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In light of the suspension of cuts to legal aid Rt Hon David Davis MP has said: “I welcome the deferral of the proposed cuts to legal aid. I have been supportive of a pause in proceedings since the reforms were first announced. Legal a... Continue to article
COMMONS CHAMBER 11.30am: Justice questions (topicals at 12.15pm) 12.30pm: Ten minute rule motion: Brown Hare (Protection) Bill (John Randall, Con, Uxbridge and South Ruislip) Main business General debate on Ukraine Draft Combi... Continue to article
COMMONS CHAMBER 11.30am: International development questions (topicals 11.53am) 12 noon: Prime minister questions Main business Supply and Appropriations (Anticipations and Adjustments) Bill: Second and third reading General d... Continue to article
David Davis rejected the suggestion that he and Andrew Mitchell had attended the misconduct hearings of Metropolitan Police officers involved in the 'Plebgate' affair in order to gloat. “No, I’m afraid not. I’m not a journalist, I don’t ... Continue to article
David Davis on Miranda."There can be no suggestion that Miranda was a terrorist or seeking to assist terrorism". Says MPs must revisit law.
COMMONS CHAMBER 9.30am: Environment, food and rural affairs questions (topicals at 10.05am) 10.15am: Church Commissioners and Public Accounts Commission and Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission questions 10.30am: Business... Continue to article
David Davis said the 'Plebgate' row had "very serious policy implications" for the Government. "There's two cases; one is with The Sun, one is with the Police Federation... those are going on and we can't really comment on those. But as ... Continue to article
A coalition of interest groups today launched a campaign to reform Section 5 of the Public Order Act, which outlaws "insulting words or behaviour". The campaign has cross-party support from MPs, and includes such disparate groups as the Christian Institute and the National Secular Society.
David Davis has called on the Home Office to say whether it authorised a US police operation against extradited Briton Christopher Tappin. The Tory backbencher has tabled two Parliamentary Questions to the Home Secretary calling for light to be shed on the extradition arrangements between the US and UK. Mr Tappin, a retired businessman, was extradited to the United States yesterday to face charges for allegedly attempting to sell batteries for Iranian missiles.
The right-to-buy scheme should be extended from council tenants to one million families in housing association properties, according to David Davis and Frank Field.
The Conservative and Labour MPs have joined forces to warn David Cameron that his plans to re-inject life into the housing market will fall "well short of the mark".
Labour have hit out at Nick Clegg's calls for tax fairness, with Shadow Treasury Minister Chris Leslie saying few people would believe Mr Clegg's "latest bluster".
In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, Mr Clegg suggested that there should be a change in the law to ensure Britain's highest earners pay a minimum rate of tax on their annual earnings.
Mr Leslie said: "He is negotiating how to cut the 50p top rate of tax for the richest one per cent while slashing tax credits by £73 per week for working couples on the minimum wage. And he is the man who campaigned against a regressive rise in VAT but then announced a VAT hike just weeks after becoming Deputy Prime Minister."
Speaking to Sky News, Nick Clegg insisted it was important to be "increasingly aggressive" in closing up tax loopholes.
The so-called 'tycoon tax' is likely to win support from Liberal Democrat supporters, with the Deputy Prime Minister saying that the rich often pay a tax rate of less than 20% on their earnings by using “an army of lawyers and accountants”.
However, writing in the Financial Times Conservative MP David Davis has urged George Osborne to “bite the bullet and go for growth” and face down the Liberal Democrats and their "populist ideas".
Writing in the Independent, Danny Alexander has said the Government is moving “further and faster” towards raising the tax-free allowance for low earners to £10,000.
In line with this tax policy advocated by Mr Alexander, at their Spring Conference the Lib Dems passed motions to; raise the tax allowance to a level implied by full-time work on the minimum wage, keep the 50p tax rate and support a global financial transaction tax.
Conservative MP David Davis and Labour MP Frank Field have joined forces in a move to unlock capital trapped in social houses where the owner is not able to buy their home, or unable to afford to do so. In a report for the Institute of Public Police Research, Mr Davis and Mr Field say the revenue generated from such a right-to-buy scheme should go towards "improving and expanding Britain's sorely lacking social housing stock".
Jack Straw and David Davis have succeeded in their bid to secure a Commons debate on plans to give thousands of prisoners the vote. The former Labour Home Secretary and Conservative Shadow Home Secretary convinced a new Commons committee to grant a vote. The pair will have their debate before the half-term recess in February, according to the BBC.
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