PEERS TO SET OWN PAY?

Neither Labour nor the Conservatives have yet given up on parliamentarians setting their own pay and allowances, according to Liberal Democrat Constitutional Affairs Spokesman, Lord Tyler.

The Lib Dem Peer was stonewalled by Ministers and Conservatives this week, when he asked how the Government would implement the Senior Salary Review Body’s (SSRB) recommendation that the new Independent . . . → Read More: PEERS TO SET OWN PAY?

THREAT TO RURAL DEMOCRACY?

Hundreds of rural voters could have been prevented from voting if plans to cut back on country polling stations had gone ahead, according to Liberal Democrat Peer and former North Cornwall MP, Lord Tyler.

The proposals, which were revealed in a leak to the Local Government Chronicle, would have seen the Treasury declare elections ‘too expensive’ as . . . → Read More: THREAT TO RURAL DEMOCRACY?

MINISTER’S “STAGGERING” COMPLACENCY ON TOXIC PLANES

A Government Transport Minister today (Tuesday) wrote off dangerous ‘fume events’ in aircraft, which are said to affected the health of thousands of pilots, cabin crew and passengers, as merely “unpleasant”.

The Minister spoke in a mini-debate in the House of Lords, following an admission by British Aerospace that filters were needed to reduce the effect of . . . → Read More: MINISTER’S “STAGGERING” COMPLACENCY ON TOXIC PLANES