Former SNP leader Alex Salmond has won a landslide victory to return to the post he resigned in 2000, taking 75 per cent of the SNP leadership election vote.
Shadow Chancellor Oliver Letwin will today warn that society's obsession with minimising risk is leading to a "cowardly" society where innovation and entrepreneurship are discouraged.
In this, the last week before parliament returns on Monday, September 6, there was no activity either in the Government or on the opposition front benches.
The number of people waiting to be admitted to hospital has continued to fall, according to statistics released today by the Department of Health.
New SNP leaders Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon today promised to take the SNP to victory in the 2007 Westminster elections.
The BBC's Governors have unveiled the leader of a new department that they created to "show their independence" from corporation management in the latest episode of post-Hutton restructuring.