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Dear Ms Duffy As you know, I wrote to the authors who have raised concerns about books in prisons earlier this week giving some background about the current rules. Having seen your comments yesterday, I thought it might be helpful to writ... Continue to article
LORDS CHAMBER 3.00pm: Oral questions, to ask the government: - What steps they are taking to co-ordinate with the governments of Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt the arrangements for the long-term resettlement in the region of ... Continue to article
Prime minister David Cameron hosts Irish prime minister Enda Kenny as part of the annual Anglo-Irish summit Business secretary Vince Cable attends Alternative Finance Summit 2014 in London Energy secretary Ed Davey speaks at the Lond... Continue to article
Sadiq Khan insisted he was angling for the job of Justice Secretary in a Labour government after the next general election but did not rule out running for Mayor of London. “I love this city, but I want Chris Grayling’s job. I want to be... Continue to article
Prime minister David Cameron delivers a speech in Coventry on skills and the economy Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg speaks at the Royal United Services Institute in London on security and privacy in the internet age (08.15) Labour ... Continue to article
Prime minister David Cameron chairs a National Security Council meeting on Ukraine (15.00) Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg meets the EU digital agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes Business secretary Vince Cable speaks at the National Un... Continue to article
Chris Grayling said the Attorney General was looking into the sentence given to Lewis Gill, who was sentenced to four-years for killing Andrew Young with a punch. "This is a repugnant crime, it's a horrible siituation, my heart goes out ... Continue to article
Prime minister David Cameron continues a visit to flood-affected areas in the South West Business secretary Vince Cable attends an event to launch UKTI's international festival of business and delivers a keynote address at a European Com... Continue to article
Prime minister David Cameron visits flood stricken areas in the South West Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg delivers a speech at Mansion House this evening on the Liberal Democrats' business credentials Labour Party leader Ed Miliband... Continue to article
Words: Paul Waugh Photos: Paul Heartfield Chris Grayling is not unaware of his place in history, and for good reason. As the first non-lawyer to be appointed Lord Chancellor for more than 350 years explains: “Most of the people ... Continue to article
The Shadow Justice Secretary accused the Chris Grayling of "being taken for a ride" by private companies taking on public contracts. Sadiq Khan called on Chris Grayling to publish evidence that privatising the probation services would sa... Continue to article
The Justice Secretary has expressed concern that elements of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights were being turned into legislation. Chris Grayling told MPs on the European Scrutiny Committee the Charter was "designed to apply purely to ... Continue to article
COMMONS CHAMBER 11.30am: Cabinet Office questions (topicals at 11.53am) 12 noon: Prime minister questions 12.30pm: Ten minute rule motion: Local Government Boundary Commission (Public Representations) Bill (John Pugh, LD, Southport)... Continue to article
Employment Minister Chris Grayling has said he is "optimistic" that a meeting of EU members in London yesterday has taken the first steps toward ending benefit tourism.
“We had a very constructive meeting. There is a growing realisation across the EU that this is a genuine issue that has to be addressed. There are many states who feel very strongly about it and I am optimistic that the meeting has started a process to a discussion which gives us a good chance of making progress.”
Work and Pensions Minister Chris Grayling will say more needs to be done on cutting red tape. In a meeting with business leaders today, Mr Grayling will outline that the Government has made “good progress” and that he is “determined to cut the number of health and safety regulations in half".
Charities involved in the Government's Work Programme have warned they may pull out over concerns about "profiteering" by private firms. In a meeting with employment minister Chris Grayling on Tuesday, charity representatives said private firms were merely using charities as "bid-candy", and accused them of starving the sector of funds by "cherry-picking" the unemployed most likely to find work and leaving only the least employable.
The Government is preparing for battle with the European Union over a proposed welfare agreement with Turkey that would allow Turks to claim benefits in the UK.
Employment Minister Chris Grayling has instructed British officials to fight the deal, saying: “Our arrangements are for Britain to decide, not Brussels. I’m not happy with the way that the EU is behaving. Europe should not be negotiating social security agreements on our behalf, that’s why we’re going through the courts to stop them.
Computer technicians in India are being hired to help develop an IT system for the Government's universal credit welfare programme. The project is worth potentially hundreds of millions of pounds, and has been outsourced to India despite a promise from Employment Minister Chris Grayling last year that large data projects would remain in the UK. Mark Serwotka, head of the PCS union, said the move raised questions about "the pledge the employment minister made to Parliament".
02/03/2014 on Murnaghan, Sky News
26/02/2014 on Daily Politics, BBC Two
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24/04/2014 on BBC News