Ministers apologise to Lowermoor victims

Health Minister Anna Soubry and Environment Minister Richard Benyon have apologised on behalf of government to all those affected by the Lowermoor Water Poisoning in July 1988.

North Cornwall’s MP, Dan Rogerson, had called several meetings with both Ministers to secure the official apology. In a joint letter, the two Ministers acknowledge that:

“the incident was serious and . . . → Read More: Ministers apologise to Lowermoor victims

Coalition’s Transparency Bill

Today, the Government published its Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill.  It marks a major and rather unexpected advance on the position only a couple of months ago.

As the Bill goes through Parliament, we will be arguing that the new information it brings into the public domain must be coupled with much . . . → Read More: Coalition’s Transparency Bill

ALL 16-year olds deserve to be heard – Peers

Parliament should take a ‘historic opportunity’ to examine the case for 16 and 17 year olds to be able to vote, a cross-party group of peers, argued today (Monday).

Former Labour Transport Secretary, Lord Adonis, former Conservative Government Whip, Lord Lucas, and Independent Crossbench Peer, Baroness Young of Hornsey, made the pitch in support of a Private . . . → Read More: ALL 16-year olds deserve to be heard – Peers