“Outrageous” cost of calling Government – TYLER

Lib Dem Peer Lord Tyler this week (Thursday) branded charges made for calls to government telephone numbers “outrageous”.  

Speaking in a debate about private companies making money from providing official services like passport applications and European Health Insurance Cards he asked if the responsible Minister was aware of occasions “when the Government make money out of . . . → Read More: “Outrageous” cost of calling Government – TYLER

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