore [that] t... Continue to article
James Brokenshire acknowledged that there was “additional pressure” on the Passport Office, but denied there was an unusually high backlog at the agency. “It is certainly fair to say that the Passport Office has seen a significant increa... Continue to article
Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg delivers a speech on international development in London (10.00) Business secretary Vince Cable continues on his visit to China Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander launches a report on tax ... Continue to article
David Cameron called King Abdullah of Jordan this afternoon in an attempt to accelerate efforts to deport the radical cleric Abu Qatada.
A Downing Street spokesman said: "The Prime Minister spoke to King Abdullah of Jordan by telephone this afternoon. They discussed the ECHR ruling on Abu Qatada and the PM explained the frustrating and difficult postion that the ruling had created for the UK. The PM complimented the King on the close and effective collaboration between Britain and Jordan on this case over a number of years, and noted that the Court had endorsed the UK-Jordanian MoU on deportation with assurances. They both welcomed close and detailed co-operation since the ruling between the Jordanian Government, and the UK Home Office and the Foreign Office.
"They agreed on the importance of finding an effective solution to this case, in the interests of both Britain and Jordan."
The move comes after the Home Office yesterday confirmed that minister James Brokenshire would travel to Jordan next week to press the issue with the Jordanian government.
Ministers have been accused of trying to silence children's charities over plans to downgrade the police unit that tracks online paedophiles. The Times reports that Theresa May telephoned campaigners alarmed at the merger of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (Ceop) into a new British BFI.
Pub landlords will be made to pay for the disruption caused by excessive drinking, under plans made by Home Office minister James Brokenshire. Pubs and bars seen as responsible for the disruption will be penalised financially and the money will go into pot to be used by councils for improvements such as extra policing.
David Cameron has "gone back on a vow to fund more CCTV" despite his initial instruction to the Home Office, the Daily Mirror reports. After the Prime Minister said that he would support more CCTV after a question from Labour MP Gloria de Piero, Home Office Minister James Brokenshire has said that this aim is now compromised by a "priority" to cut the deficit.
The government will scrap laws that allows 24-hour drinking and reinstate local authority power to set licensing times in some areas, the Daily Mail reports.
Legal high Naphyrone, also known as NRG1, will be made a Class B drug, the home office has announced. Minister for crime prevention James Brokenshire said the government was "deeply concerned" about the drug.
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