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

Time to end ‘influence auction’ – Tyler

In light of today’s revelations about a £1.5m share donation to Labour, Constitutional Affairs Spokesperson Lord Tyler has called for an end to the ‘influence auction’ in politics.

Challenging Labour to co-operate with party funding reform, he said, in the Lords, “All three parties committed themselves to taking big money out of politics. Can he confirm that . . . → Read More: Time to end ‘influence auction’ – Tyler