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* Gay marriage * Civil partnerships * Gay rights * Maria Miller * Equality * Gay finance * Sexuality * Marriage * Chris Grayling * Pensions * Family * Owen Paterson Tim LoughtonNicholas Watt guardian.... Continue to article
Ministry of Justice press release Radical reforms to the way criminals are rehabilitated will mean every offender leaving prison must serve a minimum of 12 months under supervision in the community, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling announc... Continue to article
Chris Grayling said only 25% of probation officer time was spent working work offenders. "We’ve worked very hard on this for six months and I appreciate that this is a difficult time for those in the probation service. They’re asking me ... Continue to article
It is dangerous to dismiss UKIP as a protest vote, one of the party's most senior figures has said. Executive Party Chairman Steve Crowther said his party was now well established and represented a threat to the three main political part... Continue to article
Chris Grayling outlined the Government’s new plans for prisoner privileges. “Well, I think we’ve got to be very clear what prisons are for. It’s about us setting an appropriate regime. I think when somebody arrives in prison, they should... Continue to article
Chris Grayling said the Government’s reforms to judicial reviews, which take effect today, would “raise the bar” to cut down on pointless cases. “Let me give you a raw piece of statistics that will explain the nature of the problem: in 2... Continue to article
Chris Grayling tells Patrick Hennessy that human rights, the European Union and welfare reform are the key issues the Conservative Party must tackle come 2015. Continue to article
Chris Grayling said mediation during divorces kept families in a "better place" than litigation. “Over my 12 or 13 years as an MP, I’ve seen again and again families who have gone through the trauma of relationship breakup or divorce tha... Continue to article
WORDS: JOSEPH BRIGGS 1 John Horam An MP who has run the entire political gamut, Horam tailed Bill Rodgers – whom he had served under at Transport in the late 1970s – to the SDP from Labour in 1981. Unseated in the General Election of 1983... Continue to article
The original intention of the European Convention on Human Rights has been lost, Chris Grayling has told MPs. Answering questions about the ECHR at Justice Questions, the Justice Secretary argued Labour was “shameful” for backing the Hum... Continue to article
Thank you, Nadhim, for that kind introduction. And thank you, Tim, for inviting me to speak here today. I remember when Conservative Home was founded, eight years ago, and we both campaigned against the proposal to end the right of party me... Continue to article
George Osborne will not be announcing any unfunded tax cuts in next month’s Budget, despite the protestations of a number of Tory backbenchers, his PPS has said. The Chancellor has come under increasing pressure from within h... Continue to article
Chris Grayling said the Conservative party was looking in detail at proposals to scrap the Human Rights Act and replace it with a “new legal framework”. “I think all of us agree the current framework is not what we would want it to ... Continue to article
Business secretary Vince Cable and Baroness Prashar of Runnymede attend the launch of the National Asian Business Association sponsored by Santander and Microsoft Justice secretary Chris Grayling and prisons minister Jeremy Wright speak ... Continue to article
Employment Minister Chris Grayling has said he is "optimistic" that a meeting of EU members in London yesterday has taken the first steps toward ending benefit tourism.
“We had a very constructive meeting. There is a growing realisation across the EU that this is a genuine issue that has to be addressed. There are many states who feel very strongly about it and I am optimistic that the meeting has started a process to a discussion which gives us a good chance of making progress.”
Work and Pensions Minister Chris Grayling will say more needs to be done on cutting red tape. In a meeting with business leaders today, Mr Grayling will outline that the Government has made “good progress” and that he is “determined to cut the number of health and safety regulations in half".
Charities involved in the Government's Work Programme have warned they may pull out over concerns about "profiteering" by private firms. In a meeting with employment minister Chris Grayling on Tuesday, charity representatives said private firms were merely using charities as "bid-candy", and accused them of starving the sector of funds by "cherry-picking" the unemployed most likely to find work and leaving only the least employable.
The Government is preparing for battle with the European Union over a proposed welfare agreement with Turkey that would allow Turks to claim benefits in the UK.
Employment Minister Chris Grayling has instructed British officials to fight the deal, saying: “Our arrangements are for Britain to decide, not Brussels. I’m not happy with the way that the EU is behaving. Europe should not be negotiating social security agreements on our behalf, that’s why we’re going through the courts to stop them.
Computer technicians in India are being hired to help develop an IT system for the Government's universal credit welfare programme. The project is worth potentially hundreds of millions of pounds, and has been outsourced to India despite a promise from Employment Minister Chris Grayling last year that large data projects would remain in the UK. Mark Serwotka, head of the PCS union, said the move raised questions about "the pledge the employment minister made to Parliament".
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