Archive of May 2006

Lib Dems call for Dawn Primarolo to be sacked over tax credit row

Tax credit overpayments reach £1.8bn

The Liberal Democrats have called for the minister in charge of tax credits to resign after the government admitted £1.8 billion was overpaid in the system last year.

  • Hilary Benn

    Hilary Benn defends Prescott

    John Prescott has been defended by government minister Hilary Benn, amid calls from MPs and commentators for him to leave the cabinet.

  • John Prescott

    Prescott under pressure

    Deputy prime minister John Prescott faced renewed attacks from fellow MPs and the press this weekend after The Daily Mail published a picture of him playing croquet on Thursday afternoon.

  • Human rights committee raises concern about memoranda of understanding

    Government slammed over torture agreements

    A parliamentary committee has today expressed "grave concern" at the government's use of diplomatic assurances to deport people to countries where they may face torture.

  • Ming Campbell says fighting crime will be a priority of his leadership

    Lib Dems get tough on crime

    Menzies Campbell today rejected claims the Liberal Democrats were soft on crime and said tackling this issue was his top priority.

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