Northern Ireland abortion law debate backed by MPs

Media captionGovernment ministers were among those standing to back calls for a debate MPs have won permission for an emergency debate on the abortion law in Northern Ireland. Members from throughout the House – including government ministers – stood to back Labour MP Stella Creasy’s call for a debate. She told MPs the impact of […]

Northern Ireland abortion law debate backed by MPs

Media captionGovernment ministers were among those standing to back calls for a debate MPs have won permission for an emergency debate on the abortion law in Northern Ireland. Members from throughout the House – including government ministers – stood to back Labour MP Stella Creasy’s call for a debate. She told MPs the impact of […]

Northern Ireland abortion law debate backed by MPs

Media captionGovernment ministers were among those standing to back calls for a debate MPs have won permission for an emergency debate on the abortion law in Northern Ireland. Members from throughout the House – including government ministers – stood to back Labour MP Stella Creasy’s call for a debate. She told MPs the impact of […]

Heathrow Airport: Cabinet set for new runway decision

Image copyright Reuters Controversial plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport are set to be approved by ministers later after years of argument and delay. The economic sub-committee, chaired by Theresa May, is expected to sign off the plans, then send them to full cabinet. If backed, MPs would be asked to vote on […]

Rail timetables: Chris Grayling announces compensation and inquiry

Media captionMPs from across the Commons vented their anger during Chris Grayling’s statement Under-pressure Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has defended his handling of the rail timetables saga, announcing compensation for commuters and an inquiry into what went wrong. Mr Grayling said there had been “major failures” and pointed the finger at the rail industry for […]

Brexit bill: Date set for crunch votes in the Commons

Image copyright EPA The EU Withdrawal Bill will return to the House of Commons for a series of crunch votes on 12 June, it has been announced. The legislation suffered 15 defeats in the House of Lords, which will now be debated by MPs. Numbers are tight with the Tories needing the support of the […]

Terror strategy: MI5 to share information on UK suspects

Media captionJavid: We can do better on intelligence sharing Home Secretary Sajid Javid has revealed plans for MI5 to declassify and share information on UK citizens suspected of having terrorist sympathies. “Key” biographical data will be given to neighbourhood police, councils and the charity commission in London, Midlands and Manchester trial schemes. Last year’s wave […]

Great Northern, Southern, Thameslink and Northern timetable ‘failure’

Media captionNorthern passengers say ‘delays are a joke’ Rail passengers are still facing cancellations despite changes to combat major disruption caused by new timetables introduced last month. Northern Rail has brought in a temporary timetable that removes 165 train services a day until 29 July. On Monday, more than 100 trains were still cancelled or […]

Terror strategy: MI5 might share information on 20,000 UK suspects

Image copyright PA Image caption Sajid Javid will suggest greater sharing of information between the state and the private sector Home Secretary Sajid Javid is to reveal plans for MI5 to declassify and share information on UK citizens suspected of having terrorist sympathies. The security services currently hold information on around 20,000 such people, labelled […]

Sajid Javid pledges ‘fresh look’ at migration rules

Media captionSajid Javid on net migration target: “I’m committed to the manifesto” Key parts of the UK’s immigration policy – including on foreign students and doctors coming to the UK – will be reviewed, the home secretary has said. Sajid Javid told the BBC there was a “perception problem” over the decision to include students […]