Transparency Bill update

The Government’s Transparency Bill is nearly complete.  It is a very different Bill from that introduced to the House of Commons in the autumn.  Full marks to Tom Brake who, while robustly rebuffing the more hysterical accusations about the Bill, has listened, and worked hard inside government to secure a sensible package of improvements.  The first . . . → Read More: Transparency Bill update

“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