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Business secretary Vince Cable hosts summit with the heads of G8 nations CBI equivalents Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna and shadow education secretary Stephen Twigg launch the one nation Labour skills taskforce interim report at ... Continue to article
* 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
Ed Miliband is a “wishy washy wally” on the question of a European referendum, the Environment Secretary said today. Owen Paterson hit back at Labour’s attack on the Tory position on Europe and called on the opposition leader to clarify ... Continue to article
In the Commons, Environment Secretary Owen Paterson calls Ed Miliband a 'wishy washy wally of a shadow leader' over Europe.
LORDS CHAMBER 3.00pm Oral questions, to ask the government: - Whether they have any plans to make changes in the under-occupancy rule for housing benefit (Baroness Quin, Lab) - In the light of United Kingdom aid to India being phase... Continue to article
As an outspoken critic of wind farms, environment and rural wildlife minister Owen Paterson hasn’t always endeared himself to environmentalists. He clearly thinks he’s on to a good thing: the Mail on Sunday reports that the wildlife mini...
COMMONS CHAMBER 11.30am: Questions to the deputy prime minister (topicals at 11.50am) 12.10pm: Questions to the attorney general 12.30pm: Ministerial statement on the government's response to Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust P... Continue to article
The Environment Secretary has been attacked for refusing to reveal details of contaminated meat supplied to schools and the Armed Forces by food company Sodexo. The company has not publically named the product, the level of horse adulter... Continue to article
I would like to update the House on developments since my Written Ministerial Statement on 25 February (Hansard 25 Feb 2013: Column 5WS), on the latest results from the food industry programme of tests of beef products for the presence of h... Continue to article
Speaking ahead of a major wildlife conference in Bangkok, Owen Paterson insisted the UK was at the forefront of the fight against the trade in rhino and elephant horns. "The UK’s taking a real lead in this conference in Bangkok. David He... Continue to article
Chancellor George Osborne attends the EU ECOFIN Council meeting in Brussels Energy secretary Ed Davey speaks at the Ecobuild event in London (11.30) Environment secretary Owen Paterson (12.00) and shadow London minister Tessa Jowell M... Continue to article
COMMONS CHAMBER 11.30am: Northern Ireland questions (topicals at 11.53am) 12.00 noon: Prime minister’s questions 12.30pm: Ministerial statement on Syria Ten minute rule motion: Blood, Organ and Bone Marrow Donation (Education) Bi... Continue to article
WORDS: PAUL WAUGH AND SAM MACRORY When the horsemeat scandal broke earlier this year, Mary Creagh had to stop eating, literally mid-forkful, as she tucked into her homemade spag bol. The Shadow Environment Secretary remembers the moment p... Continue to article
WORDS: SAM MACRORY It’s overworked, badly supported and, most of the time, an utterly thankless task. Her Majesty’s Opposition may enjoy a royal stamp of approval, but the day job is anything but majestic. Rare are the occasions when a Sha... Continue to article
Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson said that "every party and every politician is united in condemnation" of the murder of Ronan Kerr, a 25-year-old Catholic police officer in Omagh, Northern Ireland yesterday.
Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams said: “there’s no sense to it, there’s no merit in it, there’s no point to it, and they should stop – and stop now”.
SDLP leader Margaret Ritchie said those who committed the bombing were "enemies of Ireland both North and South".
Earlier Owen Paterson condemned the murder as “senseless”, “pointless” and “revolting”. The Northern Ireland Secretary told Sky News a “significant number” of events had been thwarted and the Government were determined to bear down on terrorists.
“We are not going to be diverted. This was a revolting, disgusting crime. It will achieve absolutely nothing”. David Cameron yesterday called the attack "wicked and cowardly", while Labour leader Ed Miliband decribed the bombing as an "appalling outrage". Although no group has taken responsibility for the attack, suspicion has fallen on dissident Republicans.
Sir Hugh Orde has said that officer Ronan Kerr represented "the new police service in Ireland that is determined to keep all communities safe, and it will absolutely continue to do that”.
Northern Ireland secretary Owen Patterson has received his copy of the report into the Bloody Sunday shootings at a civil rights march in Londonderry in 1972, after an inquiry was set up to re-examine the 13 deaths following claims the original investogation was a "whitewash". The report to be published on Tuesday afternoon is the result of a 12-year inquiry led by Lord Saville costing around £195m.
Nick Clegg and David Cameron have allowed for Liberal Democrat and Conservative MPs to work together on a joint policy prospectus for the coalition in the second half of this parliament.
Sinn Fein MPs have been invited to 'write their own oath' in an attempt to persuade them to take up their seats in Parliament. The party has previously boycotted Westminster with its MPs refusing to take the oath of allegiance to the Queen.
The British government has been speaking to dissident republicans, according to Northern Ireland's deputy first minister Martin McGuinness. Northern Ireland secretary of state Owen Paterson recently denied claims the government wanted discussions with dissidents.
Northern Ireland secretary Owen Paterson has announced that there was "no collusion" from the state in the death of loyalist terrorist Billy Wright in the Maze Prison in 1997. The inquiry found however that there were "a number of serious failures" on the part of the prison's management.
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