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Opponents of the same-sex marriage bill have argued repeatedly that a majority of the public are against the legislation. The polls, however, tell a different story. A YouGov survey taken a few days before the House of Commons vote fou... Continue to article
Britain would end up as the “tired old spinster” of Europe if it leaves the European Union, a Labour frontbencher has said. After a week dominated by Conservative ructions over an In/Out EU referendum, Chris Bryant said he was not ideolo... Continue to article
Chris Bryant said the Government had no idea of the scale of so-called "health tourism". "Jeremy Hunt said earlier on the radio that he’s going to be tackling ‘health tourism’ – Now, if people are coming to this country solely to use the... Continue to article
Chris Bryant criticised Theresa May’s refusal to rule out temporarily withdrawing from the European Convention on Human Rights in order to deport Abu Qatada. “I think a temporary withdrawal from the ECHR would be an even dafter idea than... Continue to article
HM Treasury and the Bank of England have announced an extension to the funding for lending scheme Home secretary Theresa May delivers a statement to the House of Commons on Abu Qatada (12.30) International development secretary Justin... Continue to article
Chris Bryant urged to press to move forward on the issue of regulation. "I'm not involved in these discussions but I hope the Government will pursue what they've got to do. We've got to get the Royal Assent, we've got to get the Privy Co... Continue to article
Chris Bryant said immigrants wanted to come to the UK to work, not to take advantage of benefits. "It would be wrong to engage in any kind of arms race on this and pandering to fears is a big mistake. But I represent the Rhondda in south... Continue to article
Chris Bryant said the last Labour government had made mistakes regarding immigration policy. "Well, we certainly confessed that we got some things wrong. A couple of things in particular, first of all, in the last couple of years we did... Continue to article
If Labour, the Liberal Democrats and some "misguided" Conservative MPs had chosen to vote down the Prime Minister's press regulation deal the country would have ended up with "something worse", the Conservative MP Peter Lilley said. Spe... Continue to article
Chris Bryant said the former Labour government’s immigration policy had been ineffective and argued the current Prime Minister needed to do more on illegal immigration. “We decided to go out on our own and say you could come to Britain... Continue to article
The original intention of the European Convention on Human Rights has been lost, Chris Grayling has told MPs. Answering questions about the ECHR at Justice Questions, the Justice Secretary argued Labour was “shameful” for backing the Hum... Continue to article
News International has settled 19 phone hacking cases, costing the company in the region of £10m.
Despite the settlements, the company has refused to confirm or deny allegations against them by some 58 claimants. Amongst those who have been given money are Chris Bryant, who received £30,000 John Prescott, who agreed to a settlement of £40,000 plus costs.
In the company's High Court apology they also admitted to hacking emails, opening a new chapter in the scandal.
Chris Bryant defended 'no win, no fee' legal services, telling the BBC that they were helpful to people looking to sue large corporations or media groups. He admitted it would be "perfectly legitimate" to deal with issues surrounding no win, no fee cases but that they should not be scrapped altogether.
Chris Bryant has reiterated his claim that Assistant Commissioner John Yates deliberately misled the Home Affairs Select Committee in previous evidence about the Metropolitan Police's phone hacking investigation. He said: "Mr Yates also told this committee on 7 September 2010 that there was no evidence that Members of Parliament had their phones tapped. And yet at least eight MPs that I am aware of have now been shown evidence that has been in police possession since 2006 that shows precisely that."
The UK Border Agency has been accused of losing track of a "population of asylum seekers and migrants".
The Home Affairs Select Committee said that 124,000 cases had been "dumped", with the Agency giving up on them.
Chris Bryant, the Shadow Immigration Minister, said that the numbers betrayed a "shocking failure at the heart of this Tory-led Government". Keith Vaz, Chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, said cases weren't being dealt with "quickly and efficiently and expeditiously", but admitted the agency's problems had begun under Labour.
Labour MP Chris Bryant has accused News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks of lying to Parliament about whether the News of the World had paid police officers for information. The MP used parliamentary privilege to level the allegation, but the Speaker urged Mr Bryant to write to him rather than raise the matter publicly.
Labour MP Chris Bryant told parliament yesterday that the Metropolitan Police are "dangerously close" to the News of the World and that at least eight MPs may have had their phones hacked. He also accused assistant commissioner John Yates of misleading a parliamentary inquiry into the matter by saying there were only "eight to 12 victims" of hacking.
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