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  • = Key Development Friday 14th March
  • 15:21 House of Commons Business Commons Business

    15:21 | Commons Business | PoliticsHome Commons Business

    COMMONS CHAMBER 11.30am: Scottish questions 12 noon: Prime minister questions 12.30pm: Budget statement Main business Adjournment debate: Healthcare provision in south Gloucestershire (Chris Skidmore, Con, Kingswood) WESTMIN... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Tuesday 18th February
  • 23:11 Tessa Munt: PMQs is a complete charade On air

    On Air | Tessa Munt MP | | Newsnight, BBC Two Video Tessa Munt MP

    Tessa Munt criticised the current format of Prime Minister's Questions, describing it as a "complete charade" and urged the Speaker to press on with his bid to reform the weekly session.  "If you want to listen to be held to account for ... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Sunday 9th February
  • 11:31 Tessa Munt: River dredging regulations are barmy and need to be changed On air

    On Air | Tessa Munt MP | | Sunday Politics, BBC One Video Tessa Munt MP

    Tessa Munt said there were "barmy" regulations surrounding the dredging of rivers that needed to be changed. "I want the Government to make sure it does exactly as it promises and deliver exactly what every farmer and every landowner kno... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Tuesday 4th February
  • 13:00 Tessa Munt: Govt flood response welcome but it's too late On air

    On Air | Tessa Munt MP | | Daily Politics, BBC Two Video Tessa Munt MP

    Tessa Munt said she the Government's response to the floods in the Somerset Levels was too late. "I've been asking for over a year for some sort of recognition to be given to the value of productive land and in my area of course we're in... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Friday 31st January
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    COMMONS CHAMBER 2.30pm: Defence questions (topicals at 3.15pm) Main business Deregulation Bill: Second reading Motion relating to European documents on the relations between the European Commission and National Parliaments Adj... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Thursday 30th January
  • 11:35 Tessa Munt: Very pleased PM has pledged dredging priority On air

    On Air | Tessa Munt MP | | BBC News Video Tessa Munt MP

    Tessa Munt welcomed The Prime Minister's pledge that dredging was now a priority for the Government in its efforts to deal with the flooding across Somerset.  "One of the things I would say is I’m very pleased by the Prime Minister’s sta... Continue to article

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  • 18:26 Story (92 links): Row over riot sentences

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    David Cameron has hit back at accusations by Lib Dem MPs that sentences for rioters had been too harsh. Simon Hughes called on courts to be "sympathetic" to first time offenders, while David Ward described plans to withdraw offenders' benefits as "nuts", and Tessa Munt said the plans were "bonkers, bonkers, bonkers". Lib Dem Lord Carlile has said that ministers appeared to "steer" the courts over the toughness of the sentences.

    But the Prime Minister said: "You weren't in court, I wasn't in court, it's up to the courts to make decisions about sentencing. They've decided to send a tough message and it's very good the courts feel able to do that." Communities Secretary Eric Pickles earlier said "exemplary sentences are necessary".

    Fellow Tory MP Gavin Barwell, whose Croydon constituency was one of the worse hit, told 5live this morning: “I think the vast majority of the people who I represent in Parliament will be pleased to see these sentences... It’s really important, the confidence in our criminal justice system."

    Sir Menzies Campbell said that politicians should "keep out" of discussions on what sentences should be given to rioters. “My view is that politicians should neither be cheering nor booing when it comes to the matter of sentencing. I take that position because Politicians make the laws, police enforce the law and it is for judges to implement the law".

    Two men were jailed for four years each yesterday for inciting riots on Facebook, in what Judge Andrew Gilbart called a "clear and unambiguous message" to rioters and looters.

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Armed Forces minister Nick Harvey hinted that a decision on Trident could be delayed until after the next election, as Liberal Democrat pass a motion supporting putting the nuclear weapons system in the strategic defence review. Party whip Tessa Munt has threatened to resign her post over the issue.


Liberal Democrat MP Tess Munt is to be probed over her council tax discounts after allegations that she claimed a council tax discount while sharing her house with a BBC DJ.


Row over riot sentences

David Cameron has hit back at accusations by Lib Dem MPs that sentences for rioters had been too harsh. Simon Hughes called on courts to be "sympathetic" to first time offenders, while David Ward described plans to withdraw offenders' benefits as "nuts", and Tessa Munt said the plans were "bonkers, bonkers, bonkers". Lib Dem Lord Carlile has said that ministers appeared to "steer" the courts over the toughness of the sentences.

But the Prime Minister said: "You weren't in court, I wasn't in court, it's up to the courts to make decisions about sentencing. They've decided to send a tough message and it's very good the courts feel able to do that." Communities Secretary Eric Pickles earlier said "exemplary sentences are necessary".

Fellow Tory MP Gavin Barwell, whose Croydon constituency was one of the worse hit, told 5live this morning: “I think the vast majority of the people who I represent in Parliament will be pleased to see these sentences... It’s really important, the confidence in our criminal justice system."

Sir Menzies Campbell said that politicians should "keep out" of discussions on what sentences should be given to rioters. “My view is that politicians should neither be cheering nor booing when it comes to the matter of sentencing. I take that position because Politicians make the laws, police enforce the law and it is for judges to implement the law".

Two men were jailed for four years each yesterday for inciting riots on Facebook, in what Judge Andrew Gilbart called a "clear and unambiguous message" to rioters and looters.


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