Archive of October 2004

MPs urge action on road deaths

MPs are pressing the Government to overhaul road safety laws and apply tougher sentences and higher fines to those who cause death or injury by dangerous driving.


    Jowell willing to consider changes on Gambling Bill

    The Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell has today signaled that she is willing to consider amendments to the Gambling Bill as it progresses through its Parliamentary stages.


    TUC warning over job cuts

    Government plans to axe 71,000 civil service jobs will prove to be a 'false economy' and could obstruct public sector reforms, according to a TUC report published today.


    Heroin is biggest threat to Afghanistan, says Straw

    Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said today that Afghanistan's opium production was the biggest threat to the war-torn country's attempts to rebuild itself - but added that he expected production of the drug to increase next year.

  • Blair to push for 'yes' vote

    Blair signs EU treaty

    Prime Minister, Tony Blair, has joined EU counterparts in Rome today in a ceremony to sign the historic European Union constitution.

  • Tories call for new approach to Europe

    Howard attacks EU Constitution

    Conservative Party leader Michael Howard today warned that the EU Constitution would be "a giant ball and chain round the ankle of British business".


    ASBOs reviewed

    The Government will today release an analysis of how successful its crackdown on anti-social behaviour has been.

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