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  • Lib Dems vow to protect science research budget

    The Liberal Democrats have pledged to ring-fence the science research budget throughout the next Parliament. Under 2015 manifesto plans set out today, the party has vowed to would protect the research budget over a total period of ten years, extending the ring fence already agreed by the Coalition government. Business Secre...

Conservative Party

Frank Field MP: Press Statement on Family Impact Assessments

Frank Field MP press release Commenting on today's announcement by the Prime Minister that a family impact assessment will apply to all government policies from t...

Gossip & Rumour

Zac Goldsmith: I won't stand as a candidate for Mayor of London

Zac Goldsmith ruled himself out of the Mayor of London, saying he still had a lot to do on the backbenches.  "This has never been any kind of conspiracy, any kind...

Green Party

Caroline Lucas: The Government has something to hide on fracking

Caroline Lucas accused the Government of hiding crucial bits of information on the dangers of fracking, following a report into the impact of shale gas drilling, whi...

Labour Party

Labour: The Choice on energy bills: Labour to give regulator power to revoke energy company licences – Flint

Labour press release Caroline Flint MP, Labour’s Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary, will today (Thursday 21st August 2014) set out The Choice facing voter...

Liberal Democrats

Bridget Harris: Test for Lib Dems will be whether Rennard allowed into Lords

Bridget Harris said Liberal Democrats in the Lords had to prove they were taking the Lord Rennard situation seriously. "I think you could say that generally, if a...

Opinion Polls

Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury: NEC election

Conservative Party press release Responding to today's Labour NEC election results, Priti Patel MP, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, said: 'Labour's most po...

Parliament

Baroness Boothroyd: Carol Mills is totally out of her depth

Baroness Betty Boothroyd has said would-be Parliamentary Clerk Carol Mills has “no knowledge of the role”. “My real concern, my deep concern, is that I’m very sor...

Plaid Cymru

Leanne Wood: We’re taking a different route to get to the same point as Scotland

Leanne Wood insisted Welsh independence was Plaid Cymru's long-term aim, but admitted her party was not actively pursuing this goal at the present time. “We do wa...

Political & Constitutional reform

Graham Allen: MPs powerless to recall Parliament

Graham Allen said MPs were powerless to recall Parliament despite the necessity of holding the Government to account. “It’s not within the power of MPs to recall ...

Political System

SNP: UK Government slammed for House of Lords expansion

SNP press release The Scottish National Party has slammed the UK government for the appointment of 22 new peers to the House of Lords, which brings the total numb...

Public Administration

Cabinet Office: New map invites people to challenge the Government over under-used property

Cabinet Office press release New map invites people to challenge the Government over under-used property People will now be able to access locations of governme...

SNP

Better Together: Willie Rennie – Building a stronger Scotland in the UK

Better Together press release Willie Rennie's speech in Glenrothes today. I was brought up not far from here in a little village called Strathmiglo. Characteri...

UKIP

Nick Clegg: We have rescued the British economy

Nick Clegg said the news that economic growth was back to pre-recession levels showed that the Coalition Government had “rescued the British economy”.    "I think...

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