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Theresa Villers said John Downey was unlikely to be tried for the Hyde Park bombing. "I'm afraid that the stay of his prosecution means that it's almost inconceivable that he would ever be prosecuted for the Hyde Park bomb. But the repor... Continue to article
There was no amnesty scheme for Irish republican terror suspects, a review has concluded. An investigation into a system of secret letters written by police in Northern Ireland telling suspects they were no longer wanted found that the s... Continue to article
Theresa Villiers rejected the suggestion that the Parades Commission had yielded to Republican threats of violence in its decision to ban a march on the Crumlin Rd on 12 July, and stressed the importance of respecting its determinations. ... Continue to article
Prime minister David Cameron (15.00) and deputy prime minister Nick Clegg (14.25) meet with the European Council president Herman Van Rompuy at Downing Street Chancellor George Osborne speaks in Manchester about the potential of a new Ma... Continue to article
The Northern Ireland Secretary has told MPs that the use of informers is “an important means of combatting crime and terrorism”. In Northern Ireland Questions in the Commons, Theresa Villiers was asked to give an undertaking that the Gov... Continue to article
Theresa Villiers denied any political interference in the arrest of Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams. "Well, certainly I would assure you the Prime Minister as he said yesterday is, you know, very confident that there isn't a political agend... Continue to article
The Government has been accused of losing 1,400 jobs by awarding a £1.4bn rail carriage contract to German firm Siemens over Britain's Bombardier, which has since been delayed through lack of funding. The Thameslink deal has been held up as Siemens has been unable to reach 'core project agreements' with Cross London Trains. Shadow Transport Secretary Maria Eagle said last night; “Ministers must now accept that its choice of a failed funding model not only cost British jobs but is now delaying the entire project.”
The Conservative party are keeping up the pressure on Labour over their connections to the union Unite this evening after it emerged that the union is to meet US transport union the Teamsters in a bid to get support for a major strike of British Airways cabin crew. Shadow transport secretary Theresa Villiers claimed "Labour's union paymasters" were attempting to prevent BA flights from landing during the period of the strike by "internationalising" the dispute.
Rail companies have called for a "rigorous" review of £8bn of planned investment in the rail network ahead of possible cuts, in order to ensure value for money for passengers and taxpayers.
Labour is planning a new "spy in the sky" road tax system which, according to reports, could cost car owners £645 a year.
Transport minister Theresa Villiers today assured the Commons that no decisions had been taken to "change the scope" of the Crossrail project. Her statement comes following claims that £5bn could be cut from the project, possibly leading to cuts in the number of train carriages or stations.
17/07/2014 on Boulton and Co, Sky News
04/07/2014 on Today, BBC Radio 4
05/05/2014 on World at One, BBC Radio 4
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28/02/2014 on Today, BBC Radio 4
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