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As we know, David Cameron has taken a merry band of ministers with him on his trip to China. Jeremy Hunt, Owen Paterson, Maria Miller, David Willetts, Ian Livingston, and Hugo Swire were all on board the chartered flight, while even the ...
Over £5bn of #UKChina trade deals on PM trip; Maria Miller helps prevent shock phone bills & Lord Green leading @WTO trade talks in Bali
LORDS CHAMBER 2.30pm: Oral questions, to ask the government: - What is their response to the request by the executive chairman of the Trussell Trust for an inquiry into the causes of food poverty and the incidence of the usage of food... Continue to article
Words: Paul Waugh Pictures: Paul Heartfield On Maria Miller’s wall hangs a huge, avant garde photograph of a woman cut in half by an ironing board. On her iPad, she taps at a YouTube video of her son singing Verdi. On her desk, a... Continue to article
Maria Miller said women in work were vital for the economic recovery, as the watchdog launched a review into workplace discrimination against mothers. “Women aren’t an optional part of the labour force. If we’re going to have the sort of... Continue to article
Maria Miller said it was important for the press to establish their own system of self-regulation. "I think the first thing to notice that there is complete agreement about the importance of self-regulation, and there is complete agreeme... Continue to article
The politicians’ Royal Charter on press regulation has helped to “stave off” more draconian measures, the Culture Secretary has claimed. The day after the cross-party Charter was approved by the Privy Council, Maria Miller stressed that... Continue to article
Maria Miller argued press acceptance of the cross-party Royal Charter was necessary to stave off calls for full statutory regulation of the sector. “We believe the best way to resist full statutory regulation, which some quarters are try... Continue to article
Harriet Harman accused Grant Shapps of blaming the BBC for the Conservatives' own failure in government. “I think it’s absolutely wrong. He’s the chair of the Conservative party - I note this has not come from the Secretary of State for ... Continue to article
Maria Miller said the cross-party agreement for a Royal Charter on press regulation would protect the freedom of the press and the future of local papers. "I’ve made some really important changes here which have very much addressed some... Continue to article
There is no government review of oversight of the security services, Downing Street has said. Reports in the Guardian this morning suggested that Nick Clegg was considering changes to the system – something supported by Vince Cable this... Continue to article
Department for Culture Media and Sport press release Letter from the joint chairs of the Privy Council committee to the Council’s clerk, Richard Tilbrook, explaining why the Royal Charter proposed by the press had been rejected. Follo... Continue to article
A final cross-party version of a Royal Charter on press regulation will be ready by this Friday, the Culture Secretary has announced. Maria Miller said the newspapers' own version of the charter was "unable to comply with some important... Continue to article
LORDS CHAMBER 3.00pm: New peer: Lord Mendelsohn will be introduced Oral questions, to ask the government: - What assessment they have made of the cost to clinical commissioning groups and other parts of the National Health Service o... Continue to article
Business secretary Vince Cable speaks at the Universities UK annual conference in Leicester (19.00) Business secretary Vince Cable (10.10), business minister Michael Fallon and skills minister Matthew Hancock attend the Industrial Strate... Continue to article
George Osborne has thrown his weight behind the introduction of gay marriage, despite a survey of Tory constituency chairmen finding nearly half of local Conservative parties have lost members as a result of the policy.
The poll, conducted for the Sunday Telegraph, found that 71% believe the proposals should be abandoned, with just 3% saying they have gained membership from Mr Cameron's gay marriage policy.
Mr Osborne today emphasised that there would be a free vote in the House of Commons on introducing gay marriage, adding that he would be voting "with his conscience" in favour of the motion.
Senior Conservatives are reportedly urging David Cameron to bring forward his anticipated Cabinet reshuffle in response to failing poll ratings. The Daily Mail reports the reshuffle could now take place as soon as next weekend, following the local elections on May 3.
The Government's planned cuts to transport allowance for people in residential homes have been reversed, Maria Miller has said. The Minister for Disabled People told the Times that plans had been made to remove the £51 per week allowance in last year's spending review because some local councils provided a service, but that the provision is now seen as "patchy".
Measures to introduce super-fast broadband in the UK received a boost today after the Culture Secretary announced a number of ways to speed up internet access.
The new changes will reduce costs to install equipment and drop the need for councils to approve the installation of internet cables.
Maria Miller said the announcement showed the Government "means business" and is "determined to cut through the beaurocracy that is holding us back".
The Government is to defend its plans to charge parents for using the Child Support Agency, revealing it costs £450m a year to administer maintenance payments. Work and pensions minister Maria Miller said: “The child maintenance system is broken. Our proposals will give families options, not just force them to use the CSA. This [will allow] couples to work together rather than have the state facilitate conflict at huge expense to the taxpayer.” The agency is so inefficient it costs 40p to distribute every £1 in maintenance payments.
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