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  • 12:21

    The Coalition will not pursue the introduction of humanist marriages, ministers confirm.

    Read on at UK Parliament

  • 12:17
    Chuka Umunna MP

    Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna tells the BBC that taxpayers had been 'disgracefully short-changed' by the sale of Royal Mail.

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  • 11:51

    The Government publishes a 66-point plan to tackle corruption. Read it in full here.

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  • 11:43

    BIS minister Matthew Hancock says a new anti-corruption strategy will ensure the UK can 'lead the way' internationally on rooting out unfairness in business.

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  • 11:23

    Labour's Baroness Thornton says there is 'widespread support' for humanist marriages and her party would legislate to introduce the ceremonies.

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  • 11:17

    Shadow Environment Secretary Maria Eagle calls on the Government to abandon 'unscientific, inhumane and ineffective badger culls'.

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  • 11:07

    The Home Secretary Theresa May announces that bail for criminal suspects is to be limited to 28 days.

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  • 11:06

    Theresa May confirms the Government will introduce a new criminal offence of 'domestic abuse' to end 'coercive or controlling behaviour'.

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  • 11:04

    The latest YouGov poll puts Labour and the Tories neck and neck on 33%.

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  • 10:58

    The Energy Secretary Ed Davey tells the Commons the Government's drive towards energy efficiency had been successful in both up-take and in reducing energy costs for users, during Energy Questions today.

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  • 10:55

    Speaking in the Commons, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt accuses Labour of trying to 'undermine' the NHS by political point-scoring. But his Labour counterpart Andy Burnham says it is 'simply unacceptable' that A&E performance data will not be published over the Christmas and New Year period.

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  • 10:48

    The Home Secretary Theresa May launches a consultation into plans to introduce a statutory 28-day time limit on the use of pre-charge bail.

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  • 10:29

    Female bishops will automatically replace retiring bishops when they leave the House of Lords, under Government plans published today.

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  • 09:50
    Simon Danczuk MP

    Speaking to Sky News, Labour MP Simon Danczuk asks why the National Crime Agency is not intervening 'in Greater Manchester, where there’s been an utter failure to prosecute rapists of children', as well as in South Yorkshire.

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  • 09:28

    Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg defends the sale of Royal Mail on his LBC show Call Clegg, as it emerged that it could have been sold for £180m more than it was earlier this year.

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  • 08:50
    David Laws MP

    Liberal Democrat minister David Laws says new figures showing a significant take-up of Free School Meals after its introduction in September is an 'astonishing achievement'.

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  • 08:30
    Penny Mordaunt MP

    DCLG minister Penny Mordaunt tells BBC News the Government has 'made high streets a priority'.

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  • 08:10
    Lord Myners

    Fomer City minister Lord Myners tells the Today programme a better share price could have been achieved for Royal Mail.

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  • 07:15
    Jo Swinson MP

    Business and equalities minister Jo Swinson tells Good Morning Britain encouraging the rejection of traditional conceptions of gender-appropriate toys is 'about trying to break down those stereotypes, not limit children’s aspirations, and as a result the economy can then benefit from using everyone’s talents'.

    Read on at PoliticsHome Pro

  • 05:59

    Business Secretary Vince Cable welcomes a report into the privitisation of Royal Mail, but insists the Government were right to not take the risk of floating the shares for a higher price.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 00:01

    The House of Commons International Development Committee says DfID and the World Health Organisation initially failed to recognise the scale and severity of the Ebola crisis and were too slow to respond.

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  • 00:01

    Official figures revealed today show that 1.3 million more children are now eating a healthy lunch since the policy was launched by the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg in September.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 00:01

    The public should be permitted to see how local A&E departments perform over Christmas and New Year, and the Government should end the ‘news blackout’ the Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham says.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 00:01

    The CBI is hosting talks in Brussels with European political leaders, including David Cameron, European business groups and international companies to try and persuade them to secure the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 00:01

    Business Minister Jo Swinson pledges Government support, including £80,000 start-up funding, for a new human rights benchmark that will assess and rank the corporate human rights performance of international companies.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 00:01

    Fifty of Britain’s leading doctors and health experts have chosen Andrew Lansley as the worst health secretary in their lifetime and Aneurin Bevan the best, the BMJ says,

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 00:01

    Pat McFadden, Shadow Europe Minister, commenting on the British Chambers of Commerce ‘EU Business Barometer’, says it shows 'the danger to UK businesses and UK jobs posed by David Cameron’s approach to Europe.'

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • Wednesday 17th December
  • 22:30

    Topline figures for the latest YouGov/Sun poll: CON 33%, LAB 33%, UKIP 14%, LDEM 8%, GRN 7%.

    Read on at Sun Politics

  • 22:14

    Ukraine's pro-European leaders and Kremlin-backed rebels in the east of the country agreed to hold fresh peace talks.

    Read on at AFP

  • 22:10

    The BBC reports that Nats chief executive Richard Deakin has told MPs he is 'not proud' of Friday's disruption to flights following an air traffic control failure.

    Read on at BBC

  • 19:00

    NHS emergency consultant Adrian Boyle tells ITV the NHS is 'going to have a very, very tough winter'.

    Read on at ITV news

  • 18:53

    Stephen Greenhalgh - Boris Johnson’s Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime – confirms his intention to stand as the Conservative Party’s candidate for the next Mayor of London. Mr Johnson describes his deputy as having had an 'outstanding career in London government'.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 18:34

    Chancellor George Osborne is said to be resisting calls by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles to save a fund for people hit by floods or domestic violence or who run out of food, the Guardia reports.

    Read on at The Guardian

  • 18:31

    Labour's Chris Leslie says George Osborne has 'finally admitted he approved the plans for deeper cuts which the OBR says will take public spending as a share of GDP back to 1930s levels' during a Treasury Committee grilling.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 18:04

    Former foreign secretary Jack Straw tells the BBC he was 'never complicit' in the rendition or torture of terror suspects following a report criticising the CIA's post-9/11 conduct.

    Read on at BBC

  • 17:42

    Shadow Pensions Minister Gregg McClymont, commenting on the findings of the independent inquiry into UK pensions savings ‘at risk’ from pension companies overcharging, said ‘some pension companies are treating their existing customers as a cash cow to be milked with rip-off charges’.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 17:41

    At a Treasury Committee hearing, George Osborne defends a claim to have slashed in half a demand for £1.7bn towards the European Union's budget.

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  • 17:34

    Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls says on LBC that the NHS is going backwards under the Conservatives, but that Labour would make cuts every year until the budget is balanced.

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  • 16:55

    Parliament will now vote on whether to allow a change in legislation which would see the first three parent babies born by 2016, the Telegraph reports.

    Read on at Telegraph blog

  • 16:44

    Jack Dromey, Shadow Police Minister, responding to the police grant settlement, says 'this statement confirms a real terms cut of £415 million on top of cuts'.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 16:34

    MPs vote down a Labour motion to abolish the so-called 'Bedroom Tax' cuts to housing benefit by 298 to 266.

    Read on at Labour Whips

  • 16:26

    An FCO spokesperson says 'today's EU General Court judgement is procedural and does not mean the EU and UK have changed their position on Hamas. The effects of the EU Hamas listing, including asset freezes, remain in place.'

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 16:10

    Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond welcomes unanimous adoption of UNSC resolution 2191, which renews UNSC resolution 2165, ensuring continued cross-border aid into Syria.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 16:05

    The European Court of Justice announces that Hamas's presence on a European list of terrorist organisations has been annulled as a result of factual imputations derived from the press and internet.

    Read on at European Court of Justice

  • 15:53

    US and Cuba are to start talks to normalise diplomatic ties in a historic shift in relations between the two countries, the BBC reports.

    Read on at BBC

  • 15:44

    The Coalition government inherited a defence budget that was “out of control” and a “shambles”, the Defence Secretary Michael Fallon tells the Defence Committee.

    Read on at PoliticsHome Pro

  • 15:42

    Two government-appointed commissioners have been sent in to take control of specific areas of Tower Hamlets council, in east London, the BBC reports.

    Read on at BBC

  • 15:35

    Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says 'I would never endorse TTIP, which is a big new deal which is being negotiated between Europe and America, unless it was absolutely crystal clear that we are allowed to do exactly what we want with our public services.'

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 15:17

    Pensions companies have been told they must draw up urgent plans to end charges to more than a million customers, Pensions Minister Steve Webb tells the Telegraph.

    Read on at The Daily Telegraph

  • 14:52

    George Osborne announces a further sale of Lloyds shares and the date of the 2014 Budget.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 14:49

    The Chancellor George Osborne announces that the government will sell part of its remaining shareholding in Lloyd's bank through a trading plan.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 14:42

    Mencap is calling for Personal Independence Payments and the DWP to work effectively to support people with a learning disability with the extra costs they face.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 14:34

    Osborne appears before MPs in 10 minutes. Key question: Why is he targeting a mysteriously and needlessly big £23bn surplus in 2019-20?

    Read on at Michael Savage

  • 14:04

    Responding to a report from the Chief inspector of borders, Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper says: '"This report reveals yet another border control failure from Theresa May to add to the catalogue of chaos at the Home Office.'

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 13:48

    Minister of State for Policing Mike Penning gives a written statement to the Commons, announcing 'a total cash reduction of £299m' in the overall police funding budget compared to last year.

    Read on at UK Parliament

  • 13:42

    Coral suspends betting on the Queen announcing her abdication in Christmas Day broadcast after a reported rush of bets today.

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  • 13:42
    Jeremy Browne MP

    Lib Dem MP Jeremy Browne says his party should be 'proud' of its contribution to the economic recovery under the Coalition.

    Read on at PoliticsHome Pro

  • 13:40
    Michael Fallon MP

    Michael Fallon said he was 'relieved' with the verdict of the Al-Sweady inquiry into allegations of the abuse of Iraqi detainees, and said the Government would attempt to recoup some of the legal costs.

    Read on at PoliticsHome Pro

  • 13:30

    David Cameron and Ed Miliband have clashed over Tory spending plans in the final Prime Minister’s Questions of the year. Read the full report here.

    Read on at PoliticsHome Pro

  • 13:29
    Tristram Hunt MP

    Labour’s Tristram Hunt says Conservative spending plans mean there is an ‘ideological choice’ between Labour and the Tories in 2015.

    Read on at PoliticsHome Pro

  • 13:28
    Esther McVey  MP

    Employment Minister Esther McVey tells the World at One that the jobs being created by the Government were not part-time or low paid, as Labour claims.

    Read on at PoliticsHome Pro

  • 13:15

    The Intelligence and Security Committee says: 'the scale of our Inquiry into detainee treatment is such that it will not be completed in the next three months'.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 13:09

    The Defence Secretary Michael Fallon tells MPs that the inquiry into accusations made by Iraqi detainees against the British Army has put 'to rest once and for all these shocking and, we now know, completely baseless allegations.'

    Read on at PoliticsHome Pro

  • 13:01

    The latest ICM poll for the Guardian hands Labour a five-point lead over the Tories. The Liberal Democrats increase their vote share to 14% to tie Ukip for third place.

    Read on at The Guardian

  • 12:55

    Shadow Secretary of State for Defence Vernon Coaker, responding to the report of the Al Sweady Inquiry, says 'serious allegations of unlawful killing, torture and mutilations levelled against British troops were wholly without foundation.'

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 12:42
    Greg Clark MP

    Universities Minister Greg Clark tells Daily Politics that with tough action the Conservatives can reduce the deficit and that Labour would take the country backwards.

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  • 12:42

    Shadow DWP minister Stephen Timms, responding to ONS statistics on Universal Credit released today, says 'Universal Credit, the great hope of the Department for Work and Pensions, is still making glacial progress'.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 12:40
    Chuka Umunna MP

    Business Secretary Chuka Umunna tells Daily Politics that the idea that Labour caused the financial crash was 'patent nonsense'.

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  • 12:36

    The Intelligence and Security Committee announces it is launching an inquiry into whether British security services had sought redactions in a US Senate report on rendition and torture to avoid embarrassment.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

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