Reforms to the Child Support Agency (CSA) have failed to deliver any real improvement and have made some things worse, despite costing £540 million.
MPs have suggested a compromise for the government as it contemplates the future of Britain's nuclear deterrent.
Patricia Hewitt has written to two national newspapers to deny reports that the government plans to privatise the NHS by stealth.
The UK considered threatening China with a nuclear strike if they invaded Hong Kong, previously secret papers have revealed.
The polls have opened in two constituencies in which by-elections are taking place following the deaths of the sitting MPs.
Rupert Murdoch has revealed that he could back the Conservatives at the next general election.
Tony Blair has said that Northern Ireland politicians were facing their "last chance" to get a devolved government up and running.
Scottish nationalists are calling for the prime minister to repeal legislation that discriminates against Roman Catholics.
Overcrowding and staff shortages were largely behind the death of teenager Zahid Mubarek at Feltham young offenders institution, a major inquiry has found.
The security services have today been cleared of withholding evidence from an investigation into the London bombings.
Bob Geldof has delivered his assessment of progress made in tackling poverty in Africa nearly one year on from the G8 summit in Gleneagles.
Tony Blair has denied that Charles Clarke's attack on him was his "Geoffrey Howe moment".
The Freedom of Information Act is working, but there is considerable room for improvement, an influential committee of MPs has said.
Margaret Beckett has added her voice to calls for a "smooth transition" of power between Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.
Ken Clarke has criticised David Cameron for "xenophobic" remarks in a speech about scrapping the Human Rights Act.
Members of the House of Lords have today begun voting to elect a speaker of the House for the first time.
Jack Straw, leader of the House of Commons, has called for caps on party spending to stop politics turning into a marketing exercise.
David Cameron today challenged the prime minister to agree to a vote in the House of Commons on the replacement of Trident nuclear weapons.
The use of control orders by the government has been branded "unlawful" by the high court.
Former home secretary Charles Clarke has attacked comments by his successor that the Home Office is "not fit for purpose".
The UK government is among those criticised in a UN report over the downgrading of cannabis, use of which continues to rise worldwide.
The death of the last known first world war veteran will be marked by a national memorial service, it has been announced.
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is still unable to properly manage defence procurement projects, an influential committee of MPs has said today.
A Labour MP is campaigning to have lads mags such as <i>Nuts</i> and <i>Zoo</i> removed from the lower shelves of newsagents.