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Plans are being considered to change the punishment of not paying the TV licence fee to a civil offence, rather than a criminal one. Culture Secretary Maria Miller said the "decriminalisation of the licence fee should be on the table" in the BBC’s charter review before 2017.
John Woodcock MP press release Responding to reports that Home Office minister Norman Baker has advocated the sale of so-called legal highs through licensed high...
David Gauke said the disappointing public sector borrowing figures showed the need to stick for the Government to stick to its economic plan. “I think the point t...
Labour press release Chris Leslie MP, Labour's Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, responding to today's public sector finance figures, said: "These figures ...
Treasury statement A HM Treasury Spokesperson said: "The government's long term economic plan is working. The deficit has fallen by a third. But as today's figur...
Labour party press release Hilary Benn MP, Labour’s Shadow Communities and Local Government Secretary, responding to Eric Pickles’ announcement on high streets and...
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