Archive of 22 October 2006
Membership of the House of Lords will be reduced by about a third and more peerages for women and ethnic minorities will be created, under government plans.
John Reid is reportedly finalising plans to restrict the number of Romanian and Bulgarian immigrants allowed to work in Britain when the two countries join the EU in January.
Tony Blair has announced that British troops will be treated at a military-managed wing in a Birmingham NHS hospital.
The recent debate over Muslim women wearing full-face veils could see a return of riots as seen in Barnsley and Oldham in 2001, Britain's race watchdog chief has said.
William Hague has said the government needs to review its current operations and exit strategy in Iraq in light of mounting bloodshed.